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The 2019 Mad Decent Block Party Festival is sure to be one of the hottest events of the summer

The 2019 Mad Decent Block Party Festival is sure to be one of the hottest events of the summer

There are some events that are just quintessentially “summer:” Beach days, block parties, outdoor concerts and local carnivals are just a few that come to mind. So what happens when you combine some of these perfectly in-season events? You’ll end up with the biggest and best summer party of the season, which is exactly how one would define the Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival, taking place on July 20 and 21 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

The 2019 Governors Ball performances ranked from HOT to NOT

The 2019 Governors Ball performances ranked from HOT to NOT

Just as in the past, Govball did an incredible job of getting a varied and eclectic lineup of artists spanning many different genres, age groups and mainstream popularity level. In order to pay homage to the 2019 festival, we ranked some of this year’s performances from hot to not.

Performances to make you feel like the belle of the (Governors) Ball

Performances to make you feel like the belle of the (Governors) Ball

I guess the second time’s the charm with music festivals, especially with Governors Ball in New York City. After experiencing my first festival the week before at Boston Calling, I felt better equipped to handle the Empire State’s premier summer music event. The ninth edition of the three-day festival, held this past weekend at Randall’s Island Park, sure had its ups and downs, as is warranted for such a large event in the city.

Student Worker Spotlight: Q Center Tutors Sam Spak, Matteo McDonnell and Marc Moore

When these three friends met during their shared classes freshman year, they probably didn’t realize that they’d all become Q Center tutors together one day too. Now all juniors, Sam Spak, Matteo McDonnell and Marc Moore work in the Q Center, helping students with their math and physics questions.  

Megan Thee Stallion will give you the confidence boost you deserve

Megan Thee Stallion will give you the confidence boost you deserve

Everybody knows that the beauty of music is that it can elicit a plethora of emotional responses. Need a good cry? Queue up that sad songs playlist that we all secretly have. Need motivation to get through anything, from finals season to a particularly rough workout? Throw on any pop, electronic beat. Need a confidence booster? For that, look no further: Megan Thee Stallion, the 24-year-old rapper from Houston, Texas, will have you feeling on top of the world after playing just one of her fast-paced, pulsating rap masterpieces.

The Pitfalls of Policy Making: LGBTQ+ policies over the years

The Pitfalls of Policy Making: LGBTQ+ policies over the years

From the era of Ronald Reagan to the present day with Donald Trump, policy making regarding minorities, specifically the LGBTQ+ community, has had a rough history. Guest speakers Zane Carey and Lynne Alexander came to the Rainbow Center this Thursday to lay out the story of what has (and has not) been done to work towards equality for the community.

Art and Architecture of UConn Storrs: An examination of the Benton, the quad, McHugh Hall and the paintings of Peter Waite

Art and Architecture of UConn Storrs: An examination of the Benton, the quad, McHugh Hall and the paintings of Peter Waite

On a sunny April day, a small group joined docent Judy McChesney for an Art in Small Bites tour of the quad, the Benton Museum’s architecture and Peter Waite’s paintings on display in McHugh Hall.