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Farewell: A Year In Review

By Kassondra Granata

It all started three years ago when I was a freshman at this University. I was not sure what to do, where to go and what the next step would be to pursue my career. I was uncertain if I was even interested in being a journalist; I always liked to write, I had a talent for it, but there was no motivation.

I was in sort of a limbo until I arrived at The Recorder. I was told by an acquaintance that I should get down there. I told him, “yes, totally, I’ll be there next week” and asked when the meetings were. He told me the date and I was destined to make it there for the next meeting.
It took me three weeks to get to that damn meeting. Every Monday I would walk out my door and make a quick beeline back to my dorm because I was so nervous. I had no idea what it was going to be like, I was scared out of my mind.

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Musical Theatre Club Impresses Crowd With ‘Spring Awakening’

By Chris Pace

A few days before the grand opening of Spring Awakening, members of the Musical Theatre club put on a private showing to members of the Student Government Association. It is based off of 2006′s musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s 1917 original play. It’s a coming of age story that takes place in early 20th century Germany.

The music was beautiful integrating slow, sad acoustic solos with hard, angry rock songs. The musical numbers in the production really elaborated the characters teenage angst.

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Netflix It! Escape From Alcatraz

By Kassondra Granata

This March, a group from The Recorder traveled to San Francisco for the National College Media Convention. Alongside going to sessions and touring the beautiful city, the group took a tour of Alcatraz.

Before it was the infamous prison, Alcatraz was the site of a U.S. military prison from the late 180s to 1933.

Alcatraz prison operated from 1934-1963 and housed some of America’s most difficult and dangerous felons. Al “Scarface” Capone (1899-1947) and murderer Robert “Birdman of Alcatraz” Stroud (1890-1963) were among the few that were imprisoned at “The Rock,” a nickname that stuck with Alcatraz

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Merge Of Health Services And Wellness Center Underway

By Kassondra Granata

Within the next year, the University Health Services and the Counseling and Wellness Center will join to become the Department of Wellness Services giving students a one-stop location for health care.

“This is becoming a model throughout our health care system and for what we do here and what we need to do here it is a student model,” says University Director of Health Services Christopher Diamond. “It is a holistic model and it will really allow us to not only continue the care that we have already but really be able to expand that care and meet a lot of the new needs.”

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Administration Aware Of Drop/Fail Withdrawal List

By Kassondra Granata

Among the many lists and speculations that roam on CCSU’s campus, a course drop, fail, withdraw list has recently been brought to light by the Student Government Association. Administration said that they have seen the conjectured list and are taking action.

University Provost Carl Lovitt said that the Administration is interested to know that there are places where students stumble for one reason or another.

Student Government Association Sen. Alex Lee says that former Sen. Kim Towler had spearheaded the project with the Academic Affairs Committee, and he might take on the challenge for this upcoming academic year.

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New Senate Sworn In At Student Government

By Kassondra Granata

After the ratification of the election results, President Eric Bergenn, Vice President Liz Braun and Treasurer Nick Alaimo gave up their seats last week after two years of service to the Student Government Association.

In uniform, those who were not to return on the senate next semester left the general assembly table and the newly elected senators took their place. Dr. Laura Tordenti, Vice President of Student Affairs took her turn swearing in the new executive board with Brian Choplick as President, Ashley Anderson as Vice President and Kory Mills as Treasurer. After Tordenti swore in the new senate, it’s first meeting under the new board began.

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