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The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

Watson won the Perseverance and Courage Award, an athlete who shows determination and persistence while overcoming challenges in their day-to-day life, at the Ashpy’s in the spring.   

‘It’s okay to not be okay’: The story of Sarah Watson

By Brynn Meisse, Ashland University September 28, 2023

September is Suicide Awareness Month, and this month holds an important place for sophomore soccer player Sarah Watson. When Watson was 8 years old, her father, Brian, was struggling with depression,...

Walter F. Mondale Hall on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.

Students respond to Amy Coney Barrett speaking at Northrop

By Amirah Razman, University of Minnesota September 27, 2023

United States Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett will be featured at the University of Minnesota Law School’s annual Robert A. Stein Lecture, the school announced Sept. 6. Students for a Democratic...

Graphic depicting a five-point decrease in Vanderbilts U.S. News & World Report ranking. (Hustler Multimedia/Lexie Perez)

CHUNG: Vanderbilt reveals its true colors after dropping in rank

By Olivia Chung, Vanderbilt University September 27, 2023

On one fateful day, Vanderbilt’s world was flipped upside down when the U.S. News 2024 Best National College ranking was released. I woke up that morning to a mass outcry by students over Vanderbilt’s...

Kirkland Hall, as photographed on Aug. 21, 2020. (Hustler Multimedia/Hunter Long)

Chancellor Diermeier, Provost Raver criticize ‘incompetent’ U.S. News ranking methodology after drop in rank

By Rachael Perrotta, Vanderbilt University September 27, 2023

Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost C. Cybele Raver emailed students, alumni and faculty at around 9 a.m. CDT on Monday morning, criticizing the U.S. News Best National Universities ranking’s methodology...

(From top left to right): MCM bag, large Telfar shopper, Clear Dooney & Bourke handbag. (from bottom left to right): red medium Telfar shopper, Telfar minis in various colors.

‘Quiet’ University Luxury

By Scottlynn Ballard , Murray State University September 26, 2023

If someone were to ask what the average college student wardrobe looks like, there are likely some staples that come to mind: athleisure joggers, denim jeans, the many Murray State T-shirts given at...

Runners fundraising for Camp Hope covered in colored chalk on Saturday, Sept. 9.

Color run raises thousands for Las Cruces homeless

By Adeline Triplett, New Mexico State University September 26, 2023

Community members raced to New Mexico State University on Saturday, Sept. 9 to participate in a Color Run for the Las Cruces Community of Hope. The run was held in partnership between NMSU’s Office...

Former Yellow Jacket Anthony Kendall makes NFL roster

By Tommy Maroon, Baldwin Wallace University September 25, 2023

In just one year, Anthony Kendall went from being a star cornerback for the Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets and an All-American to claiming a place on the Tennessee Titans practice squad and eventually...

Trystan Schultz harvesting brussel sprouts on the Cornercopia Organic Student Farm on Monday, Sept. 18, 2023. She is volunteering at the farm through a class that she is taking.

Student Organic Farm provides produce and works on improving the UMN farmers market

By Amelia Roessler, University of Minnesota September 21, 2023

Volunteers of the University of Minnesota Student Organic Farm (SOF) have learned how to grow and provide organic produce at the University’s weekly farmers market every Wednesday at the Getaway Plaza...

Jaron DeLaCruz performs to over 500 people, his first larger show as DustBowlChampion, in Riverside.

Going TikTok viral

By Jiselle Cardenas, California State University - Fresno September 20, 2023

Starting off a career as an independent, one-man band musician is already difficult as it is for artists barely starting out, but not for Jaron DeLaCruz, self-proclaimed “DustBowlChampion.” The...

Email sent to the Baldwin Wallace student body in response to the stickers being present on campus

White nationalism stickers found on campus reveal national issue

By Simon Skoutas, Baldwin Wallace University September 20, 2023

At the beginning of the Fall 2023 semester, Baldwin Wallace University sent out an email to students which said that stickers with nationalist messaging were found on campus. The stickers reveal a deeper...

An image of Sabira Khalili on a train, in Boston

Personal Story: The Consequences of Islamophobia on the Muslims in America

By Sabira Khalili, Northeastern University September 20, 2023

When I landed in Boston in the summer of 2022, I was happy to go along when an American friend offered me a short tour of the city.   I was so excited that it was probably written all over my face....

Graphic depicting Barbie reading Simone de Beauvoirs The Second Sex (Hustler Multimedia/Lexie Perez)

FELLAS: ‘Barbie’ fails as feminist film

By Nora Fellas, Vanderbilt University September 20, 2023

Editor’s note: This editorial contains spoilers for “Barbie” and mention of sexual assault.   Greta Gerwig’s new film “Barbie” has received massive acclaim from reviewers and audiences...

Construction on a new apartment building in Dinkytown on Thursday June 29, 2023.

UMN students give testimonies against Identity Dinkytown at Wednesday Senate hearing

By Grace Henrie and Amelia Roessler September 19, 2023

University of Minnesota student and expert testimonies were heard at the Minnesota Senate regarding the delayed move-in date of the Identity Dinkytown apartment complex on Wednesday. The Senate Committees...

Updated: CSU tuition increase is expected to raise $840 million in five-year plan

By David Victor and Jazmin Alvarado September 19, 2023

Following hours of tense discussion and proposed amendments, the California State University Board of Trustees approved a five-year annual tuition increase during its meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The...

The Library of Congress preserves WJCU’s Bocskai Rádió

By Alissa Van Dress, John Carroll University September 19, 2023

On Aug. 1, 2023, The Library of Congress informed WJCU’s Hungarian-American community genre show, “Bocskai Rádió,” via email that the Hungarian website was selected for preservation in the Voices...

Robert Greathouse with his wife and some of his children and grandchildren after receiving his diploma.

A birthday gift from Zippy

By Olivia Kurylo, University of Akron September 18, 2023

Jane Rotsching composes an email to The University of Akron, a simple inquiry driving her fingers across the letters of her keyboard. Rotsching doesn’t know what to expect, but she is determined just...

The Tennessee Capitol building on a rainy day, as photographed on April 6, 2023. (Hustler Staff/Katherine Oung)

Tennessee gun laws: What you need to know

By Katherine Oung, Vanderbilt University May 31, 2023

In the wake of the Covenant School shooting that killed three students and three staff members, student activists, Vanderbilt community members and elected leaders have placed renewed attention on Tennessee’s...

How will SB83 impact DEI initiatives at John Carroll University?

By Laken Kincaid, John Carroll University May 31, 2023

In recent years, the United States has been highly divided with a growing ideological and cultural polarization between the country's major political parties. This has resulted in several contentious and...

Justin Jones marches alongside clergy, civil rights leaders and community members en route to the capitol, as photographed on April 10, 2023. (Hustler Staff/Brina Ratangee)

Reps. Justin Jones and Justin Pearson unanimously reinstated, students lead marches in support

By Brina Ratangee and Alison Winters May 17, 2023

Vanderbilt students working with March for Our Lives co-organized a march and rally on April 10 to support Vanderbilt Divinity student Rep. Justin Jones (D-Nashville) as he was reinstated to the Tennessee...

Amber Steele teaches a contemporary modern dance class at Skyline on April 12.

Amber Steele brings an enthusiastic twist to contemporary modern dance

By Kathia Noriega, Skyline College May 12, 2023

Amber Steele brings an inviting environment to contemporary modern dance classes at Skyline. Professor Amber Steele teaches dance classes at Skyline that range from a variety of different styles of...

Kyle Richardson representing Sigma Chi proudly in the midst of their Philanthropy supporting the Huntsman Cancer Foundation. April 28th, 2023

NMSU Sigma Chi raises $20,000 for cancer research while supporting brother

By Claire Quintana, New Mexico State University May 9, 2023

Sororities and fraternities are mainly known for the social aspect of their organizations, with date parties, sisterhoods, and other social events.  But these Greek life organizations are also known for...

 A photo of the truck that Bezuhla used her savings to buy and donated to the army to transfer supplies and the wounded.

Living in War: Ukrainian Woman Shares her Experience Returning Home to Kyiv

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, University of Akron May 5, 2023

Around nine months have passed since the war officially started, and much has changed for Ukraine and its people. Ukrainian citizen Hanna Bezuhla’s story began with The Buchtelite article “Living in...

Student teachers from the University of Akron enjoy a photograph together at the experiential learning site in Barberton.

A Collaboration With Barberton High School Gives Students a Unique Opportunity

By Madison Nadeau, University of Akron May 5, 2023

Can you imagine that instead of sitting in a classroom on campus, going to class meant getting real-life experience? For nearly 30 years, this has been the reality for UA seniors majoring in Adolescent...

A custom digital graphic depicting people seated in a cinema

Is Cinema Dead?

By Shaunak Patil, Howard Community College May 5, 2023

It’s another boring Friday night. With no plans whatsoever I decide to head to my local theater and hope for something to keep me entertained.  Walking inside the theatre I stare at the giant digital...

Tamia Potter celebrates Match Day with the emeritus deans of Case Western School of Medicine, spouses Dr. Robert Haynie and Dr. Edwina Robinson. (Photo courtesy of Tamia Potter)

Meet Tamia Potter, VUMC’s first Black female neurosurgery resident

By Elise Harris, Vanderbilt University May 3, 2023

Match Day 2023 marked an important milestone for nearly 35,000 aspiring physicians across the country. But one made history here at Vanderbilt. If you spent even half an hour on Instagram on March 17,...

Out-of-state students can no longer use a drivers license from their home state in order to vote in upcoming elections.

ID required to vote in May 2 election, out-of-state students impacted

By Simon Skoutas, Baldwin Wallace University May 3, 2023

The May 2 special election is the first election in which Ohio voters must provide photo identification to vote in person, a guideline that could impact out-of-state college students.   House Bill...

Protestors chant as legislators walk into the House chamber, as photographed on April 6, 2023. (Hustler Staff/Katherine Oung)

‘The nation is watching’: Students lead protests as Rep. Justin Jones and Rep. Justin Pearson are expelled

By Katherine Oung, Vanderbilt University April 25, 2023

The Tennessee House of Representatives took the unprecedented move of expelling Rep. Justin Jones (D - Nashville), a Vanderbilt Divinity School student, and Rep. Justin Pearson (D - Memphis) — the body’s...

Ohio State Senator Catherine Ingram, a Democrat from Cincinnati and member of the Workforce and Higher Education Committee.

Ohio’s proposed campus ‘free speech’ bill sparks debate among professors, students

By Simon Skoutas, Baldwin Wallace University April 24, 2023

On March 15, Senate Bill 83, a bill that would withhold state funding for private universities if they require diversity, equity and inclusion training and do not show proof of encouraging “intellectual...

NMSU faculty expressed their stance on gender diversity in the universitys administration. Graphic by Carlos Herrera

Lack of gender diversity in administration provokes concerns

By Riley Robertson, New Mexico State University April 24, 2023

Equal representation has been historically deficient in all levels of authoritative positions. New Mexico State University’s recent search for a new provost reflected a lack of gender diversity among...

A child holds his candle at the vigil, as photographed on March 29, 2023. (Hustler Multimedia/Barrie Barto)

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: As a reporter, I’m begging you to pay attention

By Rachael Perrotta, Vanderbilt University April 18, 2023

As I sat in class Monday morning, distant sirens sounded in the background. Attending school so close to VUMC, it’s common to hear these wails, and I instinctively tuned them out. Soon, though, texts...

Peabody Library and Vanderbilt University Medical Center as photographed on March 30, 2023. (Hustler Multimedia/Amelia Simpson)

‘Heartbreaking’: Vanderbilt community reacts to Covenant School shooting

By Aaditi Lele, Vanderbilt University April 17, 2023

After a shooting at The Covenant School left six victims dead — including a Vanderbilt alum — within 4 miles of campus, administrators convened a university-wide meeting to offer condolences. The Hustler...

Trojans baseball player Alex Dayle has overcome a traumatic brain injury to return to play the sport he loves.
Photo by Virginia Statesman staff.

Trojan overcomes traumatic injury

By Terry Jackson, PhD, Virginia State University April 13, 2023

Imagine you are 16 and you are in the height of the pandemic. You live in the Big Apple, Harlem, Manhattan, New York City but you are a private school kid trying to make the best out of the world shutting...

Graphic depicting Peabody College’s Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Nicole Joseph (Hustler Multimedia/Lexie White).

HARRIS: In defense of Dean Nicole Joseph

By Elise Harris, Vanderbilt University April 12, 2023

The Feb. 13 Michigan State tragedy was the U.S.’s 67th mass shooting of 2023, once again stirring up heated emotions about our leaders’ passiveness towards gun violence. In response, Peabody College’s...

March 18, 2023, Angie Case, sophomore art education major (left), and Julia Stein, junior biology and public health double major (right), winners of the D1 Women’s Doubles at Nationals.

Racquetball team places first in two divisions at national tournament

By Molly Cancian, Baldwin Wallace University April 11, 2023

The BW Racquetball Club had a successful season with an overall first-place finish in Division II and a first-place finish in Division I women's doubles at the USA Racquetball National Intercollegiate...

Sheryl Crow performs at the Love Rising benefit concert, as photographed on March 20, 2023. (Hustler Staff/Katherine Oung)

‘Juxtaposition of jubilance and fear’: Love Rising concert raises funds for LGBTQ+ organizations in Tennessee matched up to $100,000

By Jorie Fawcett, Rachael Perrotta, and Katherine Oung April 11, 2023

During their set at the March 20 Love Rising benefit concert, nonbinary country music singer Adeem the Artist summed up the dueling emotions felt by attendees and performers alike — and perhaps Tennessee’s...

Graphic depicting a memorial for victims of a campus shooting (Hustler Multimedia/Lexie Perez).

WEITZEL: The heartbreak may not ever end, but we should still fight it

By Noah Weitzel, Vanderbilt University April 5, 2023

I didn’t even know it had happened until hours later. An event that used to numb people with shock was not even the first thing on my feed when I scrolled through my News app at lunch on Feb. 14....

The K.C. Potter Center for LGBTQ life, as photographed on Aug. 28, 2022. (Hustler Multimedia/Amelia Simpson)

Vanderbilt creates task force on Tennessee laws restricting gender-affirming care for minors and drag shows, community reacts

By Matthew Shipley and Katherine Oung April 4, 2023

UPDATE: This piece was updated on March 19 to include a comment from Vanderbilt College Democrats. Editor’s note: This piece includes anti-trans comments. Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Provost C....

“One of the best political journalism programs in the nation”: How do you “Meet the Press” at JCU?

By Laken Kincaid, John Carroll University April 3, 2023

Many use the weekend to unwind after being enthralled in the nine-to-five lifestyle. However, on Capitol Hill, you can be sure that, as Tim Russert would say: “if it's Sunday, it's ‘Meet the Press.’”...

Graphic depicting a student reading an automated message. (Hustler Multimedia/Lexie Perez)

FELLAS: Vanderbilt’s ChatGPT email is automated hypocrisy

By Nora Fellas, Vanderbilt University March 31, 2023

Peabody College’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion sent an email to students on Feb. 16 about the Feb. 13 Michigan State University shooting where three students were fatally shot. The email...

The Peabody Administration building, captured on Oct. 24, 2022. (Hustler Multimedia/Claire Gatlin)

Peabody EDI Office responds to MSU shooting with email written using ChatGPT

By Rachael Perrotta, Vanderbilt University March 30, 2023

A note at the bottom of a Feb. 16 email from the Peabody Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion regarding the recent shooting at Michigan State University stated that the message had been written using...

A graphic depicting a student confused and overwhelmed by their grades. (Hustler Multimedia/Lexie Perez)

SAK: GPA at Vanderbilt is meaningless

By Daniel Sak, Vanderbilt University March 29, 2023

Last semester, I had just finished writing a big essay, and nervously checked Brightspace to see how I was doing in my classes. After looking at every class and running some calculations, I discovered...

Sex-ed curriculums across the South have been called out for comparing sexually active students to chewing gum and dirty chocolate.

Birds, Bees and Dirty Chocolate?

By Kelly Foster, Delta State University March 23, 2023

Public schools in Mississippi still operate under the amended Section 37-13-171 of the Mississippi Code of 1972. This code has a few strict requirements, including emphasis on abstinence as the “standard”...

Dante Zapata tees up for a faceoff during the 2023 UCHC championship game against the Nazareth Golden Flyers.

Dante Zapata built trust by winning faceoffs in big moments

By Mickale Thompson , Utica University March 23, 2023

Dante Zapata knows the value of the draw and would practice faceoffs enough until he could beat everyone on the team with “ease.” Typically those matchups came through friendly competition in a best-of-five...

A collage of historical pictures from legendary Delta State women’s basketball teams that includes Harris. This one of the few physical pieces of memorabilia recognizing her.

When Will Delta State Monumentalize Lusia “Lucy” Harris?

By The Delta Statement, Delta State University March 22, 2023

Delta State is a place many successful people, some legends, have called home. One of these legends is women’s basketball icon, Lusia “Lucy” Harris. However, despite her esteemed career, Harris's...

The counseling center at Vanderbilt, as photographed on Nov. 9, 2022. (Hustler Multimedia/Barrie Barto)

Parents of former Vanderbilt student Brian Adams file wrongful death lawsuit against university

By Aaditi Lele and Katherine Oung March 9, 2023

Editor’s note: This article includes extensive mention of suicidal ideation and suicide. The parents of Brian Adams, a former member of the Class of 2022, filed a civil lawsuit in Middle Tennessee’s...

Sacramento State junior center Isnelle Natabou sits in The Nest after the Sac State women’s basketball team set a program record with their 20th win of the season on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023. Natabou leads the Big Sky Conference in field goal percentage, shooting .647% The next closest is Idaho’s Beyonce Bea, shooting .486%.

Hornets’ center is a force in the interior amidst record season

By Dylan McNeill and Myla Booth March 7, 2023

Two seasons ago, the Sacramento State women’s basketball team finished with a pitiful 3-22 record. The Hornets needed a reset. When head coach Mark Campbell — newly signed April 2021 — reached...

This is a display of the Regal landmark inside Great Northern Mall, which closed on Jan. 27. Some local enthusiasts are alarmed by the sudden decline of accessible movie theater locations.

Regal theater in North Olmsted the latest in rash of local, nationwide closures

By Kelly Coyne, Baldwin Wallace University March 2, 2023

The Regal movie theater inside the Great Northern Mall in North Olmsted has joined the ranks of several other recently closed Northeast Ohio cinemas. Jan. 27 marked the theater’s final day of movie showings.    ...

Californias estimated revenue  is now expected to be lower than initial predictions, leading to some difficult choices

California’s proposed budget sees increase for community colleges, delays in student housing

By Joshua D Picazo, Skyline College March 1, 2023

Inflation. Job losses. Possible recession. Reduced tax revenue. All of these are factors in California's projected revenue shortfall, leading to cuts and delays in specific funding that higher education...

The gaming kiosk at Tony Ks Bar & Grille will soon be available for customers to place sports wagers.

Legal sports betting could bring opportunities, concerns to BW students

By Simon Skoutas, Baldwin Wallace University February 22, 2023

On New Year’s Day, Ohioans over 21 were granted access to legally gamble on sports games, a move that could potentially impact BW students and athletes.    Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed House...

The athletes interviewed in this piece, from left to right: Angela Hawthorne, Rajveer Singh, Dan Amady and Ro Hernandez.

“The reality is we’re very white:” Inside the lack of diversity in Utica University’s athletic programs

By Mickale Thompson, Utica University February 22, 2023

Angela Hawthorne didn’t want to be an outfield hockey player, instead, she learned how to power push off the ice instantly just by watching other goalies. At 5-foot, 2 inches, it took her years of practice...

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