Category Archives: Features

Scott Burrell Reminisces Through “The Last Dance”


Hunter O. Lyle – Sports Editor In a world without sports, many fanatics find themselves trapped inside, watching old clips of their favorite players, day dreaming about when they could tune in at night to watch games live. This brings a whole new meaning to seasonal depression.   However, while times may seem dreary for sports fans now, ESPN is filling that void with a long-anticipated documentary,

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Shabbat goes virtual with Hillel’s a virtual candle lighting


Sofia Rositani – Reporter The Hillel Jewish Student Organization has been hosting a “Virtual Shabbat Candle Lighting” Friday evenings to celebrate the Shabbat. According to Rabbi Barbara Paris, this event is open to all religions and for those who may be interested in learning about Judaism. The virtual Shabbat candle lighting has been every Friday for the last three weeks.

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SAGE Center Sends out Lavender Certificates Honoring LGBTQ Graduates


Jackson Volenec – Reporter The SAGE center is conducting the Lavender Graduation, a ceremony for LGBTQ students. Its main objective is to give proper acknowledgement to the LGBTQ population, as graduating itself is a major accomplishment. “Lavender Graduation is a way to honor LGBT students and acknowledge their accomplishments as a student on campus,” said Marlena Oliveri, a graduate intern

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Online service helps students with resumes


J’Mari Hughes – Copy Editor Whether applying for a job or fulfilling a professor’s assignment, students often need a resume to list their skills and accomplishments, and in case they do not know how to make one, the Office of Career and Professional Development is there to help.   “Bring a draft of your resume to the office for a 15 to 20 minute in-person

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“The Changing Face of Autism” event explores long-term outcome of autism


Kaitlyn Regan – Online Editor The word “autism” generates around 150 million hits on Google, demonstrating how difficult it can be to find evidence-based treatment, said Fred Volkmar, professor and director of the Center of Excellence on Autism Spectrum Disorder. “We know there are big gaps in knowledge, especially in our work with adults,” he said. “We have limited data in terms of how people are doing as they enter middle life and old age.”

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Education is a way of life for Mayzlina


Leonardo Cisija – Contributor For most students at Southern, school ends on graduation day. But, for Russian-born Fanya Mayzlina, education is a way of life.  Mayzlina has lived in the United States for 29 years, in which time she has earned three degrees at Southern, including a master’s in English and a bachelor’s in art history. She declined to give her age directly, preferring the word “senior”

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Teacher’s assistant works to find a balance


Tatiana Polanco – Contributor Meeting with students, creating study materials, proctoring exams — these are just a few responsibilities of graduate student Rachael Quicquaro who has been a teacher’s assistant since fall 2019. The 22-year-old is a familiar face for many in the Communication Disorders department. Students reach out before an exam to review information during one of her study sessions or simply to calm their nerves. And professors recognize her as another resource for students in their classes who might need help.

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