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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Box Office Breakdown: “Wakanda Forever” holds onto first as “Violent Night” joins the fight 

The reign continues. After three weeks on top the charts, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” continues that streak, earning another $17.6 million to take its domestic total to $393 million.

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CT has been ranked as the ninth best state to get a job

The state of Connecticut was ranked ninth place in a WalletHub report on this year’s best states for jobs earlier this week.  Out of the 50 states, Connecticut also ranked second, falling behind California, for highest employment growth, a WalletHub article said.  

SCC provide a food pantry with Connecticut Foodshare

Storrs Congressional Church collaborated with Connecticut Foodshare by opening a pantry for students and surrounding communities. In April 2021, the Storrs Congressional Church moved their food pantry from a small closet-sized room to a larger room due to increasing demand from the community. Since then, SCC has collaborated with Connecticut Foodshare and other organizations.  

Creating Caring Communities and USG host pop-up food pantry Dec. 5 and 7

Creating Caring Communities and USG are hosting a pop-up food pantry Dec. 5 and Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the student union ballroom. 

ABA to end LSAT requirement, UConn Law Dean Nelson reacts

The American Bar Association voted last month to eliminate the Law School Admission Test requirement for law schools, effective 2025. 

Research conducted regarding the financial strain of COVID-19 on US adults

The FINRA Investor Education Foundation released a report, “Testing Positive: The Financial Strain of COVID-19”, which investigated the correlation between financial strain and the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Sports

Around the Top 25: MBB

Men’s college basketball has been crazy, with no team proven to be the unanimous top team in the country. With the rankings released yesterday, North Carolina, who was the top-ranked team in the preseason AP Poll, dropped out of the rankings, moving to the receiving votes category. Let’s get into the top 25 games that happened the past week. 

Big East Baller Update No. 3: Bowl game festivities 

The Big East is hard to gauge after four weeks. On one hand, the unranked Marquette Golden Eagles take down the No. 6 Baylor Bears by 26. On the other hand, the No. 7 Creighton Blue Jays lose at home to unranked Nebraska by 10.  

Stratton’s Stand: Losing Nathan Carter isn’t the end of the world 

Yesterday morning, Nathan Carter, UConn’s starting running back from the 2022 football season announced he was transferring on Twitter. This announcement came after his abbreviated sophomore season where he played just four games before facing a season-ending shoulder injury. Carter had a phenomenal start to the year. In the three full games he did play, he racked up an incredible 384 yards to go along with a touchdown. If he continued at this pace for the rest of the regular season, that would give Carter the third best rushing season in UConn history. Add in a bowl game and he’s second.  

Men’s Hockey: No. 8 Huskies fall to No. 12 Merrimack 7-3

Coming off of a 3-1 win against No. 12 Merrimack in North Andover on Tuesday, the No. 8 Connecticut Huskies fell to the Warriors 7-3, splitting the season series.  

Women’s Hockey: UConn, New Hampshire split Hockey East series

No. 14 Connecticut played two games in New Hampshire this past weekend, taking one game from the unranked Wildcats. Coming into the series, the Huskies had only won one of their last four games and were struggling defensively. New Hampshire came in on a down swing as well, losing six of their last seven games. Both teams came in looking to right the ship and had some positives to take away. 

Opinion

What’s up with the anime “fightocracy?” 

Summer break for most college students is a period rife with adventure. From traveling to picking up new hobbies to buttering up coworkers at your summer gig to unionize, there’s just no shortage of opportunities to grow and change as a person over the summer. 

Undergrads: Remember to opt out of Husky book bundle

On Aug. 31, The University of Connecticut announced in collaboration with Barnes & Noble the “Husky Book Bundle” program, an initiative which strives to provide students with more affordable textbooks and other course materials set to begin in the Spring 2023 semester. Students may elect to opt-out of the Book Bundle program beginning Dec. 17.  

$31,322,650,864,578 

At approximately 1:01 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, the U.S. National Debt reached $31,322,650,864,578. That’s a lot of money. Having that much debt is a major problem and one that I feel the government should be much more focused on. What this much debt represents is pure fiscal irresponsibility. This indicates that for many, many years, Congress has passed budgets that aren’t balanced and instead spend more money than the government has. Pretty much everyone knows that you shouldn’t spend money you don’t have — except for the federal government. 

FTX: crypto’s final blow 

In early November, cryptocurrency exchange FTX filed for bankruptcy after a chaotic series of events that have left all crypto markets and the credibility of cryptocurrency permanently damaged. As government investigations and potential criminal charges ensue, regulators are now putting digital currency in their sights after the cataclysmic and financially ravaging episode.

The badass woman trope and the limited prevalence of its image

Gender roles have been a pervasive force within society for centuries and include numerous facets about what each gender has been thought to represent. Gender roles have perpetuated the creation of stereotypes that are propagated by many outlets such as the media.

Life

Box Office Breakdown: “Wakanda Forever” holds onto first as “Violent Night” joins the fight 

The reign continues. After three weeks on top the charts, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” continues that streak, earning another $17.6 million to take its domestic total to $393 million.

Review: Foushee delivers a mixed bag of results on ‘softCORE’ 

 I consider myself to be the biggest fan of Foushee, so when she released her sophomore album “softCORE” on Nov. 17, I was more than excited.

‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules’ spurs a whirl of nostalgia 

About a year after the first animated “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” movie came out, the second installment in the series has been released: “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules.” Based on the work of author Jeff Kinney, this movie brings to life the second book in his well-known book series. However, even with the popularity garnered by the book, will the movie be able to live up to its fame?  

This Week In History: Dec. 4 – Dec. 10 

Greetings history buffs, and welcome back to This Week in History! With finals and the end of the fall semester coming up quickly, there is no better time to get comfortable and learn some history, so let’s jump in! While the temperatures in Connecticut are cold, they certainly do not surpass the sub-zero climate experienced in Antarctica for those partaking in the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. On Dec. 5, 1914, the incredible 1,800 mile voyage began.

Jimi Hendrix at 80: The guitar sorcerer 

How can we measure greatness? What does it look like? Is it visible from the moment someone is born? In the case of James Marshall Hendrix, better known as Jimi, the answer would likely be no. Born 80 years ago on Nov. 27, 1942, in Seattle, Washington, I doubt anyone could have predicted that this African-Native American boy would alter the face of popular music forever. 

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