30 UConn students to be certified in Mental Health First Aid

30 UConn students to be certified in Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health Connecticut, Inc. is joining the University of Connecticut’s co-ed pre-health fraternity, Sigma Theta Alpha, to host a Mental Health First Aid Certification course today.

The course will help students and community members recognize a mental health issue and give them the resources to help, said Lisa Iwanicki, a seventh-semester nursing major at UConn and member of Sigma Theta Alpha.

“Being certified in mental health aid will help you recognize a crisis in anyone in your community,” Iwanicki said.

Alima holds fall showcase to support sexual assault awareness

Alima holds fall showcase to support sexual assault awareness

UConn Alima, an extension of Alima International Dance Association, held their fall showcase Thursday night to support sexual assault awareness.

Originated at University of Rhode Island in 2005, Alima’s goal is “to teach our members and the surrounding community about cultural differences through the art of dance and music. Our dances tell stories of people from Africa, the Caribbean, Asia, Europe and other places around the world,” according to Alima’s founding statement.

Aly & AJ show more potential than just a breakup song

Aly & AJ show more potential than just a breakup song

The Aly & AJ you know and love as early aughts teen icons have made a valiant return to the music scene, but with a total change to their sound.

Although Aly Michalka got her start in acting, as Keely Teslow in the short-lived Disney Channel series “Phil of the Future,” the Californian pop-rock sisters got their big musical break from their debut album, “Into the Rush” in 2005. Songs from the album were featured on a series of Disney Channel original movies.

Recent UConn grad, petitioning candidate elected to Mansfield Town Council

Recent UConn grad, petitioning candidate elected to Mansfield Town Council

In this year’s Mansfield municipal election, voters elected recent University of Connecticut graduate and unaffiliated petitioning candidate Caitlin Briody to a town council position, according to preliminary election results. Briody’s election marks the first time a petitioning candidate has won a council seat since the town began its council-manager government form in 1973.

Don’t Call It A Comeback Tour: Buying boots is hard

Don’t Call It A Comeback Tour: Buying boots is hard

I bought a new pair of boots the other day, though that’s getting ahead of ourselves a little bit. It’s currently November which means, for New England, it’s that weird season where it’s not quite winter but fall is basically over. All of this means that it’s time to break our boots out of the closet in anticipation of the coming snow/frozen muddy weather that we always get.

Veterans Day memorial today on the great lawn

Veterans Day memorial today on the great lawn

There will be a ceremony today at 11 a.m. to honor veterans the University of Connecticut on the Great Lawn by the Ultimate Sacrifice Memorial.

“I think having a ceremony on campus is a great way to honor veterans because it’s usually done in a public space and it’s something that incorporates a lot of members of campus,” Alyssa Kelleher, the Director of the Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs, said.

The event will be held in the Wilbur Cross South Reading Room if there is inclement weather.

Reggaeton singer Ozuna teases new Spanish song with Cardi B

Reggaeton singer Ozuna teases new Spanish song with Cardi B

On Monday, award-winning reggaeton singer and songwriter Ozuna posted a snippet of his new song “La Modelo” featuring Cardi B on Instagram. The song features both artists singing in Spanish, a different style from Cardi’s usual rapping. Ozuna announced that it will be on his new upcoming album “Trap Cartel” which does not yet have a definite release date.

This unexpected post was a screen recording video of Ozuna going through multiple audio files on his phone (assumed to be unreleased songs from the forthcoming album) until he finds the one featuring Cardi B.

Women’s Soccer Year In Review: A major loss, but an exciting future

Women’s Soccer Year In Review: A major loss, but an exciting future

The 2017 UConn women’s soccer season will likely be remembered as the final season of legendary head coach Len Tsantiris, who announced his retirement on Tuesday. Tsantiris called it quits after 37 years as head coach and is largely responsible for turning the program into the powerhouse it is today. He retires as the second-most winningest coach in NCAA women’s soccer history with 570 wins and 31 NCAA tournament berths, including a streak of eight-straight Elite Eight appearances.