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Mansfield announces new leadership team members
Maria Capriola, University of Connecticut alumnus and former Mansfield assistant town manager, will be taking a newly created role as Mansfield chief of shared services and administration.
Applications to UConn steadily increase
The University of Connecticut received a record number of undergraduate applications this year, not only school wide, but around the world, a UConn Today article said.
Neag awards their alumni
This month, the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education awarded alumni for their work in the field. For the past 25 years, Neag has given out eight awards, with the recipients being chosen by the school’s alumni board. Categories which the awards fall under include outstanding school educator, outstanding school administrator, outstanding diversity equity and inclusion professional and more, a press release said.
CT transit buses to charge riders beginning Apr. 1
According to an announcement from the Connecticut Department of Transportation, public transit buses will require fees beginning Saturday, April 1. Fares were free for public transit buses in the past and will remain free until the end of the month, as determined by a bill signed by Governor Ned Lamont.
Legislators scramble for solutions to Connecticut’s housing crisis
Connecticut’s deepening affordable housing crisis shows no signs of slowing down as legislators and activists grapple with solutions to an ever-increasing shortage of homes. According to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Connecticut’s single-family housing inventories have dropped 80% in the past six years while an index of housing prices has increased by 44%.
Baseball: Huskies continue dominance in rout of Minutemen
It may have been cool weather by Storrs standards on Wednesday afternoon, but the bats of the UConn baseball team were hot.
Women’s Lacrosse: Offensive surge leads UConn to victory over Albany
Coming off of a tough road loss to Cornell, the UConn women’s lacrosse team continued their season on a bad note against the Albany Great Danes, allowing two quick goals to open the contest.
Men’s Basketball: UConn takes on Arkansas under bright lights of Vegas in Sweet 16
Going from Albany to the incredible environment of Las Vegas is truly a change of scenery, yet, is the reality of this year’s NCAA Tournament environment for UConn men’s basketball.
Track and Field: UConn goes head to head with fierce competition at Raleigh Relays
The UConn track and field team headed down to Orlando, Fla. to compete in the UCF Black and Gold outdoor season opener. Coming off consecutive titles at the Big East Championship, the Huskies had a reputation to uphold in the Sunshine State.
The Coleumn: Appreciating those that stuck through tough times
On March 22, the UConn football team hosted their pro day at the Burton Family Football Complex. Seven NFL hopefuls showcased their talents in front of a handful of scouts with the hopes of hearing their name called in the NFL Draft on the last weekend of April. While each of the seven players ended their collegiate careers with a bowl game appearance — UConn’s first since 2015 — there is one whose story must be told as he prepares for the next level.
The “joys” of air travel
Prior to spring break last week, I hadn’t been on an airplane or even stepped foot in an airport in nearly five years. It probably sounds like I don’t get out much, but I had no desire to be stuck in a tight, enclosed cabin 50,000 feet in the air with a global pandemic raging. I also didn’t want to be stuck with one of those obnoxious and sometimes violent anti-maskers who would go viral on Twitter for yelling at already exhausted flight attendants just trying to do their job. But I snapped this five year streak when I flew down to the not-so-free state of Florida last week. While I was initially excited for this, I quickly remembered all the aspects that make air travel such a weird and sometimes stressful situation.
What Husky Harvest gets right
University of Connecticut Dining Services opened its Husky Harvest food pantry in Storrs Monday, in collaboration with UConn Undergraduate Student Government and Connecticut Foodshare. The Husky Harvest pantry, located at the Charter Oak Community Center at 10 South Eagleville Road, “will be available to anyone with a UConn ID as part of an effort to battle food insecurity,” according to The Daily Campus.
Does ethical true crime exist?
True crime, and the public’s fascination with it, is not exactly a new thing — just look at the popularity of Truman Capote’s 1966 novel “In Cold Blood,” which is often used (with the occasional attempted ban) in high school curriculums.
A disparity of opportunities amongst high schools in the United States
Prior to graduating from Manchester High School in June 2022, I attended the graduation ceremony of my dear friends from my old high school, Eau Gallie, located in Melbourne, Florida. Watching my friends walk the stage brought back many memories we shared from kindergarten to high school prior to my moving.
The International Criminal Court’s biggest problem isn’t Russia
The International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants Friday, March 17, for Russian President Vladimir Putin and his appointed Commissioner for Children's Rights, Maria Lvova-Belova, for crimes associated with the Russian war against Ukraine. The ICC, located in the Hague, Netherlands, found sufficient evidence that the two bear “individual criminal responsibility” for the alleged scheme of deporting thousands of Ukrainian children into detention camps before relocating them to 19 different regions across Russia, including Moscow. These actions constitute a crime against humanity falling under “deportation or forcible transfer of population,” according to Article 7 of the Rome Statute, the 1998 document chartering the Court.
Black women at UConn bring resources for natural hair to a community that needs it most
Between the cusps that is Black History Month and Women’s History Month, it makes no other sense for us than to look into a niche population within the University of Connecticut: Black women, particularly those who style hair.
‘Waco: American Apocalypse’ will elevate your thinking the next time you watch the news
[FBI Agent:] “Do you put your trust in the Lord?” [David Koresh:] “I am the Lord.” Did this short conversation capture your attention? It caught the attention of anyone in the United States with a television in 1993. Netflix’s newly released docuseries, “Waco: American Apocalypse,” documents the interactions between the U.S. government and the Branch Davidians cult on Feb. 28, 1993 and how the media, the members of the Branch Davidians and lay Americans were affected.
Pink Floyd’s new version of ‘Time’ doesn’t make sense
When I found out this week that Pink Floyd released a new version of their song “Time” to Spotify, I was instantly intrigued. While I’m incredibly indecisive when it comes to picking favorite things, “Time” easily makes my shortlist of favorite songs. Unfortunately, when I played the track, it instantly felt wrong. While much of the song is seemingly identical to the original 1973 recording, the over-two-minute instrumental introduction had been cut down to 30 seconds, a minute of the guitar solo was gone and the very end of the song, which used to be a reprise of the song “Breathe,” also from the “Dark Side of the Moon” album, was replaced by snippet of the intro instrumental that had been cut from the original beginning.
UConn alumna Krystal Marquis is bringing representation to the 1910s with ‘The Davenports’
Suppose you’re a big fan of books and you find yourself checking the young adult section of the New York Times bestseller lists, or scrolling endlessly through r/books on Reddit. In that case, you may have encountered “The Davenports,” a historical fiction novel by Krystal Marquis. This book follows the story of the daughters of the Davenport family, one of the only affluent black families in 1910, made wealthy through the success of the Davenport Carriage Company. The book has garnered considerable acclaim across the country and continues to stay on top of the charts, and on March 10, I was able to interview the author behind such a successful novel.
Roundtable: Cold weather vs. warm weather — which is better?
Cold weather is clearly superior. In fact, the optimal range of temperatures is between 33 and about 59 degrees Fahrenheit. Now chill out for a moment, you warm weather advocates, I know that’s quite a low range, but think of the possibilities! It’s a 51 degree day, chilly enough to warrant a flannel or sweater, but nowhere near warm enough to cause nasty sweating or heat exhaustion. It’s a sweet, chilly spot.