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University encouraging vaccinations


Madeline S. Scharf – Reporter With the continued vaccination of millions of adults in the United States, projected need for surveillance testing is waning. According to CDC guidelines, testing for the fully vaccinated has become far more relaxed. Fully vaccinated people who have waited two weeks can “refrain from routine screening testing if asymptomatic and feasible,” according to the CDC

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First active student donates to endowment fund


Donovan Wilson – Reporter Paul McKee becomes the very first active student at the university to be a donor towards an endowed scholarship.  “Paul reached out to the financial aid office asking how to start a scholarship. Michelle Johnston reached out to Paul to teach him what starting a scholarship meant,” said Judite Vamvakides, the assistant vice president of alumni relations.   Michelle Johnston, director

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SGA inducts new members


Caitlin O’Halloran – Reporter The Student Government Association (SGA) held their weekly Friday meeting April 30.  SGA president Sarah Gossman, called all group members to an executive meeting.   The meeting then moved into the elections with the Chair of SGA, Madison Miceli, inducting the new members and listing their positions with SGA.  “Congratulations to everyone who won in this year’s election for both class government positions and SGA representatives,” said Miceli.   Miceli inducted

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Online fundraiser held for 6-year-old Leukemia patient


Caitlin O’Halloran – Reporter The Pediatric Cancer Awareness Organization (PCAO) held an online fundraising gala for a six-year-old battling cancer.   Sophie Tzunum was chosen as PCAO’s “Child of the Year.” She is a six-year-old first-grader from Naugatuck with High-Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.    “Our mission is to just let kids be kids and to bring back childhood,” said President of PCAO, Olivia Zembruski. “We focus on all types of pediatric cancers, we’re not like leukemia driven organization

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