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Tobacco free grant will end in summer


Jacob Waring – Reporter The grant, Southern Goes Tobacco-Free: A State and Community Intervention, will cease by the end of June. The grant, which started in the spring of 2017, was supposed to end this fall. However, the Wellness Center and partnered schools were able to extend the grant for another semester according to Victoria Adams, tobacco program coordinator. The grant,

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Tuition increase not definite


Victoria Bresnahan – News Editor With a newly-elected governor, President of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) Mark Ojakian said he is not sure if any changes will be made to the state-tuition rates in the upcoming year. “I know any increase is a lot,” he said, at a Student Government Association meeting last week. Ojakian said he is

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Banquet illustrates class differences


Jacob Waring – Reporter Students were separated into three separate economic classes at the Oxfam Hunger Banquet and given characters based on the stories of actual people to stimulate the struggles that poverty causes to people. Rachal Hara, senior and psychology major, said she was glad the event expanded beyond the lens of American poverty and took on a global perspective.

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Phishing messages infect inboxes


Jacob Waring – Reporter All semester, some students have been receiving phishing emails that asked for their name, email address, password and telephone number. Within these emails was a threat of student’s accounts being, “De- activated from the Database within the next 3 working days.” John Jaser, director of information system, and Jeffrey Otis, director of information systems- cloud computing, both

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Transgender Day of Remembrance


Jacob Waring – Reporter Students read the names of those whom had been affected by fatal transphobic perpetrators in front of Hilton C. Buley Library last week at the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Hale Muncey, a junior and interdisciplinary studies major was one of the students who read the names of the victims. “Vontashia Bell was a young transgender woman who

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‘We are the mass-shooting generation’ Parkland shooting survivor visits Lyman


Victoria Bresnahan – News Editor Parkland shooting survivor and activist David Hogg spoke at the Lyman Center last night, advocating for gun control.   Students at Hogg’s high school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, in Parkland, Florida were victims of a mass shooting this previous Valentine’s Day. Hogg and fellow survivors created the youth-led organization March for our Lives after 17 people died.  

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