Thursday, January 23, 2020


Rising Above Adversity 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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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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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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Raised and Restored

Jordan Fredericks Standing next to his Ford Super Duty on the roof of a Southern parking garage.(August Pelliccio/Crescent Magazine) The sound of a 365-cubic-inch diesel engine is distinctly rugged, if near deafening. Passersby might expect a tractor, a semi-truck, an earth mover before they realize this sound is Jordan Fredericks, a freshman sociology major,...

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Senior women’s basketball player Allie Smith is also one of the goalkeepers for the women’s soccer team. Allie Smith at Moore Field House. (Steve JeanSimon/Crescent Magazine) “It’s been great being involved in two sports because it allows me to be more involved in athletics as well as learn from both teams and coaching staffs,”...

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10 Questions

In a Q&A with August Pelliccio from Crescent magazine, both Campus Watch Director Jake Lahiff and Chief of Southern Police Department Joseph Dooley were asked 10 questions about themselves and their jobs on campus. Campus Watch Director Jake Lahiff.(August Pelliccio/Crescent Magazine) Chief of Southern Police Department Joseph Dooley.(August Pelliccio/Crescent Magazine)...

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Murray’s Moment

Sophomore Amanda Murray says when she was in high school she was afraid her diabetes diagnosis would scare away the recruiters of college teams. She had her parents tell the respective college coaches about it, in fear that her recruitments would dry up. Her diagnosis did not scare away former Southern women’s lacrosse head coach Maureen Spellman, who...

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