Monday, May 20, 2019

Lifestyle

Identity

Identity: It is what makes us, or more so, what we make of ourselves. Over time, we may find that we have different interests, believe in different things, and present ourselves in different ways. Sometimes, however, we hold tight to who we are, and regardless of the experiences and time that bypass us, our identity remains unchanged. For...

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Faces of FACE

Faces of FACE

FACE Model (Meghan Olson/Crescent Magazine) FACE Models, short for “fashionable artistic creative elegance,” is an organization offering the opportunity for fashion oriented students to model in shows, photo shoots, promotions and more. President Monique Harriott, an IDS major, says FACE welcome all shapes, shades and sizes. If students wish to pursue modeling outside of...

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Across the  Pond

Across the Pond

Through a partnership with Liverpool John Moores University, Southern students can study in the United Kingdom, and students from Liverpool can study in New Haven. Launched in 2015, the program takes advantage of common programs and missions between the two universities, while giving students at each school a chance to experience a different culture. Alex Lowe and Ryan...

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Declaring a Major

Declaring a Major

(Laryssa Rosada/Crescent Magazine) Declaring and sticking to a major in college can either be one of the hardest or easiest decisions a student is faced with during their four years. Frank LaDore, the director of Academic and Career Advising, says students will, on average, change their major three to five times throughout their time...

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Living in   Fear

Living in Fear

Mirka Dominguez-Salinas had to pay full out-of-state tuition to attend Southern because she was unable to prove her residency in Connecticut. Dominguez-Salinas was born in Mexico, came to the United States with her family in 2001, and now lives in Wallingford. The education major, who graduated in December 2017, is a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood...

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Power Play

As a high school cross-country runner, trekking 50-plus miles, Ayla Thurstan says she was focused on improving her agility and staying trim. After starting powerlifting two years ago, she says she redefined her goals. Thurstan says training as a body lifter presented new challenges, some of which stemmed from issues with her body image, an insecurity she feels...

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Music Speaks

Music Speaks

Bill Dorfer has a tattoo of his band’s symbol on his left arm. The circles, created by a Belgian graphic artist, represent each individual band member in Soul Conversion and how in tune they are to each other. Bill Dorfer of Soul Conversion (Meghan Olson/Crescent Magazine) Dorfer’s band, along with other off-campus bands made...

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New Lessons

New Lessons

Randy Most plays a silver trumpet with a mute at the end of his horn. He’s adding colorful hits over the melody to the jazz standard “Autumn Leaves.” The piece sounds crisp and polished as the Jazz Standards ensemble runs through the tune. Fall 2017 was Most’s first semester back at school since he started working decades ago....

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A Different Level of Competition

A Different Level of Competition

Right alongside competitive varsity and club sports offered at Southern, intramural sports allow a less stressful environment for students with varying athletic ability. University of Connecticut alumnus Graham Musson now works with Southern’s office of Campus Recreation as part of his graduate studies. In his role as graduate assistant, Musson helps organize intramural activities campus-wide. Musson works in...

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Through the Lens

Inked Up

In big black bold letters, “Constance” is etched onto the upper back of senior psychology major, Tyler Mills. The gothic lettering has a deeper meaning to him. On the outside Mills looks edgy but with this hidden tattoo, he shows his softer side with the story behind it. “Constance”, Mills’ late grandmother, lost her eyesight, but before she...

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