Behind the Lens: You don’t have to cover everything

Behind the Lens: You don’t have to cover everything

During the last two years, I had stayed for all 18 hours. The year before those two, I had attended for six hours from around two a.m. till eight a.m. This year, however, something was a little different. For the first time in my five years at UConn, I was actually participating in UConn’s famous 18 hour dance marathon.

Track and Field: Huskies take aim at American Indoor Championships

Track and Field: Huskies take aim at American Indoor Championships

UConn track took off for Birmingham, Alabama, on Wednesday, readying for their biggest meet so far this year: the American Athletic Conference Indoor Track Championships. The event will take place Friday and Saturday at the Birmingham Crossplex and will be streamed live on the American Digital Network.

UConn won the conference’s indoor championship in 2014, but the Huskies’ major rival Houston has taken home the trophy in all three years since.

Men’s Hockey: Huskies’ win streak snapped in 3-2 loss to UMass

Men’s Hockey: Huskies’ win streak snapped in 3-2 loss to UMass

On a night when the UConn men’s hockey team hoped to break the record for the longest win streak in program history, they instead took a heartbreaking 3-2 defeat to UMass in the regular season finale.

“It’s a somber locker room, and it hasn’t been that way for a long time,” head coach Mike Cavanaugh said following the loss. “It’s certainly a disappointing loss for our team, but it’s a good reminder that if you don’t play a whole 60 minutes, it’s up in the air if you’re going to win.”

Events and post-grad opportunities for UConn seniors

Events and post-grad opportunities for UConn seniors

There are several events and postgraduate opportunities available to University of Connecticut seniors.

Barnes and Noble hosts an annual Grad Fair which will take place March 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. this year, Jessica Sokol, student alumni association advisor, said.

There is also a “Senior Send-Off Celebration” where seniors can get their senior portraits done for the Nutmeg Yearbook, purchase regalia and pick up Commencement tickets, Sokol said.

Not The Last Straw: Dining services still searching for best plastic alternative

Not The Last Straw: Dining services still searching for best plastic alternative

University of Connecticut Dining Services said it is working to find a permanent alternative to paper straws for all its operations.

“I brought some original ones in to get this started up but now were still shopping for the best straw that’s going to meet everybody’s needs,” Director of Dining Services Dennis Pierce said.

Dining Services recently began using paper straws at Union Street Market. The change was not met enthusiastically by all students.

UConn alumnus honored by Celtics

UConn alumnus honored by Celtics

Celtics great Paul Pierce’s jersey retirement on Feb. 11 was a special night for Boston fans. Although former UConn men’s basketball player Ray Allen wasn’t there, another former Husky was waiting to be honored.

Stephen Schirra, an Ellington native and 2014 UConn grad, appeared during the second timeout of the second quarter to be recognized by the Celtics’ community program “Heroes Among Us.”