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Michael Cerisano strives for leadership and excellence on football team


Philip Zoppi – General Assignment Reporter Michael Cerisano was one of the lone bright spots on the Southern Connecticut State University football team in the 2014 season. Cerisano, an inside linebacker, took a huge leap in production last year compared to his freshman year. Now a junior, he reflected on what made him such a better football player. “I worked really hard

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Students work towards balance of multiple jobs and school


Edgar Ayala – General Assignment Reporter Working multiple jobs and still having to attend school can be overwhelmingly stressful for some students. The time commitment students put into their education and work schedule can leave them with hardly any free time. According to a survey from Citigroup in a news blog from Marina Fang, nearly 80 percent of students take at

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Southern welcomes incoming students with Owl Weekend Activities


Jene Thomas – News Editor A sea of blue covered the streets in front of residence halls as the sound of big, black moving bins echoed through the halls, despite the heat and traffic. Resident advisors, athletes, peer mentors and others volunteered to assist incoming freshmen and transfer students during move-in day on Aug. 27. The move-in process was expedited

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Scott Burrell hopes to have major impact as new men’s head basketball coach


Aaron Johnson – Sports Editor The name Scott Burrell has been synonymous with excellence and Connecticut state pride for several decades. Now, the former University of Connecticut standout and NBA player can add head coach to his resume after being named to the position in mid-July. “It feels awesome,” said Burrell. “I’m excited for many reasons. I’m coming to a school that

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Tobacco and smoke free policy now in place at SCSU


Jessica Pellegrino – General Assignment Reporter Southern Connecticut State University is now tobacco- and smoke-free following the implementation of new policies effective August 25. Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety, Chief Joseph M. Dooley, along with university officials, Health Services, and countless others, began spearheading the campaign last semester. Southern is the most recent in a string of universities and

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ID checking not required for University’s shuttle service


Anisa Jibrell – News Writer The university’s shuttle services currently do not implement an ID-checking policy, and haven’t for quite some time according to Gregory Tower, General Manager of First Transit, the contractor company in charge of running Southern and Yale’s shuttle services. “For one, it’s cumbersome to the rider, and two for safety reasons,” said Tower. “If someone forgets their ID

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