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Best of SNO

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

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

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

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 Floyd's 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.

Randy and Gene Aberouette are enjoying their first season playing together for the Skyline Trojans baseball team

From the backyard to the college diamond

By Steven Rissotto, Skyline College April 28, 2021

Randy Aberouette strapped on his spikes, doffed on his cap, packed his equipment, and set out to the field for his first practice as a member of the Skyline baseball team. Something wasn’t right when...

Toddlers playing with a Loma Chica staff way back in 2016.

Early Childhood Education: an overlooked program

By Christian Carlo Ceguerra, Skyline College April 26, 2021

Professor Sarita Santos will never forget how angry she was when a friend tried to dissuade her from pursuing a career in child psychology and special education. “‘Rita, you're so smart,’” Santos...

The pink ribbon is a symbol of Breast Cancer Awareness.

Athletic Department’s “Shooby” Battles Cancer

By Meah Copeland, University of Central Missouri April 26, 2021

Assistant Athletic Director for Development, Michelle Schubert, is battling breast cancer. Through her journey, Schubert has a big support group. She has her husband, children, the Shooby Strong nation,...

Community medical staff are checking the information for those who are getting  vaccinated. This sign reads, “vaccinator information registration area.” Those who are willing to be vaccinated need to fill out the necessary information in this area and sign the consent form.

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Differs Internationally: A look at Missouri and Beijing

By Junping Xia, University of Central Missouri April 23, 2021

  The world has been affected to varying degrees because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but vaccines have become the most effective way to combat the pandemic. As the University of Central Missouri hosts...

The Skyline View Podcast: National Poetry Month with poet laureate Janice Sapigao

By John Harrison, Skyline College April 22, 2021

April is National Poetry Month and today we're speaking with Santa Clara County poet laureate Janice Sapigao about her experience leading Skyline’s Cipher Hip-Hop Learning Community and the politics...

As of the 2010 Census, Crum’s population was 182. The town is only an hour from Huntington and sits on the border between the southern county line of Wayne and the northern line of Mingo County and on the West Virginia side of the Tug Fork, or Tug River, which divides the Mountain State with Kentucky.

Crum, WV- a town on borrowed time

By Tyler Spence, Marshall University April 15, 2021

CRUM, W.Va. — As of the 2010 Census, Crum’s population was 182. The town is only an hour from Huntington and sits on the border between the southern county line of Wayne and the northern line of Mingo...

Muslims try to read and study the Holy Quran with more fervor during Ramadan, often finishing the entire 114-chapter-long scripture one or more times during the one-month holiday.

Muslim Students begin fasting for the holy month of Ramadan

By Esha Bhatti, Howard Community College April 15, 2021

The fridge is loaded with Costco breakfast items. My list of spiritual goals is stored on the “Notes” app within my iPhone. My mind is already wandering to the foods that I will dig into come sunset...

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and many medical professionals are encouraging constituents to receive their COVID-19 vaccination, many are still wary of the possible side effects.

Infectious diseases specialist explains vaccine benefits

By Brittany Hively, Marshall University April 15, 2021

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and many medical professionals are encouraging constituents to receive their COVID-19 vaccination, many are still wary of the possible side effects. “Anyone...

(From left to right) Marcus Aurelius, Seneca the Younger, Epictetus, Zeno of Citium.

Stoicism: an ancient philosophy with contemporary value

By John Harrison, Skyline College April 15, 2021

“Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future too,” wrote Marcus Aurelius, a Stoic philosopher and Roman emperor. He ruled from 161-180 A.D.,...

Malcolm X once said

Feminism Failed Black Women, Womanism is the Solution

By Deja Grissom, Howard Community College April 13, 2021

Malcolm X once said, "the most disrespected person in America is the Black woman." This sentiment rings true to this day. In the past few months, we have witnessed a young black woman being body-slammed...

In the obituary published by Brown’s Funeral Service, Dell McLain is described as having been an “incredible human being who captured the hearts of all” and “nothing short of spectacular.” The people he left behind are encouraged to live their lives to the fullest, and to laugh— a lot.

Beloved Southeastern professor leaves behind a legacy of love and laughter

By Addison Martin, Southeastern Oklahoma State University April 13, 2021

For Dell McLain, every morning was a whole new day to seize and spend making a difference in someone else’s life. On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, the curtains closed on the life of Dell McLain. Throughout...

Karen Trujillo, Ph.D. Courtesy Image LCPS. Karen Trujillo left a legacy at Las Cruces Public Schools as well as the community.

Memorial fund for Karen Trujillo to establish a scholarship for Education students at NMSU

By Raul Flores, New Mexico State University April 12, 2021

A memorial fund aimed to honor the late Dr. Karen Trujillo was approved by the New Mexico Senate on Monday, March 1, and it will be used by New Mexico State University to establish a scholarship for...

Alabama Rep. Neil Rafferty speaks in support of transgender rights during a rally outside the Alabama State House in Montgomery, Ala., on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (Jake Crandall/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Beyond “she” and “he,” preferred pronouns offer safe space

By Brittany Hively, Marshall University April 8, 2021

With the increase surrounding equality awareness for the LGBTQ+ community, pronoun awareness has become pertinent. “When we talk about pronouns, people are always very scared because it’s something...

Intersection of Vivien Thomas Way and 21st Avenue South. (Hustler Staff/Ryan Suddath)

Dixie Place renamed Vivien Thomas Way

By Ryan Suddath, Vanderbilt University April 7, 2021

On April 5, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) capped off a nearly year-long project to change the name of Dixie Place to Vivien Thomas Way.  Running from 21st Avenue South to VUMC’s Central...

The Skyline View Podcast: Student unions stand against anti-Asian hate

By John Harrison, Skyline College April 6, 2021

In today’s episode we’re having a conversation with members of the Skyline College Filipinx Student Union and College of San Mateo’s Katipunan about why violence against the AAPI or Asian American...

The Skyline View Podcast: National Sleep Awareness Week with Emily Risk

By John Harrison, Skyline College April 5, 2021

It’s National Sleep Awareness Week and in today’s episode Emily Risk, a nurse with the Skyline College Health Center, will be discussing with us the importance of sleep for college students, what causes...

A Pride flag is pictured outside the LGBT Programs office.

NMSU students react to the U.S. House passing the Equality Act

By Selema Graham, New Mexico State University March 31, 2021

On Feb. 25, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act and have passed it on to the U.S. Senate.  The bill would make discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, or sexual...

Classes at NMSU will continue online for the remainder of the semester in response to the spread of COVID-19 in the state. 

*Image and caption written March 16 2020*

Transition to Online Learning: NMSU reflects one year later

By Raul Flores, New Mexico State University March 29, 2021

It has been a year since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, forcing a major lifestyle change for everyone which included nationwide school closures, curfews and a lockdown. New Mexico State...

44 Faculty Positions could be eliminated if UCM President Roger Best decided to approve the Academic Review Board's recommendations

44 Faculty Jobs at-risk of Termination

By Matthew Goldsmith, University of Central Missouri March 29, 2021

  University of Central Missouri President Roger Best is expected to announce his retrenchment decisions by midday Friday, March 26 after he reviews recommendations.    Best had initially planned...

Flood waters rose covering tables and other seating at Ashland’s riverfront.

Recent weather pattern typical

By Brittany Hively, Marshall University March 29, 2021

From ice storms and flooding to snow in Texas, will 2021 be the year of extreme weather? Kevin Law, West Virginia state climatologist, said most of the recent weather is typical for this time of year. “This...

The Cerritos College student hopes to transfer in Fall 2022. He is ready for Cerritos College courses to return to campus when the time comes. Mar. 18 2021.

Kinesiology major pursues fitness career after nearly fatal accident

By Emily Melgar, Cerritos College March 26, 2021

After surviving a life-changing car accident in 2017, Rafael Ricky Rincon-Alvidrez re-enrolled at Cerritos College and aspires for a career in physical therapy. Inspired by his battle in a two-month...

Racist rhetoric has torn apart both our nation and our community.

HCC Students Stand with Asian American Community Amidst Escalating Hate Crimes

By Esha Bhatti, Howard Community College March 24, 2021

Three beauty salons. Eight people dead. Six of them, Asian women. Last Tuesday, March 16, Americans received the harrowing news that a lone gunman carried out a series of attacks at three different...

Janeth Vazquez is a local advocate and teaches the citizenship classes at Seward County Community   College. Vazquez has been part of numerous protests and orginaztions that help support DACA awareness and pathways to citizenship. Dreamers like Sarahi Aguilera had come to Washington D.C to help advocate not only for DACA but for the rights of illegal immigrants. Aguilera is a recent graduate of Seward County Community College  and is a advocate for the community.  She celebrates and hopes that the American  Dream and Promise Act will help all 11 million illegal immigrants.

American Dream and Promise Act sparks hope for DACA recipients

By Maria Coronado, Seward County Community College March 23, 2021

The House of Representatives voted on March 18 to create a path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants.    The American Dream and Promise Act forms part of President...

Etienne Boutan, co -founder Heex Technologies can be seen here.

From basketball to self-driving cars

By Ashley Hernandez, Skyline College March 22, 2021

Etienne Boutan attended Skyline from 2013 to 2014. His interest in technology led to him choosing to study in California. Whilst playing basketball as a shooting guard at Skyline College, Boutan found...

“We are living in a material world / And I am a material girl”

Exposed and Naked

By Christian Carlo Ceguerra, Skyline College March 17, 2021

“We are living in a material world / And I am a material girl” One can revel and jive to Madonna’s “Material Girl” for its tongue-in-cheek poetics and whimsical 80s melody all day long, but...

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be no job that has been as uniquely changed as the role of the police.

San Mateo County police departments vs. COVID-19

By Holden McCandless, Skyline College March 17, 2021

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be no job that has been as uniquely changed as the role of the police. In the face of the world turning over, guides for police departments to follow...

When was the last time you got a newspaper from the stands?

The role of higher education in media and information literacy

By Christian Carlo Ceguerra, Skyline College March 17, 2021

Before March began, journalism students and student newspapers' staff around the country observed Student Press Freedom Day on Feb. 26, along with the Scholastic Journalism Week, which lasted from Feb....

Community members, activists and lawmakers in favor of the CROWN Act gathered at the state capitol March 13 to demonstrate support of the bill to end hair discrimination.

Supporters rally in favor of CROWN Act

By Isabella Robinson, Marshall University March 16, 2021

Community members, activists and lawmakers in favor of the CROWN Act marched at the state capitol March 13 to demonstrate support of the bill to end hair discrimination. CROWN stands for Create a Respectful...

Miles Mastrobuoni was selected in the 14th round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays and has thrived at different positions.

Miles Mastrobuoni’s opportunity

By Steven Rissotto, Skyline College March 11, 2021

Miles Mastrobuoni sat with his family at the dinner table as a 13-year-old in Livermore, California. While a plate of food was waiting for his attention in front of him, the wide-eyed kid was too distracted,...

A protesters holds their signs while marching peacefully down Kansas Ave. The March was done in order to support the Black Lives Matter Movement that was sparked after the death of Trayvon Martin in 2012.

Black History Month sparks conversations about advocacy, BLM

By Maria Coronado and Raven Staten March 11, 2021

February is dedicated to appreciate both the past and present of the black community. Black History month focuses on appreciating all Black historical figures —globally— that have changed history forever. “A...

West Virginia House delegates enter chambers, Saturday, March 9. New proposals concerning water quality and protections will not be reviewed until the 2020 legislative session.

Campus carry resurfaces, prompts response

By Tyler Spence, Marshall University March 11, 2021

Under current statutes in West Virginia, college campuses remain an exception for places one can visit and conceal carry a weapon without a permit. Earlier this month, the West Virginia Senate introduced...

President Joe Biden proposed the most sweeping immigration plan since 1986. In Boston, immigrant groups talk about what parts of the plan they are excited about, and where they hope to see more change.

Boston immigrant groups react to Biden plan

By Kelly Garrity, Northeastern University March 11, 2021

As President Joseph R. Biden’s sweeping immigration reform bill enters into debate in Congress, immigrant groups have responded with both hope and disappointment to various aspects of the plan.  ...

Following the introduction of H.R.1 to the House floor, former Bernie 2020 staffers launched Un-PAC, a new political organization dedicated to organizing students and young people to demand democratic reform. 

Un-Pac, organizing students for vast democratic reform

By Isabella Robinson, Marshall University March 10, 2021

Following the introduction of H.R.1 to the House floor, former Bernie 2020 staffers launched Un-PAC, a new political organization dedicated to organizing students and young people to demand democratic...

The spring 2021 CEO Panel was held virtual. Pictured top left, Brad D. Smith; top right, Chris Gardner; bottom, Shellye Archambeau.

CEO Panel focuses on overcoming hardships

By Brittany Hively , Marshall University March 8, 2021

The Lewis College of Business, Brad D. Smith Schools of Business, hosted their third CEO Panel under the Dean’s Distinguished Speakers Series, on Wednesday, Mar. 3. Marshall University alumnus, Brad...

Governor Mike Parson visited the Lee Summit Missouri Innovation Campus on March 2. Jeff Danley from VMLY&R led Parson through a presentation of the virtual reality demonstration.

Governor Parson visits Mixed Reality Studio at Missouri Innovation Campus

By Abram Tabor and Meah Copeland March 5, 2021

  Missouri Governor Mike Parson visited the Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit Tuesday, March 2 to recognize the recently launched Mixed Reality Studio’s help in addressing the state’s need...

Dzaki Sukarno explains his journey to receiving an in-person audition for American Idol

Local musician and NMSU student receives American Idol audition

By Rachel Bagett and Xavier Dominguez March 4, 2021

Dzaki Sukarno, a Las Cruces native and New Mexico State University student, has made his way from the phone screen to the big screen nationwide. Sukarno recently broke into the music scene when he first...

Passengers provide Chinese customs officials with their entry documents to review. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the process for entering China is very cumbersome.

Chinese International Students Overcome Challenges During COVID-19 Pandemic

By Junping Xia, University of Central Missouri March 4, 2021

  For many Chinese international students, being able to live a normal life has been a challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some suspended their studies, some switched to online classes and some stayed...

BLM speakers asked their rally participants to raise their fists as they called for the defunding of police during a rally on Feb. 24, 2021. Photo credit: Vincent Medina

Black Lives Matter LA continues fight to defund police

By Vincent Medina, Cerritos College March 4, 2021

Black Lives Matter Los Angeles held a rally across the street from the LA Police Protective League (PPL) to fight for police defunding on Feb. 25. Families and friends of police brutality victims spoke...

John Carroll University Administration approved amendments to the Faculty Handbook on Monday changing tenure at JCU.

BREAKING: Board decision virtually eliminates tenure, faculty say

By Nicolette Noce and Rachel Scully March 3, 2021

John Carroll University’s Board of Directors approved amendments to the Faculty Handbook on Monday that grant the administration the freedom to fire tenured faculty members without cause if JCU faces...

Heroes to Hives is coming to Missouri. The program originally started in Michigan. The program founder Adam Ingrao said,

Heroes to Hives Beekeeping Course Offered at UCM

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

Heroes to Hives is a free course for veterans, veteran dependents and active service men and women to pursue community and agriculture through beekeeping. They are now hoping to launch the first chapter...

Nicole Heffington ball-in-hand) is surrounded by four Mount Union defenders in a game at the Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center on Jan. 29, 2021.

Nicole Heffington looks to lead Blue Streaks to third consecutive OAC championship game: The story behind one of DIII’s best

By Kyle Kelly, John Carroll University March 3, 2021

Rebuilds are not easy.  But when you have a player like Nicole Heffington, the torment is lessened and ultimately rewarded. If not for a game on Feb. 10, 2018, the John Carroll University Women’s...

Protesters and counter-protesters stand outside of Belmont before the final presidential debate on October 22nd, 2020. (Hustler Multimedia/Hunter Long)

STAFF EDITORIAL: Change is a two-way street

By Editorial Board, Vanderbilt University February 23, 2021

Student activism has a complicated history on Vanderbilt’s campus. As a university, we have a reputation for being mostly apolitical and uncontroversial in our handling of social issues and current events....

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