UConn Extension brings awareness to pesticide restrictions on school grounds 

UConn Extension brings awareness to pesticide restrictions on school grounds 

The University of Connecticut Extension recently created a series made to bring awareness to pesticide restrictions on school grounds in Connecticut. UConn Extension educator Victoria Wallace said that the series was started following a major ban on pesticides in the state of Connecticut. 

UConn Extension brings awareness to pesticide restrictions on school grounds

The University of Connecticut Extension recently created a series made to bring awareness to pesticide restrictions on school grounds in Connecticut. UConn Extension educator Victoria Wallace said that the series was started following a major ban on pesticides in the state of Connecticut.

Bistro on Union Street reverting back to original menu 

Bistro on Union Street reverting back to original menu 

Discussions are in the works to replace the French-inspired options at the University of Connecticut’s Bistro on Union Street with an American-style menu similar to that of its former title, Chuck and Augie’s, beginning after Thanksgiving. 

USG votes to impeach Comptroller after four-hour closed session

USG votes to impeach Comptroller after four-hour closed session

The University of Connecticut’s Undergraduate Student Government voted to impeach the sitting Comptroller Dylan Nenadal on one charge of violating Article 4 of Bylaw XX Wednesday night. In his place current Chief of Staff to USG Pres. Priyanka Thakkar Walter Dodson will be the Interim-Comptroller.  

Pub 32 up for purchase  

Pub 32 up for purchase  

In a Facebook post on Sept. 10 in Buy or Sell UConn Tickets, Richard Maloney listed Storrs’ Pub 32 for sale for $165,000.  The restaurant and bar, located on Stafford Road, was infamously a “biker bar,” according to University of Connecticut students, and has been a staple of the community under its current ownership for the past 10 years. 

From Text To Tablet: The LSAT goes digital 

From Text To Tablet: The LSAT goes digital 

Beginning Sept. 21, the LSAT will be administered entirely digitally. This is a landmark moment for the test, which has been given on paper since its beginnings in 1948. The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC), the body which administers the LSAT, cited a myriad of reasons for the transition.

Mansfield businesses no longer offer plastic bags to customers 

Mansfield businesses no longer offer plastic bags to customers 

As of Thursday, Mansfield businesses no longer offer plastic bags after a town ordinance banning them went into effect. The Mansfield Town Council’s “Bring Your Own Bag” ordinance began March 13. Its six-month phase-in process concluded Thursday, when the ban began. 

Something Phishy: How to protect yourself against phishing scams 

Something Phishy: How to protect yourself against phishing scams 

Anyone with an email address is vulnerable to phishing scams, but when armed with knowledge of how to identify and report attacks, they become significantly less of a risk. A "phishing" attack is a scam usually executed via email, in which an attacker poses as a trusted sender and lures victims into dispensing personal information, according to Phishing.org. The name "phishing" comes from the strategy of baiting victims with urgency or reward. 

UConnPIRG campaigns to reduce textbook spending 

UConnPIRG campaigns to reduce textbook spending 

Amid skyrocketing textbook prices, members of UConnPIRG, University of Connecticut’s chapter of the Public Interest Research Group, are working to convince the university to take measures to reduce student spending on essential course materials.  In search of up-to-date data on student textbook spending, several UConnPIRG members set up a tent and canopy outside of the Homer Babbidge Library on Tuesday to encourage students to take their textbook affordability survey.