Category Archives: Online Exclusive

Seventeen CSCUs closed until the end of the semester


Tamonda Griffiths – Editor-in-Chief At about 6:50 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, an announcement from Connecticut State Colleges and University President Mark Ojakian was posted on the university’s Facebook page. “In consultation with [the Board of Regents],” said Ojakian in the post, “I have made the difficult but necessary decision to continue our move to all-online education for the remainder

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Southern athletics shut down as COVID-19 threat increases


Hunter O. Lyle – Sports Editor Sam Tapper – Sports Writer In response to the rapidly developing pandemic of COVID-19, commonly referred to as the coronavirus, Southern has chosen to immediately shut down and move all classes online, a decision that has also stopped any and all athletics in their tracks. “This is serious stuff,” said Southern Athletic Director Jay Moran. “This is

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Members of the administration respond to the university shutdown


Tamonda Griffiths – Editor-in-Chief Jacob Waring – News Editor On Wednesday, March 11 Southern’s campus was void of students on the academic East Campus, save for few art students picking up and cleaning up their work. In a university-wide email Tuesday evening, the community was informed that classes for the remainder of the week would be canceled and following spring

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University temporarily closes in response to COVID-19


Jessica Guerrucci – Managing Editor Following in the steps of other universities in Connecticut, Southern decided to start spring break early – but when students “return,” they will be working from the comfort of their homes. According to a campus-wide email, President Joe Bertolino said due to the novel coronavirus, the university would be closed Wednesday, March 11 before transitioning into

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Men’s basketball opens at home with blowout win


Hunter O. Lyle — Sports Editor In the team’s first game at Moore Field House this season, the men’s basketball team dominated Concordia College, winning 110-77 in a game that saw stand-out performances from some of the team’s new faces. Before the team’s home opener, the Owls played four games away from home, splitting the difference and finding themselves with a 2-2

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Everything I Wanted Billie Eilish


Ellie Sherry — Reporter This past Wednesday, Billie Eilish released her first song since dropping her debut in March of this year. The song is entitled “Everything I Wanted.” The song was written because she had a nightmare where she killed herself and no one cared, cried or was sad about her death. She then tributes her brother in the chorus, who

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Damaged transformer sparks campus wide power outage


Jessica Guerrucci — Managing Editor Tamonda Griffiths — Editor-in-Chief At approximately 3:30 p.m. much of the university was left without power. According to a campus wide statement sent out by the Patrick Dilger, director of Integrated Communications & Marketing, the outage was “apparently due to a transformer issue at the intersection of Fitch and Wintergreen.” “The original cause was not us,

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