This past week without football in Storrs has given everyone a chance to gain some perspective on the Huskies’ season. Without football, nobody’s been screaming about cutting the program on social media and the national press about the historic badness of their defense has died down.
Last week, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a horrifying update on the direction our planet is headed due to climate change. While the number of people realizing climate change is a real issue continues to grow each day, I don’t think anyone expected the report to show such frightening results. According to the study, even the agreements made at the Paris Accords in 2015 that aimed to reduce greenhouse gases will not be enough to stop the catastrophic effects caused by the rising temperatures.
If you listened to our President, you could come to the conclusion he is part of a victimized minority, with no power or clout in any political arena. The “deep state” supposedly hinders the implementation of his agenda. Trump, in a USA Today column, warned “... if Democrats win control of Congress this November, we will come dangerously closer to socialism in America.” Trump constantly accuses the mainstream media of espousing leftist rhetoric, attacking him and silencing conservative voices. According to him, "No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly.”
I have heard far too frequently recently about how good dogs come from good breeders or how one breed of dog is more of a “family” dog than another. It enrages me to know that this way of thinking is still prevalent in our pet owning community, especially in regards to pitbulls. As a result of cruel underground dog fighting in the 1980s, pitbulls became the face of crime and violence.
Michael Beattie, local Vietnam War veteran and author of “Can a Burger Change a Man?,” gave a book talk at Barnes and Noble Thursday to discuss his life-changing biking trip around the perimeter of the country.
Beattie was born and raised in Eagleville, Connecticut, and graduated from E.O. Smith in 1967. After high school, he joined the navy during the Vietnam War and eventually became a policeman and a small business owner. One year in his 60s, he and his wife rented an RV and travelled around the country. During this time, Beattie became aware of the amount of hungry Americans living in the West.
The Student Board of Governors planned to kick off this month of wicked fun with Spooky Saturday last week before it was postponed due to inclement weather, but there’s plenty more to take part in before you don your costume for everybody’s favorite fall holiday. From haunted houses to corn mazes to festivals, you’ll be sure to find something for you and your friends to take part in.
The University of Connecticut is working on constantly making alternative food options more accessible to students with medical needs or allergies, according to assistant director of dining services Michael White.
“Part of it is a moral obligation,” White said. “I went to school here, and I have cystic fibrosis. When I was in college in the 90s, nobody did anything about it.”
White said catering to students with allergies is important in achieving a sense of equality for those who visit the dining halls around campus every day.
Brightly dressed in a big, billowy windbreaker patterned with clunky primary colors and bell-bottom jeans, his babyish face festooned with a pair of red, plastic sunglasses you’d expect to find at the checkout counter of a gas station, sitting below a crisp and remarkably well-manicured bowl cut, Oliver Tree makes no attempt to fly under the radar.
In fall 2017, The University of Connecticut first offered a course entitled Climate Resilience and Adaptation: Municipal Policy and Planning. One major component of this course is the opportunity to work with the UConn Climate Corps. Drawing inspiration from President Franklin Roosevelt’s highly successful Civilian Conservation Corps, the UConn Climate Corps encourages students to combat climate change, and apply real-life problem-solving skills to immediately impact, their local communities.