Tag Archives: Black Student Union

Black Student Union gets creative with Trap & Paint


J’Mari Hughes—Reporter A popular metropolis activity was introduced to the campus community with an artistic flair. Black Student Union hosted “Trap & Paint” in honor of “Blackout Week”, on April 3. Trap music, which Forte described as “aggressive hop hop” has a loud and energetic hype. However, according to Moesha Turner, a senior interdisciplinary studies major, and BSU’s event coordinator,

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Open mic spotlights students


Jessica Guerrucci—Reporter The sounds of music and poetry filled the room, while colorful strobe lights flashed in the background, as students and community members stepped up to the microphone. The Black Student Union collaborated with Curlfriendz, an organization that encourages men and women of color to embrace their natural hair, to host their first poetry and open mic night, which Kendall

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Calls for increased diversity in Student Government


August Pelliccio – News Writer Southern’s Student Government Association advertises as an organization that promotes students’ welfare, and protects students’ rights. They urge that all voices are welcome. Feb. 6, a dialogue was opened by president Joe Bertolino about social justice and racial inequality at Southern. The community came together with passion, and outlined the change they would like to

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Protest for racial justice on campus


Eric Clinton, with his hand raised, marching with students from Buley Library to West Campus. Josh LaBella – News Editor In response to two separate incidents where racial slurs were used in the classroom, students, faculty, and staff protested for equality and solidarity at Southern Connecticut State University. Eric Clinton, senior and President of the Black Student Union (BSU), said

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Racial slur in classroom promptly addressed


August Pelliccio – News Writer Southern Connecticut State University Wellness class usually starts with professor Eric Triffin dancing, singing and spreading cheer, but when he slipped a racial slur in, several students became outraged. Triffin’s Feb. 6 class began as usual, with the professor taking suggestions from the students for songs to dance to. “Somebody played a song by Playboi

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BSU Restores Weekly Newsletter


Melanie Espinal – General Assignments Reporter    The Black Student Union is like a family that has a cause, said Jayan Kulmacz-Bryan, a junior business and sports management major.     This semester BSU members have decided to start a weekly newsletter.     The newsletter will include events that BSU will organize and promote black businesses. There will also be discussion on the political climate of

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