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Best of SNO

The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

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...

The Supreme Court will hear challenges to affirmative action on Oct. 31.

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 Its Like When People Struggle to Pronounce Your Name

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...

Photo of old print journalism stories titled Yesterdays news. Managing Editor, Laken Kincaid, reflects on the death of journalism at JCU.

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...

Midfielder Lyndon Wood waves at the crowd during an away game.

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...

As of Monday night, the university has 30 active cases of COVID-19.

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....

Peabody College, as photographed November 4th, 2021. (Robert Richards/Hustler Multimedia)

Peabody College, community react to Hillsdale College President’s comments on public education

By Simon Rosenbaum, Vanderbilt University September 20, 2022

On July 4, Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn participated in a closed-door reception with Tennessee Governor Bill Lee during which he made remarks denouncing public education. His statements prompted...

The Amazon Rainforest in Peru has been subject to deforestation.

A controlled crash: Saving the damaged Peruvian Amazon

By Ben Lane, Wake Forest University September 19, 2022

After hours of hiking, 11 Wake Forest students broke through the dense vegetation onto a small cliff, exposing an endless expanse of rainforest stretched out beneath them. Clothes glued to their bodies...

Hex Li (22)s exhibit focuses on the hypervisibility and invisibility faced by international students.

Anthropology exhibit highlights the Chinese international student experience

By Kathleen Kerr, Wake Forest University September 15, 2022

Class of 2022 alumna Hex Li worked with Wake Forest University’s Timothy S. Y. Lam Museum of Anthropology to open the exhibit she curated, “Guī Shù Gǎn: Belonging and Isolation in the WFU Chinese...

Faculty, Staff, Community members and students gather around the tree dedicated to James

Utica dedicates four trees in honor of students and faculty lost last academic year

By Isabella Hudziak, Utica University September 13, 2022

Beneath the autumn sky and through a gentle breeze, members of the Utica University community gathered along the la wn between Strebel Circle and Boehlert Hall on Sept. 1 at 4 p.m. to partake in...

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, 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...

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