Category Archives: Feature Story

Virtual reality shows how animals become food


Jessica Guerrucci—Reporter While looking through the eyes of an animal, students were given the chance to engage in a virtual reality simulation to help build a better understanding of where their food comes from. The Humane Society collaborated with Vegan Outreach to provide students with an informative virtual reality experience in the academic quad to show how their food is

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Efforts to make syllabi more inclusive


Jacob Waring—Opinions & Features Editor Faculty Development Symposium was recently held with the goal of queering and indigenizing teaching styles, syllabi and more. Discussion of creating a more inclusive curriculum occurred on April 12 with Yi-Chun Tricia Lin, director and professor of Women’s Studies Program introducing the speakers and keeping the discussion moving. Heidi Lockwood, an associate professor in the

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Borophene trumps graphene as revolutionary substrate


Haljit Basuljevic—Reporter What is deemed as revolutionary in Applied Physics and Materials Science, Yale Research Scientist Adrian Gozar shows how borophene’s stubborn structure has been finally been broken through. For years, synthesizing borophene has remained an enigma for scientists. The discovery of its close cousin graphene, a composite material immensely stronger than steel and has conductive to heat, have provided

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SISTAS, a club that promotes social justice values


Jessica Guerrucci—Reporter Through promoting social justice and empowering women, Sisters In Schools Together Achieving Success has brought students together and let them know that no matter what they face, they are not alone. SISTAS is a club that promotes female empowerment, diversity and inclusion by educating students on minority female culture. The club meets on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in

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Recipients of the Henry Barnard award


Kevin Crompton—Editor-in-Chief & Michael Riccio—Managing Editor The Henry Barnard Distinguished Student awardis one of Southern’s most prestigious academic awards, requiring students to have at least a 3.7 GPA just to be eligible. Last week, Southern announced its four winners: Ariana Bengtson, Victoria Bresnahan, Zachary Jezek, and Taylor Hurley. “I’m super excited about it,” said Jezek, a senior and public health

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Black Student Union gets creative with Trap & Paint


J’Mari Hughes—Reporter A popular metropolis activity was introduced to the campus community with an artistic flair. Black Student Union hosted “Trap & Paint” in honor of “Blackout Week”, on April 3. Trap music, which Forte described as “aggressive hop hop” has a loud and energetic hype. However, according to Moesha Turner, a senior interdisciplinary studies major, and BSU’s event coordinator,

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Annual drive makes use of electronic waste


Haljit Basueljevic—Reporter Any student or staff member with a broken phone or outdated computer can find their device still useful in recycling at Southern’s Facilities and Operation (FO) building. Last week, SCSU’s annual, non-profit e-waste drive occurred. Faculty and students were invited to dispose of their old or broken electronic devices down in the FO building’s loading dock area. Recycling

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