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Campus wide power outage delays final exams


Essence Boyd – News Editor Tamonda Griffiths – Editor-in-Chief A campus wide power outage has postponed finals and shut down the university for the remainder of the afternoon. According to a campus alert email, United Illuminating Co. reported that the cause of the university power outage was the result of “a power station going offline.” The power outage also extended to other parts of New Haven and Hamden, according to the email statement. Due

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Farewell to the graduating seniors


Journalism taught me more than writing Kevin Crompton—Editor-in-Chief I never thought I would work for a newspaper in any capacity, let alone work my way up to Editor-in-Chief of that very publication. However, it was one of the best decisions and accomplishments during my four years at Southern. Coming to Southern, fresh out of high school I really wasn’t sure what

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Social Justice minor in the works for fall 2020 semester


Tamonda Griffiths—News Writer By the 2020 fall semester, professor and Graduate Program Coordinator of Sociology Jessica Kenty-Drane said she hopes to see a minor in social justice officially offered at the university. “As I chase down the last signatures,” said Kenty-Drane, “I’m hoping, by the end of this semester, I will send it to the [Undergraduate Curriculmn Forum] [and] it’ll

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Lavender Graduation celebrates seniors


Jessica Guerrucci—Reporter As graduation approaches, a ceremony was held to celebrate the achievements of six students in the LGBTQ+ community and their contributions to the university. The third annual Lavender Graduation was conducted last week. Students were presented with lavender cords to wear at graduation on May 24. The keynote speaker, Colleen Bielitz, associate vice president for strategic initiatives and

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Art Students worry about post-grad employment


Kaynan Conrod—Contributor  According to Southern art professor Lachelle Workman says that when she was an art student at the University of Connecticut, career plans were rarely discussed and guidance for the future from administration was nonexistent. “Professors in my undergrad didn’t give me any information on how to take my education and go get a job,” said Workman. “In terms

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