Category Archives: Feature Story

Farewell to the graduating seniors


Journalism taught me more than writing Kevin Crompton—Editor-in-Chief I never thought I would work for a newspaper in any capacity, let alone work my way up to Editor-in-Chief of that very publication. However, it was one of the best decisions and accomplishments during my four years at Southern. Coming to Southern, fresh out of high school I really wasn’t sure what

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Art Students worry about post-grad employment


Kaynan Conrod—Contributor  According to Southern art professor Lachelle Workman says that when she was an art student at the University of Connecticut, career plans were rarely discussed and guidance for the future from administration was nonexistent. “Professors in my undergrad didn’t give me any information on how to take my education and go get a job,” said Workman. “In terms

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Value found within first year freshmen courses


Anna De Simone—Contributor Southern students often complain that required Liberal Education Program (LEP) courses such as Intellectual and Creative Inquiry (INQ 101), which is designed to prepare incoming freshman in their transition to college life, are a waste of time. However, many students like social work major Amber Drobnak, a sophomore said that the course successfully prepared them in their

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Students learn about the Bering Sea biome and Jellyfish


Jacob Waring—Opinions & Features Editor Mary Decker, a research scientist from Yale’s department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology gave a lecture on how the Bering Sea’s ecosystem is impacted by jellyfish. Decker started by giving a brief synopsis by making the connection to the jellyfish in the Long Island Sound. She explained the methodology in gathering the data in jellyfish

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Science clubs clean Long Wharf Beach


J’Mari Hughes—Reporter Members of the Biology Club, Geographic Environment and Marine Sciences Club, Biotechnology Club and more, gathered for the first time on Saturday, May 4 to clean Long Wharf Beach in New Haven. Long Wharf, located off Exit 91, is home to a theater, cultural food trucks and a historic schooner (a type of boat) called “Quinnipiack.” Along the

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Raspberry Pi Workshop held in science building


J’Mari Hughes—Reporter Raspberry Pis are pocketsized devices used to learn coding and build electronics that can be plugged into TVs, keyboards and computer mice. Members of Buley Library and the Computer Science Club put on a ‘Raspberry Pi Workshop’ on April 23 in the Science Building. Tech support analyst and graduate student Omar Abid said Raspberry Pi are a single

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