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SCSU recognizes International Women’s Day


Lynandro Simmons – General Assignment Reporter Tuesday March 7, Southern hosted a speaking event about the challenges women face globally for International Women’s Day. Leora Kahn, the keynote speaker for the event, said despite the problems faced she believed the country was in the midst of a spring awakening or a renewed passion for activism involving women. “Today we’re are empowered like we

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Women’s Studies Office hosts domestic awareness panel


Courtney Luciana – Special to the Southern News In honor of domestic awareness month the Women’s Studies Office hosted the SCSU community and a panel of Connecticut candidates in the Engleman auditorium on Oct. 5 to discuss social justice encompassing in on gender and sexuality affairs. The struggle for justice has been ongoing, said Shante Hanks, an alumni and deputy

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Dear White People: a film on identity in contemporary America


Dylan Haviland – General Assignment Reporter  Director Justin Simien’s satirical film, “Dear White People” appeared on the screen of the Adanti Student Center’s theater demanding the attention of the audience.  The young director’s skill and determination to perfect his craft was evident through the film.  “Dear White People” marveled at being a film that performs with high production value without

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Sexual objectification in the media needs to stop


Vivian Englund – Copy Editor  Sexual objectification can be defined as looking at people specifically as de-humanized “things” used solely for sexual pleasure. In dehumanization the people viewed as sex objects are seen to lack personality or any intellectual depth whatsoever. The media often portrays sexual objectification in advertisements, music videos, and TV shows, but the list goes on and

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