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University Band honors veterans with performance


Jeff Lamson – Special to the Southern News The SCSU Band honored veterans of the armed forces with a variety of patriotic marches and compositions. Craig Hlavac directed the University Band in its tribute with pieces such as “Arlington,” “Veterans’ Salute” and an encore of “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” It was a powerful evening on Nov. 9, with many

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Largest Google conference in CT held at Southern


August Pelliccio – General Assignment Reporter DevFest is a program Google runs annually, and this year’s presentation at Southern was the largest conference in the state. Senior computer science student and coordinator of this event, Michael Solati, said that Google Developer Groups (GDG) is a platform for developers to share resources. GDG runs DevFest, a season of conferences hosted across

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World War 1 Forum Remembers Troops


Josh LaBella – News Writer Parked outside the John Lyman center was a World War I era American military ambulance. Inside, experts had come together to give talks on the war, Connecticut’s involvement and its fallout – 100 years since the U.S. entered it. The first speaker, Christine Pittsley, project manager for the Connecticut State Library’s “Remembering World War One:

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Unsung Hero: Vanessa Brown


Jenna Stepleman – General Assignment Reporter Southern’s staff is large. That means that there are some people who go unnoticed in the crowd, as their jobs could be considered everyday positions we usually do not pay attention to. However, they are vital to allowing Southern’s campus to work smoothly. Vanessa Brown, a resident of New Haven, has been working at

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Sports under Trump


Matt Gad – Sports Writer ESPN came out with a new social media policy recently which prevents their talent from broadcasting their political opinions on social media channels unless it related to a hard news story, or one they were reporting on themselves. Since those reporting would be sportswriters or sports broadcasters, this would mean it would cross between the

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