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Connections, cost cited as reasons students choose Southern


Special Report – Special to the Southern News For most students the decision was simple: Southern Connecticut State University. More than half of prospective students familiar with the university are “likely to consider” Southern, according to a 2016 SimpsonScarborough survey. University enrollment trends, however, tell a different story of which students choose to stay or leave from semester to semester.

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Take Back the Night


August Pelliccio – News Writer Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support (VPAS) Center student workers Kristina Filomena and Sabrina St. Juste said, respectively, supporters of Take Back the Night are tired of being silenced, and years of silence will not make an assault survivor forget. Filomena, a senior, said her investment in the evening’s event was support for fellow survivors.

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Guidance for young woman through O.W.L.s


August Pelliccio – News Writer Heidi Lockwood said Opportunities for Women’s Leadership offers guidance to young women. Lockwood, acting director of the women’s studies program, said the program would not have been possible without the help of student volunteers and student workers from the department. Student McKenzie Katz said the intention is for O.W.L.s to be a day of empowerment

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Reflection on the horror of genocide


August Pelliccio – News Writer Harry Weitzel said among his earliest memories is the sounds of shattered glass, as the Nazi’s broke through his home’s front window. Rosalyn Amenta said her father carried emaciated corpses through Dachau. Last week, these two and many more came together to remember the Holocaust, and it’s horror and lasting effect on the Jewish people.

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