Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

Senior discovers interest in the arts


Lynandro Simmons – General Assignment Reporter Becoming an artist is not everybody’s dream, but some people stumble into the field of art and discover they have a true gift. August Bonadies, a senior interdisciplinary studies major, said he never planned to study art originally. Bonadies is currently part of a sculpting class at Southern where he has found an interest

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Reasons why there should be more ‘Thirteen Reasons Why’


Matt Johnson – Special to the Southern News It has become almost impossible to scroll through Twitter without reading about Netflix’s new hit show, “13 Reasons Why.” The show has received a 90 percent approval rating from Rotten Tomatoes and has been captivating audiences ever since all 13 episodes became available for streaming. The story, adapted from Jay Asher’s novel,

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Students find it difficult to maintain privacy on social media


Sherly Montes – Arts and Entertainment Editor Being on social media these days is a risk in itself and maintaining privacy on one social media platform—let alone various social social media platforms—is not an easy task, said Helen Homa, a senior recreational therapy major. “Just with all the advancements of technology,” said Homa, “it’s scary in a sense, that everyone,

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Art crawl opens as precursor to main event


Josh LaBella – General Assignment Reporter Earl Hall started its yearly art crawl on Wednesday, March 29 to showcase the beautiful work that gets made by Southern artists, said art Professor Mia Brownell.  “We have such fabulous undergraduate creative activity in Earl Hall,” said Brownell, “and we want the Southern community to come see our art.” Brownell said the main

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‘Thirteen Reasons Why’ sweeps away audience


Melissa Nunez – Opinions and Features Editor In the thematic murder mystery that is “Thirteen Reasons Why,” the series plays off clues left behind by the deceased herself, Hannah Baker, played by Katherine Langford, and will have audiences thirsting for more with every coming episode. In this Netflix original, viewers follow high schooler Clay Jensen in uncovering the mystery behind

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Students rave about video game releases


Josh LaBella – General Assignment Reporter Students at Southern Connecticut State University said they play a lot of video games. “‘Overwatch’ all day, every day,” said Arielle Hurdle, a senior communications major. “It’s all I do.” Hurdle said she liked the multiplayer shooter for its active community and multi-platform player base.  She also said she had been playing “The Legend

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