Men's Track and Field: UConn heads back to Boston to take part in BU Valentine Invitational

Men's Track and Field: UConn heads back to Boston to take part in BU Valentine Invitational

UConn track and field returns to Boston this Saturday, Feb. 10, to compete in the BU Valentine Invitational in the Boston University Track and Field Center.

The Valentine Invitational is a performance meet, which means the Huskies will compete as individuals to improve their qualifying times, instead of focusing on earning points for the team.

This meet is also unique because the Huskies will compete not only against athletes from other colleges, but also a hodgepodge of amateur athletes, international athletes and professional runners.

Bangladeshi Students Association’s awareness dinner brings light to the Rohingya crisis

Bangladeshi Students Association’s awareness dinner brings light to the Rohingya crisis

“The Rohingya are facing crisis in a historic proportion... in the killing field, crimes against humanity are being committed by Myanmar,” Dr. Wakar Uddin said at Bangladeshi Student Association (BSA)’s awareness dinner last night.

Uddin, a professor at Penn State University, Director General of Arakan Rohingya Union and a Rohingya himself, was the keynote speaker at this event, which was held with the Pakistani Community at the University of Connecticut and Muslim Students Association, to educate the UConn community about the Rohingya crisis.

The Rohingya are refugees from Myanmar, previously known as Burma, in a place called Arakan.

SUBOG brings winter comedy show to new heights

SUBOG brings winter comedy show to new heights

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s SUBOG’s winter comedy show announcement! In case you missed it, Thursday Feb. 8 SUBOG Comedy announced their upcoming winter show via airplane banner flying through the skies of Storrs. The banner advertised the link to the SUBOG website announcing that the co-headliners of the March 1 performance would be Sal Vulcano, of “Impractical Jokers” fame, and Roy Wood Jr. from “The Daily Show.”

Professional journalists talk race representation in the media

Professional journalists talk race representation in the media

What’s black, white and lacks a suitable representation of the bulk of races in America? If you ask the panel of journalists participating in the discussion “Confronting Racism in Journalism,” they would beat you to the punch line and say modern newspapers and media outlets.

The University of Connecticut Department of Journalism, with support from “Together: Confronting Racism,” presented a panel of three journalists of color who discussed what their role is in addressing the topic of race in the world of journalism.

Column: Team-building? Check. Culture-building? TBD.

Column: Team-building? Check. Culture-building? TBD.

When Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman dumped Dwayne Wade back to Miami to finish off his trade deadline house cleaning, he probably didn’t pause to notice the irony. His intent was to dump salary to the Heat, but the move, the cherry on top of several others, has brought the Heat on him and his constituents.

Altman is all in: he moved six players and their first-round pick and brought in four new ones.

Artist Spotlight: Snarky Puppy embodies modern jazz fusion

Artist Spotlight: Snarky Puppy embodies modern jazz fusion

It’s almost never played on the radio. It sure as hell doesn’t have the same kind of celebrity star power as Bruno Mars or Justin Timberlake and it’s not nearly as lyrically dependent, but it’s so good. Jazz fusion is a sibling of the 1920s jazz movement, born out of the late 60s when musicians combined aspects of jazz harmony and improvisation with the styles of funk, rock, rhythm and blues and Latin jazz. As a hybrid genre, the styles can vary greatly across artists, but Snarky Puppy does a pretty good job of covering them all.

Men's Hockey: UConn looking for six straight against No. 11 Northeastern

Men's Hockey: UConn looking for six straight against No. 11 Northeastern

When the Huskies lost goaltender Adam Huska to a left wrist injury, it looked like the season was about to slip from UConn.

Instead, the Huskies have rallied around senior goaltender Tanner Creel and have rattled off five straights wins, the longest streak since head coach Mike Cavanaugh took over. The only team in college hockey hotter than the Huskies is Boston University who have won their last six.

Column: The injury bugs are swarming

Column: The injury bugs are swarming

Let’s be honest: the 2017-18 NFL season was terrible. And not just as a Giants fan, but a football fan as a whole. It was a season defined by mediocrity, inconsistent play, controversial calls and above all, devastating injuries to the game’s most exciting stars.

Deshaun Watson, David Johnson, Carson Wentz, Odell Beckham Jr., Dalvin Cook, Julian Edelman, J.J. Watt, Aaron Rodgers, Greg Olsen, Andrew Luck and too many others to list.