Category Archives: Humans of SCSU

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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Kline’s experience on the runway and at school


Troya Coote – Contributor Briauna Kline said when she is not walking on the runway, she is finding local photographers to build her portfolio. Every photoshoot she said she learns something different. She is a New York model, a psychology major and president of F.A.C.E Models, an organization that helps people further their modeling careers. Kline is studying psychology because she

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Humans of SCSU: Bringing the beat to campus


Jessica Guerrucci—Reporter Rose Mwambayi, a junior, a management and psychology major, is sharing her passion for dancing with the world. Mwambayi transferred to Southern for her second year of college from American International College in Massachusetts. Since arriving at Southern, she has been a jumper on the track team and is currently dance coordinator of the African Student Association. Outside

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Humans of SCSU: Pam Solis


Victoria Bresnahan – General Assignment Reporter Although Pam Solis, a senior public health major, does not remember much of her time in the Philippines, she said she hopes to return there someday and bring better healthcare. “I wanted to do something about how to improve the overall health of people,” said Solis. “I wanted to incorporate medicine in it.” Solis,

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