Tuesday, April 23, 2019


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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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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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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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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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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