Crescent magazine is an award-winning publication created by and for Southern students. We present to our readers our seventh edition, spotlighting some of the most current and unique stories on campus.
Working for Crescent is a very rewarding experience and our team is excited to present our magazine for the fall semester.
Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to combine our fall and spring editions, but, now we’ll be back with two.
The process of creating a magazine—especially as we work through a global pandemic—is challenging, and although we’re back on campus, students are still struggling between virtual and in-person learning. Communication with each other has been difficult for all of us as we navigate this new hybrid world.
Despite the difficulties we have faced, we would like to thank our advisers, Cindy Simoneau and Jodie Gil, and our design consultant, Thea Moritz, as well as our contributors, editors and layout team, who have worked tirelessly to create this magazine.
This edition features many important stories from each of our staff members. With the help of our layout team, we’re able to bring these stories to life. Stories feature a new campus social media page about a groundhog, the Honors College and the Community Garden.
In addition, six articles have video storytelling to enhance our presentation. We invite our readers to watch these video packages on our website: crescentmagazine.org.
Crescent magazine continues to win awards: Our 2020–21 edition won multiple awards from the Connecticut Chapter
of the Society of Professional Journalists in the college division.
Former photo editor Jason Edwards won first place in COVID-19 reporting for his story Frontline Owls.
Jessica Guerrucci, former editor-in-chief, won second place in the Editorial/Op-ed category for her story, Content Creators.
Former managing editor Liz Getts won third place in the same category for her story, Future Teachers take on COVID-19.
Sarah Shelton, current managing editor, won third place in the Features category for The Show Must Go On: Breaking the Stigma Against Theater Majors.
Muhaymina Plair, former layout editor, won first place for Non-Page 1 Layout for Yellow Sun at High Noon, second place for A Stitch at a Time and third place for Music and the Mind: How Music can Positively affect Mental Health.