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Southern kicks off Social Justice Month


Josh LaBella – News Writer Southern Connecticut State University decided that when it came to social justice, a week just was not enough. This year the celebration has been stretched to the entire month of November. Joe Bertolino, President of SCSU, said he provided funding for the lengthening because, given what’s going on in the country, he thinks it’s important

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University dialogue discusses strong points


Alex Palmieri – News Writer The dialogues President Joe Bertolino hosts are meant for people on campus to bring issues to the forefront to talk to the president and get his opinion about certain situations, Robert Sheeley said. “It’s always interesting to see what is going on throughout campus,” said Sheeley, associate vice president for capital budgeting and facilities. “This

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Social justice on college campuses


Melissa Nunez – Opinions and Features Editor When students enter their college years they become synonymous with many things: scholars, critical thinkers, the future. Tacked with these roles, these scholars, these critical thinkers begin to fight for just that, their future and throughout generations many college students have gained notoriety for revolts and campaigns to better their tomorrow. According to

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Professor’s project has a large impact


Alex Palmieri – News Writer Social Justice Week provided an opportunity for students to address topics of diversity and social justice in the Southern community. There were plenty of events on campus throughout the week that were held in honor of social justice. The N-Word Project, presented by Professor Frank Harris, was one of the events that Social Justice Week

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Southern campus participates in Social Justice Week


Jessica Pellegrino – General Assignment Reporter The President’s Commission on Campus Climate and Inclusion recently held Southern Connecticut State University’s second annual Social Justice Week. The week began with the social media campaign, #owlsforjustice, which students could post their reactions and responses to the week’s events on their Twitters, Instagrams, and Facebooks. The University created Social Justice Week to get every student

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“It’s on Us” fest informs students of advocacy resources


Jessica Pellegrino – General Assignment Reporter The Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center (VPAS) at SCSU held an event called “It’s on Us” Fest during Social Justice Week, a week long program dedicated to student advocacy. The Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center spearheaded multiple events during Social Justice Week. Formerly the Women’s Center, VPAS wants students of all genders

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“Dear World” photo shoot: showcasing important messages


Philip Zoppi – General Assignment Reporter Southern held its first ever “Dear World” photo shoot this past Tuesday, as a part of Social Justice Week. “Dear World” was an event where students wrote important messages that meant something to them on themselves in Sharpie marker. After that, they had their picture taken with that message on some part of their skin. This

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