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The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

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...

Empowered by the love of her children, a mother enters remission; she now celebrates 10 years cancer-free.

Mommy Has Cancer, Not a Cold

By Jake Eraca, Fordham University - The Observer October 6, 2021

Let’s be blunt: Mom wasn’t feeling well. Sitting us down on the couch, I will never forget those fateful words —“I have cancer.” My initial reaction was shock, followed by a veritable tidal wave...

Karrie Snider, associate professor of early childhood education, works with some of her students on a class activity.

COVID-19’s Impact on UCM’s Future Educators

By Matthew Goldsmith, University of Central Missouri October 5, 2021

  From in-person mask mandates and social distancing to virtual learning, COVID-19 has brought significant changes to education and the classroom environment. These changes have especially impacted education...

Fong On, formerly a Mott Street staple, was reopened by Paul Eng in 2019. Now, it provides authentic Chinese food to all people who visit.

Revitalizing a Family Tofu Business: Fong On Caters to a New Generation

By JOE KOTTKE, Fordham University - The Observer October 5, 2021

There are many challenges to starting a family business, but there are even more when inheriting one.  Paul Eng is the successor to Chinatown’s oldest family-owned tofu shop, Fong On. The store was...

A TikTok trend creates havoc on campus leading to everything from stolen soap dispensers to missing road signs.

“Devious licks” on JCU’s campus

By Laken Kincaid, John Carroll University September 30, 2021

John Carroll University has been the subject of vandalism following the emergence of a TikTok trend called “devious licks.” The social media challenge revolves around students stealing items from campus...

Inclusivity for the Deaf-Hard of Hearing Community Starts with Accessible Communication for All

By Angela Evatt, University of Central Missouri September 30, 2021

Click on closed captions for the above video.   Society has generally become more comfortable talking about how to take better care of one another and ourselves mentally throughout the COVID-19...

Emma Schlossman holding volume one of the Kitchen Sink Zine, a zine she and Misha Hashemi published. [This] zine has a lot to do with identity, personal experiences, and self-expression, Schlossman says. Photo taken on September 15. Safia Ahmed/The Union

Testing the waters: The process of publishing a quaran-zine

By Safia Ahmed, El Camino College September 28, 2021

Freshly cut newspaper clippings cover the tables of South Bay's youthful artists, while mounds of brightly colored paper await creation. Emma Schlossman, a 19-year-old studio art major at El Camino...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezs TAX THE RICH dress made an overt statement at the Met Gala, an evening about fashion and messaging. Multimedia/Emery Little)

FELLAS: Let fashion speak for itself

By Nora Fellas, Vanderbilt University September 28, 2021

By now, you’ve definitely seen Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s dress from the 2021 Met Gala themed In America: A Lexicon of Fashion. The dress was white with a classic silhouette and had the...

Chancellor Arvizu and El Paso Electric President and CEO Kelly Tomblin cut the ribbon

NMSU and El Paso Electric celebrate Aggie Power partnership

By Hannah Zamora, New Mexico State University September 27, 2021

On Sept. 23, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for New Mexico State University community members to attend in celebration of the soon to be completed “Aggie Power” collaboration between NMSU and...

“The risk of getting
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Bonfire 2021: Students, organizers, and performers say reward outweighed risk

By Kendall Little, Florida Atlantic University September 27, 2021

Students lined up at the gates for the university’s annual Bonfire Music Festival around 5:45 p.m. on Sept. 9 to see Willie Jones, Jesse McCartney, Kiana Ledé, and Flo Rida perform. Many were unmasked,...

Student at Utica College uses ID card to access building.

Daily health screening now linked to ID cards

By Mickale Thompson, Utica College September 24, 2021

The fall academic semester has begun at Utica College and there are many new changes. The functionality of student, staff and faculty IDs is now directly linked to the daily health screening. This is a...

Wilson Intermediate Size NCAA Basketball, from Ben Hershey - Unsplash

COLUMN: Should NCAA Division III athletes receive athletic scholarships?

By Anna Meyer, John Carroll University September 24, 2021

The day in the life of a college athlete is very similar no matter what division they are competing in. Regardless of the division, all collegiate athletes balance a heavy load of activities, including...

Drake graphic created in the style of Certified Lover Boy album cover. (Hustler Multimedia/Emery Little)

“Certified Lover Boy” is nothing we haven’t heard before

By Samuel Hyland, Vanderbilt University September 20, 2021

Whether you listen to Drake or not, chances are that you’ve encountered some version of a questionable duck-faced mirror selfie the rapper unironically posted to social media last month. There he...

Rachelle Burnett volunteers to help those in need. One way she does this is by giving out food.

A Mother, a Buried Child and Love From a Stranger

By Tim Oar, University of Central Missouri September 20, 2021

Walking In the Shadows, She Has No Fear Rachelle Burnett has spent hundreds of hours on the streets. She has traveled deep within the sprawling homeless camps around the Kansas City metropolitan...

NJCU has increased tuition for 16 consecutive years. Chart based on data from the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education and the NJCU website.

NJCU Increases Tuition Again

By Haresh Oudhnarine, New Jersey City University September 20, 2021

The Board of Trustees approved a 2.5 percent tuition hike in June. Students spoke out against it at the April “Tuition and Fees” hearing.  This marks the second time during the COVID-19 pandemic...

Light Hall at VUMC, as photographed on Oct. 16, 2020. (Hustler Multimedia/Hallie Williams)

‘Critical’ violation and official warning issued to VUMC regarding guinea pig mistreatment

By Rachael Perrotta, Vanderbilt University September 17, 2021

Editor’s note: Graphic image of animal mistreatment The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a “critical” violation to VUMC during an April 27, 2021, annual inspection. This violation...

Stacey Borden and her dog standing near a Building Up People Not Prisons sign in an unfinished room at new Beginnings Reentry Services on April 17, 2021.

Incarcerated women need treatment, not punishment. Stacey Borden knows firsthand.

By Ysabelle Kempe, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston September 17, 2021

Content warning: The following story briefly recounts experiences involving harm and sexual violence endured by the subject. The editorial staff worked with the author to maintain the integrity of this...

Children ages 9-13 painting at an art workshop offered by All Dorchester Sports and Leadership and Brain Arts Organization on July 24, 2021.

Children’s artistic community blossoms in partnership between Dorchester nonprofits

By Katie Mogg, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston September 17, 2021

To give the children of Greater Boston an opportunity to let their creative juices flow, All Dorchester Sports and Leadership joined forces with Brain Arts Organization. All Dorchester Sports and Leadership,...

Vanderbilt associate womens bowling coach Josie Barnes claimed a U.S. Open championship on Aug. 31. (Bowlers Journal International).

‘I bowled 30 years for that one moment’: Associate women’s bowling coach Josie Barnes is a U.S. Open champion

By Justin Hershey, Vanderbilt University September 16, 2021

“When I went into this week, I really had no expectations of bowling as well as I did. But I did tell myself I wanted to leave [the U.S. Open] feeling like I could be respected.” Vanderbilt associate...

Faculty and students at JCU are polarized over the vaccine mandate, creating a rift in the community.

JCU community reacts to vaccine mandate

By Laken Kincaid, John Carroll University September 16, 2021

On Aug. 27, John Carroll University announced that all students must be fully vaccinated by Nov. 15. This announcement quickly followed the FDA approval of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine on Aug. 23. Through...

A look at the future site of the Dorchester Food Co-op at Bowdoin and Topliff Streets in Dorchester.

Dorchester Food Co-op – a model for community ownership in a neighborhood “not for sale”

By Marigo Farr, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston September 16, 2021

At first glance, the Dorchester Food Co-op could be any other business in a wave of gentrification hitting the majority low-income, Black and Brown neighborhood of Dorchester in Boston. But co-op members...

During the first week of classes, the university hosted the Involvement Fair, Career Fair and other student activities. Students are recommended to wear masks outside and masks are require in university buildings. We dont know for sure whats going to happen, and we dont want to be caught not being prepared, so were trying to prepare for the worst because theres always that potential, Interim Health Center Director Diana Herman said.

UCM Reinstates Campus-wide Mask Mandate

By Matthew Goldsmith, University of Central Missouri September 15, 2021

  After months without a campus-wide mask mandate for vaccinated individuals, the University of Central Missouri reinstated its mask mandate starting Aug. 16. The mandate came in response to the rapid...

A stack of vaccination cards waits to be filled for the recipients records.

Vaccination rate at UC: Different perspectives prevent 100% immunization

By Matthew Breault, Utica College September 14, 2021

Despite the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement at Utica College, the campus does not have a 100% vaccination rate amongst students, faculty and staff. At the start of the 2021 Fall Semester,...

Two kids read pamphlets from The New Yorker Union at Saturday’s Rally.

Labor Organizers Shine During May Day Protests

By AIDAN LANE, Fordham University - The Observer June 3, 2021

It didn’t feel like a spring morning on May 1 with the cold air and high winds gripping New York City. However, a thawing passion was swelling among New Yorkers, as a group of protesters trickled out...

The Free Store on 45th and Ninth Avenue was created as a way to foster sustainability and mutual aid within the Hells Kitchen community.

Hell’s Kitchen Free Store Is Priceless

By MADELINE KATZ, Fordham University - The Observer June 3, 2021

They say nothing in life is free, but clearly, they have never been to Hell’s Kitchen Free Store. Nestled in a vacant storefront on 45th Street and Ninth Avenue lies the Free Store. Playful designs...

Leah Orly and Gali Reuben show their support for Israel at a protest in Agoura Hills, CA. on Sunday, May 23, 2021. The protest was to demonstrate support for Israel after the May 21 ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. Photo credit: Ryan Bough

Pro-Palestine and pro-Israel rallies held on Thousand Oaks Blvd as protesters call for continued peace amid Israel-Hamas ceasefire

By Ryan Bough, Moorpark College June 2, 2021

After the May 21 ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas conflict, pro-Palestine and pro-Israel protester's rallied to have their voices heard, some calling for justice, others calling for peace. These voices found...

Students are wondering how the the Boards recent decision will affect the university.

The potential impact of handbook amendments on JCU’s national ranking

By Nicolette Noce and Laken Kincaid May 27, 2021

Newly passed amendments to the Faculty Handbook that make it possible to remove tenured professors without cause in a time of “budgetary hardship” have some concerned that this change in University...

Chyrstyn Fentroy dancing. Courtesy of Chyrstyn Fentroy. Photo by Daniel R. Durrett @durret_imagery

As Boston ballet community reckons with a year of change, dancers advocate for more agency

By Delainey LaHood-Burns, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston May 27, 2021

In a highly competitive field in which careers are more finite than most, it’s rare for classical ballet dancers to stop moving. But when the pandemic hit last year, things changed. For Chyrstyn Fentroy,...

Keely Anderberg, seen in this image, is part of the Skyline College Womens Soccer team, adorning the varsity number 14. (Source: Keely Anderberg)

Mental Health Struggles on Athletes

By Arman Archouniani, Skyline College May 27, 2021

Mental health has been an important topic that has begun to get recognized much more in our world. More and more professional athletes have been coming out and talking about their struggles with mental...

Students and faculty wonder how a presidential transition will impact the current state of the university.

Miciak offers positive outlook for JCU as concerns over faculty tenure and the presidential search process linger

By Laken Kincaid and Taylor Anthony May 26, 2021

On June 1, Alan Miciak will be inaugurated as the 26th president of John Carroll University. Facing a looming enrollment crisis in higher education, concerns over faculty tenure and questions surrounding...

College students across the nation wonder if they can afford a higher education.

The debt crisis: How student debt impacts college graduates

By Laken Kincaid and Rachel Scully May 24, 2021

Today, most college students face a similar problem: financing their education. With university prices skyrocketing, students find themselves with empty pockets. While both private and federal loans seem...

Jordan Murren, a firefighter with the L.A. County Fire Department, works to put out hotspots from the Country Fire in Thousand Oaks, CA. on Thursday, April 29. The Country Fire grew to 28 acres before being contained. Photo credit: Ryan Bough

Country Fire fully contained after burning 28 acres north of Westlake High School

By Ryan Bough, Moorpark College May 17, 2021

On Thursday afternoon a brush fire was reported just up the road from Westlake High School. The fire, dubbed the Country Fire, quickly grew to 28 acres triggering mandatory evacuations of over 1100 residents. ...

Jen Ziemke, an associate professor of International Relations, has worked heavily in global affairs and politics almost her whole life.

Academia sees rise in female Political Science majors

By Laken Kincaid, John Carroll University May 6, 2021

More female college students than ever are choosing to be political science majors. While progress in gender equality can be expected in a myriad of fields, political science has always been regarded as...

JCU Students wonder if they can take their book writing dreams to new heights without the lofty price tag.

JCU book writing partnership spawns criticism

By Laken Kincaid, John Carroll University May 6, 2021

A new program at John Carroll has sparked controversy as students empty their pockets to follow their dreams. JCU’s Entrepreneurship program has partnered with Georgetown University’s New Degree Press...

Scenes featuring Renata Sorrah from the Brazilian telenovela Senhora do Destino transformed into a meme by the Internet

Where would mathematics take me?

By Christian Carlo Ceguerra, Skyline College May 5, 2021

“I don’t need math in my major!” “Why are there letters in math?” “Calculus is difficult, why do I need to study it?” “I only need arithmetic in my life!” These are some of the classic...

Over a million Facebook users virtually gather to shame strangers, celebrities and their friends.

The shame request: The rise of adult cyber-bullies

By Xena Bunton, Marshall University April 30, 2021

There has been a noticeable trend of adult cyber-bullying since 2018, as over one million Facebook users virtually gather to “shame” strangers, celebrities and their friends. "You feel as if the...

The entrance to the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, which has been used as a mass vaccination center since February 27. 

The mass vaccination center at Reggie Lewis is an accessibility success, but a lagging one

By Claire Yates, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston April 30, 2021

In one way, the establishment of mass vaccination centers across Boston took Black organizers by surprise. The vaccine was ready much faster than most people expected. But in another, it felt like Deja-vu....

Silent protestors in the crowd held signs that said Fund Affordable Housing NOW!

Policymakers, nonprofits leading the solutions for Boston’s affordable housing crisis

By Delaney Murray, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston April 30, 2021

In a small basement apartment in Mattapan, Massachusetts, Symone Crawford and her husband raised three daughters while working full time. When Crawford set out to secure the stable home that her family...

George Floyds murder sparked some of the largest civil rights protests in American history.

Defunding the Police: Why It Needs to Happen

By Amira Cooper, Howard Community College April 30, 2021

The pandemic has isolated us, frightened us and shoved the truth into our faces. The cruel reality, neither new nor old, of increased police brutality towards Black people has traumatized and desensitized...

Students React to Retrenchment

By Nick Distefano, University of Central Missouri April 28, 2021

This story was originally published on Muleskinner on April 14, 2021.

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