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The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

Protestors placed signs reading Shut Down Ice outside the Plymouth County Correctional Facility on Sept. 23rd, 2021.

Senators Markey and Warren respond to public pressure, request federal review of ICE detention conditions in Plymouth County

By Marigo Farr, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston January 27, 2022

After over six months of pressure from immigrant detainees and their families, advocacy groups and attorneys, Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren have issued a request to the Department of Homeland...

Waves seen climbing higher than normal and spilling on to Route 145, which runs through East Boston to Winthrop, on Winthrop Parkway in Mar. 2021.

In the race to solve Boston Harbor’s coastal flooding problem, who calls the shots?

By Elisabeth Hadjis, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston January 25, 2022

On Nov. 30, at 8:30 in the morning, Heather O’Brien pulled out her laptop and logged into a packed Zoom call. The participant list included attendees from every neighborhood on the Boston Harbor....

At Vanderbilt, it is tempting to keep on going even when your body is telling you to stop. (Hustler Staff/Zoe Abel)

ABEL: I can’t take a sick day—and neither can you.

By Zoe Abel, Vanderbilt University January 20, 2022

Sick days as a kid were so easy.  You wake up one morning with a sore throat, a fever, maybe a stomach ache. Instead of stumbling over to your computer to write excessively long and apologetic emails...

A sign in Tribble Courtyard reminds students to eat during the first semester finals week. Disordered eating constitutes a major issue on the Wake Forest campus.

Exploring eating disorders at Wake Forest

By Henry Parkhurst, Wake Forest University January 19, 2022

Work. Study. Exercise. Party. Repeat. That is the ever-present reality of college life at Wake Forest University according to many students. Binding together that cycle is the pressure to be great —...

Photo of the LGBTQIA flag outside of the Boston Public Library.

Boston’s Generation Z population want somewhere to be queer

By Matt Yan, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston January 12, 2022

Kester Messan, 23, didn’t come out as gay until he arrived at Williams College in 2017. Born in Togo, he and his family moved to Boston when he was six years old, first settling in Roxbury, then Cambridge....

All Eyes on Plymouth protestors march to Plymouth County Correctional Facility on Sept. 23rd, 2021.

Outcry over conditions at Plymouth County Correctional Facility — community groups call for ICE detainees’ release

By Marigo Farr, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston December 20, 2021

Four immigrant justice organizations have detailed how immigrant detainees at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility face “patterns of mistreatment” — including lack of appropriate and timely...

Willie Taggart (left), John Kelly (center), and Brian White (right) speak following FAUs victory over FIU on Oct. 2, 2021.

FAU to spend at least $2.5 million to join the American Athletic Conference

By Bryce Totz, Florida Atlantic University December 16, 2021

During a press conference on Oct. 21, Florida Atlantic University officially accepted an invitation to the American Athletic Conference (AAC), where they are projected to begin playing by 2023. This will...

Image featuring a quote from Massachusetts Sen.  DiZoglio on steal thing bills.

“Stealthing” bills across the nation prove legislation leads to education

By Alyssa Fell, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston December 15, 2021

Legislatures across the nation, including Massachusetts and New Jersey, continue to advocate for bills outlawing the act of “stealthing,” the nonconsensual removal of a condom during intercourse, prompting...

A drawing of a cloud that includes the words Frances Scott heard over and over again at her MDL trials for hip replacement.

Years after procedure, metal hip replacement surgeries continue to wreak havoc on the lives of patients

By Katie Mogg, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston December 14, 2021

Thompson, Conn., resident Peter Coyle thought his osteoarthritis was cured for good when he underwent hip replacement surgery in 2005. To ameliorate the pain and stiffness of his degenerating hip, Coyle,...

Experiences of College Students in China

By Junping Xia, University of Central Missouri December 13, 2021

This story was originally published on Muleskinner on December 1, 2021.

Mule Riders Victoria Happy and Holly Hagood lead the world record-attempt during the
homecoming parade. In order to qualify, the attempt had to be recorded.

Mule Rider Community Supports World Record Attempt

By Emma Fischer, University of Central Missouri December 10, 2021

50 mule riders gathered in the parking lot of the old fraternity complex at 6:30 a.m. on Oct. 23 to attempt to set a world record during the University of Central Missouri’s homecoming parade. UCM celebrated...

Discord is an online chatroom with over 300 million registered users.

SMCCCD students weigh in on toxic gaming communities

By Derian Lopez, Skyline College December 8, 2021

LegendsofWarcraft78 spends the day furiously pounding his greasy controller in his parents’ garage. Socially deprived, he patiently waits for his next victim to join the chat room. So-called trolls like...

Utica College mens lacrosse head coach Mike Parnell died on Thursday at the age of 45.

Mike Parnell, Utica College men’s lacrosse coach, dies at 45

By Matthew Breault, Utica College December 7, 2021

Utica College men’s lacrosse coach and 2002 graduate of Utica College Mike Parnell died on Thursday, Dec. 2 at the age of 45 due to complications from COVID-19.  The college community was notified...

Landkamer makes all kinds of delicious bug treats, including honey roasted june bugs,
mealworm rice krispies treats, jalapeno cricket bites and more.

Landkamer Shares Bug Treats and Expertise

By Abram Tabor, University of Central Missouri December 3, 2021

Insects are not usually something people think of as a delicious treat. Paul Landkamer, a UCM alumnus and wild edibles enthusiast, disagrees with that idea. Landkamer is an entomophagist, an expert...

Candles lit by Ryder Summa as part of their tribute to victims of transphobic violence in 2021.

Making space for trans remembrance, resistance and resilience

By Taylor Blackley, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston November 29, 2021

Content warning: The following articles makes mention of transphobic and intimate partner violence.  On Saturday afternoon, a vigil was held in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance at Simmons University....

The Upstander Project details via the Bounty media ecosystem how, in 1755, Spencer Phips, lieutenant governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, issued a proclamation that declared the Penobscot people enemies, rebels, and traitors to King George II...The Phips Proclamation promised a bounty to be paid by the colonial government for every Penobscot Indian captured and brought to Boston.

New film “Bounty” shifts documentary filmmaking by centering Indigenous voices

By Taylor Blackley, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston November 24, 2021

Documentary filmmakers at the Upstander Project have become deeply committed to a different way of filmmaking, according to the Boston-based nonprofit’s co-founder and director Adam Mazo. Central to...

The Utica College Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Collaborative logo.

Utica College joins LACRELA diversity consortium

By Matthew Breault, Utica College November 23, 2021

Utica College is one of approximately 50 colleges and universities around the United States who are members of a prestigious program known as Liberal Arts College Racial Equity Leadership Alliance (LACRELA),...

 A gender-neutral restroom on campus, as photographed on Sept. 10, 2021. (Hustler Multimedia/Mary Awopileda)

UPDATED: An overview of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus

By Lorenz Chen and Ryder Li November 23, 2021

UPDATE: This piece was updated on Oct. 20, 2021, at 10:20 a.m. CDT to include a response from the university that was received on Oct. 18, 2021. Vanderbilt is among 150 universities nationwide to have...

Social media platforms such as Instagram have given users the ability to hide the like count on their posts out of concern for their mental health.

Hiding ‘Likes’ on Posts Should be Universal on all Social Media Platforms

By Courtney Ott, Howard Community College November 23, 2021

This past May, Instagram created a feature that allowed users to hide their posts' "like" count from the public. This feature was added -- according to the platform -- to "depressurize people’s experience"...

Some teens have been showing an increase of Tourettes Syndrome symptoms. Some researchers are blaming Tik Tok.

Teens show symptoms of Tourette’s Syndrome, some blame TikTok

By Laken Kincaid, John Carroll University November 22, 2021

As TikTok continues to grow in popularity, users across the globe have begun engaging with the social network multiple times a day. A variety of creators from multiple aesthetics have not only increased...

New Mexico State University in-campus faculty and staff parking lot

NMSU faculty and employees have mixed reactions towards vaccine requirements

By Ernesto Cisneros , New Mexico State University November 17, 2021

According to the latest statements from Chancellor Arvizu’s office, President Biden’s executive order for vaccination of federal workers, “applies to all NMSU employees.”   The initial statement,...

Boston-based group Skate Hags creates inclusive community on wheels

By Delainey LaHood, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston November 12, 2021

In August of 2020, Jen Millis, Octavia Bennett and Jen McMahon were searching for a safe place to skate in Boston. “We needed flat ground that was decently paved with some light,” said Millis, who...

The Utica College Pioneers take the field in their fourth annual New York State Tool Believe Bowl.

Believe Bowl: No One Fights Alone

By Emily Joss, Utica College November 8, 2021

The Utica College football team joined the Believe 271 Foundation on Oct. 30 for their fourth annual New York State Tool Believe Bowl against Morrisville State College.  The Pioneers went on to defeat...

Breland Hall, home of the criminal justice department which houses the Borderlands and Ethnic studies program.

Efforts continue to departmentalize NMSU’s Borderlands & Ethnic Studies Program

By Ernesto Cisneros , New Mexico State University November 4, 2021

Professors, community members and alumni across the state are urging New Mexico State University’s administration to create a new department on campus that would house the Borderlands & Ethnic...

Although a year has past since the announcement of the termination of two tenured faculty, the JCU community still ponders what its future will look like under these new circumstances

Tenure a year later: how has JCU changed after the faculty handbook amendments?

By Laken Kincaid, John Carroll University November 4, 2021

On Sept. 16, 2020, The Carroll News published an article about the termination of two tenured professors at JCU. Since this piece, John Carroll faced a myriad of challenges from conducting a semester fully...

Feb. 14, 2020, Free Speech Lawn near the Social Science Building. Warning signs were placed by members of the Canadian Center for Bio-Ethical Reform.

University students urge for a warning in advance as a proposed alert system for anti-abortion displays was rejected in 2019

By Darlene Antoine, Florida Atlantic University November 3, 2021

Content Warning: This article features graphic images that may be upsetting to some readers. The graphic nature of past on-campus anti-abortion displays prompted a proposal for an alert system to potentially...

No one else should get to decide what a woman does with her body. End of story. (Hustler Multimedia/Emery Little)

ABEL: Our bodies, our choices.

By Zoe Abel, Vanderbilt University November 2, 2021

Editor’s note: This piece contains mentions of sexual assault. I am scared to make enemies because I believe a woman should be able to choose for herself.  I am scared of my own family and friends...

UCM Community Shows their Pride with a World Record Attempt

November 2, 2021

During the 2021 Homecoming Parade the University of Central Missouri attempted to set the World Record for the largest parade of mules. This story was originally published on Muleskinner on October 29,...

After a year of being in school online, students must now once again worry about people entering their schools with guns.

Back to School (Shootings)

By ROSALINE STOYKOV, Fordham University - The Observer November 2, 2021

The last time I had hope that America would reevaluate its culture of shooting up children was in 2018, right after the Parkland massacre. The movement to enact gun control laws was led by kids, the same...

The United States ongoing battle with the deadly COVID-19 pandemic has been further complicated by the abundance of misinformation about the virus.

COVID-19 and Misinformation: The Tale of Two Pandemics

By Deja Grissom, Howard Community College November 1, 2021

Since March 2020, COVID-19 has stricken the United States. As the nation attempts to establish a new normal, the virus has ravaged the country, killing hundreds of thousands of Americans and infecting...

Leader of Friends of JP Dog Parks and JP resident, Melissa Hamel and her dog, Scout.

Dog owners in Jamaica Plain are raising awareness for the need for more dog parks in Boston

By Dakotah Kennedy, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston October 29, 2021

When Melissa Hamel bought her Jamaica Plain home in 1991, she could finally adopt a dog as she had always wanted. As a renter, she had not been able to own a dog in Boston, given that most landlords don’t...

Students gather to discuss issues and concerns with University of Central Missouri President Roger Best after the State of the University Address on Sept. 16 at the W.C. Morris Science Building Nahm Auditorium.

Campus Leaders Strive for Diversity and Inclusivity

By Muleskinner Staff, University of Central Missouri October 29, 2021

Senior music technology major Alia Peoples said she has been able to find her place within a predominantly white organization but acknowledges the cultural difficulties she faces in a predominately white...

“Beautiful World, Where Are You?” is Sally Rooneys latest (and best yet) novel about relationships and alienation.

‘Beautiful World, Where Are You’ Is a Gorgeous Coming-of-Age Story

By AMIRA MOTAIR, Fordham University - The Observer October 28, 2021

Brace yourselves: Sally Rooney’s newest book — “Beautiful World, Where Are You” — is an even more challenging read than her previous books, “Conversations with Friends” and “Normal People.”...

Veteran Mule Rider Victoria Happy decked out in gear ready to do a lap by the endzone once the Mules football team scores a touchdown. Photo submitted by Victoria Happy.

Mule Riders Uphold an Tradition of Excellence

By Gabriella Ellis, University of Central Missouri October 28, 2021

At Prussing Farm, in the quiet countryside of Warrensburg, the university's mule mascots, Tammy, also known as Mancow, age 26, and Molly, age 11, spend their days. When they aren’t getting ready for...

A group of walkers celebrated as they neared the finish line.

Organizations, funders raise awareness for HIV/AIDS treatment through 5K

By Taylor Blackley, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston October 27, 2021

The 36th annual AIDS Walk and Run Boston took place at Carson Beach on Sunday. Over $360,000 was raised in support of HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention. AIDS Action and community health center Fenway...

The memorial for Cindy McCaw, who passed from COVID-19 in February.

Op-Ed: Visiting the COVID-19 memorial in DC brought closure for UC student mourning grandmother’s passing

By Brayden McCaw, Utica College October 27, 2021

On Oct. 3, I visited the “In America: Remember” COVID-19 memorial. Located on the base of the Washington Monument in the National Mall, the memorial consisted of more than 700,000 white flags, each...

LiUNA Local 386 during a rally in May of 2012. (Photo courtesy of David Rutledge)

Vanderbilt workers reflect on labor conditions amid new union contract negotiations

By Jonathan Liu, Vanderbilt University October 26, 2021

Vanderbilt and LiUNA Local 386 are in the midst of new contract negotiations. The union has prepared approximately 20 different proposals to create more sustainable working conditions for its workers. ...

The Center is located at 201 Bleecker St. in Utica, NY.

Afghan evacuees to be resettled in Utica with the help of The Center

By Hannah Steyn, Utica College October 26, 2021

It is widely known that the city of Utica has been welcoming and inviting to anyone in its midst. There is no exception to that, following the traumas that caused many people from Afghanistan to flee and...

The Utica College womens soccer team welcomed 12-year-old Arianna LaBella to the team on Monday.

Team IMPACT and UCWS names Arianna LaBella as newest member and honorary team captain

By Emily Joss, Utica College October 25, 2021

Donned in her jersey and hat, 12-year-old local Arianna LaBella, who was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma bone cancer in July 2019, signed her letter of intent on Oct. 18, as she was surrounded by her family...

Wooden sign in Hebrew and English lettering in front of garden beds at Gann Farm.

Gann Farm connects Jewish youth with agricultural heritage

By Marigo Farr, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston October 22, 2021

Being Jewish at Gann Farm is unlike being Jewish in a synagogue or classroom. It means muddied knees, singing in open air and connecting with the land — a chance for youth to do as their forebears did. The...

Mark and his father, aka Invincible and Omni-Man, are equally powerful but in very different ways.

Invincible’s Power Is Not His Toughness

By MAEL QUENTIN, Fordham University - The Observer October 20, 2021

Spoiler warning for “Invincible.” I was initially apprehensive about watching “Invincible.” Beyond the now-famous memes and the gratuitous imagery, I wasn’t very interested in the show. Nevertheless,...

Menstrual product dispenser in Buttrick Hall, as taken on Aug. 26, 2021. (Hustler Staff/Rachael Perrotta)

Free menstrual products available in select campus bathrooms by Sept. 3

By Mae Monette and Rachael Perrotta October 20, 2021

Free menstrual products—pads and tampons—will be available in select campus bathrooms by Sept. 3. This initiative is Tier I of the three-pronged VSG Campus Life Committee proposal. Dispensers with...

The 35-year-old Bancroft is obsessed with helping others and views perfectionism as a non-existent label.

Surf’s up: Skyline alumni catches waves with food industry success

By Steven Rissotto, Skyline College October 19, 2021

Robby Bancroft was intrigued when his cell phone started ringing. The caller ID on Robby Bancroft’s cell phone blinked ferociously, revealing his father’s urgent request. Without hesitation, Bancroft...

Campus goes maskless

By Brooke Katen, Seward County Community College October 18, 2021

Students came to class Monday without wearing masks. It's the first time since COVID showed up in southwest Kansas in March 2020 that students have gone without the facial covering. On Sep. 30, the...

Actor Ncuti Gawa plays the role of Eric Effiong in “Sex Education.” Netflix announced the show is being renewed for a fourth season eight days after the third season premiered.

What Netflix’s ‘Sex Education’ Tells Us About the Nigerian Queer Community

By ANENWOJO OMAGU, Fordham University - The Observer October 18, 2021

A few months ago, a viral TikTok trend showed multiple American queer creators making videos about what they considered to be their biggest flex — the number of countries they were “illegal” in. Not...

“Between the Bars,” a reflection on prison reform, captivates the audience and shows the hopelessness of life in prison.

‘Between the Bars’ Is a Breakout in the Conversation of Prison Reform

By LAURA PEREIRA, Fordham University - The Observer October 15, 2021

“Where ever can one go to breathe? I search my memories bare. Perhaps I’ve missed an element which, combined would create air.” Following this commanding introduction ensued a pivotal performance...

Let’s talk about the morality of unpaid internships. (Hustler Multimedia/Emery Little and Amelia Simpson)

CAIME: I paid $20 a day to commute to my unpaid internship.

By Olivia Caime, Vanderbilt University October 12, 2021

Every single hot summer day from May to August, I made the one-and-a-half-hour daily commute to the company office and worked seven-hour days, five days a week. My work schedule was close to that of a...

Since the U.S. War in Afghanistan began 20 years ago, approximately 33,000 Afghan children have been killed, according to global charity Save the Children.

The Crisis in Afghanistan, Born Out of Western Imperialism

By Marcus Chewning, Howard Community College October 12, 2021

I will never forget the day. I was in my eighth-grade English class, and the War in Afghanistan came up in discussion. During, I said something along the lines of “We [Americans] are there [Afghanistan]...

Small businesses dominate the market in SMC, with 97.4 percent of firms operating with less than 100 employees.

The impact of microgrants on San Bruno small businesses

By Anoush Torounian, Skyline College October 8, 2021

Since 1996, Mr. Pickle’s Sandwich Shop has nourished the San Bruno community with fresh ingredients and their signature Boudin bread. But when COVID-19 struck, this staple of the city suffered staggering...

The Milky Way rises above the horizon at night during the Summer months on the island of Hawaii on July 7, 2021.

IN PHOTOS: Hot Multi Summer

By Josh Rehders, Alex Venero, Truman McDaniel, and Shun Ahmed October 7, 2021

This summer was one packed full for our Multimedia staff, with some members traveling to Nebraska, Texas, Colorado and Hawaii while others stayed in the Nashville area. No matter where they were, the staff...

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