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#MeToo Healing Quilt and ‘The Hunting Grounds’ film


Alexandra Scicchitano – Opinions & Features Editor The event, The Hunting Ground to the Healing Ground unveiled the finished #MeToo SCSU Healing Quilt, showed the film The Hunting Ground and held a panel with nine panelists. To fully finish the #MeToo Healing Quilt, Alex Girard drove all the way to Wisconsin to have his mother help put it together. “I

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Hijab Day lets students experience Islamic culture


Joseph Vincenzi – Reporter Breaking down stereotypes about why Muslim women choose to wear a hijab or other headscarves is the reason why Hijab Day was hosted on campus, said Rachael Schaffer. The event was sponsored by the Muslim Student Association. “I think if you see someone wearing a hijab it could look very different,” said Schaffer, the vice president of

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Women become more involved in STEM majors on campus


Mia Bonadies – Contributor Sam Tapper – Sports Writer Essence Boyd –  Contibutor Joe Bulwidas – Contributor In the computer science department at Southern sits a pair of blue and white knee-high converse sneakers, that are painted with a bar graph that indicates the growth of female students that enter the field. As the population of women in computer science grows,

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Hidden Kolors, Black History Month and the ‘Divine Nine’


Sofia Rositani – Reporter To celebrate Black History Month the MultiCultural Center and the “Divine Nine” put on an annual event called Hidden Kolors. The event had a keynote speaker, Siobhan Carter – David, a history professor at Southern, and a FACE performance. The Divine Nine is a collection of historically black universities and fraternities, including Zeta Phi Beta and

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Alumni return to offer advice for after graduation


Jackson Volenec – Reporter Two English graduates spoke at Engleman Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 19 to discuss their personal experiences with the transition between college graduation and beginning their professional careers. Jerica Olsen, a graduate class of 2019, was awarded for delivering her thesis at the National Council of Teachers of English, where she discussed her inspirations to become a

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Queering the Curriculum’ to make syllabi more inclusive


Joseph Vincenzi – Reporter ‘Queering the curriculum’ – that is, re-working various class syllabi to make them more inclusive – was the subject of a four-and a half-hour long faculty meeting early Friday morning. The meeting, which began at 9 a.m., involved at least 25 different professors representing various disciplines including art education, women and gender studies, philosophy, world language

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