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Students discuss artist Beyonce and the topic of race


Alex Palmieri – General Assignment Reporter There has been a lot of news surrounding Beyonce and race in the past few months. From her Super Bowl performance, to her newest album “Lemonade,” her actions and music videos have created buzz among people, including editor of the U.S. mail online, Piers Morgan. The comments Morgan made were very controversial, saying Beyonce made a

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Young adults disconnected from politics


Anisa Jibrell – News Writer As the 2016 presidential election nears, many young adults like Christian Tracey, junior business management major, don’t concern themselves with politics. “I‘m really not interested in any of the candidates this year so it’s just kind of like the lesser of two evils in my opinion when it comes to whoever will get presidency,” said Tracey. “I

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Democrats v. Republicans: Students participate in political debate


Ty Seymour of the college Republicans speaks to the crowd during the debate. Dylan Haviland – General Assignment Reporter  The two groups of university students sat on their respective sides of the table.  On one side the college Democrats and on the other the college Republicans.  The student political groups intensely debated while maintaining a professional and polite position to

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Student steps up as borough burgess in Naugatuck


Alexander Roberts – Special to the Southern News NAUGATUCK-Southern senior history major, Alex Olbrys, born and raised in Naugatuck, is the first 22-year-old borough burgess and is also one of only three republicans in the borough’s government. Olbrys said he will be graduating in Dec. 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in History. “Some of my goals personally are to help

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Failures of the Secret Service


Gabriel Muniz – Special to the Southern News As George Clooney’s luxurious wedding continues to make international headlines, one name is barely mentioned at all: Miriam Carey.  For those that don’t know, Oct. 3 marks the first anniversary of the death of Miriam Carey, the dental hygienist from Stamford, Conn. who was tragically killed by police.  She was pursued in

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