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Freshman overcomes adversity

Freshman overcomes adversity

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Features

Immediately after high school graduation, Clifton Jett’s mother sat down with her son and asked if he wanted to pursue college. “I was diagnosed with a learning disability in the second grade and was held back,” Jett said. “Since then, I’ve struggled academically. I decided to come to college be...

Graduate’s diverse voice breaks barriers

Graduate’s diverse voice breaks barriers

Gabi Wy, News Editor
December 8, 2015
Filed under News

Blinking through a teary gaze, Briony “Bri” Towler said graduation finally hit her. “I just realized that I’ve left behind a legacy,” she said, wiping her eyes. “I found myself.” Towler, a finance major, found her voice through various leadership roles. She serves as vice president of ...

Priority 1 survives despite empty position

Priority 1 survives despite empty position

Gabi Wy
August 28, 2015
Filed under News

Priority 1 meetings have been put on hold because of lack of leadership over the program. “Currently we have no assistant (Multicultural Center) director. We will still have Priority 1, but it may look a little different,” Director Pam Hopson said. The program is for male African-American studen...

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