Category Archives: Feature Story

How students are prepping for finals


Sidney Jones – Special to the Southern News With only two weeks before finals commence, Sandra Gomez-Aceves, a senior journalism major, has only worked on assignment-based finals. “I haven’t started studying for finals yet,” said Gomez-Aceves, “but I have been working on two final projects for about three weeks now.” Because of her major, Gomez-Aceves said the type of finals

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Southern researchers hope to revamp mobile security


Melissa Nunez – Opinions and Features Editor When computer science professor Shafaeat Hossain noticed a bright, driven student in his computer programing class, he took notice. He said that is when he asked Mohamed Rilvan, a senior computer science major, to assist with research involving cell phone authentication about two years ago. Hossain said while most smartphones have face recognition

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Halloween Writing Contest First Place: A passerby and the ghost


Jason D’Addio – Business finance and economy major The sun began its descent below the horizon; a beautiful sight to behold by the Spanish cliffside on, none other than, All Hallows Eve, the beginning of a three-day celebration. Its gleaming rays were only rivaled by a marvelous hotel that stood alone by a steep rock face, consumed by fire and ablaze

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Inclusion on campus


Kaitlyn Regan – Special to the Southern News Jenna Retort, Sexuality and Gender Equality Center coordinator for programs, outreach, and services, said Southern is working on making a safe campus for the LGBTQ+ community. Retort said she recently joined the President’s Commission on Campus Climate and Inclusion subcommittee, which is for LGBTQ+ issues. In six weeks, president Joe Bertolino has

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