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Is college worth the financial debt?

Lynandro Simmons – Special to the Southern News Kynyata Pouncey upon graduation said she never felt a joy like having a degree in her hand, however she is now faced with real world problems that she may have not been prepared for. “College never taught me to balance a checkbook or pay bills,” said Pouncey, an Exercise Science major, “I was nowhere

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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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