The DNC failed to fix a flawed debate system

The DNC failed to fix a flawed debate system

After sharp criticism of their 2016 presidential primary cycle, the Democratic National Committee promised the 2020 primary debates would be more fair. At first it appeared it would be better with earlier debates, low entrance criteria, and candidates in the first round being split randomly instead of into “Varsity and JV”. However, the efforts were in vain as the cable television debate format is fundamentally flawed.

Letter to the Editor: Please Don’t Defend the Indefensible

As a UConn alumna whose graduate research concerns mass trauma, I was stunned and disappointed to read a Daily Campus Opinion article defending Rep. Ihlan Omar’s inexcusable rhetoric around 9/11. Cameron Cantelmo’s recent article was extraordinarily dismissive of the collective pain of victims, survivors, and witnesses of 9/11. 

Eight percent of 18-34 year old’s identify as bisexual: Welcome to the Bitopia

Eight percent of 18-34 year old’s identify as bisexual: Welcome to the Bitopia

In 2019, we are experiencing a shift in the way that we have conversations about our sexual orientations. As public conversations about sexual orientation, gender identity, and consent become more frequent in our day to day life, the societal expectations of younger generations are beginning to change.

Letter to the Editor: Addressing Sexual Violence with Compassion and Knowledge

Navigating being a victim of a crime, especially sexual assault, can be difficult and confusing. It’s not always clear to people what their rights are as victims, how to access services, or if they have any guarantee that they’ll be treated with respect during the criminal justice process. As a result, many survivors of crimes don’t get access to the rights and supports they are entitled to, and may be unable to continue with criminal justice proceedings at all.

In order to fight climate change, give power to cities

In order to fight climate change, give power to cities

Cities are one of the most basic units of governance. Because of this, their democratic institutions are flexible and responsive to their residents’ specific needs. Their city planners can paint with a small brush, designing policies that cater to specific problems endemic to certain communities. Obtaining community consent for projects is a real, achievable goal.

Letter to the Editor: Censorship at UConn (AsACC)

Our seven-minute performance included monologues about the three provinces of Tibet. Each monologue was followed by dance from that province. The final dance was a popular Tibetan gorshey (circle dance), meant to symbolize unity. You can watch the entire performance recorded by UCTV for free. Several students, primarily international Chinese students, were disturbed by our performance and began booing.

Opinion Editorial: Paid positions give undergraduates more power

Opinion Editorial: Paid positions give undergraduates more power

While undergraduates are vital to the University of Connecticut, it feels like we don’t matter at times. It can be frustrating to see so much disrespect given to the largest population on campus. This is why the Undergraduate Student Government adding paid positions next year is so important.

Ethical concerns need to be addressed in reviving the ‘brain-dead’

Ethical concerns need to be addressed in reviving the ‘brain-dead’

Over the past few weeks, in a story that sounds like something out of a Mary Shelley novel, scientists were able to restore signs of life in postmortem brains. These, of course, were pig brains and not human brains, and there was no sign of consciousness within them, but nonetheless this is a pretty wild story.

Hey UConn! Where are our electric buses?

Hey UConn! Where are our electric buses?

These buses will have outlived their absolute maximum life span by 2020 and UConn will presumably be purchasing replacement buses — which should be electric buses, paid for by the grant. The grant also covers electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Accepting the $1.4 million is seemingly a no-brainer.