Sunday, June 16, 2019

Profiles

Helping Hear the World

Helping Hear the World

https://youtu.be/DMRRZiPoEYY By August Pelliccio and Izzy Manzo Speech is taken for granted, says Alexis Negron, a communication disorders major. For some, day-to-day speech is impaired in a sometimes debilitating way, says Negron, vice president of the university’s chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association. “With a communication disorders major, you work alongside a lot of people...

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Beads of Courage

https://youtu.be/48cZTcrCXh8 By August Pelliccio Almost three years ago, Kayla Krenicki was given an 11 percent chance of surviving a case of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She had attended her orientation to Southern and selected a roommate by the time she was first hospitalized. Her high school graduation had transpired a few weeks before. In the seven months it took...

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The Truth Behind Concussions

The Truth Behind Concussions

By Kevin Crompton Matt Sanzaro suffered a concussion this season as starting quarterback when his helmet fell off during a game at Bentley University. “It was a rollout pass and the ball got tipped up and it actually came right back to me,” says Sanzaro, a junior. “I tucked and ran and ended up bumping into Dan...

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The Freshman Chapter

The Freshman Chapter

By Genevieve Jaser It is a warm morning in August, and alarm clocks across Connecticut blare the all-too familiar tone; it is the first day of school.  For freshmen, both those who reside on and off campus, transitioning from high school to college may be an exciting but overwhelming thought. It signifies moving onward, and invites one to...

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Rising Above Adversity

https://youtu.be/PAZZCM3JpzY By Jacob Waring Tears welled up in Carol Fragoso’s eyes and her voice cracked as she described the impending fear of her mother’s deportation.  The inauguration of President Donald Trump, and the ignition of his immigration policy, resulted in her mother’s appointments with the government about her U.S. residency being canceled in January 2018. Before Fragoso was...

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Proving Herself

Marissa Simos says there is a special sort of pressure on her to be a representative of her gender within the automotive industry. Simos, works as a marketing assistant at Excelerate Performance, a tuning shop in Branford. She also repairs cars and motorcycles at home, and photographs cars as a hobby. (Jeff Lamson/Crescent Magazine)...

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A Lot to JUGGLE

Renee Bennett, 30, says she recently watched on helplessly as doctors investigated her 2-year-old son, Taekyung. If it was a cold, Bennett knew how to handle it; a little Tylenol would combat the typical ills a child would get. But this time, doctors eventually figured out that her son had a virus called gastroenteritis, which is an infection...

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FEAR

The fear of failure, heights, loneliness, being out of control, and of growing up. Whether it is a concrete activity or an abstract concept, many may relate to sharing one, if not more, of the fears that seven students chose to share. Miranda Holland, a freshman biology major, says “growing up to be boring” is a fear of...

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BEST Buddies

Best Buddies Chapter President Anna Cullen, a special education major, believes inclusion on campus is extremely important, and Best Buddies promotes a positive and all-inclusive environment. “Best Buddies is important because it is all about inclusion,” says Cullen. “For people with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities, feeling included with their typical peers can be extremely difficult.” Best Buddies...

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Behind the Bird

Underneath a feathered, blue jumpsuit and signature caricatured headpiece, beats the heart of school spirit. Constructed of heavy fabric, foam and plastic, mascot gear insulates heat; things get uncomfortably warm, rather quickly. So, when the time comes for Otis the Owl to come out of his nest, who takes the heat? Otis the Owl...

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