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Editorial: Minimum wage increase: What’s UConn going to do about it? 

Editorial: Minimum wage increase: What’s UConn going to do about it? 

In May, Gov. Ned Lamont signed off on a bill to increase minimum wage in Connecticut from $10.10 per hour to $15 per hour. Whether or not University of Connecticut students approve of this change, there is one thing we can all agree on: We would like to see UConn’s plan for implementing these higher wages. 

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: There will be no peace with the Taliban  

Opinion: There will be no peace with the Taliban  

Last week, despite forceful opposition from his advisors, including National Security Advisor John Bolton, President Trump planned to meet with Taliban leaders on U.S. soil at Camp David. Negotiating peace with the Taliban is a far cry from the hard-nosed candidate Trump who promised to “get-tough” with suspected terrorists, openly advocating a resumption of waterboarding and “much worse.”

Editorial: Jorgensen's new free tickets will offer new and important opportunities to students

Editorial: Jorgensen's new free tickets will offer new and important opportunities to students

Last week, the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts announced that for the first time, they would be offering free student tickets to all of their Fall events. Regardless, this initiative is a positive step forward for the University. UConn students should be able to freely access the arts, especially considering the fantastic programming we have in the center of our campus.

Solar power and the means of production

Solar power and the means of production

Solar energy has the potential to reverse course and place power back in the hands of the people — where it belongs. The executives and the autocrats won’t let you know it, but they’re terrified.  And although the executives and autocrats would surely like to keep the status quo, they’re not scared because solar itself threatens their profits. When the investment make sense for their bottom line, they’ll gladly transition to solar energy.  What they’re really scared of is solar’s potential to bring about energy democracy

Opinion: Fighting fire with… nothing? 

Opinion: Fighting fire with… nothing? 

As most people know, fires are raging on in the Amazon, with little to no end in sight. This is a major environmental crisis and must be addressed immediately. However, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro does not seem to recognize the nature of this pressing problem. 

Opinion: There is no excuse for all of these mass shootings 

Opinion: There is no excuse for all of these mass shootings 

On Saturday, Aug. 31, a gunman committed another mass shooting in West Texas. We all have failed these seven people who lost their lives, and we all have failed all the victims of mass shootings before them. If our government and people truly cared at all about the problem, this could have been prevented.