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Monday, January 18, 2021

MBB Preview: Bouknight-less Huskies hosting St. John’s

The UConn men’s basketball team will play its first home game in nearly three weeks when it hosts St. John’s on Monday at 2:30 p.m. The game will be nationally televised on Fox, UConn’s first game there this season.T

UConn Women’s Hockey Preview: Why this weekend is a defining moment in the Huskies’ season

The UConn women’s hockey team gets set for a home-and-away conference series against the University of New Hampshire on Friday, Jan. 15 and Saturday, Jan. 16. The Huskies (3-5-1 Hockey East) will first travel to the Whittemore Center on Friday before returning to the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum on Saturday.

MHOC Preview: UConn and UNH to meet again in home-and-home weekend series

The UConn men’s hockey team has been given the ok to return to the ice after the team had to pause all activities last Wednesday after a player tested positive for COVID-19 from on the team.

NHL: Previewing the 2020-21 North Division

Despite everything that has been going on, the NHL returns this week, the first games starting on Wednesday, Jan. 13. In this period of uncertainty, there are a lot of new changes in play for this exclusive season.

NHL: Previewing the 2020-21 West Division

Despite everything that has been going on, the NHL returns this week with the first games starting on Wednesday, Jan. 13th. In this period of uncertainty, there are a lot of new changes in play for this exclusive season.

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Pre-arrival COVID testing required for on- and off-campus students

For the upcoming spring semester, University of Connecticut Storrs residential and commuter students will have to undergo COVID-19 testing before returning to campus.

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This Week in Photos: Nov 8 – 13

From The Giving Tree to loving pups, Storrs had a lot to be thankful for this week as we head towards Thanksgiving break.

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COVID-19

Pre-arrival COVID testing required for on- and off-campus students

For the upcoming spring semester, University of Connecticut Storrs residential and commuter students will have to undergo COVID-19 testing before returning to campus.

On-campus winter break resources

For undergraduate students who will be living on the Storrs campus during winter break, there will be limited on-campus resources available.

UConn class withdrawal deadline extended

The University of Connecticut has extended the deadline for students to withdraw from classes to Dec. 11, according to an email from Provost Carl Lejuez. According to the email, both undergraduate and graduate students must seek the permission of an advisor in order to officially withdraw from a class. Students will need to seek further approval in order to withdraw from more than one course.

Atrocious healthcare costs, big companies, and the COVID-19 vaccine

Unless you live under a rock, you most likely are aware that healthcare is incredibly expensive in America, often to the extent that it becomes impossible for people to afford the care they severely need. This topic is endlessly debated on every political stage with numbers thrown around, but sometimes it just takes one simple, personal experience to show someone just how bad the situation is.

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Spirit Rock ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural vandalized

The University of Connecticut Police Department arrested two individuals last week after they admitted to vandalizing and partially spray painting over the “Black Lives Matter” Spirit Rock mural on Hillside Road of the university’s main campus in Storrs, according to a press release.

Black Lives Matter and Asian solidarity

The Asian and Asian American Studies Institute partnered with the Nazrul Fund for Decolonial Art in a virtual discussion with scholars titled, “Black Lives Matter and Asian Pacific Decolonization” from 12 to 2 p.m. yesterday afternoon.

Breonna Taylor Vigil: ‘Until Black women are free we are not free’

Students and members of the UConn community gathered for a vigil dedicated to Breonna Taylor on Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. on the Student Union Lawn. The vigil included several speakers commemorating Taylor, who discussed the need to empower Black women and stop injustice in our society.

USG honors students who fixed Spirit Rock

On Wednesday, the Undergraduate Student Government at the University of Connecticut held their bi-weekly senate meeting, discussing pass/fail legislation for the 2020-21 academic year, a new proposal for the spring 2021 academic calendar and honoring the two students who fixed the defaced Spirit Rock.

ELECTION 2020

Celebrations in a Pandemic

On the morning of Saturday, Nov. 7, four days after the 2020 election, most major media outlets named Joe Biden as the next president of the United States. Following an incredibly stressful four days as Biden slowly made progress in states like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin as mail-in ballots were counted, the election was finally over.

While Trump campaign continues ballot validity battle, Biden transition team lays groundwork for upcoming administration

After the declaration of Joseph R. Biden Jr. as the 46th President of the United States on Saturday, the Trump campaign still has yet to concede as they file lawsuits in multiple battleground states. President Trump is currently working on new lawsuits to sue multiple states over various elements of the voting process and is asking for recounts.

UConn political science professors provide their take on the 2020 election

The 2020 election panned out to be one of the most interesting and controversial election cycles this country has ever witnessed. In addition to the highly contested presidential election race, there were also important races in the House of Representatives and the Senate, which are still taking place and could provide Democrats with the opportunity to regain control of the Senate.

Carson’s Commentary: AOC raises eyebrows with a proposal to ‘archive’ pro-Trump tweets

n case you missed it in the midst of last week’s election chaos, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.-14) found herself facing widespread condemnation for her actions on Twitter. Ocasio-Cortez, the freshman Democrat commonly known as “AOC”, tweeted the following on Friday, Nov. 6.