Women's Basketball: UConn better, faster, stronger; overpower Seton Hall

Women's Basketball: UConn better, faster, stronger; overpower Seton Hall

“When we scheduled them, we wanted to play the best and again they showed us why they are,” Seton Hall head coach Anthony Bozzella said. “Just the way they play, that unselfishness, togetherness, are all things we saw.”

Women’s Basketball: Samuelson dominates on career day

Women’s Basketball: Samuelson dominates on career day

Forced to dress only eight players, UConn may have been outmanned, but they were most certainly not out-gunned against Seton Hall on Saturday afternoon. The Huskies had Katie Lou Samuelson on their side, a weapon versatile enough to win a world war, let alone a basketball game.

The Foundation of UConn Volleyball: Elizabeth Kline and Emma Turner

The Foundation of UConn Volleyball: Elizabeth Kline and Emma Turner

“Their work ethic is the greatest on the team,” said assist coach Matt Scott. “They are constantly pushing to not only get more out of the team, but also knowing when the right moment is to put their arm around someone and pick them and their spirits up.” 

Men's Hockey: Three takeaways from a disastrous 4-0 loss to BC.

Men's Hockey: Three takeaways from a disastrous 4-0 loss to BC.

If you were wearing UConn gear at the XL Center on Thursday, odds are it just wasn’t your night. It wasn’t for the two fans that participated in the blue line challenge during the first intermission and came closer to hitting a spectator than the net.

The fall and rise of resistance 

The fall and rise of resistance 

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.  

We need to voice our opinions about new sexual assault guidelines

We need to voice our opinions about new sexual assault guidelines

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.  

Students have critical reactions to construction of K-Lot as a replacement for lost lots

Students have critical reactions to construction of K-Lot as a replacement for lost lots

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.

Denmark’s plan to deal with migrants is straight out of a teen sci-fi drama

Denmark’s plan to deal with migrants is straight out of a teen sci-fi drama

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.

Poverty, not uneven funding, explains the achievement gap

Poverty, not uneven funding, explains the achievement gap

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?

Ethics and E. Coli

Ethics and E. Coli

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.

Men’s Track and Field: UConn finishes Day 1 on top

Men’s Track and Field: UConn finishes Day 1 on top

The UConn men’s track and field team is back in Storrs Friday to host UMass-Lowell and Vermont in the second day of the UConn Multi-Event Challenge. After one day, UConn sophomore, Ben Grosse sits in first place with a total of 2,096 points through four of the meet’s seven events. 

Decades’ old dreams brought to reality in von der Mehden

Decades’ old dreams brought to reality in von der Mehden

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.