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Rising student debt seems to have no end in sight


Haljit Basuljevic—Reporter An increase in tuition often means an increase in student debt. The total debt a Southern student has to pay after graduation averages out to about $27,000, according to Coordinator of Student Financial Literacy and Advising Lewis DeLuca. This excludes interest, which he says students are not prudent to think about when opting for a 25-year plan. “This

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Endowment fund grows for next year


Tamonda Griffiths—News Writer Approximately $890,000 in programs and scholarship funds were distributed this academic year, according to Business Manager of the SCSU Foundation Krista Hayes. However, the foundation, which manages the monetary gifts the university receives, are aiming to increase that to $1 million for next academic year. “This year with our  endowment growing, market returns with our spending rate

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Registration waitlist considered


Tamonda Griffiths—News Writer Following the rollout of the viewable, yearlong schedules, Registrar Alicia Carroll said the next project her office is working on is a registration waitlist. In a student registration survey distributed to the campus last fall, 88% of undergraduate students said “yes” to a waitlist feature for classes that reach maximum capacity. Because of the overwhelming response that

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Mixed experiences with registration


J’Mari Hughes—Reporter Every spring, students register for classes for the following fall semester. They prepare by seeing advisers to obtain a PIN number which allows them to register. They then craft the ideal schedule, and wake up early to ensure they can get the classes they want. It is almost a race to register for classes, as some do not

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Student journalists win regional SPJ awards


Press Release by Cindy Simoneau Southern News editors won two regional college journalism awards on Saturday, April 6 from the Society of Professional Journalists, Region 1. Editor in chief Kevin Crompton won a finalist award in the Sports Writing category for a profile on Owls linebacker Jhaaron Wallace, “Wallace joins elite company in record books.” The story highlights his journey from high

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Tuition increase approved


Tamonda Griffiths—News Writer During a Finance and Infrastructure Committee meeting, Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system’s Board of Regents for Higher Education approved a tuition increase of about 5% to the four state universities for the fiscal year 2020. “That does all sound like a lot,” said Student Government Association President Alexis Zhitomi, during an SGA meeting the week after

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