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Opinion: Why we should return to paper ballots         

Opinion: Why we should return to paper ballots         

Election officials have decided to increase election security in the wake of the 2016 election. One of the ways to do so is to return to paper ballots. Returning to paper is a good idea as paper is unhackable, unlike voting machines. Also, it is easier to audit paper ballots than voting machines.

Opinion: Ninety-six years of not passing the ERA 

Opinion: Ninety-six years of not passing the ERA 

In history class, we learn about how the U.S. Constitution has been amended 27 times in order to incorporate more laws and protections. However, despite the fact that there are 27 amendments that help ensure our freedom, there is one amendment that we have not been able to pass: the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).

Editorial: Every student should study abroad 

Editorial: Every student should study abroad 

It is no surprise that the University of Connecticut can get a bit dull. As vibrant as campus life can get, we are still on a land grant university in the middle of nowhere. It gets more than a bit cold. And you can only see the same set of 20-something-year-olds so many times before you lose it. The perfect solution to all of this? Try studying abroad! 

Editorial: The good and bad of UConn sports away from Storrs  

Editorial: The good and bad of UConn sports away from Storrs  

This year, UConn soccer is slated to compete at Dillon Stadium in downtown Hartford while the university completes construction of Joseph J. Morrone Stadium at the Rizza Family Soccer Complex in Storrs. If the goal is to increase student attendance, then it’s helpful to remove obstacles. Losing teams aside, a long drive can be a moat between busy students and games.  

Opinion: Development in Stamford will not lead to gentrification or ghettos 

Opinion: Development in Stamford will not lead to gentrification or ghettos 

Development en masse is not new to Stamford; however, this time there is widespread concern and skepticism regarding the scope of development and the effects it will have on the city. The belief that development in Stamford will lead to gentrification is based on a more general belief that development leads to gentrification, rather than on what is really happening in Stamford.

Opinion: The unhealthy relationship we have with social media 

Opinion: The unhealthy relationship we have with social media 

Our future is written in the minds of our children. Unfortunately, it’s looking like that future will be full of would-be YouTubers and influencers. Recently, Google was fined $170 million over YouTube’s inappropriate data collection from children.