Category Archives: Feature Story

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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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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Buley free-read shelf: unknown by some, fueled by passion


Joe Freer – Reporter  Students walk by it, on their way to the Owl Perch, to the printers, the computers or the bathrooms in Buley. For over 10 years, librarians have put out a display of hand picked leisure books for students to check out to encourage free reading.   Jamie Aschenbach, head of access services said she is encouraged by its growing popularity.  

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Living in Connecticut is not ideal for everybody


Hunter Lyle – Reporter  The state of Connecticut, while relatively small, offers a variety of landscapes and opportunities for living situations. From roaring hills and dense woodlands, to the busy and bustling city streets, some students say there is a place for them; others, not. It is high time for students who are looking to start their own careers, to decide about where to live after graduating. Sophomore nursing major Korinn Chelednik, who was born

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Taekwondo community sticks together


Hunter Lyle – Reporter The air in Pelz Gymnasium was hot and stagnant, but that didn’t stop members of the SCSU Taekwondo Club from shouting, punching, and delivering some high-flying kicks.   Taekwondo has become a sport on the global level, and is featured in the summer Olympics. It is also featured at Southern Connecticut State University.   Senior physics major and Taekwondo instructor Paul Nicholas said he has been practicing the

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