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Sedona Smith, Freelance Writer

Hi there. My name is Sedona Smith and I am a junior at Governors State. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Social Work and a Minor in Spanish. Aside from writing for the Phoenix, I am also a member of the GSU women’s golf team and the public relations officer for the Social Work Student Organization. I am eager to have the opportunity to report on sports-related news at Governors State. Athletics have the power to build a sense of community, and I am excited for the opportunity to immerse myself into the GSU culture and community through sports and to encourage others to do the same. Go Jaguars!

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Domke qualifies for national golf tournament as Jaguars end the season on high note

Sedona Smith, Staff Writer  April 29, 2021

GSU’s golf teams competed in the CACC conference...

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Men’s Soccer Season Ends with Loss in CACC Championship Game; Team Boasts 5 All-Conference Award Recipients

Sedona Smith, Staff Writer  April 22, 2021

The men’s soccer season came to a disappointing end...

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Last-Second Shot Sends GSU to CACC Soccer Championship Game

Sedona Smith, Staff Writer  April 20, 2021

GSU freshman Juan Manuel Rodriguez put a shot into...

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Successful Week for Men’s Golf as Domke Sets School Record

Sedona Smith, Staff Writer  April 20, 2021

The GSU golf program saw a lot of action this week,...

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Jaguars edge St. Francis in soccer tournament; advance to semi-finals

Sedona Smith, Staff Writer  April 15, 2021

GSU’s men’s soccer team lived up to its third-seed...

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La razón tras del aumento anual del 3% en los dormitorios

Sedona Smith, Staff Writer  April 7, 2021

La universidad, la matrícula y las tasas son costosas,...

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Why GSU Is Committed to 3% Annual Increases to On-Campus Housing Costs

Sedona Smith, Staff Writer  March 31, 2021

College is expensive. Tuition and fees alone are enough...

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GSU Golf Sees First Tournament Play in Over a Year: Sports Recap, March 22-28

Sedona Smith, Staff Writer  March 30, 2021

It was a busy week for the Jaguars. The men’s and...

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Luis Ramirez

Athlete from Abroad Spotlight: Luis Ramirez

Sedona Smith, Staff Writer  March 30, 2021

Luis Ramirez has been a vital part of the success of...

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GSU to Host Event that Focuses on Social Justice, Incarceration, and Art

Sedona Smith, Staff Writer  March 24, 2021

The College of Arts and Sciences, led by art history...

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Men’s Soccer Team posts two wins: Sports Recap, March 15-21

Sedona Smith, Staff Writer  March 24, 2021

It was a slow week for the Jaguars, with just two wins...

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Chloé Cantave

Athlete from Abroad Spotlight: Chloé Cantave

Sedona Smith, Staff Writer  March 23, 2021

Chloé Cantave is a 19-year-old freshman, an economics...

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English Department Hosts Event about Gone Girl and the Genre of Domestic Noir

Sedona Smith, Staff Writer  March 16, 2021

Gillian Flynn’s 2012 novel Gone Girl shocked readers...

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Martin Esquivel

Athlete Spotlight: Martin Esquivel

Sedona Smith, Staff Writer  March 16, 2021

Considering that the Governors State’s men’s soccer...

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GSU Soccer Teams Have Another Successful Week: Sports Recap, March 8-14

Sedona Smith, Staff Writer  March 15, 2021

The men’s soccer team continued to play strong this...

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Illinois Leads the Way in Progressive Criminal Justice Reforms

Sedona Smith, Staff Writer  March 10, 2021

Authors Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn (2020)...

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Sports Recap for March 3-7: GSU Men’s Soccer Team Opens the Month with a Bang

Sedona Smith, Staff Writer  March 8, 2021

Jaguars continued play this week as the men’s and...

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Sports Recap for Feb. 22-28: Basketball teams end season on down note

Sedona Smith, Staff Writer  March 3, 2021

GSU's sports teams wrapped up February with both men's...

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Black History Month Celebration on Feb. 27 will Focus on Social Work

Sedona Smith, Phoenix Staff Writer February 26, 2021

GSU’s Social Work Student Organization and Community...

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Student Press Freedom Day is an Opportunity to Reflect on the Privilege and Responsibility of Being a Student Journalist

Sedona Smith, Phoenix Staff Writer February 25, 2021

The second annual celebration of Student Press Freedom...

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weekly Sports Recap Feb 15 – 21; Two Seasons End and Another Begins for GSU Jaguars

Sedona Smith, Phoenix Staff Writer February 25, 2021

It was the last week for regular season play for men’s...

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Interested in studying abroad without the cost? GSU understands and wants to see you thrive. (phot courtest of JP Valery)

Hey Jaguars! Wanna Go Abroad?

Sedona Smith, Phoenix Staff Writer February 24, 2021

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live in...

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To Explore or to Compete: How Free Play and Organized Sport Influence Childhood Development

Sedona Smith, Phoenix Staff Writer February 20, 2021

A couple of weeks ago, I was listening to a podcast...

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An Inclusive and Interactive Event: CSEIP’s Black History Trivia Night

Sedona Smith, Phoenix Staff Writer February 17, 2021

On Thursday, Feb. 11, the Center for Student Engagement...

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The Weekly Sports Recap: Feb. 1-7

Sedona Smith, Phoenix Staff Writer February 10, 2021

The Jaguars continue to see more action as more sports...

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Appreciating GSU’s Female Athletes on National Girls & Women in Sports Day

Sedona Smith, Phoenix Staff Writer February 6, 2021

February 3rd was National Girls & Women in Sports...

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In a World of Disconnection: The Impact of COVID-19 on a College Student-Athlete

Sedona Smith, Phoenix Staff Writer February 2, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a great deal of “disconnect”...

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