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Move in delayed by financial aid issues


Jackson LaMar — News Reporter For most students, financial aid is the determining factor in whether or not they can attend college. However, for students such as art education major, Ewa Urbanowicz, a freshman, the university’s financial aid struggles over the summer prevented her from living on campus. “I got the email saying that I was ineligible to move in

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Office of Admissions appoints new director


J’Mari Hughes — Copy Editor This semester, Southern welcomed a new faculty member, Alick Letang, who is filling the role of the director for the Office of Admissions. The newest addition to Southern staff, is working for the public schooling system for the first time. After spending numerous years in both profit and non-profit private schooling, he said experience the publicschool

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Disability Resource Center not utilizing student note takers


Tamonda Griffiths — Editor-in-Chief  Jessica Guerrucci — Managing Editor Southern’s need for student note-takers has been eliminated with the introduction of a new system called Note Taker Express. The issue with the previous system, said Disability Resource Center director Goldie Adele, is student note-takers were not providing quality notes “Our main goal is the student,” said Adele. “That’s our focus, helping

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LiveSafe app and blue lights together keep campus safer


Amanda Cavoto — Arts and Entertainment Editor The LiveSafe app was described by Chief Joseph Dooley as a “walking encyclopedia of all things Southern.” The app was adopted by the university and introduced to the campus in June 2018 and, according to Southern’s website, it “provides students, faculty and staff with a direct connection to campus safety so that everyone

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Student government discusses plans for the fall semester


Essence Boyd — News Editor Student Government Association held their first meeting of the year touching on their past and future plans for the university. The meeting was held on Friday Sept. 6 in a new location of Engleman B121. The meeting started off with light commentary and introductions starting with re-elected president Alexis Zhitomi. As the election process for

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North campus repairs disrupt student move


Tamonda Griffiths — Editor-in-Chief Mere days before incoming and returning residential students were set to move into their dormitories in the North Campus Residence Complex, leaks were discovered inside of the walls, said Associate Vice President for Capital Budgeting & Facilities Operations Robert Sheeley. “But there’s no way of knowing that,” Sheeley said, “because they’re on the interior [of the walls.]” According to

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Move in day stirs up mixed emotions


  Jessica Guerrucci–Managing Editor For several freshmen, their college journey began on New Student Move-in Day, on Saturday, Aug. 24. The campus was filled with students, their families and staff to ensure that the move in process went smoothly. Emotions about the day were mixed. Undecided student Roan Moran, a freshman, who moved from Wethersfield, Conn., said the process was exciting, but

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