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Aquariums in science building maintained properly


Alexandra Scicchitano – Reporter Almost all of the fish in the two tanks located in the Academic Science and Laboratory Building are the same fish from three years ago, said Vincent Breslin, proud about how well all the fish are doing. “Every single one of the stripped bass has been here for almost three years; they’re growing,” said Breslin, a professor in the Environment, Geography

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Students commuting via train do not mind the trip


Michelle Shnayder – Copy Editor On any given weekday, a small group of students will gather outside of Morrill Hall with their backpacks, waiting for the shuttle to Union Station. These students are a subset of the university’s commuter students: they take the train to and from school daily. When a prospective student chooses to attend Southern, they are presented with

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Pumpkins show student creativity


Jacob Waring – Reporter  Justin Lacarus picked out a pumpkin, grabbed some supplies and doused his pumpkin with spookiness at the Commuter Connection’s pumpkin decorating fall celebration.  Students gathered in the Adanti Student Center on Oct. 8, Lacarus included, and created their own designs with paint and pumkins.  “The majority are the fall colors symbolizing the pumpkin,” said Lacarus, describing his pumpkin. “A little of glitter for the spookiness like red for blood,

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Students continue the debate of Mac versus PC computers


Alexandra Scicchitano – Reporter Joey Lombardi, a junior, mathematics major, said that he uses a MacBook because he is bad with technology. “I can barely understand any of that,” said Lombardi. “I can barely understand my own MacBook.” Lombardi said he has had his Macbook for about five years. He said it feels professional, and uses it to write papers.

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21st Century students type papers, but still value handwrittten notes


Joe Freer – Reporter Students carry various different laptops around campus with them. Some are Macbooks, some are Microsoft Surfaces or HP laptops. Buley Library provides an assortment of machines, from varying manufacturers, that students can come and go to, writing essays and doing other homework. Many professors ask students to submit essays on Blackboard Learn 9, with specific guidelines that

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New Cat Café encourages adoption


Jacob Waring – Contributor  The bicolor tabby cat’s eyes narrowed and pounced at the makeshift tail teaser cat toy while his playmate, Stella Marguy, giggled with glee. At Mew Haven Cat Café, a brand new establishment located in New Haven, one can enjoy a Matcha Latte while mingling with some feline pals. Marguy and the cat, Lady Bug, will remain close, by way of adoption; owner Angela Pullo said all cats

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