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The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

Incumbent Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael OMalley has held his position since 2017.

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Democratic bid resurfaces questions over Tamir Rice case

By Simon Skoutas, Baldwin Wallace University February 22, 2024

After a contentious Democratic endorsement bid for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor that resurfaced questions over the criminal investigation of the fatal police shooting of then 12-year-old Black child Tamir...

PART I: With the growing uses of AI worldwide, how is SFSU handling the evolving technology?

By Luis Cortes, Golden Gate Xpress February 22, 2024

When San Francisco State University was introduced to the rising technology of generative AI, some professors were quick to ask questions and wonder about the possibilities. Professors and faculty formed...

A glimpse toward downtown Nashville with multiple tower cranes visible, as photographed on Nov. 3, 2023. (Hustler Multimedia/Royce Yang)

Vanderbilt community reacts to neo-Nazi march downtown

By Jacob Stoebner and Alison Winters February 22, 2024

A neo-Nazi group known as Blood Tribe marched through downtown Nashville on Feb. 17. The group wore red shirts and masks covering their faces as they carried flags with swastikas on them. Blood Tribe...

The face behind the field

By Nadia Abusaid, Texas A&M University - College Station February 20, 2024

After buzzing into Kyle Field on a Friday afternoon, Assistant Athletics Director Nick McKenna greets a Yell Leader and student workers on his way to his office. With faded white paint and worn-down grass...

With increased apartment development near campus, students have gained access to more choice of housing, dealt with a rise in landlord/tenant disputes and brought more traffic to local businesses.

“It’s complicated”: apartment development brings more business, housing options, legal disputes

By Hannah Ward, University of Minnesota February 20, 2024

Over the last decade, housing development close to the University of Minnesota campus has skyrocketed, bringing with it legal disputes, choices and more business to the area.  Two apartments have gone...

Opinion columnist Leo Huppke wrote about the importance of finding queer community.

Opinion: Gay men, where are you?

By Leo Huppke, University of Minnesota February 20, 2024

During my first year at the University of Minnesota, I could count the number of other gay men I knew on a single hand.  Maybe it was just bad luck.  But even as I began to befriend other queer...

The front of the Northrop Mall on Nov. 1, 2022.

UMN faculty speak on academic freedom to make statements on official platforms

By Alex Lassiter, University of Minnesota February 16, 2024

After an investigation was launched into the University of Minnesota by the United States Department of Education (DoE) Jan. 17 following complaints of antisemitism, faculty members on both sides have...

The Great Gamble: An Ashland University love story

By Katelyn Meeks, Ashland University February 16, 2024

The Stevenses work and live together. But they never get tired of seeing each other. “I love seeing her every day at work, I love seeing her every day at home,” Dr. Jason Stevens, assistant professor...

Councilmembers Wonsley, Osman and Chavez continue pushing for a rideshare driver compensation policy, hearing a presentation on potential models on Tuesday.

City council hears models for rideshare driver minimum wage compensation

By Grace Aigner, University of Minnesota February 15, 2024

After efforts to enact a minimum wage for Minneapolis rideshare drivers failed last year, Minneapolis City Council members continue to push for minimum- wage-equivalent pay for Uber and Lyft drivers. ...

A day in the life of a University of Minnesota ROTC cadet looks a little different from a normal student: here’s what they do.

A day in the life: ROTC cadet

By Amelia Roessler, University of Minnesota February 14, 2024

The sun had not yet risen when around 200 students gathered on Wednesday, all wearing matching clothes. Standing in rows, they waited with their water bottles at their feet. It was time for physical training,...

How to Make Comics Accessible to Those Without Sight?

By Matthew Ali, Golden Gate Xpress February 8, 2024

As a visual art, comic books have always been inaccessible to the blind and visually impaired. Over 7 million Americans are blind or have vision loss. That is 2% of the total U.S. population that cannot...

Competitors spent 30 minutes on the biking portion of the triathlon during Saturdays Tri U Mah.

Tri U Mah celebrates 20 years

By Amelia Roessler, University of Minnesota February 8, 2024

With hype-up music playing, people cheering and competitors ready, the annual Tri U Mah indoor triathlon celebrated its 20th anniversary with around 300 participants competing in Saturday and Sunday’s...

Kayla Fedison takes First Place at NCHC Conference

By Kyle Markowitz, Ferrum College February 8, 2024

The Windy City held host to the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) conference, where Kayla Fedison’s presentation blew the judges away, as she won first place. Fedison’s project topic was...

Vanderbilt’s test-optional policy will continue for the prospective first-year and transfer entering Classes of 2025, 2026 and 2027, allowing students to apply without submitting SAT or ACT scores. (Hustler Multimedia/Miguel Beristain)

Vanderbilt extends test-optional policy for applicants seeking entry through Fall 2027

By Swarada Kulkarni, Vanderbilt University February 8, 2024

Vanderbilt’s test-optional policy will continue for the prospective first-year and transfer entering Classes of 2025, 2026 and 2027, allowing students to apply without submitting SAT or ACT scores.  ...

White flags were arranged on Hearn Plaza on Monday, Feb. 5 to represent the 10,000 children killed in Gaza.

Banners and flags in support of Palestine arranged around campus by students

By Breanna Laws and Maddie Stopyra February 7, 2024

Editor’s Note: The Old Gold & Black agreed to grant anonymity to organizers and participants out of concern for the safety and privacy of students. The Old Gold & Black has made these decisions...

The voices in sports that carry

By Theo Franz, University of Minnesota February 7, 2024

When Al Nolen’s mom told him to get out of the house as a child, the last thing he expected to find was a career in basketball. His first love was football, but a legacy on the court awaited him. He...

The smoking gun: marijuana use on campus in the face of Issue 2

By Laken Kincaid, John Carroll University February 7, 2024

Last November, Ohio citizens voted by 57.19% to pass the Marijuana Legalization Initiative (2023) during a statewide ballot referendum. Under this new “indirect initiated state statute,” the substance...

A “full circle” moment: Matt Bryant’s call up to Gophers hockey

By Eitan Schoenberg, University of Minnesota February 6, 2024

Matt Bryant sat on a bench with the Gophers locker room on his left. Recalling his time with the club team, he turned to his right and pointed at a maroon door. “For club, our locker room is actually...

Manager Calvin Williams in the huddle during Texas A&M’s game against Florida on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, at Reed Arena. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

‘The hardest working people in showbiz’

By Ian Curtis, Texas A&M University - College Station February 6, 2024

They come from all walks of life. Some, like Penn student manager Jake Federman, want a career in sports analytics, but know they couldn’t cut it as a player. Others, like Illinois State manager Nathan...

Representative Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) speaks on the gender affirming-care bill, House Bill 68.

ACLU plans to file lawsuit against gender-affirming care bill

By Israel Gole, Baldwin Wallace University February 6, 2024

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio announced Monday that they are planning to file a lawsuit against House Bill 68, a bill that sparked division between Governor Mike DeWine and state legislator...

Switching to a plant-based diet can save a shopper money.

Opinion: Hold the meat!

By Leo Huppke, University of Minnesota February 5, 2024

There are few moments in life more satisfying than opening a can of beans. Perhaps it is the gear of the can opener sinking its teeth into the aluminum lid, the glossy sheen of plump, ripe legumes or simply...

University of Minnesota Dance Team huddles around their Assistant Coach Tia Tumbleson as they watch the video of their routine at practice on Nov. 4, 2023. The team uses video to fix any inconsistencies that come up in the routine.

University of Minnesota dance team inspires the world to “Dream On”

By Amirah Razman, University of Minnesota February 2, 2024

Even collegiate dancers know not many people are aware of collegiate dance. Now, people on social media are attempting the latest trend — the “University of Minnesota Dance Team turns,” inspired...

Layoffs will take place over the next few days according to information provided to The Exponent.

BW braces for imminent faculty and staff layoffs

By Hannah Wetmore, Baldwin Wallace University February 2, 2024

On Wednesday, there was a faculty forum to discuss upcoming changes to the curriculum decisions made to address the budget deficit of 18.5 million, as well as a presentation to the faculty from Interim...

Jazmine Finuliar, BIPOC coordinator for the Queer Trans Resource Center. Finuliar was photographed inside the QTRC while discussing some of the difficulties she personally faces. Oct. 10, 2023 (Colin Flynn/ Golden Gate Xpress)

Polarizing climate brings uncertainty to QTRC future

By Sophia Osborn, Golden Gate Xpress February 2, 2024

For many students at SFSU, the Queer & Trans Resource Center is a place of refuge. In this cozy room on the Mezzanine Level of the Cesar Chavez Center, students can lounge on the dark green couch with...

A memorial on the bridge on Nov. 22, 2023.

Family of bridge suicide victim petitions safety improvements at UMN

By Grace Henrie and Amelia Roessler January 31, 2024

Mary Jo Weiss and Gina Morgan sat at the wooden kitchen table with a neglected can of Diet Coke, the dimming daylight streaming through the windows of the room. Still in her scrubs after arriving home...

CFA picketer holding a sign that says people over profit. The tentative agreement reached is stirring up conflict among union members.

CFA faces backlash after tentative contract agreement

By David Victor, Jazmin Alvarado, and Cesar Maya January 31, 2024

The California Faculty Association (CFA) strike, planned from Jan. 22 to Jan. 26, lasted only a day after the California State University (CSU) came to a tentative agreement (TA) with the union. On...

The University of Minnesota Police Department on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2023.

UMN students, faculty reflect following pre-semester shooting threat

By Alex Lassiter and Hannah Ward January 30, 2024

Interim President Jeff Ettinger’s early morning meeting was interrupted by a threat “to start killing kids” at the University of Minnesota five days before the spring semester began. Ettinger...

Dr. Clemmie Harris is  currently running  for New York’s 22nd District Congressional seat. Photo courtesy of Dr. Clemmie Harris

Congressional candidate Dr. Clemmie Harris seeks to reframe gun debate

By Diana Sidorevich, Utica University January 30, 2024

Dr. Clemmie Harris, assistant professor of history and director of Africana Studies set to square off with three other Democratic candidates running for the NY-22 Congressional seat, wants to address the...

First-year transfer junior, Tyjean Burrell, goes for a tough shot during the men’s basketball game against Westmont College at SFSU’s main gym on Nov. 18, 2023. (Ryosuke Kojima/Golden Gate Xpress)

More than a scorer: SFSU guard sizes up to make most of opportunity

By Victor Harris Jr, Golden Gate Xpress January 26, 2024

When you ask any of his coaches and teammates, current or past, to describe Tyjean Burrell’s game, they all take a breath and share the same thoughts, “He’s a bucket.” High School Hall of Famer...

Nathan Shinn poses for a picture near the dugout at Maloney Field on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023. (Andrew Fogel/Golden Gate Xpress)

SFSU pitcher reflects on action-packed summers with Portland Pickles

By Steven Rissotto, Golden Gate Xpress January 25, 2024

More than miserable and extremely exhausted, Nathan Shinn slammed his head into the pillow inside an Edmonton hotel room on the evening of June 6, 2022 –– a fitting end to a busy day packed with a...

Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach Rachel Ranke stands under a basketball hoop during practice while she rebounds for the players. “Coaching women, I feel like I can see myself in some of the girls,” Ranke said. “So it allows me to be more empathetic, more understanding and more relatable. And I think it’s important to have a coach like that.”

From player to coach

By Taylor Hanson, Bethel University January 19, 2024

Rachel Ranke shows up to practice in pink Nike basketball shoes. Her hair is tied up in a high ponytail and her clipboard has the practice outlined, start to finish. Some nights, she’s coaching in the...

A tent is seen under the Central Freeway near Folsom and 13th St. on May 16, 2022, in San Francisco. (Neal Wong/Golden Gate Xpress)

Never deprive someone of hope

By Matthew Ali, Golden Gate Xpress January 17, 2024

Two months ago, in September, my cousin was killed. My mother called me and said, “Your cousin died of a fentanyl overdose.” A day later she said that he died from two gunshot wounds to the chest in...

Softball makes its return to the 2028 Summer Olympic Games

By Destiny Walker, Golden Gate Xpress January 16, 2024

Mia Masasi remembers attending a practice game before the Olympics officially started. She didn’t understand the magnitude of the significance of softball as a sport to be highlighted on an international...

A student eats lunch while wearing noise-canceling headphones (Hustler Multimedia/Lexie Perez)

PORTER: Vanderbilt isn’t built for students with autism

By Briley Porter, Vanderbilt University January 12, 2024

Crowded lecture halls, cramped residential living, long lines at Rand and Suzie’s cafe during rush hour — all of these have something in common for me: I struggle with them as an autistic student at...

Jammin and Shelby Kate Christopher-Henry prepare dinner together on a Sunday night in their apartment just four minutes away from Bethel University’s campus. Shelby Kate often makes meals from a cookbook that her family put together of passed-down recipes, most of which she has memorized. “The earliest that I remember being in a kitchen cooking something is age 4,” Shelby Kate said. “When my parents first got married, their number one goal with kids was for them to be in the kitchen [with them].”

Ring by whenever it feels right

By Anna Pearson, Bethel University January 11, 2024

When Andrew Kirzeder walked into Pietas Seminar 1 at 8 a.m. on the first day of his freshman year at Bethel University, he was not expecting the girl he sat by to become the woman he would spend the rest...

A community garden in the Marcy Holmes neighborhood.

Minneapolis residents take to the gardens

By Jack O’Connor, University of Minnesota January 9, 2024

Minneapolis residents are volunteering to take care of the city’s more than 100 gardens to protect the environment, promote the local community and for the simple love of gardening. Community gardens...

How JCU is maintaining its Jesuit Identity with fewer Jesuits

By Tate Farinacci, John Carroll University January 9, 2024

Since 1886 , John Carroll University (originally St. Ignatius College) has been educating students in the Jesuit tradition with the help of Jesuits. In recent years, though, the University, like all schools,...

Jordyn Cambridges experience and work-ethic has led her to the position she is in today. (Hustler Multimedia/Lexie Perez)

Resilience: Jordyn Cambridge’s impact on Vanderbilt Women’s Basketball

By Grace Hall, Vanderbilt University January 5, 2024

In August 2022, Vanderbilt graduate student Jordyn Cambridge tweeted that she would miss the entirety of the upcoming season after suffering an Achilles rupture. This news was devastating for the program...

Fans of Rocky Rivera line up at The Stacks Record Shop, in Hayward, CA for an album signing from Rivera on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023. (Zac Zavala / Golden Gate Xpress)

San Francisco State honors 50 years of hip hop

By Zac Zavala, Golden Gate Xpress January 5, 2024

On Aug. 11, 1973, one of the most influential music styles was born during a back-to-school party in the Bronx. It was called hip-hop. Hip-hop immediately transformed music and has continued to evolve...

Marvin Betras, middle, is what his wife describes as the more people-oriented and extroverted pastor of their duo. “He will have the longest conversations with the T-Mobile guy. He talked for 45 minutes. I thought he was talking to a family or friend but no, he was paying the [phone] bill,” Jackie said. At Espíritu Santo’s weekly team huddle before the service starts, Marvin often offers words of encouragement and prayer like he did for Sunday, Nov. 12’s service, where he preached about gratitude.

Healing what the church hurt

By Makenzi Johnson, Bethel University January 4, 2024

Jackie Betras hasn’t seen her mother in 13 years.  Her mother is back in El Salvador, where Betras was born, but even from far away, she supports her daughter.  Jackie’s husband Marvin has...

Aadi Bajpai and Sam Sliman outside of Mehrans Steakhouse, as photographed on Sept. 23, 2023. (Photo courtesy of Aadi Bajpai)

Vanderbilt students stage dinner at viral fake NYC steakhouse

By Brina Ratangee, Vanderbilt University January 2, 2024

Mehran’s Steakhouse was a joke until a group of “pranksters” turned it into a full-fledged restaurant for one night only on Sept. 23. News of the fake restaurant went viral, with The New York Times...

SFSU’s Wrestling Team Sets Sights on Nationals and an All-American Season

By Matthew Ali, Golden Gate Xpress January 2, 2024

San Francisco State University’s Division II wrestling team is training hard to achieve its goals. From weekly practices to hours spent working out and maintaining a balanced diet, the team plans to...

Matthew Cordova’s talking about his art and the art scene in the bay area. Oct. 17, 2023. (Matthew Ali/ Golden Gate Xpress.)

From San Francisco State to anime tees: Alum makes his mark on fashion

By Jonah Chambliss, Golden Gate Xpress December 21, 2023

Clothing adorned with anime characters and Bay Area rappers lined the Dova Design table at the most recent artists' flea market on the San Francisco State University campus. Artist and designer Matthew...

Seniors Cady Peterson and Vivian Marchan pose near the Lakeside Plot where they spent many hours over the last two years collecting data. Both students frequently wore chest-high waders and crawled under branches and shrubbery to count buckthorn stems. “Im really thankful that I had someone as amazing as Cady to do research with,” Marchan said.

Bethel goats and the buckthorn behind them

By Molly McFadden, Bethel University December 21, 2023

Trent Viesselman faced an early October snow behind Lissner Hall, digging through drifts and fighting the wind to find the neon pink markers driven into the ground.  Vivian Marchan looked over her...

Carlo Corea teaches in HSS 310 on Oct. 24, 2023. He has been a lecturer faculty at SFSU since 2003. (Neal Wong/Golden Gate Xpress)

From the Bronx to the Bay: The journey of SFSU history lecturer

By Neal Wong, Golden Gate Xpress December 20, 2023

In a booming New York accent, "Joy, students joy" is heard at the start of every class taught by Carlo Corea. The use of phones, laptops and other devices is banned in his classes, encouraging students...

Spivak working with honeybees in 2015.

Marla Spivak to retire next year after 30 years teaching

By Amelia Roessler, University of Minnesota December 15, 2023

Marla Spivak, a researcher, professor and extension worker at the University of Minnesota's Bee Lab, is set to retire next December after 30 years at the University. A world-renowned scientist and distinguished...

Rosa Salamanca, co-founder of Colorful Cultura, speaks to students on financial opportunities for undocumented students at University Club in the Cesar Chavez Student Center on Oct. 25, 2023. (Michaela Mateo / Golden Gate Xpress)

Month of events at SFSU for undocumented students creates community despite newest DACA decision

By Daniel Hernandez, Golden Gate Xpress December 15, 2023

On Sept. 13, a federal judge declared that an adjusted version of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was illegal. It was another blow to a program that has been debated in courts for over...

Maine Gun Safety Coalition advocate Ted Walworth speaks to Turner resident Vernon Cox at Bates’ Lewiston Teach-In to Prevent Gun Violence on Dec. 5.

After Mass Shooting, Harward Center Hosts Gun Violence Prevention Teach-In

By Carly Philpott, Bates College December 15, 2023

The Harward Center hosted the Lewiston Teach-In to Prevent Gun Violence in Pettengill Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 5, attracting several speakers and an audience of students, faculty and Lewiston community members.  ...

Islamophobic remarks written on chalkboard amidst Israel-Hamas conflict

By Laken Kincaid, John Carroll University December 14, 2023

Universities are often reflections of the larger world around them from tragedies to triumph. However, when it comes to the Israel-Hamas war, tensions are surmounting on college campuses across the United...

The ReUse program helps to recycle furnutrie and other items that would otherwise just get thrown away.

UMN ReUse Program gives donated materials a second life

By Georgia Jensen, University of Minnesota December 13, 2023

The ReUse Program at the University of Minnesota is working to reduce waste on campus by redistributing, reselling and recycling donated materials. The program receives rolling donations, which they...

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