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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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Political experts educate students on elections


Jene Thomas – General Assignment Reporter According to Jennifer Dineen, director of the University of Connecticut poll, polls are the basis of discussion and debate during elections. “Polls are descriptive, they are not predictive,” said Dineen. On Oct. 6, the Adanti Student Center at Southern Connecticut State University hosted “Election 2014: Polls, Pundits & Popcorn” in the ballroom to share

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Majority believe there should be a third major political party, feeling is shared at Southern


Josh Falcone – General Assignment Reporter In light of the recent shutdown of the United States government, many American citizens believe that it is time for a third major political party to challenge the Democrats and Republicans. According to a recent Gallup Poll, during the shutdown 60% of Americans said the Republican and Democratic parties did such a terrible job representing

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