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The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

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...

FROM THE VAULT: Georgiana Santullo becomes most capped women’s hockey player of all-time

By Mickale Thompson, Utica University February 14, 2023

Georgiana Santullo enjoys a pregame coffee every now and then on game days. However, the D3 hockey star would tell you that pregame rituals can sometimes create mental blocks and cause distraction, having...

Start Lighthouse is one nonprofit available through Serving the City that works to improve child literacy through a social justice lens.

Fordham Students Give Back Through Serving the City Internship Program

By ANDREW ARMOUR, Fordham University - The Observer February 10, 2023

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article included information regarding a connection between the Center for Educational Innovation and the hiring of a full-time “experiential learning” director....

Photo from inside of the Randall’s Island Shelter showing the housing layout provided to migrants.

Fordham Welcomes Asylum Seekers Into Lincoln Center Area

By MATTHIAS LAI, Fordham University - The Observer February 7, 2023

Fordham Lincoln Center’s (FLC) newest neighbors moved in just three blocks south of campus in November 2022. Due to an influx of asylum seekers arriving in buses at New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal,...

Graphic depicting students protesting on campus (Hustler Multimedia/Alexa White).

FELLAS: What happened to radical student protests?

By Nora Fellas, Vanderbilt University February 2, 2023

If you’ve ever listened to conservative pundits, you’d think that all of today’s college campuses—Vanderbilt included—are bastions of left-wing revolutionary activity. While our generation is...

Graduate students and community members carried signs while circling outside Corbett Center Student Union on on Dec. 1, 2022, calling on NMSU administration to negotiate their needs.

‘We’ve come a long way,’ NMSU graduate workers strike a deal with administration

By Adeline Triplett, New Mexico State University February 2, 2023

This spring semester marks a change for university graduate workers, who have successfully concluded their first contractual agreement with New Mexico State University administration, after months...

AAUP Utica Poster, Stronger together, which replaced the graphic image on the Daily Nous website.

Graphic image shared online in response to Academic Program Review

By Hollie David, Utica University February 1, 2023

A graphic image of Utica University President Laura Casamento was posted on, a website where information and blogs are published about and for the philosophy profession, on Jan. 20. However,...

The Tennessee State Capitol, as photographed on July 28, 2022. (Hustler Multimedia/Miguel Beristain)

Davidson County Election Commission issues incorrect ballots, settles lawsuit with ACLU

By Ben Arthur, Vanderbilt University January 17, 2023

During early voting for the 2022 midterm elections, over 400 voters in Tennessee’s 5th, 6th and 7th Districts cast their ballots in the wrong congressional district due to errors from the Davidson County...

The Roma team of brothers, cousins and family friends pictured left to right on Oct. 26, 2022: Mojhed, Jaafar, Saif, Tim, Majed, Hamza, Hantouli. (Hustler Multimedia/Keng Teghen)

Crust and community: Why Roma is more than a pizzeria

By Elise Harris, Vanderbilt University January 9, 2023

Nowhere other than Roma Pizza & Pasta can you indulge in a 3 a.m. Pepperoni Suicide, handmade by an 18-year-old Palestinian entrepreneur who doubles as an honorary member of Vanderbilt’s Beta Pi...

Graphic depicting a group of people embracing each other at a concert. (Hustler Multimedia/Vanessa Schor)

Music: a universal language of connection

By Greer Fraser, Vanderbilt University December 14, 2022

Summertime in the Midwest comes with two guarantees: unpredictable weather changes and the only public display of music being the Top 50 Hits playlists that flood out of the local supermarket’s grainy...

A sunset reflecting the sidewalk at Bull Hall on the university campus.

Major Sunsetting: Academic program review

By Isabella Hudziak and Hollie David December 9, 2022

Utica University is undergoing an Academic Program Review spurred by a Board of Trustees resolution, which has caused unrest and questions on campus. The university has individually reviewed majors...

A protest on Aug. 28, 2021 led to increased conversations around sexual violence on campus.

The brutal aftermath of a sexual assault at Wake Forest

By Lauren Carpenter, Wake Forest University December 9, 2022

On the morning of Saturday, Aug. 27, I was sexually assaulted and left on the sidewalk in front of the unaffiliated Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) house. With no phone or ID, I was left alone to get back to...

Joshua Katz responds to a comment that a student makes during his lecture.

Education students express concerns about teachers’ working conditions

By Richard Pereira, Florida Atlantic University December 7, 2022

Teachers are essential to enhancing the education and knowledge they provide to students all across the world. However, they have been underappreciated in the United States. According to a study researchers...

Eight of the younger Commons kids celebrate Juneteenth together. (Photo courtesy of Dr.  Roosevelt Noble)

Growing up on Commons

By Elise Harris, Vanderbilt University December 5, 2022

If you think Vanderbilt becomes a ghost town over the holiday and summer breaks, you’re highly mistaken. When students are away, the Commons kids come out to play. Some of the first people to greet...

Students march around Hearn Plaza at an Aug. 28, 2021 protest concerning sexual violence.

‘We have work to do:’ Campus Climate Survey data released

By Christa Dutton, Breanna Laws, and Connor McNeely November 28, 2022

Fifty-five percent of the total sample gathered by the Campus Climate Survey reported experiencing at least one incident of sexual misconduct. The results of the survey, which was conducted in the spring...

Vanderbilts Student Access Office, as photographed on Oct. 2, 2022. (Hustler Multimedia/Narenkumar Thirmiya)

‘Dehumanizing’: Students allege challenges with mobility rides

By Jacob Stoebner, Vanderbilt University November 23, 2022

The Student Access Office announced on Sept. 26 that it moved to room 216 in Sarratt Center from the Baker Building. Amid these changes aimed to improve accessibility, injured students allege challenges...

The Clothesline Project was an interactive exhibit held on Oct. 27, 2022, in the Corbett Center Student Union West Ballroom. Participants anonymously hung up different colored shirts with their stories to raise awareness for assault and abuse survivors.

The Clothesline Project leaves large impact on NMSU community

By Claire Quintana, New Mexico State University November 8, 2022

The Criminal Justice Department hosted The Clothesline Project on Oct. 27, 2022, in the Corbett Center West Ballroom, and it brought students and faculty together for a common cause — domestic violence...

The API support group meets every other Monday at 5 p.m. in the LGBT+ Programs room located on the second floor of the Corbett Student Union. Photo taken on Oct. 24, 2022.

Students pave the way for API visibility and support on campus 

By Riley Robertson, New Mexico State University November 7, 2022

When several students felt a lack of on-campus representation for Asian and Pacific Islander communities, they began to take steps to increase visibility and support for these groups. Students for API...

A banner posted outside Sarratt Student Center, captured on Sept. 23, 2022. (Hustler Multimedia/Barrie Barto)

Gov. Lee calls for investigation of VUMC transgender health clinic after accusatory social media posts

By Charlotte Mauger and Rachael Perrotta November 4, 2022

Governor Bill Lee called for an investigation into Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s transgender health clinic on Sept. 21 in response to a Twitter thread by conservative political commentator...

Supreme Court to hear Affirmative Action lawsuits; WFU will remain committed to diversity

By Breanna Laws and Hope Zhu November 2, 2022

Correction Oct. 31: The lede of this story has been updated to more accurately reflect the Office of Admissions' position that its values will not change when it comes to admissions.  Despite the Supreme...

Courtesy of Utica University website, depicting an orange sign with the name.

New Flex Work Programs will reduce the work hours of full-time staff members

By Mickale Thompson, Utica University October 31, 2022

Utica University recently, with an announcement from President Laura Casamento, launched a new program that will reduce full-time staff work hours from 37.5 to 32 hours.  The announcement came on the...

The “Ethnic Name Thing”: What It’s Like When People Struggle to Pronounce Your Name

By Emily Niedermeyer, Northeastern University October 28, 2022

Roll call on the first day of class usually goes without a hitch for most. The professor calls your name, you raise your hand, say “here,” and the next name is called. For those with non-English...

Participants and crowd-goers raise several signs at the Rally for Choice outside Thomas-Branigan Memorial Library on Oct. 15, 2022.

Reproductive healthcare funding in Doña Ana County sparks conversation

By Riley Robertson, New Mexico State University October 27, 2022

Many gathered to show their support for their access to reproductive care on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Rally to Defend Choice in Las Cruces. Some assembled in a counter-protest to the rally which highlighted...

Larry Wanke %238 walks down the track during his Senior Day game for the Blue Streaks.

Life After JCU — Larry Wanke

By Ashley McCall, John Carroll University October 24, 2022

John Carroll University has received the title of the “pipeline to the National Football League” with many of the alumni working in the front offices or on the coaching staffs of these professional...

Graphic depicting a survivor of sexual assault seeking support online (Hustler Multimedia/Alexa White).

SOENEN: Overturning Roe v. Wade stripped student sexual assault survivors of agency

By Katiana Soenen, Vanderbilt University October 21, 2022

Editor’s note: This piece contains mention of sexual assault. A version of this commentary originally appeared in The Tennessean on Aug. 24, 2022. About one month after I was raped during my first...

Indigenous Peoples Day events at Wake Forest honor Indigenous teachings and sustainability practices.

Fostering connections on Indigenous Peoples Day

By Breanna Laws, Wake Forest University October 21, 2022

On Monday, Oct. 11, the Office of Sustainability partnered with the Intercultural Center to host a celebration for Indigenous Peoples Day. This event featured the planting of a new campus garden behind...

The Lumineers bring “BRIGHTSIDE” to life at Bridgestone Arena, as photographed on Sept. 1, 2022. (Huster Multimedia/Arianna Santiago)

Looking on the ‘BRIGHTSIDE’ with The Lumineers at Bridgestone Arena

By Zoe Abel, Vanderbilt University October 14, 2022

When I was 11 years old, I downloaded the entire Lumineers album onto my first iPod nano.  The Lumineers have been a musical constant in my life. When I was 12, I listened to “Ho Hey” when I would...

Lim has not yet returned to the encampment to apologize to the residents. But, she has sent someone she works with to give the residents food.

DePaul student apologizes for homeless publicity stunt

By Kiersten Riedford, DePaul University October 14, 2022

Sarah Lim, a 17-year-old DePaul freshman, expressed some regret for her homeless publicity stunt last week.  In a one-on-one interview with The DePaulia, Lim described her actions as inappropriate. ...

Emergency call box located in the parking lot front of Bull Hall.

Utica students discuss the effectiveness of the blue lights system

By Mickale Thompson, Utica University October 14, 2022

The blue lights system is a strategic safety resource that allows students to get in contact with Campus Safety in the event of an emergency. Campus Safety will be alerted when the blue light system is...

Georgina Badoni (left), Manal Hamzeh (center) and Judith Flores Carmona (right) usher in the Chicana/Latina Studies Journal at NMSU on Sept.16, 2022.

The Chicano Journal has made its way to NMSU

By Leighanne Muñoz, New Mexico State University October 10, 2022

On Sept. 16, 2022, the Chicano Journal was brought to New Mexico State University with a transition in editors. The journal celebrates minorities that do not get as much recognition as others do in creative...

Songbird Musical Service is a newly-founded club that provides musical therapy to residents diagnosed with dementia.

Songbird Musical Service spreads musical joy

By Isabella Romine, Wake Forest University October 10, 2022

“You were playing so well. Do you know another?” Winston-Salem dementia resident Gail asks from where she sits on her narrow bed. She directs the question to freshman Lauren Kooman, who has just strummed...

Dores Divest student protesters carrying a sign next to Founders Walk ceremony. (Hustler Multimedia/Miguel Beristain)

Founders Walk 2022: Dores Divest protesters detained, new formal format

By Aaditi Lele and Ilana Drake October 4, 2022

Editor's Note: Author Aaditi Lele is a member of Dores Divest. Lele was not involved in this protest and did not conduct any interviews included in this piece. Dores Divest, a group that advocates for...

The past, present and future of journalism at JCU: an investigative report

By Laken Kincaid, John Carroll University October 3, 2022

Today, the Tim Russert Department of Communication is mostly associated with its integrated marketing communication (IMC) concentration and its focus on digital media production through its nationally...

Columbus City Attorney Zach Kleins pledge not to prosecute abortion-related crimes was more a political act than a legal one, BW Associate Professor Peter Kwiatkowski said.

Analysis: In case of local prosecutors’ abortion pledge, politics outweighed practicality

By Simon Skoutas, Baldwin Wallace University September 30, 2022

Following the Supreme Court’s overruling of Roe v. Wade and the subsequent enaction of Ohio’s ban on abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, two Ohio prosecutors pledged they would not prosecute...

Lydia Swortzel (left) and her husband, Stevien Reece (right) hold their baby, Oliver.

How a mother’s choice saved her child

By Christa Dutton , Wake Forest University September 28, 2022

When Lydia Swortzel and her husband Stevien Reece found out they were having twins, they were shocked. They were shocked not only because carrying two babies at one time is daunting but shocked all the...

The push for destigmatization of mental health support for athletes

By Addison Berry, Wake Forest University September 27, 2022

As the concern for NCAA athlete mental health issues sparks conversation across the nation, the Wake Forest Sports’ Psychology department and athletes reflect on new mental health-related initiatives...

 The album cover for “Traumazine.” (Photo courtesy of 1501 Certified LLC)

‘Traumazine’ showcases why Megan Thee Stallion stands out in a growing pool of female rappers

By Marques Watson, Vanderbilt University September 23, 2022

Despite the controversies that the Recording Academy has garnered in recent years, most artists and fans consider a Grammy Award to be one of the most prestigious accolades in music. Yet, many dismissed...

University does not plan for COVID-19 dashboard to return

By Hope Zhu, Aine Pierre, and Christa Dutton September 22, 2022

The university has disabled the COVID-19 case dashboard; however, the Old Gold & Black has confirmed that Student Health Services (SHS) has reported 30 current active cases as of Monday night, according...

The Student Body Presidents Executive Assistant John Dunn (pictured standing to the left) represents Pi Kappa Alpha in its case against the Interfraternity Council during the Student Court hearing on Sept. 12, 2022.

Student Court: Interfraternity Council violated Pi Kappa Alpha’s right to due process

By Richard Pereira, Florida Atlantic University September 20, 2022

The Interfraternity Council is responsible for being fair and transparent in its judgment for all the fraternities residing in FAU. Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike) feels they have done the opposite. On Sept....

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