Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

English department taking submissions to explore social justice in literature


Matt Gad – Contributor Meredith Sinclair, an assistant professor of secondary education in the English department, is spearheading an effort, tied into the university wide Social Justice Month, to look for books and other works of literature, with themes of social justice. “There are powerful texts out there that can help us to understand what social justice means and why there’s

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The pulpy Overlord defies expectations


Haljit Basuljevic – Contributor   “Overlord,” released last week did not invite much hype, but defied the expectations of it.   The audience is dropped in the midst of Allied soldiers scrambling on a plane leading up to D-Day in Europe in World War II. Their mission is to destroy a German radio position perched atop an old church, to prevent the interception of air supplies by enemy troops. Pulsating fear envelops them as they watch

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Scholarships awarded to talent show winners


Alexandra Scicchitano – Contributor Winners of the Expressions of Social Justice Talent Show were awarded scholarships, but one student claims her group was cheated out of winning. “It was a surprise to us that he offered scholarships to the individual winners and for the clubs and organizations. He offered them funds that can go into their fundraising to support the

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NSSHLA screens aphasia doc


Jeff Lamson – Arts & Entertainment Editor Documentary film “Speechless,” was screened Thursday by members of Southern’s undergraduate chapter of the National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association for education and awareness. The film documented three individuals who suffer from aphasia, a communication disorder affecting over two million Americans with 180,000 new cases expected in 2020 according to the National Aphasia Association

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French rap at Lyman


Jacob Waring – Reporter Canadian rapper Webster performed a set completely in French last Wednesday at the Lyman Center for the Performing Arts. The Québéc based artist’s performance hosted by the French Club was in celebration of National French Week. Jon Shee and Sandi VanAsudal, present and vice president of the American Association of Teachers of French, said there were French

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Life finds a way: Goldblum’s jazz album


August Pelliccio – Features and Opinions Editor Twenty-four minutes and 58 seconds into his new album, Jeff Goldblum gets the inevitable “Jurassic Park” reference out of the way. It was no surprise that this would occur, not even halfway through “The Capitol Studio Sessions.” Despite that and a cameo by comedian Sarah Silverman, the record was a fun and intelligent

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Poet laureate visits SCSU


Jeff Lamson – Arts & Entertainment Editor Author and poet laureate representing Old Saybrook Pat O’Brien came to speak to students about life, creativity and a newly published book, according to the OwlConnect event page. O’Brien was invited by Maile Chaplar, president of Southern’s chapter of the international English honor society, Sigma Tau Delta. She read poems from 2012 poetry book, “When

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