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Redesigned website may be unveiled in spring


Hunter Lyle – Sports Writer In order to improve efficiency, opportunity, and overall user satisfaction, the members of the Information Technology team are creating a brand-new school website. “We started talking about the concept of completely rebuilding the website from scratch a couple of years ago,” said Director of Academic Technology Trever Brolliar. “We knew we wanted to start from

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Shooting victims mourned


Alexandra Scicchitano – Contributor Corinne Blackmer, an English and Judaic Studies professor and organizer of the vigil for the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, said the ceremony brought back a lot of grief. “I was crying, it brought it all back,” said Blackmer. Martin Laskin, a professor in the sociology department, who also teaches in Judaic Studies, said it was good to

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Turning Point comes to campus


Josh LaBella – Managing Editor Jenna Dower, senior and media studies major, said her goal for a Turning Point USA chapter on campus would be an organization for both political parties to have civil discussions about U.S. politics. Dower, the president of the chapter, said when she transferred she did not see an organization on campus for students to come together and

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Alumna discusses activism


Jacob Waring – Reporter  Alumna and current teacher at High School in the Community Jen Sarja, spoke with students about why teachers should be activists. Senior Kylee Vitka- Lainey, an early childhood education major, said she hoped to be a teacher in the same way as Sarja, as she said her words were inspiring to her. “[It’s] kinda inspiring to

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‘There’s still a lot to be done.’ Sen. Blumenthal visits campus and highlights veteran’s service


Hunter Lyle – Sports Writer Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut said, at the Veterans Day Ceremony, since the country’s beginning, only a “fraction of the population” has stepped forward and been willing to serve. “Veterans are a small part of our population,” said Blumenthal. “That’s the way it’s always been. In this country, very few have always fought and

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Business school construction could begin in 2020


 Tamonda Griffiths – News Writer The School of Business continues to grow – outside of its own building, said Bob Sheeley, associate vice president for capital budgeting & facilities operations. “[The School of Business] needs their own facility,” said Sheeley. “They still don’t have everybody in one building. They’re still all over campus.” Sheeley said the new business building is

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Students participate in refugee simulation


Izzy Manzo – Contributor About 50 students were able to experience the life of a refugee last Friday during the Passages simulation, created by the United Nations, which outlined the process of being a refugee and seeking asylum in a new country. The simulation began with students subdivided into “families” from countries such as Myanmar, Sudan or Somalia. The families were

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