Here is the 11th edition of the award-winning publication, Crescent magazine. In this edition, we highlight the creativity of students and the entrepreneurial pursuits of some with their own businesses, and about having fun on campus and places to shop nearby. We learn about a student who is a newer member of the Hartford police force, and a new major and minor on campus.
We are thrilled to share these stories, reflecting the dedication of Southern’s students in fostering a welcoming, inclusive community.
The journey of student media has faced its share of challenges. We extend heartfelt gratitude to our current staff and contributors who recognize the significance of a publication created by and for students.
Special thanks go to our advisers, Professors Cindy Simoneau and Jodie Gil from the Journalism Department, and our layout consultant, Thea Moritz, an adjunct professor in journalism and art. Their hard work and creativity have been instrumental in making this magazine a reality.
Within this edition, you’ll find compelling stories and photo packages. Additionally, many articles have accompanying videos available for viewing on the website: crescentmagazine.org.
Also, follow Crescent on Instagram throughout the semester: @crescentmagazinescsu
We’re honored to continue Crescent’s tradition of outstanding achievement recognized by the professional journalism community.
Crescent magazine received multiple awards from the Connecticut Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists 2022–23 Mark of Excellence competition for state universities.
• First Place Feature Photo: Photo Editor Tyrese Abdul-Shakoor
• First Place Sports Feature Story: Contributor Jaylen Carr
• First Place Storytelling: Online/Video Editor Robert Hahn
• Second Place Video Storytelling: Photo Editor Tyrese Abdul-Shakoor
• Second Place Video Storytelling: former Online Video Editor Rafaela Martinez
• Second Place Sports Photo: former Photographer Luke Molwitz
• Second Place General Reporting: former Copy Editor Gabi Tunucci
• Third Place Non-Page Layout: former Assistant Layout Editor Malena Araujo
• Third Place Video Storytelling: Assistant Video Editor Domenick Sollima
This edition shines a spotlight on many stories that make our campus community so interesting. We are excited to present the Fall 2023 edition to you.