In another chance to prove themselves against a national team, the UConn men’s basketball team once again fell short to No. 11 Florida State.
Yesterday, we asked the sports section for their most memorable sports moment of 2018. Unsurprisingly, we got a lot of “yippee the Red Sox won the World Series,” some UConn basketball, even the rare Mets fan sighting.
One-hundred years ago, the top cause of death was caused by infection and diseases such as tuberculosis and pneumonia occurred rampantly without cures. This all changed with the introduction of penicillin, a slew of subsequently discovered antibiotics and improvements in public health. Widespread mortality caused by bacterial infections was becoming a thing of the past and science as a whole moved forward.
After the controversial policy proposed by Betsy Devos, “The public has just under 60 days to tell the Department of Education what it thinks”. These changes to Title IX proposed may not have the intention of giving advantage to accused attackers, but some proposed policies would inevitably have such consequences. It is up to the public, especially students, to speak up for what they think sexual assault policy should look like. Increasing political activism will result in an increased influence of millennials in government decisions, because of an increased participation in democratic processes such as elections and public commenting.
Lots X, N and L will be lost to the construction, and these spaces will be closed as early as Spring 2020, at which point commuters will be redirected to the new lot, according to UConn Today. The new K-Lot will contain 700 spaces, 200 less than the total for the other lots, and will be located roughly a mile from the center of campus on Discovery Drive.
This past week, the country of Denmark announced a plan earlier this week to banish “unwanted migrants” to a small, remote island. However, this is no tropical vacation for these people. In fact, the island currently is used for housing equipment and remains of studies on contagious animal diseases.
One of only two ferries that are in use to service the island is nicknamed “the Virus.” To make matters even worse, among the people they are proposing to put on this island are criminals and people who have been rejected after seeking asylum. So, you might be starting to understand why this banishment seems a little iffy.
I grew up in East Rock, the affluent, predominantly white neighborhood that is home to the highest achieving middle school in New Haven. The city as a whole lags behind the rest of the state in terms of academic achievement, but middle schools like my alma mater which are located in wealthy, white neighborhoods regularly meet or exceed state average test scores. Conversely, poor black and Hispanic neighborhood schools often fall well short of academic standards. Unequal funding is usually blamed for achievement gaps across school districts, but it doesn’t explain this type of inter-district achievement gap. After all, there are no significant funding differences across New Haven middle schools. So what gives?
The most recent bout of E. coli-infested romaine lettuce brought on a major sense of déjà vu; this is the third time that romaine lettuce has been recalled due to E. coli poisoning in the past year. Since E. coli is a bacterium that lives in animal intestines and is typically found in contaminated meat, the bacteria’s source in produce seems puzzling. And although there have been many speculations, the method by which the contamination spreads from animals to plants is still unknown. As E. coli once again makes victims of unsuspecting salad eaters, one cannot help but wonder why the food industry has not yet found a solution to this health crisis.
Last night’s orchestra performance at von der Mehden was special, featuring the winners of the 2018 Aria Competition and Concerto Competition, Teryn Kuzman and violinist Andy Peng, respectively. UConn’s orchestral musicians never cease to impress, flawlessly working through musical masterworks with top-notch professionalism and talent.