The Freshman Experience

By Kelsey Hor

Co-Perspectives Editor

Did you ever feel anxious or nervous when experiencing something new? Do you ever wonder what amazing things will happen once you start a new chapter in your life?

The Sacred Heart community is proud to welcome a new freshman class to walk the halls of its campus each year.

For some Sacred Heart freshman students they feel already comfortable in their new campus environment within just the first couple of weeks of class.

“I really like the campus so far since I’ve been here. People here are so friendly. I mostly like how people are so innovative on campus and have positive mindsets,” said freshman Lucca Casalduch.

Although some students may feel like they are already adjusting to the college lifestyle, others may feel they are having a harder time living away from home.

“It’s more like we need to act like the adults now and do things ourselves,” said freshman Alyssa Giorno. “You have to be really on top of every aspect such as laundry, extra curricular activities and more.”

Along with being independent for the first time, other students said that another challenge they had to face involved academic schoolwork in addition to getting around an unfamiliar environment.

“The biggest challenge is managing your time. There are so many things being thrown at you and you’re going to have to organize them yourself. Finding your way around campus was also a struggle but, in time you get used it within a couple of weeks,” said freshman Shaun Williams.

According to some students, homesickness is still going to hit you no matter how much you like your new freedom and the campus environment. This holds true especially to certain international students.

“I’m a foreign student from Puerto Rico. When I’m homesick I try to find students who speak the Spanish language and that are familiar to the island so I can talk to them the way I would at home,” said Casalduch. Sometimes it’s great to get some Puerto Rican food or even hear some music from my country.”

On the other hand, some students that’s hometowns are closer to campus feel they mostly miss the people closest to them while away at school.

“Personally, I miss my friends from back home. Not being in a school with all your hometown friends is strange at first. It’s not like you can see your friends and family everyday like you used to,” said freshman Robert Chiozzi.

Sacred Heart introduced a new course specifically for freshman that would introduce them to college life.

The class’ initial purpose is a program to help the transition into college life for freshman year students at the university easier.

“Freshman Year Experience is similar to an advisory homeroom that basically teaches you to get around campus and is a way to learn more about the university. It’s an extra class in addition to your other classes where you also have papers and projects that are assigned to students,” said Williams. “The class talks about topics like roommate tips, classes, and student activities to get you acclimated to the college world.”

The class aims to help students overcome the initial shock of being away from home for a long period of time, while showing them that there are other students in the same position that they are.

“The whole experience is worth it,” said Chiozzi. “Finding people who end up becoming your friends is something important. It’s finding people who you have similar things in common with that make the experience better.”

Marriott Residents Coming to Toussaint

By Anthony Santino

Co-Perspectives Editor

Over the past few months, Sacred Heart University has undergone many changes.

While the university has expanded greatly, the plans for new residence halls and the expansion of the Upper Quad are still underway.

The newest residence hall, Toussaint Hall, named after the first African American saint is set to open its doors following the imminent completion of its renovation.

It will be a modern, quad style residence hall within a short walking distance to the William H. Pitt Center, JP’s Diner and Linda’s.

It’s anticipated that students will be able to move into the new hall sometime in November or early December of 2017.

However, while waiting for these new dorms to be ready, a number of students have to stay at the Trumbull Marriott Merritt Parkway.

This has been a housing option for a number of years, but the influx of new students and incomplete status of Toussaint Hall has made it a more necessary living option than ever.

“I personally don’t enjoy the thought of having to move back and forth,” said senior Atene DiLuca. “By the time I have to move into Toussaint Hall, I will be comfortable with living at the hotel.”

Sophomore Fernando Gonzalez agrees with DiLuca’s sentiments, but still sees a benefit to his temporary living arrangement.

“Having to move midway through the year is an inconvenience, yet the privilege to have a new dorm is a solid added incentive,” said Gonzalez.

With most freshmen and some upperclassmen not having access to a car, shuttle service is one of their only options to get to campus.

“I often have to go early just to be on time for my classes,” said Gonzalez.

Even with any hassles related to being distant from campus Sacred Heart residents of the Marriott face, the completion of Toussaint Hall will significantly alleviate such obstacles.

She Said: Change is Upon Us

By Giovanna Gatto

Managing Editor (Editorial)

Hello loyal Spectrum readers! First of all, I would like to welcome myself back to the She Said column. After a short international adventure, I have returned as an intermittent writer.

The He Said She Said column will now rotate! My voice as well the rest of the Spectrum staff will dive into some of the crucial topics of our world, or at least whatever grinds our gears.  

As some of you may have noticed there have also been some changes to our traditional newspaper format. Tada! And with all this revamping it only seems fitting to discuss the highs and lows of inevitable change.

As my counterpart of the week has mentioned, this is the beginning of the end for both of us as we enter our bittersweet senior year. While it will surely be filled with laughs and memories, it’s also the gateway to the rest of my life. Yikes.

As a college student, the topic of a career has always been in the back of my mind. While my pipe dream as a professional napper will always be the ultimate goal, the time has come for me to enjoy these final moments with my beloved university.

Change and myself  have a love-hate relationship. Last semester, I packed up and moved to Switzerland for four months. There were plenty of ups and downs during my travels, but it was a great learning experience. I learned about life and about myself. Leaving behind what I knew was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever experienced.

Yet creating a new life out there was something that I am still trying to understand. I saw things that I had only dreamed of before and I faced challenges that sometimes felt impossible. However, through personal reflection following my trip, I now see that my experiences helped me to better accept change. I learned that change is just a part of life. It’s inevitable.

While I would love to be a young undergraduate forever, my time has come. And so I welcome the class of 2021. You guys are truly lucky. The campus that you walk on now is nowhere near the same campus that I came to for my freshmen year way back when. Sacred Heart has always been a place of change, growth and movement.

As a respected elder in the university community, please take my advice and cherish your time here. The moment will come when you want to complain about parking and about not finding a seat at Linda’s, but do not let that taint your experience here.

Sacred Heart is one of the fastest-growing universities in the country. So grow with it–grow as a person. Before you know it you too will be entering your senior year just as jealous as I am right now.

With all of this change going on around me, I can’t help but use it as a way to prepare myself for the things to come.

While change is sometimes scary and may be as difficult as moving thousands of miles away, it can also be something positive that opens doors for new, greater opportunities.

So as my undergraduate career closes, the rest of my life begins.

He Said: Change is Upon Us

By Anthony Santino

Co-Perspectives Editor

It’s hard to believe, but my college days are almost over. Not a single cell in my body wants to believe it. That might sound dramatic of me, considering I’m only at the beginning of my senior year with about 200 days to go, but it’s true.

I’m going to miss being in college more than I could possibly describe. I can already see a 30-year-old version of myself commuting to work (hopefully to a job I love) and saying, “No matter how good (or bad) my life is right now, I wish I could just go out tonight with my buddies at school.”

But it’s not all about going out, of course. Aside from being social at Sacred Heart, I’ve learned so much in and out of the classroom that I could write a book on my experiences if I ever find the energy for it.

It’s such a bummer to think about how I’ll say goodbye to this university in May, but there’s a part of me that embraces leaving. It’s a weird confidence, but I think I’m ready for what’s next.

Change isn’t always easy, but it’s usually worth it in the long run. Right before my first relationship, I wasn’t sure if I was ready for it. When I accepted my first internship at a national news program, I wasn’t sure if I’d be competent. But when all was said and done, I enjoyed my relationship and I did my job well.

Even when I accepted my first position for the Spectrum editorial board as an Assistant Sports Editor, I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to handle it. Nearly three years later, I’m still writing and editing for the paper and I’m happy I decided to take that chance.

Even the newspaper itself has evolved with new, interested members each year as well as the new look it’s sporting this year.

Seeing how Spectrum has grown during the short time I’ve been around is just another example of why I feel change is good. It’s all growth, and that’s a good thing.

On the subject of change at Sacred Heart, what about the campus? Over the three years I’ve been here at least four new facilities have been built and SHU has grown exponentially. Who knows–by the year 2030, Sacred Heart might own a space station, or a lunar campus.

All of the advances the school has made in recent years clearly illustrates the benefits of change. Even for a university like Sacred Heart with an endowment of over $100 million, undertaking all of these projects is a risk. Things can go wrong and there’s a lot to rely on, but SHU does it anyway because the possibility of the best outcome—a stronger university—is worth taking those steps.

Whether for a university or an individual, change is often scary. We might find ourselves in comfort zones that keep us from seeing the best of what’s out there.

I’m still in the mindset that college will be the best time of my life, but who knows? Maybe I’ll make a life for myself that exceeds even my own expectations and hopes. After all, everyone has that potential.

All Summer ’17

Sacred Heart students are looking forward to the summer. Photo by Melissa O’Rourke/Spectrum.

By Daniel Diggins

Staff Reporter

From the Catamaran’s top deck, Freshman Devin Nealon could see nothing but blue skies and a calm ocean as he sailed through the US Virgin Islands.

Nealon visited the US Virgin Islands for the first time in the summer of 2015 and is planning on returning this summer for his second trip after his freshman year has officially ended.

“Summer is one of the best times of the year for me, especially to go on vacation with my family,” said Nealon.

Students at Sacred Heart University take time in the summer to do a variety of things. Some students either work in the summer, travel, relax, or even take classes.

“Once summer starts, you can find me working six to seven days a week. The amount of money needed to support my life in college is absurd, and summer is when I have to make that money, so there’s no other choice,” said sophomore Vinnie Tummarello.

Some students make their money in the summer from regular jobs while others make their money from internships.

“I have a paid internship this summer for the first time. The pay is significantly higher than my job I had last summer scooping ice cream,” said junior Connor Altamura.

Students can use paid internships as a way to make money and increase their experience working. However, not all internships are paid. Some are simply to gain experience.

“I have an unpaid internship this summer which I’m pretty excited about. The hours
aren’t very demanding at all and it is going to look great to put on a resume,” said freshman Danylo Yanovskiy. “Since my internship is unpaid, I need to have a paid job also. I’ll be working a couple days a week on my friend’s farm.”

While some students are busy working during the summer, others are busy taking summer courses. Some even manage to both work and take summer courses.

“I’m taking a few classes this summer, which only meet a few days a week. So luckily I’ll be able to work on the days that I don’t have classes,” said freshman Nico Di Lucia.

Others don’t have much time to work or take classes, especially if they are travelling for the summer.

“I’ll be going to Italy for the majority of the summer visiting extended family with some of my cousins. We’ll also just be travelling around Europe when we aren’t in Italy,” said sophomore Kristina Deleonardis.

Some of those who are graduating this May have different plans than those that are returning to the university.

“I’m going out this summer and looking for a real job to start my career, I’m definitely going to miss this school,” said senior Eric Bialczak.

Emojis Taking Over Snapchat

By Meagan Bonner

Staff Reporter

In June of 2017 you’ll find a few more icons on your keyboard that weren’t there
before. Yet, what do students at Sacred Heart University prefer? Emojis or Bitmojis?

“I love Bitmojis. I don’t have an iPhone, but I use a ton of Bitmojis on my Snapchat, way more than Emojis,” said senior Marcus Richer.

Bitmojis are a character that you can create with the Bitmoji app that can look like you, dress like you and act like you via text message and now on Snapchat as well. A Bitmoji is your own personal Emoji.

Bitmojis are updated more frequently than Emojis are. To get one all you have to do is download the app, create your own Bitmoji and access them onto your keyboard through your settings.

Both androids and iPhone’s can use the Bitmoji app.

“I use Emojis all the time. I do use Bitmojis a lot and I love my Bitmoji, but I use
Emojis in daily text and Bitmojis I use in some, specific moments,” said junior Alejandra Perez.

According to NBC Connecticut’s website, when the new Emojis come out this June they will feature ones like a mermaid, a merman, vampires, zombies, a brain, dinosaurs, a pretzel, a zebra, tomato soup can and a face with a monocle.

“I think Emojis are used more frequently because they’re easier to access and quicker to respond,” said junior Lauren Pelster. “Bitmojis are a lot more specialized and there are much more options compared to Emojis. Bitmojis feel more personal. I love both though.”

Now celebrities are creating their own Emojis for people to use. These Emojis look like the celebrities and have the same facial expressions just like the Emojis you love.

Celebs and star athletes like Kim Kardashian, Jimmy Fallon, Conor McGregor, Justin Bieber, Aly Raisman and Michael Phelps all have their own Emoji apps to name a few.

They Emojis also have clever names like “Kimojis,” which refer to Kim Kardashian.

“I actually have the Jimojis downloaded on my iPhone and keyboard,” said junior Dani Fitzpatrick. “I love Jimmy Fallon so I figured why not. They crack me up and they have faces that relate to skits that he does on his late night show.”

Disney now has their own Emoji’s and Emoji app as well. The Emoji’s include characters like Elsa, Simba, Wreck-It-Ralph, Ariel, Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and many more.

Not only does Disney have Emoji’s, but they also have an app that’s a game based off their Emoji’s called Emoji Blitz.

“I feel like they are mostly the same,” said senior Dylan Moore. “I like Bitmoji on Snapchat because it’s a way to keep the convo going. I just use Emojis for test and
Bitmojis for Snapchat.”

 

Pepsi Commerical Peaceful?

Students react to controversial Pepsi advertisement featuring Kendall Jenner. Photo by John Sullivan/Spectrum.

By Danielle Lapierre

Staff Reporter

Kendall Jenner and Pepsi joined forces for a new advertisement, which was supposed to depict a peaceful protest that Jenner eventually participates in. Many groups, including Sacred Heart University students, are seeing the advertisement as controversial.

In the commercial, which was originally posted on the Pepsi YouTube channel before being deleted, Jenner is originally being shown participating in a photo shoot and noticing a passing protest. The protesters were holding signs bearing phrases such as “peace” and “join the conversation.” Jenner then abandons her photo shoot and joins the protest.

In the final scene, when the protesters come across a barricade of police officers, Jenner offers one a Pepsi, and both groups celebrate, indicating the issue they were fighting about has been resolved.

In a statement given to The New York Times, Elle Hearns, a former organizer for Black Lives Matter, said that the commercial “plays down the sacrifices people have historically taken in utilizing protests. No one is finding joy from Pepsi in a protest,” said Hearns. “That’s just not the reality of our lives. That’s not what it looks like to take bold action.”

With the issues of police brutality and protesting, many saw this commercial as portraying this issues as simpler than they are.

“These issues are much more complicated and take a lot more than a supermodel handing over a Pepsi to be solved,” said sophomore Chrissie Wojciechowski. “I think Pepsi did the right thing in removing their ad. We should be discussing these issues and coming up with realistic ways to solve them.”

Though there have been many serious reactions to the Pepsi controversy, many have also been taking it and creating parodies and using humor to make light of the situation.

Late night hosts all took to their shows and later posted videos on their YouTube channels spoofing and making fun of Jenner and Pepsi. Some of the hosts included Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers.

Seth Meyers’s spoof included an alternate ending of the commercial which involved an African-American woman handing a Pepsi to an officer, and then having back up promptly called on her.

“I think Pepsi was just trying to get involved in the conversation and tried to send a social message but did it in the completely wrong way,” said senior Kyle Brady. “There were way better ways to do that than by undermining an entire movement that has been taking place in our country for a few years now.”

Amid the controversy, Pepsi has since pulled the advertisement from their YouTube channel, but not before multiple other accounts posted it on their personal channels, making it still viewable. A repost of the commercial on one account still has more than nine million views, with the number still rising every day.

“Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding. Clearly we missed the mark, and we apologize,” Pepsi said in a press release that was later reported by NBC News. “We did not intend to make light of any serious issue. We are removing the content and halting any further rollout. We also apologize for putting Kendall Jenner in this position.”

Jenner has been quiet regarding the incident with no statement released by her public relations team regarding either an apology or an acceptance of Pepsi’s apology to her.

“Regardless of anything, I hope other companies use what happened to Pepsi as a lesson,” said junior Kevin Dunn. “Don’t use social issues in order to sell a product, 99 percent of the time, it won’t end well.”

Say Goodbye To Coolattas

By Michael Marino

Staff Reporter

This summer, Dunkin Donuts will be dropping the Coffee Coolatta from their menu. The big question is, will “America still run on Dunkin?”

According to CNBC, Dunkin Donuts will be replacing the Coffee Coolatta with their new Frozen Coffee, which is said to have more of a coffee taste compared to its predecessor.

“This came as a complete shock to me,” said sophomore Matthew Falce. “Every morning I have an early class, I make sure I get up in time to rush over to Dunkin for a Coolatta. They should not have tried to complicate things by releasing a new product. I just don’t understand what they were thinking. They already had a drink that many people loved. It just doesn’t make sense that they felt the need to take away an original.”

On the other hand, some students are happy that Dunkin Donuts has made this decision.

“I was never really a big fan of the Coffee Coolatta anyway,” said sophomore Joseph Siegel. “I was always the kind of person who was happy with a regular hot coffee to wake me up in the morning. The few times I have tried the Coolatta I was not impressed. I always thought that it was too sweet and sugary.”

However, the sweet taste of some Dunkin Donut drinks like these are what many
students are looking for.

“I love many products that Dunkin has put out, especially the Coolatta,” said freshman Nathan Gervais. “Honestly, I was a little sad when I heard that they were taking it away, but I am optimistic about the Frozen Coffee.”

According to CNBC, Dunkin Donuts will allow their customers to select the flavor of their Frozen Coffee and pick their dairy mixer.

“I’m interested to try the Frozen Coffee,” said Gervais. “I really only drink these kind of things for the flavor, I don’t really need or care about the energy from coffee.”

However, some Sacred Heart students believe that Dunkin Donuts will lose a large amount of customers because of their decision.

“I know many people who love the Coffee Coolatta and are really upset that it’s going to be gone,” said Othman. “It was part of my daily routine whether I had to wake up early or not.”

According to CNBC, there has been an uproar of Coffee Coolatta fans on Twitter who are not pleased with Dunkin Donuts’ decision.

“The Coffee Coolatta was the only drink I actually got at Dunkin. It’s sad to say, but I most likely will be making the switch to Starbucks,” said freshman Anthony Othman.

Dunkin Donuts has been around since 1950 and has been a student favorite.

“Whether you are a Coolatta fan or not, Dunkin is going to keep coming out with new products that will eventually please everyone,” said Siegel.

The Anticipation of Growing Up

He Said: Anthony Mattariello

So this is it. This is my last He Said.

Honestly, it feels good, knowing that I’ve given so many people insight to a better life.

I also can honestly say that I’m the first person in Spectrum history to go undefeated in the He Said, She Said debates.

For our last He Said, She Said we decided to do something a little more sentimental.

A lot of us on the Spectrum board are graduating, including me, so we’re going
to be talking about the anticipation of
growing up.

I know it’s not necessarily a debate but I figured I would save Kelsey from taking another loss.

So I’ve been at Sacred heart for the past four years and I got to tell you, I’ve gotten pretty comfortable here.

If there’s one thing I don’t exactly enjoy it’s change and if there’s one thing graduating college brings you, it’s change.

Probably one of the biggest parts of graduation is realizing that you have to grow up.

I mean, no more hanging out in the middle of the day with your best buds or having as much down time. You can kind of take for granted the time you have in between classes to go grab a sandwich or take a nap.

As for my personality, I don’t plan on changing all that much. I think I’ve matured a lot at college and I feel that if I mature any more I’ll become some dweeb.

Another big part of graduating is getting a job. I’ve been fortunate enough to put a halt on that process.

I’ve been lucky enough to get into grad school and also get a graduate assistant position to help pay for my schooling
at Sacred Heart.

So that means two more years of me on this campus and two more years of me enjoying this school.

To be honest I’m not looking forward to be getting out of school. Sure it is cool to think where I’ll end up and what type of job I have but like I said before, I’m very comfortable where I’m at and I’m not a fan of change.

However I know that I can’t be at school forever, I mean that would just be way to expensive, so I’m going to try to live these next couple of years to the fullest.

Just thinking about the increase in the amount of responsibility that I will have once I graduate makes me want to crawl into my bed and never leave.

Honestly people, who knows how to do taxes? Anyone? No? If you do then let me know cause I must’ve missed out on that lesson while I was writing about the human journey.

Not to mention I’m going to have to
worry about a rent check every month, really planning out my financial situation. I really rather not care about those things.

But we all must grow up. Let this be a lesson to all you underclassmen. College doesn’t go on forever so you should do what you really want and just be able to say that you loved it here after you’re done.

So pretty much when you come to the
decision of going to a darty or going to class, I think you know which one to pick.

She Said: Kelsey Hor 

The senior class of 2017 is about to graduate in a couple of weeks. Although I still have one more year to go, I am still taken back by the fact that in around 11 months or so, that will be me.

You start to ask yourself, am I really ready for the real world?

As a rising senior, I still have some time on my hands to be in college. When you can just be a kid for another year and have limited responsibilities.

Now when I mean limited responsibilities I can speak for most people in my year and can say not having the responsibility to pay for housing bills, your full financial education payments, and among other things varying from person to person.

Senior year is the last year to make the most of the memories you want to have in college. Are you going to make that change in yourself that you always wanted to before your time at school is up? It is time to do what you want with your friends while you still get to see each other on a daily basis. You get to cherish all the interesting memories you had with each other before you go out into the real world.

Now for the class of 2018, going into our senior year could be a lot to swallow. Do we need to take on more internships? Do we need to join more organizations or activities before it’s too late? How do we know what we do will make us happy?

In this time frame many of us in or senior year will probably be searching to try to figure out what we actually want to do with our lives and what we plan on doing for the new couple of years after graduation.

Although we can only plan so much and have unexpected things happen to us whether good or bad, we can’t help but wonder for our own sacks what are we going to become.

Will what we planned to be when we thought about our lives a few years back be a reality or will we completely loose ourselves and be somewhere we never though we could that will make us learn and make us stronger as individuals.

As for the class of 2017, deciding on whether to live with your parents, continue on your education and go to graduate school to higher your degree level, or go into the work force and be completely independent is totally up to you.

Now is your time to get that job that you want to later possible get you that dream job you always wanted.

Although you maybe scared chances are everyone in your age range and your competitors for your dream job are also fearful as well.

It’s human nature to feel scared for the unexpected and be skeptical to what is to come. All I can say is to live in the moment and try your best to succeed. Who knows you might be rewarded when you least expect it for you hard work.

You know what they say, “some of the best things that happen will surprise you when you least expect it.”

Is Parking Still A Pain?

Students get creative with their parking abilities. Photo by Megan Bonner/Spectrum.

By Meagan Bonner

Staff Reporter

Do you ever find it difficult to park on campus here at  Sacred Heart University? Do you feel like public safety’s ticketing is unnecessary when there is actually no parking available, yet on the ticket they write, “parking was available.”

You’re not alone. Many students are frustrated with the parking situation on campus.

the construction of the Bergoglio residential hall took away about 100 parking spots in North lot.

“We pay a lot of money to go to this school and you have to pay extra for the parking passes and I think that it’s not enforced correctly,” said senior Kyle Brady. “Even if you find a spot to park, maybe on the side of the driveway for the Martire where there’s plenty of room for the cars to get by, Public Safety will ticket you there. The city of Bridgeport randomly tickets on the side street. They just took away half of the parking on campus for the Bergoglio building and they haven’t really added any parking in.”

Many students park on Waller Road, which is a side street right across from the Martire Business and Commination’s building.

Since parking is sometimes hard to find in the Martire lot, students have resorted to that side street.

“I’m definitely frustrated with parking here,” said senior Casey Mitchell. “I got a $40 ticket from the city of Bridgeport a couple months ago for parking on the side street, Waller Road, and it wouldn’t have been an issue if the school wasn’t blocking off 20 plus spots at the Martire with no warning that they were doing this. This also happens in the parking lot by the Pitt Center when there are tours. Again, no warning.”

Some students believe that on certain days, because of how many activities and events are going on around campus, there tends to be more people visiting the campus.

Therefore, because of the number of guests coming to the school now, students are even less likely to find a parking spot.

“I think that Sacred Heart students are definitely frustrated with the parking situation on campus,” said senior Kelly Romano. “Personally I’ve been ticketed a couple of times and I think that it’s mostly because public safety tends to block off a lot of spots at the Martire building for whatever events the business/communications building is holding. Yet, Public Safety doesn’t tell students prior to doing so, they just block off the spots.”

A way to solve this problem at the Martire building, from students’ perspectives, would be for public safety to warn students before taking over half the parking lot without notice.

Other students had a different way of handling this parking problem.

“I think if all professors parked in the parking garage below Martire leaving the upper lot for just students then that would save a lot of space,” said junior Connor Cunningham. “Another way for this parking problem to be solved on campus is when Martire did hold events that guests parked downstairs as well. It’s always madness trying to park at Martire the day there is an event. Actually, it’s madness trying to park on campus everyday.”

Teddi Cowden, who is a senior at Sacred Heart, wrote an article in February on The Odyssey Online titled “Parking At SHU As Told By Jersey Shore.”

The online article got over 360K likes on the Odyssey’s website and 397 shares on Facebook.

“It’s really frustrating parking here on campus because half the time I have to almost make my own spot and then I get ticketed for not parking in a spot, so the school is charging me for a problem they are causing and then it
becomes even more frustrating,” said junior Timmy Johnson.

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