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Campus Climate Is Looking Less Warm Than Expected


Tamonda Griffiths – News Writer According to a recent campus climate survey, students and faculty and staff have witnessed or experienced bias/discrimination in terms of race and gender at significantly high rates. “I think encouraging the students as they enter into the university, you know offices like mine,” said Paula Rice, director of the office of diversity and equity programs,

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Parkland shooting survivor speaks at Lyman


Victoria Bresnahan – News Editor Tamonda Griffiths – News Writer Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg, one of the co-founders of March for Our Lives— which was a youth-led protest against gun violence—spoke at the Lyman Center last week. “We are the mass shooting generation,” said Hogg, during the event Hogg shared “lessons” with the audience concerning how to be activists. He

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Hogg calls for activism, gun-control


Victoria Bresnahan – News Editor Tamonda Griffiths – News Writer Last Valentine’s Day, David Hogg survived one of the deadliest mass shootings in the modern U.S. history. In the classrooms and hallways of his high school Marjory Stoneman Douglas, 17 people were killed and 17 others were injured by gunman Nikolas Cruz—a former student of the Parkland, Florida high school. “I

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Students weigh in on proper audience etiquette


Haljit Basuljevic – Reporter Audience etiquette in a world riddled with distractions may seem like a outdated and alien concept to some, but there are those who still feel that fully engaging with a performance lends respect to both the performer and the viewers. Imagine going to a concert featuring your favorite artist and then being totally obliterated from the

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