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Bus routes to change due to South Campus construction  

The current construction project on South Campus, which has been part of the University of Connecticut’s Master Plan since 2015, involves the addition of a new residence hall. Since the building will face Gilbert Road, vehicles such as shuttles will no longer have permission to pass by that part of Campus while construction is going on. 

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Bus routes to change due to South Campus construction  

The current construction project on South Campus, which has been part of the University of Connecticut’s Master Plan since 2015, involves the addition of a new residence hall. Since the building will face Gilbert Road, vehicles such as shuttles will no longer have permission to pass by that part of Campus while construction is going on. 

UConn receives $250,000 grant to provide dental services to patients with special needs

The UConn Foundation received a $250,000 grant from Delta Dental of Connecticut, presented to them at the UConn vs. Villanova Women’s Basketball game on Sunday. 

Statement on Tyre Nichols and police violence 

On Saturday, Jan. 7, six Memphis police officers restrained Tyre Nichols in a traffic stop and proceeded to punch him, deploying batons and tasers.

New Science One Complex opens this semester 

The Science 1 Building recently opened last week at the University of Connecticut, located behind North Garage. The building is a part of the new Northwest Science Quad, which began construction in July 2020.   According to the University Planning, Design and Construction website, “The Science 1 Building is one of the largest projects in the Next Generation Connecticut initiative, which was announced in 2013 to significantly expand UConn’s educational and research work in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.”

Student found dead in North; cause suspected to be medical

A student passed away in North Campus residence halls Thursday afternoon. 

Sports

Connor’s Corner: Marquez Valdes-Scantling 

Hello and welcome back to the third edition of Connor's Corner, where I discuss a standout performance in professional sports and that player's journey from high school to the professional level. Following a pair of exciting conference championship games this past Sunday, one performance stood out to help lead their team to the Rihanna Bowl (Rihanna is performing at halftime): Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling. 

Tennis: Huskies look to grab their first win of the season 

After a tough loss to a very strong Boston College unit, the UConn tennis team looks to come out on top for the first time this season as they take on in-state foe Fairfield University on Wednesday at 1 p.m. and Massachusetts school Merrimack College on Saturday at 4 p.m., both at the Magic Lincer Tennis Academy in Manchester, Connecticut. The Huskies will be aiming to get back on track by the time the first full week of February begins. 

MBB: Huskies defeat DePaul as Hawkins shines

Big-time shots and acrobatic layups were just some of the ways to describe a fiery Hawkins as he helped lead the Huskies over the DePaul Blue Demons, a team that has looked strong as of late against Big East opponents. Wins against no. 16 Xavier and Villanova made Tuesday’s evening matchup look incredibly competitive before tipoff but for the Huskies, it looked dominating. A 26-point outing from the UConn guard, capped off by an energizing dunk, was a big part of UConn’s incredible road win.

Around the Top 25 MBB: SEC-Big 12 Challenge highlights huge weekend in college basketball 

The Big 12 won the SEC-Big 12 Challenge 7-4, headlined by wins over Alabama and Kentucky. We also saw the matchup of the week between the two schools Rick Barnes coached at. Let’s recap what has happened in college basketball over the past week. 

Women’s Basketball: No. 5 Huskies look to reenergize against Providence

“Today was the first game all year where we looked really tired,” Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma said on Sunday after their narrow win over No. 21 Villanova. “After that first quarter you could see our energy drained. Somehow, some way, they found a way against a team that wasn’t going away, regardless of what we were doing.” 

Opinion

Life without social media 

Everything seems to revolve around social media. When I meet new people, the first thing they ask after small talk is “What’s your Snap?” or “What’s your Instagram?” It always comes as a surprise when I tell them that I do not have any sort of social media. They look at me in disbelief for a few seconds, then ask if I can give them my phone number. When I agree, I rarely ever hear back from them, making my experience in finding new friends difficult. 

UConn must do more to confront sexual violence  

According to a report by The Daily Campus from Jan. 27, 2023, Revolution Against Rape, a student organization at the University of Connecticut, has released a list of 16 demands for UConn administration. These demands refer to the handling of cases of sexual violence, and the support and resources available to people who experience sexual violence at UConn. 

Statement on Tyre Nichols and police violence 

On Saturday, Jan. 7, six Memphis police officers restrained Tyre Nichols in a traffic stop and proceeded to punch him, deploying batons and tasers.

Wear what you want 

As a woman in her twenties, I’ve terrified people with my getting-ready process.

Point-Counterpoint: Should Biden run for reelection in 2024? 

While I do think that Biden is in a solid position for 2024 due to the disarray in the Republican Party, I still don’t think he should run for reelection. The biggest reason I say this is because Biden will be 81-years-old on election day 2024. And while I’m not going to sit here and push the right wing smear that Biden has dementia, Biden’s gaffe tendencies have only increased during his presidency as a result of his age.

Life

Lil Yachty’s ‘Let’s Start Here.’ shows what a feature on a Tame Impala song does to someone  

Brian Eno, Scott Walker, David Bowie: These are all artists whose careers have not been bound by genre. With his newest album, “Let’s Start Here.,” Lil Yachty has joined the ranks of these visionaries. A complete change in artistic direction from the trap sound that has defined his career up to this point, “Let’s Start Here.” is an album infused with the sounds of psychedelic rock. 

‘Cunk on Earth’ puts a comical twist on history lessons 

If you’re anything like me, history is one of your least favorite subjects. After long, mundane classes full of names and dates, the information goes in one ear and right out the other. Certain time periods spark more interest than others but still cannot convince me to enjoy history as a whole. I honestly envy people who genuinely enjoy learning about history — my attention span simply cannot keep up. 

CCEI’s ‘Get Seeded’ competition brings ‘Shark Tank’ to UConn

On Tuesday, the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation hosted its first “Get Seeded” event of the year, where various contestants compete for $1,000 in seeding money after presenting a short elevator pitch. The event allows budding entrepreneurs of any age to appear in front of a large audience and share some of their best ideas. 

Box Office Breakdown: “Avatar: The Way of Water” soars past $620 million 

Seven straight weeks. This weekend, “Avatar: The Way of Water” became only the second film of the 21st century to top the charts for that amount of time. 

February Flicks: This month’s streaming options 

With temperatures starting to take a nose dive this week, it seems like Mother Nature has set the perfect weather for many of us to catch up on our favorite shows and movies. There are a handful of attractive options that are just beginning to emerge on Disney+, Hulu, Apple TV+, HBO Max and Netflix that make a cozy night-in seem desirable. Not only are some notably popular shows returning this month, if you’re in a bit of a show-hole, there will be plenty of new stories to get invested in.  

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