Spotlight On: Kat Johnson

Among the aspects of Geneseo most cherished by budding artists are its intensive creative writing program and encouragement of musical expression. English creative writing major freshman Katherine Johnson is exploring both Geneseo staples as she adapts to the challenges of early college life.

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Battle of the Bands event offers platform for student musicians to showcase talents

Music enthusiasts poured into the Union Ballroom to watch students sing, strum and strut their stuff in the 2019 Battle of the Bands on Thursday April 11. 

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Geneseo production of 70s musical features talented cast members, modern media twist

Plenty of magic, music and existential anxiety occupied Brodie Hall’s Alice Austin Theatre this weekend as the cast of “Pippin” remade the classic 1972 musical about a young man searching for meaning in life. 

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Petition asks that college provide "Cultural Awareness Training," following series of bias-related incidents

In light of the Snapchat posted by a student referencing blackface, a petition has been created as a response to the Snapchat user and college’s actions. The petition calls for “Cultural Awareness Training” to be introduced within the college community.

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Student Senate passes proposal to protect student freedom

The Student Senate passed a proposal two weeks ago to protect student academic freedom in the classroom. 

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Bias related incidents in Jones, Suffolk, Nassau Hall

Between March 29 and April 1, bias-related incidents were reported in Jones, Suffolk and Nassau residence halls. 

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College reorganizes Student Life to separate residential life, recreational activities

As of April 4, Residence Life has once again become a separate entity from the Department of Student Life with a new director, Sarah Frank. Residence Life previously functioned within the Department of Student Life under Senior Director of Student Life Chip Matthews. The Department of Career Development has also welcomed a new department head in director Jessie Stack Lombardo.

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Equestrian team competes at zones to complete season, several riders earn individual honors

The Geneseo equestrian team fielded eight riders at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Region Two Championship at Lehman Farms on Saturday April 6. Senior rider Nicole Solazzo qualified for IHSA Zone Finals on Sunday April 7, also at Lehman Farms. 

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Women’s lacrosse takes down Oneonta, earns tough win against Oswego to continue streak

Despite a rocky start to the season, the Geneseo women’s lacrosse team seems to have found their rhythm. After two 20-goal games with three or fewer goals by the opposing team, the Knights look to build upon the momentum they have behind them.

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Men’s lacrosse earns thrilling victory over Oneonta, falls to Cortland at home

The Geneseo men’s lacrosse team entered their second conference game of the season with a 3-8 record, 0-1 in conference play on Saturday April 6. The Knights were experiencing a tough string of games as of late, resulting in a four-game losing streak. 

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Sports Editorial: University of Virginia wins men’s basketball national championship, overcomes last year’s tragic defeat

It was the lowest point in the history of the University of Virginia basketball, and it was a moment that would follow the players and coaches forever. Given the circumstances, many teams may have never bounced back, but the Virginia Cavaliers were not like most teams.

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Softball continues to win, looks to extend streak against rival SUNY Cortland in coming games

The big story of softball’s weekend revolves around senior outfielder Danni Napoli. Napoli broke the Geneseo home run record when she sent the ball over the fence for the 19th time in her career. 

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Bills Beat: Buffalo fans upset by social media mishap, respond by donating to children’s charity

The Buffalo Bills fanbase, also known as Bills Mafia, is considered by many to be one of the most passionate fanbases in the NFL. Around the country,  Bills Mafia is known for their over-the-top tailgate antics, like jumping through tables, but the fans have also proven that they can be much more than that. 

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Nutritionist informs about benefits of detoxing, harmful products to avoid

When you hear the word “detox,” you may picture someone making drastic cuts to their daily diet or participating in extreme and unsupervised fasting. Nutritionist and Wellness Coordinator Heather Carrera wants you to think otherwise.

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All-College hour speaker shares experience of social media harassment to encourage student activism

Social media’s prevalence within society has allowed people to write and comment on pictures that they would never have the courage to do in person. Kate Welshofer, a news reporter for WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, N.Y., has experienced this first-hand, and has consequently become an “accidental activist.” 

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G.R.E.A.T. Day speaker will address democracy, systematic power

Accomplished data strategist Stephanie Singer will speak at this year’s Geneseo Recognizes Excellence, Achievement and Talent Day. With her wide range of impressive life accomplishments and experiences, she will educate students by addressing the issues of power and democracy and discussing their prominent role in society.

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Sabor Latino dinner exposes students to Spanish culture through traditional food, telenovela play

The Latino Student Association presented Sabor Latino in the MacVittie College Union Ballroom on Saturday April 6, a dinner intended to highlight aspects of Spanish culture and raise money for the Worker Justice Center of New York. 

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“Out of the Darkness” walk raises awareness, money for suicide prevention, resources

Love and positive vibes radiated throughout the College Green as both students and community members prepared to participate in the annual “Out of the Darkness” walk to raise awareness for suicide prevention.  The event was hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and local sorority Sisters Making a Change.

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Invasion of privacy: Senior fully explores love for photography during time at Geneseo

Communication major senior Annalee Bainnson is an aspiring photographer. While she does not plan to pursue a full-time photography career, she believes that she will always feel connected to the hobby. 

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T.V. Show Review: Netflix zombie show Impresses with untraditional, well-messed themes

The Hammonds are back for another season of Netflix’s “Santa Clarita Diet,” released on March 29. Season three of the zombie sitcom is full of the same clever humor, fast-paced storylines and spunky performances by leads Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant as Sheila Hammond and Joel Hammond, respectively.

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