By Lauren Brown • MAy 4, 2018 • 6:30 a.M.
College goes by very quickly, a feeling our seniors know all too well. When the Class of 2018 were freshmen, pop culture was not too dissimilar from today. So instead of looking at the future, take a second to look back to a simpler time—2014.
Marvel Studios has done it again with yet another spectacular film.
Finals are upon us, and there is no better way to put off your school work than with a Netflix binge session. Just before each month, Netflix releases a list of everything that will be coming to and leaving the streaming service next month.
I have been looking forward to graduating from the University of Connecticut ever since I found out I was accepted into my graduate program back in January. I am the kind of person who can’t help but look towards the future with excitement, especially when I know exactly what I will be doing in the fall.
With finals fast approaching and stress mounting, it’s important to decompress between study sessions by any means necessary. In times like this, turn to Cigarettes After Sex – the band, obviously. Founded by Greg Gonzalez during his time as an undergraduate at the University of Texas at El Paso, the band currently consists of Gonzalez and three other members.
This year’s Long River Review was proudly unveiled to a crowd of enthusiastic friends, family and students of contributors to the literary magazine on Thursday night. This year’s edition marks the 21st issue of the UConn student-run journal, and its release was intimately celebrated in the elegant main gallery of the Benton Museum.
Last year, I wrote two senior columns. One reflecting on the way UConn has handled its issues and one reflecting on how the Daily Campus has shaped my future career. Coming back this year, I’ve done a lot of reflection as well. This is a reflection on that reflection and maybe something a little more.
Summer can be a great opportunity to be productive. Get a job and make some money, take summer classes to help you get ahead, take part in research, get an internship; the opportunities to be a productive human being are endless. However, that doesn’t mean that after you get home from work or when you have some time off on the weekend that you don’t want to have some fun and let your hair hang loose.
With hundreds of clubs and organizations on campus, it can be easy to overlook some of them. Tucked away in the northeast corner of campus, UConn Hillel may be one of those organizations that you’ve never been exposed to.
I never really knew what I wanted out of my college experience. When applying to colleges, I knew I wanted a good time and a good education. But beyond that, I couldn’t think very far ahead.I never really knew what I wanted out of my college experience. When applying to colleges, I knew I wanted a good time and a good education. But beyond that, I couldn’t think very far ahead.
Summer vacation is almost here and we’re all looking for new music to add to our beach playlist. During the last week, while the temperatures have finally started to rise, the summer anthems have begun to drop. Khalid, Ariana Grande, The Chainsmokers and Liam Payne are a few of the big names that have dropped singles since April 20.
All humanities majors come with these kinds of stereotypes. But in a school like UConn where STEM initiatives receive heavy attention, humanities students feel the viability of their degrees coming under heavier fire.
The UConn campus and surrounding area is filled to the brim with nature preserves and parks, just waiting to be explored. Each of these areas offers a respite from your grueling schedule, a place to regroup and steady yourself for what’s coming next.
“The Hidden Costs of Chocolate: How Child Labor Became a Human Rights Crisis” opened on Tuesday afternoon in the Thomas J. Dodd Center. The exhibition’s narrative of corporate greed, consumerism and human suffering is delivered through graphic posters displaying shocking statistics, historical information, forms of advocacy and the photographs of activist and filmmaker Robin Romano.
Welcome to the end of April, the worst time to be a college student. The weather is finally getting warm and it is tempting to put off studying in favor of enjoying the sun. But unfortunately, studying for finals is a must. To make your week a little easier, here is a concrete guide on how to survive finals.
Preparation for the event began at the beginning of the semester, according to KCONN public relations chair, eighth-semester psychology major Tien Nguyen.
Last Saturday, 27 different breweries, wineries and distilleries came to Rockville for the first attempt at throwing a beer festival in this usually quiet village. Attendees turned up in droves, lured in by one of the first nice days of the season and the promise of good craft beer.
To say Hunter S. Thompson adhered to this rule, however, would be a bald faced lie. He did not write drunk. Drunk was a mere baseline by which his creativity was unleashed like vomit onto a unsuspecting typewriter page. Hunter S. Thomas wrote drunk, high, sleep-deprived and more or less fueled by a cocktail of narcotic substances and his own unbridled rage.
A workout playlist is one thing that everyone who engages in any form of exercise can agree is essential. The type of music that we have on our personally customized playlists can range over many genres, but most of the time it’s fast-paced music with a good beat that is able to pump you up.
Assistant Professor Emily Knox from the University of Illinois gave a speech on Monday in Konover discussing different frameworks for trigger warnings in the context of college classrooms.
Two of UConn’s dietetic interns Taylor McDaniel and Grace Holihen came into the Student Union Monday to teach students how to eat a balanced diet.
Well, one season isn’t enough to explain Westworld. We need more.
Indie rock band Real Estate performed for around 500 students in the Student Union Ballroom at the University of Connecticut Saturday night, in what was a stunning success of a show put on by UConn’s alternative radio station, WHUS, for its annual Spring Fling concert.
The University of Connecticut is one of eight remaining colleges and universities vying to win a free Cardi B concert in a “Tinder Swipe Off.”
Covered in dirt and sweat under the blazing hot sun while jamming to nine hours of live music has always been my idea of a perfect break away from the books. But like they always say, “all good things must come to an end.”
The line for the annual Fall Concert at 7 p.m. snaked from the steps of Jorgensen to the Student Union.
At one point, several woodwind players set their instruments aside and sang a slow choral melody as the rest of the band played quietly in the background.
On Thursday Oct. 5, Best Coast performed at College Street Music Hall in New Haven, putting on an energetic show full of their signature positive vibes and pristine live sound.
SUBOG Concerts’ biggest challenge, according to Sherif, has been the challenge of satisfying every students’ musical interests through the limited number of events that can be hosted during the school year.
The sister festival of Governor’s Ball, the Meadows, is one of the last festivals of the season and takes place at Citi Field in Queens, New York.
Fans clustered at the front of the stage jumped and moshed to the pop-punk-hardcore mix that Four Year Strong trademarked. From “Bada Bing! Wit’ a Pipe!” to “Maniac (R.O.D.),” die-hard fans screamed every word as Day and O’Connor traded rapid-fire lines back and forth.
Scottish indie punk band Pinact is gearing up to release their sophomore album, “The Part That No One Knows” on Aug. 25, a record that exemplifies a band finding their identity.
Marvel Studios has done it again with yet another spectacular film.
Today, I was thinking about the upcoming film “Avengers: Infinity War” and how the network of fans of the Marvel films, me included, are scared of major character deaths and crying throughout the entire film.
Human beings make a lot of noise. They cry, scream, talk, sing, play music, yell. They stomp, break things, trip.
In 1994, USA Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was attacked at a skating rink in Detroit by a man named Shane Stant. Her knee was broken and the chances of her competing in the next Olympic Games were up for question.
The first “Pitch Perfect” movie came out in 2012 and charmed audiences with its star-studded cast and catchy songs, sending the world into an obsession with Anna Kendrick’s “Cup Song.” The movie was given a sequel in 2012, and as of Dec. 22, the series was brought to a close with a third flick.
World War II movies are by-and-large amazing. The best years have gifted us with such amazing films like “Saving Private Ryan,” “Fury” and “Dunkirk.” Movies like this represent the quintessential battle between good and evil, which makes perfect sense because clearly Hitler is you-know, a bad guy. Movies about good versus evil are always great and do well in the box office. “Darkest Hour” is no different.
Well, one season isn’t enough to explain Westworld. We need more.
There have been many coming-of-age films and shows representing the joys and struggles of being a young adult, and there will be many more, but the diversity, charm and wit of “On My Block” puts it in its own league.
Netflix showed last year that they aren’t afraid to tackle challenging moralist issues with the fantastic serial killer series “Mindhunter,” and they’ve done it again. They pulled an absolute ace card out of their hand with the new documentary series “Wild Wild Country.”
Made for Hulu and BBC, crime drama/dystopia series “Hard Sun” was released on Hulu on Wednesday. The series follows two London detectives who discover that an apocalypse will eliminate all of mankind in just five years.
Roughly 10 months after “Pretty Little Liars” wrapped up its final season, actress Lucy Hale is returning to television as the star of the CW’s newest comedy series “Life Sentence.”
NBC's new show "Good Girls" follows three moms struggling through various life challenges: a sick daughter, an affair and a custody lawsuit. Things get so desperate for the women that they turn a joke about robbing a grocery store into a reality in order to provide for their families financially.
“She’s Gotta Have It” is honest, critical, erotic, fun-loving and the next thing on anyone’s TBR list. This Netflix mini-series is the perfect fit for anyone looking for a binge-worthy show to take their mind off of their studies.
In their string of new shows to appeal to 20-something audiences, Freeform premiered “Alone Together” on Jan. 10.
Imagine a future where family vacations and cross-country road trips become interplanetary adventures. Instead of flying to Disney World on a commercial jet, you could be taking off in a rocket and leaving Earth’s atmosphere for a more extraterrestrial destination.
You may not know this, but you (yes you!) are entitled to a lot of land out West. In fact, you are entitled to about eight-tenths of Nevada and two-thirds of Utah. Now don’t go hitching up that wagon just yet -- it’s a little more complicated.
There are over 50 million peer-reviewed scientific articles published so far and 1.5 million new articles are added every year, according to an article published this week in the scientific journal “Nature, Ecology and Evolution.”
Nearly half of the world’s forests are within just 500 meters of a human-sculpted edge, impacting nearly every animal living on our planet.
Throughout the first year of his presidency, Donald Trump and his administration have demonstrated an unprecedented disregard for science and facts. The president himself and multiple high-ranking officials, including the director of the Environmental Protection Agency, are climate change deniers. Many others downplay its impact or the role of humanity in climate change.
You’re not alone as you make your preparations for winter; in fact, the rest of the northern hemisphere is getting ready, and some of these critters will make their way into your home, so why not get familiar with your new roommates?
With a hurricane, the storm itself often becomes the focus of reporting, but the shape of a natural disaster, and the resultant effect on human life, is largely human-made and not just determined by wind speed or rainfall.
In New England, we are fortunate enough to experience two springs every year: one in May when the first leaves begin to unfurl on the trees, and again in summer when the trees unfurl new leaves to replace the original ones devoured by gypsy moth caterpillars.
Former President Obama’s Science Advisor Dr. John Holdren discussed science and technology’s role in government at the University of Connecticut Monday afternoon.
Due to a statement released this past week by the U.S. International Trade Commission, the price of solar panels may be on the rise, thus slowing and possibly even halting this trend that benefits us in so many more ways than just making us feel popular.
Gene editing is not brand new technology, but recently it has gained a reputation of holding a great deal of promise to scientists in the eugenics field and many Americans.
With the growth of modern innovation, the limits of scientific research are nearly endless. Modern scientific breakthroughs allow for the promotion of human health around the world. This knowledge, however, can be used to cause social regression. The unethical development of modern medicine and warfare have arisen as a product of great knowledge and growing demand for innovation.
Throughout history, humans have witnessed changes within nature and society as a result of mechanisms such as natural selection and thought. These changes became apparent through noticeably improved performances over time, through a process that we now refer to as evolution.
If your only child is born with a disease that causes constant coughing, random bouts of pneumonia, extreme weight loss and the need to live the rest of their life with the aid of an oxygen tank, how far would you go to prevent your next child from having the same deadly disease? Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder caused by the inheritance of a single defective gene on chromosome 7 called CFRT. (http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/disorders/singlegene/) How about if your child inherited the defective copy of the GALT gene on chromosome 9, causing galactosemia and leading to kidney failure, poor growth, and intellectual disability? (http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/disorders/singlegene/) How about sickle cell anemia? Huntington’s disease?
Hundreds of diseases like these, either deadly or a constant inconvenience, have been identified as “single gene disorders”, meaning they involve mutations in the DNA sequences of single genes that result in alterations in genetic codes for proteins. These alterations then amplify through primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary protein structures and ultimately lead to shortened lifespans.
Often called the “Second Brain”, the gut holds secrets that have alluded scientists studying it for decades. The gastrointestinal (GI) tract, particularly the small and large intestines, hold millions, if not billions, of bacteria that have formed a mutualistic relationship with us.
A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has brought caterpillars into an entirely new sphere of influence – the microbiome. After very careful analysis and experiments, Tobin Hammer and colleagues at the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered that caterpillars do not have a resident microbiome.
Archeologists raid ancient tombs to discover long lost civilizations and reconstruct the parts of human history that existed before anyone kept written records. In Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, scientists recently discovered an elite group of Native Americans all descending from the same mother.
An estimated 90 percent of the human body isn’t human. In the gut alone, there are nearly 10,000 species of bacteria and another 5,000 living on the skin. They can be anything from bacteria, viruses, fungi and microscopic mites to less recognizable microbes like protozoans and archaeans.
If you counted how many different plant species you came across in each expedition, you’d quickly realize there is much more diversity as you get closer to the tropics. The Research column will be a weekly feature on the scientific opportunities on campus written by staff writer Diler Haji.
After returning from Morocco early last month, Klara Reisch stood in front of the University of Connecticut Senate Monday in support of a student petition for an environmental literacy general education requirement.
For centuries, Europeans have hunted, collected and bred animals in pursuit of symbolic nobility and power, said Harriet Ritvo, a professor of history at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, during the University of Connecticut’s Edwin Way Teale lecture on nature and the environment at the Dodd Center.
Last month, before anyone could have been certain that Donald Trump would win the presidency, one of the most reputable scientific journals, Nature, published an article in clear support of Hillary Clinton's ability to fuel American science that also showed Trump's complete disregard for the entire scientific enterprise.