Thursday, October 22, 2020

Profiles

Dancing around the world

Dancing around the world

Every performer hopes to take their talents to the public on stage. Student Kelsey Latham has achieved that dream taking her dancing talents to the world. Latham took a three-year hiatus from her Southern studies to join the traveling company for Riverdance.  Being a part of Riverdance meant Latham got to travel the world. Her first tour was...

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Artist & Leader

“No hay nada que no puedos lograr si te lo propones (there is nothing you can’t achieve if you put your mind to it).”  That is what Gabriela Vasquez says she constantly tells the younger girls she coaches.  As a senior Spanish major at Southern, Vasquez has accomplished much since coming to school including taking on many roles.  “All of...

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Vegetarian and Veganism

Stigmatization surrounding vegan or vegetarian lifestyles has been surfacing since they began, but students across campus crush these stereotypes in the name of compassion and health.  Veganism is the practice of not eating or using any animal products, and for graphic design major Iliana Cusack-Mercedez, a junior, it is a personal responsibility to be vegan.  “I went vegan...

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Veterans on Campus

Veterans on Campus

Before Zach Deneen came to Southern, he attended University of California Los Angeles, but after two years in the art program he dropped out. He knew he wanted to return, but after working at a hotel for a few years, he remained unsure about what he wanted to pursue. It was then his father suggested he take a...

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Women in STEM

Chemistry major Therese Ziaks, a junior, says the decision to major in her field of interest was an easy one. Ziaks initially declared a major in biology before she realized she was enjoying her general chemistry class more that her biology classes. She cites the “hands-on” approach of chemistry as what drew her to the field in the first place....

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Thriving on Campus

By Victoria Bresnahan and Tamonda Griffiths  Chris Fraser steadily drags his feet across campus to the Adanti Student Center without the support of crutches or ankle-foot orthotics. His feet frozen at an angle that looks like he is about to fall; he never does. Fraser, a sophomore and elementary education collaboration major, was born with a type of...

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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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Faith

By Victoria Bresnahan When Rachel Schaffer, a sophomore, disclosed to her family she was converting to Islam, she says they were afraid she would receive scrutiny. On campus, however, she says no such experience has ever occurred. “I think so far this new generation is pretty understanding,” she says. “So, I haven’t really felt any scrutiny at Southern....

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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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