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The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

Anna and Michael Ross playing tennis during Vanderbilts spring tennis season in 2022. (Hustler Multimedia/Alexa White)

Kenny Chesney and Ice Cream for Breakfast: How Siblings Anna and Michael Ross Found Themselves Together at Vanderbilt

By Jonah Crist, Vanderbilt University June 1, 2022

What started with a Kenny Chesney concert has led to the young tennis careers of two siblings and Vanderbilt student-athletes, Anna and Michael Ross. Their story starts when Anna was in the eighth grade,...

Tom Grennan and his band taking a short break in between songs during their performance at Brighton Music Hall.

‘A new wave of joy:’ How Boston’s live music scene has made its post-pandemic comeback

By Colette Pollauf, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston June 1, 2022

There aren’t many places that provide a greater sense of community than live music venues: hundreds of people crammed into a small room together, singing their hearts out with total strangers and making...

By getting in and out of his wheelchair multiple times, maintaining his balance while standing on his right leg, lifting 10-pound weights with his right arm, and constant stretching alongside other workouts, Sidney Green can now stand on his own power more frequently.

Former FAU basketball head coach Sidney Green progresses in stroke recovery

By Richard Pereira, Florida Atlantic University May 27, 2022

Sidney Green accomplished many things in his life. He achieved what many basketball players dreamed of doing: getting drafted into the National Basketball Association in 1983. Before his retirement...

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, as photographed on Oct. 18, 2020. (Hustler Multimedia/Hallie Williams)

Former VUMC nurse RaDonda Vaught found guilty for death of patient by accidental injection

By Katherine Oung, Vanderbilt University May 27, 2022

Former Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) nurse RaDonda Vaught was found guilty on March 25 of criminally negligent homicide and gross neglect of an impaired adult in the 2017 death of 75-year-old...

Thousands of people gathered on Saturday, May 14 at Boston Common to protest the possible overturning of Roe vs. Wade, which will affect safe abortion access in the U.S.

Thousands react to Roe v. Wade leaked draft at Boston Common rally

By Jennifer Suryadjaja, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston May 27, 2022

Thousands of supporters baked under the near-record high temperatures gathered at Boston Common Saturday to attend Boston’s Bans Off Our Bodies rally, sponsored by Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of...

The Duty-Free Paradise (DFP) project, a series which includes performances, photos, video and augmented reality was recently on view at 10b in Jamaica Plain. Local artist Lani Asuncion was compelled to perform the work as a response to the nearby Dole House, putting Doles ties to the industrialization, militarization and colonization of Hawaii on full display.

A work in progress: Developing equitable spaces for artistry to flourish in Boston

By Taylor Blackley, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston May 26, 2022

Creative professionals generally require money and connections to fuel their practice regardless of their sources of inspiration and motivations for sharing their work. But in Boston’s competitive arts...

Protestors proudly hold their signs as students, staff and faculty walk out of class and into the sit-in.

Protests proceed

Following Seattle Pacific University’s Board of Trustees decision to retain the current sexual conduct guidelines on May 23, the SPU community is speaking out and sitting in. The decision comes after...

Despite SPUs policies on sexuality, ASSP staff shows support for students and staff that are apart of the LGBTQ+ community

Sexual shame on Christian campuses

By Kyle Morrison, Seattle Pacific University May 23, 2022

Seattle Pacific University prohibits unmarried students from having sexual relations of any kind and has stood nonaffirming on LGBTQIA+ talking points among students and staff. These policies have been...

Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong, NY -based artist and trained architect, sitting on her latest installation, YEAR OF THE TIGER, at Mary Soo Hoo Park in Chinatown, Boston on May 14, 2022.

Pao Arts Center celebrates five years, new installation comes to Mary Soo Hoo Park

By Lex Weaver, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston May 23, 2022

Mary Soo Hoo Park in Chinatown has been reactivated with a site-specific public art installation, “YEAR OF THE TIGER,” by Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong, a NY-based artist, commissioned by Pao Arts Center and The...

Many students view RateMyProfessors as an important tool in selecting classes for many students.

Skyline weighs on the reliability of RateMyProfessors

By Christian Carlo Ceguerra, Skyline College May 17, 2022

When the registration period starts, middle college student Riley Choy said that he always looks up professors to choose for enrollment. Aside from asking his peers about the class and the instructor,...

Vasilevichs cousins are busy helping refugees at the borders of Poland and Ukraine. (Courtesy of Rachel Vasilevich)

Seattle stands with Ukraine

By Carlos Snellenberg-Fraser and Kyle Morrison May 17, 2022

On Feb. 24, Russia carried out an invasion into Ukraine, sending shock waves throughout the world. In Seattle, Ukrainian community members watched, surrounded by a pool of uncertainty, not knowing what...

Many abortion rights activists attended a rally near downtown at the Westlake Center this past week to protest the Supreme Courts decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. (Carlos Snellenberg-Fraser)

Reactions to Roe

A leaked opinion draft of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito revealed that the Supreme Court of the United States is planning to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pa. v. Casey. The...

A campus walkway leading to Buttrick Hall, as photographed on October 26, 2020. (Hustler Multimedia/Hunter Long)

Chabad’s Rudy Rochman speaker event sparks allegations of racism, claims of antisemitism ensue

By Ekta Anand, Charlotte Mauger, Mae Monette, and Rachael Perrotta May 12, 2022

UPDATED: This piece was updated at 8:56 a.m. CST on March 10 to include additional information regarding the University Chaplain’s involvement. This story was further updated at 11 a.m. CST on March...

According to the World Health Organization, 4.7 to 13.2% of maternal deaths are attributed to unsafe abortions, or approximately 220 deaths per 100,000. According to Business Insider, 12 of the 13 states with trigger laws would allow abortions to be performed if the mother’s life was at risk, with Oklahoma being the only exception by not allowing abortion for any reason, even if the mother is in danger.

A student’s journey through unplanned pregnancy

By Morgan Shields, Missouri Southern State University May 11, 2022

Due to the sensitive nature of this story, this student requested anonymity so names have been changed to respect her privacy. Amelia Miller’s abortion was February 17. A young woman too scared...

Protestors in support of Ukraine, as photographed on March 1, 2022. (Hustler Multimedia/Noah Srulovitz)

‘No more war! No more silence!’: Students protest in support of Ukraine, urge administration to denounce Russian invasion

By Matthew Shipley, Vanderbilt University May 10, 2022

Dozens of Vanderbilt community members gathered for “Vanderbilt Stands With Ukraine” demonstrations on March 1 at 11 a.m. CST and March 2 at 5 p.m. CST. The marchers called on Chancellor Daniel Diermeier...

Zachary Sinutko 24 and Collin Kennedy 24 spend their radio interview playing video games and discussing their lives.

JCU students interview for over 25 hours at WJCU studio, breaking world record

By Laken Kincaid, John Carroll University May 9, 2022

Two students at John Carroll University just broke the world record for the longest consecutive radio interview on WJCU’s second channel. According to Cleveland.com, the previous record was set on November...

Allina Robie gives juice boxes to children she works with in Ukraine. I knew moving here would be a risk, Robie said. I also knew that war creates more orphans. Whether because of death, poverty, displacement or fear - there would be more vulnerable children because of this war.

UCM Alumna Advocates for Orphans in Ukraine

By Emma Fischer, University of Central Missouri May 9, 2022

  Allina Robie, 2017 UCM graduate, spends her days learning another language and building a life for herself in Western Ukraine—while also caring for orphans.    Robie graduated with a degree...

Workers from Starbucks United and local coffee shop unions marched in Cambridge on Sunday, May 1.

Boston Starbucks workers march with local cafes against union-busting

By Matt Wolfinger, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston May 5, 2022

Workers from Boston-based Starbucks locations as well as local coffee chains Pavement, Darwin’s Ltd. and others gathered and marched through Cambridge on Sunday to support coffee shop unions and stand...

First Lady Jill Biden waves to Knob Noster students and teachers, distinguished guests from the community and JROTC students as she steps onstage.

First Lady Biden Honors Knob Noster Community for Supporting Military Families

By Emma Fischer, University of Central Missouri May 3, 2022

  First Lady Jill Biden visited Knob Noster schools on Wednesday, April 13 to honor the children of military families and Knob Noster’s strong community support for these families.   Christine...

Hainan Airlines carried out the first evacuation flights organized by the Chinese government. The Chinese flag was pasted in the cabin, Wang said. Im very excited because it means Im in the safe zone.

Chinese International Students Flee Ukraine

By Junping Xia, University of Central Missouri April 29, 2022

    Whether it is armed conflict or war, it is innocent people who suffer serious psychological and physical harm. In a state of war, survival has become a luxury. Peace is the foundation of normal life...

Shea Ralph and Tom Garrick coach during a game in their first season on West End. (Hustler Multimedia/Alexa White)

‘A Basketball Story’: The Next Chapter of Shea Ralph and Tom Garrick’s Basketball Journey is Underway at Vanderbilt

By Justin Hershey, Vanderbilt University April 29, 2022

When Vanderbilt head coach Shea Ralph encountered Tom Garrick more than 15 years ago, she was impressed. But perhaps not for the reasons you might expect. At first glance, the fact that he was a former...

Multicultural Programming Director Mariana Vallejo answers questions from members of the House of Representatives on April 15.

Student leaders criticize Multicultural Programming director for lack of cultural events

By Richard Pereira, Florida Atlantic University April 27, 2022

Several student leaders have recently criticized Multicultural Programming Director Mariana Vallejo for the lack of cultural events the organization held throughout the 2021-22 academic year. Broward...

John Paul JP Ramel was a Utica University student who was set to graduate on May 12.

Utica University mourns the loss of senior John Paul “JP” Ramel

By Matthew Breault, Utica University April 25, 2022

Utica University continues to mourn the loss of senior construction management major John Paul “JP” Ramel, who passed away on April 10 at age 22 after suffering a stroke. Funeral services for Ramel...

Widman tracking vocals at GFM Recording Studios, showcasing his drive and passion for rap music. Photo by Sterling Widman

Rap, Roommates and a Future in Music

By Dillon Seckington, University of Central Missouri April 25, 2022

While the majority of students at UCM would consider themselves up-to-date on the current trends of music, only a fraction of them create tracks of their own. From a young age growing up in Spring Hill,...

Professor Amir Esfahani prepares the color palette his class would use for their grid and scaling exercise

Skyline students to embellish a communal area with murals

By Christian Carlo Ceguerra, Skyline College April 25, 2022

Art professor Amir Esfahani’s ART 221 class is partnering with a nearby community to complete a community-based mural project that aims to beautify and depict the culture and history of a San Mateo neighborhood...

Museum of Fine Arts Boston visitors view La Japonaise (Camille Monet in Japanese Costume), a large-scale figure portrait of the artists wife painted in the Impressionist style by Claude Monet in 1876. The painting also makes references to Orientalism, a growing movement within 19th century society, where Eastern people and cultures were depicted based on how white Europeans imagined them to look. Oriental subjects became so popular that a French Society of Orientalist Painters was founded in 1893.

Curating a culture of belonging: How Boston’s art museums are reimagining a more inclusive future

By Taylor Blackley, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston April 21, 2022

Visual artists have long been using their craft to call for social and racial justice. Now, the time has come for institutions to answer. Visual art is a forum for the public to come together to evaluate...

 I go out into the street every day fearing that the garment sitting on my head will subject me to physical or verbal harm. (Hustler Staff/Alexa White)

FAQUIH: Wearing a Balaclava isn’t the serve you think it is. Sincerely, a Hijabi.

By Duaa Faquih, Vanderbilt University April 21, 2022

If you’ve been on social media this winter, you’ve probably come across the rising fashion trend of wearing “balaclavas,” a cloth garment worn around the face that covers most of the wearer’s...

Highland Quad, as photographed on May 17, 2020. (Hustler Multimedia/Emily Gonçalves)

Student’s external test indicates high levels of mold in Morgan House

By Brina Ratangee, Vanderbilt University April 19, 2022

The Office of Housing and Residential Experience (OHARE) stated that they are “responding to a report of mold” in a Jan. 20 email to Morgan and Lewis House residents. On Jan. 19, Morgan House Residential...

Utica University’s women’s soccer team with a check for ,000 to send Team IMPACT teammate Arianna “Anna” LaBella to Disney World.

Utica WSOC raises $6,000 to send Team IMPACT teammate to Disney World

By Matthew Breault, Utica University April 18, 2022

The Utica University women’s soccer team recently raised $6,000 to send Team IMPACT teammate Arianna “Anna” LaBella and her family to Disney World. LaBella, the 12-year-old local from Ilion, who...

Pictures from two DoresDivest protests and a digital recreation of the giant unicorn head 
(Photos courtesy Miguel Moravec and Abhinav Krishnan, design by Cara Kim)

Diermeier and the Giant Unicorn: Understanding Fossil Fuel Divestment

By Abhinav Krishnan, Brynn Jones, Trent Griffith, and Nandika Chirala April 15, 2022

 As Vanderbilt's Ninth Chancellor, Daniel Diermeier started his inaugural Founder's Walk speech, student activists wearing orange beanies and carrying big white posters with big red letters began...

Promoting a broader understanding of birth control side effects is crucial. (Hustler Staff/Stanley Zhao)

ZHAO: Men really should know how the pill works

By Stanley Zhao, Vanderbilt University April 13, 2022

Recently, I learned just how many side effects a birth control pill can have.  A few weeks ago as I was mindlessly scrolling through Tik Tok searching for the next quirky trend or shenanigan that my...

Office of First-Generation Student Success in Student Services building room 214-A.

Professor: Cost, familial pressure, and accessibility can influence first-generation students’ experiences

By Nadia Gordon, Florida Atlantic University April 13, 2022

First-generation students comprise over 30% of Florida Atlantic University’s population across all six campuses but they are largely underserved in higher education. As college enrollment declines nationwide...

Vanderbilt Special Projects Coordinator Andrew Maraniss gives a talk. (Courtesy of Andrew Maraniss)

Unsung Hero: How Andrew Maraniss is impacting Vanderbilt Athletics

By Jaime Pérez, Vanderbilt University April 12, 2022

The Fred Russell-Grantland Rice Scholarship was first awarded by Vanderbilt University in 1956, in honor of the two sportswriting giants. For the past 60 years, it has given talented student journalists...

The Student Health Center, as photographed on Sept. 10, 2020. (Hustler Multimedia/Alex Venero)

Knoxville Planned Parenthood Center intentionally burned down amid rising legislative restrictions on abortion

By Duaa Faquih and Brina Ratangee April 11, 2022

On Dec. 31, an intentional fire destroyed the Planned Parenthood Health Center in Knoxville, the only clinic in East Tennessee. This act came at the close of a year filled with several legislative attempts...

Pierce Kennamer holds up a rideshare zone sign that will inform students as safety reminders.

Pierce Kennamer implements initiative to promote rideshare safety and prevent sexual assault

By Richard Pereira, Florida Atlantic University April 4, 2022

Creating a safer on-campus experience has been one of Chief Financial Officer and Student Body President-Elect Pierce Kennamer’s top priorities in FAU’s Student Government. With an initiative titled...

Student activists at the Sept. 10 Dores Divest protest. (Hustler Staff/Abhinav Krishnan)

Students file legal complaint alleging university investment in fossil fuels violates non-profit investment obligations

By Ekta Anand, Charlotte Mauger, and Brina Ratangee March 29, 2022

UPDATED: This story was updated on Feb. 16 at 12:43 p.m. CST to include information on the Dores Divest “Climate walkout.” This story was further updated at 2:30 p.m. to include a university response...

In the first game without Coach Mike Parnell in over 16 seasons, the Utica Pioneers defeated SUNY Poly for the 13th time in 14 all-time matchups.

Men’s lacrosse plays first game without Mike Parnell as Head Coach

By Emily Joss, Utica University March 23, 2022

Late into the evening of Tuesday, March 1, multiple Utica University sports teams piled into the dome to celebrate the life of former Utica men’s head lacrosse coach Mike Parnell. The SAAC representatives...

The climax of the opening ceremony was snowflakes. A large snowflake composed of 96 double-sided screens in the form of small snowflakes is suspended in the center of the venue.

Beijing Winter Olympics Impacts Many Lives

By Junping Xia, University of Central Missouri March 16, 2022

 Six years of hard work, sixteen days of extreme bloom — on Feb. 20, 2022 the 24th Olympic Winter Games ended in Beijing. This global ice and snow event has made China the focus of the world's attention,...

FAU beat Georgia State in the 2002 Atlantic Sun Championship game to qualify for its first-ever NCAA Tournament.

20 years later: The 2002 FAU men’s basketball team remembers their time in the NCAA Tournament

By Richard Pereira, Florida Atlantic University March 16, 2022

2002 was a historic year for the FAU men’s basketball team. FAU finished with a 19-12 record (13-7 A-Sun), was one of the best squads in the Atlantic Sun Conference, and beat Georgia State University...

The student-led rally on Sunday saw hundreds of people from all over New England turn out in support for Ukrainians on Sunday, Feb. 27th.

Hundreds gather Sunday in support of Ukraine at Boston Common

By Alexa Grayson, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston March 15, 2022

Hundreds of people showed up at Boston Common and then marched down Newbury and Boylston Streets on Sunday in an act of solidarity for Ukrainian citizens and condemning Russia’s recent unprovoked invasion...

Vasyl Yurkuts, an international student from Ukraine, wearing a traditional Ukrainian Vyshyvanka.

Ukrainians at Utica University reflect on war and devastation

By Thomas Caputo, Utica University March 14, 2022

Vasyl Yurkuts is an international student from Ukraine studying English at Utica University. He was roughly 4,700 miles away from his home country when he learned Ukraine was being invaded by Russian forces. On...

A 16 year-old Aine Pierre poses with her first dose of hormones at CVS.

Transgender children deserve access to procedures

By Aine Pierre, Wake Forest University March 14, 2022

For LGBTQ+ people, especially transgender youth a storm is brewing in the United States. On Friday, Feb. 18, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton wrote in an opinion that providing or abetting gender-affirming...

Vanderbilt University students cheer on the Commodores at Memorial Gymnasium during the 2018-19 mens basketball season. (Hustler Multimedia/Emily Gonçalves)

HERSHEY: University athletics attendance policy alienates students, its most important fans

By Justin Hershey, Vanderbilt University March 10, 2022

On February 15, 2021—almost one year ago—Vanderbilt announced that a select number of senior students would be permitted back inside Memorial Gymnasium for the first time since Feb. 26, 2020 and the...

Wang is an international student from China at Wake Forest University and frequently shares about her life in the Old Gold & Black

International student struggles with identity

By Yushuo Wang, Wake Forest University March 10, 2022

 “Which do you prefer, ‘Olivia’ or ‘Yushuo’?” a professor asked me face-to-face.  Silence. “Um…” I should have been used to this question after filling out so many Google Forms that...

Artist Ebony Johnson Wright sits in front of her painting, Portrait of Jamal. She primarily paints Black figures to showcase the beauty and joy of Black individuals rather than the pain and discrimination frequently portrayed in art. I just want them to look like they are important, Wright said about her portraits. Like they mean something to the world. Wrights work has been featured in many galleries, including at UCM, and she has also won multiple awards for her art and the messages it covers.

Artist Uses Her Paintings to Make Others Seen

By Emma Fischer, University of Central Missouri March 9, 2022

Bright ochre yellows, rich cerulean blue and dark, complex mixtures of brown made a series of paintings in a University of Central Missouri art classroom particularly eye-catching. Several three-by-four...

The nearly unqualified welcoming of Ukrainian refugees raises questions about the rejection of refugees from other parts of the world.

Western response to Ukraine conflict betrays racism

By Sophie Guymon, Wake Forest University March 8, 2022

As conflict rages on between Russia and Ukraine, people from all walks of life and sides of the political spectrum have come together in support of Ukraine. However, this support of Ukraine — when compared...

We spoke with the cast of The Sex Lives of College Girls. (Jessica Brooks/HBO Max)

Let’s talk about sex, baby: An interview with the cast of HBO Max’s ‘The Sex Lives of College Girls’

By Phoebe Sklansky, Vanderbilt University March 8, 2022

Spoiler alert: this show is about the sex lives of college girls. If you read my initial recap of the series, you’ll know that “The Sex Lives of College Girls” (TSLOCG)—conceived by Mindy Kaling...

Troy Kotsurs historic nomination comes from his role as Frank Rossi in the film CODA.

Troy Kotsur Becomes First Deaf Actor to Be Nominated for an Oscar

By Alexander Fitzgerald, Howard Community College March 7, 2022

On Feb. 8, 2022, Troy Kotsur became the first Deaf actor nominated for an Academy Award in the ceremony's 94-year history. Kotsur, who is nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category, stars in the...

Mynmar’s tumultous political situation didn’t deter Khant from pursuing his education.

International student’s plight during Myanmar Coup

By Phil Ho, Skyline College March 3, 2022

By all accounts, taking CHEM 220 is a challenging endeavor, especially when the military cuts off your internet every night, throws rocks at your window and threatens you with large caliber rifles if you...

The flags that Student Government places in Tribble courtyard takes on new meaning when you know someone the flag represents.

Finding meaning in the unthinkable

By Alyssa Soltren, Wake Forest University March 1, 2022

 "But she’s so smart and hardworking." "But she has rosy cheeks and a soft, bright smile." "But we shared notes with each other in Anatomy class." These were just a few waves of the tsunami of thoughts...

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