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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The Freshmen IssueTHE DAILY CAMPUS
Welcome Class of 2024

Jorgensen is finding creative solutions to bring entertainment to UConn

The Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts will hold events predominantly online for the fall semester due to challenges regarding COVID-19 restrictions, but are also planning some socially-distanced outdoor programs.

UConn up to 17 cases, a look at university protocols

The University of Connecticut is continuing with its plan to reopen campus for classes, starting Aug. 31, after enacting a range of new policies.

Women’s Basketball: Meet the Freshmen

Over the past 25 years, UConn has become synonymous with the sport of women’s basketball. With 11 National Championships, 20 Final Fours, six perfect seasons, 51 combined conference championships and some of the greatest players in the history of the sport, UConn’s success has truly been incredible.

News

New Executive Order allows mask exemption for medical conditions

In Connecticut, any person in a public place must have a medical condition, be under the age of two and/or be a child in a child care setting in order to not wear a mask or face covering, according to the state’s latest executive order No. 7NNN.

Bus protocol to be limited, modified due to COVID-19 concerns

As social distancing becomes the new norm at the University of Connecticut, all HuskyGo passengers will be required to adhere to new guidelines while riding, such as wearing a mask, according to university spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz.

Student Union open for business, basic COVID-19 restrictions apply

The University of Connecticut Student Union is open and running “new normal” operations, according to Student Union Director Cynthia Costanzo.

UConn up to 17 cases, a look at university protocols

The University of Connecticut is continuing with its plan to reopen campus for classes, starting Aug. 31, after enacting a range of new policies.

Life

What’s In Store For Storrs: SUBOG’s fall plans

While they won’t be running any in-person events for the fall semester, the Student Union Board of Governors (SUBOG) is planning to reconstruct most of its programming into virtual alternatives.

Jorgensen is finding creative solutions to bring entertainment to UConn

The Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts will hold events predominantly online for the fall semester due to challenges regarding COVID-19 restrictions, but are also planning some socially-distanced outdoor programs.

The Benton’s reopening: Antiquity and faculty exhibitions

On Wednesday, Sept. 2, The William Benton Museum of Art will be reopening with new exhibitions and safety protocols. While The Benton is not particularly large in terms of art museums, it still offers an impressive array of art to enjoy.

What’s the tea with Homer B: Fall reopening plans for UConn’s library

As UConn is set to reopen campus for the fall semester, the UConn library has developed a plan to enforce COVID-19 guidelines among those planning to use its facilities and services.

Opinion

We haven’t lost our college experience

Yet that ‘college experience’ — that conflation of ideals and a particular way of fulfilling those ideals — is less of a reality than it is a false picture. You can have an incredibly meaningful and rewarding experience in college in ways that don’t look at all like that picture.

Keeping students out of the loop until decisions are made is an unfair but common trend

The preparation process for going back to school this fall has been a rollercoaster ride across the United States, but for UConn students, no two events have been more sudden than the July 6 decision by ICE at the federal level to rescind exemptions allowing international students to remain on F-1 visas without in-person classes and the Aug. 11 decision by UConn to urge all out-of-state students to remain home if they were not required to be in-person.

Using Existentialism To Manage Free Time

The French existentialist, Jean Paul Sartre, once said, “Man is condemned to be free; because once he is thrown into this world, he is responsible for everything he does.” This is certainly true in college; students are given the sage advice that for every hour of class time, they are expected to perform two hours of homework time.

Sports

An Introduction to Esports

One of the best things about sports is the way that there’s something for everyone. The sheer amount and diversity of sports means that people who enjoy many different things can tune in and find a sport that they enjoy.

Some lessons we can learn from the NBA Bubble

The NBA’s Bubble program to restart and complete the 2019-2020 season has been a major success.

Men’s Hockey: Freshman introduction

The UConn men’s hockey team has six freshmen on the roster for the 2020-21 college hockey season. Among this group are five forwards and a single defenseman.

Women’s Basketball: Meet the Freshmen

Over the past 25 years, UConn has become synonymous with the sport of women’s basketball. With 11 National Championships, 20 Final Fours, six perfect seasons, 51 combined conference championships and some of the greatest players in the history of the sport, UConn’s success has truly been incredible.

Who’s in the driver’s seat?: UConn’s lack of a reopening plan leaves us scared shitless

While UConn has been strong in its decision to kick out partiers in one circumstance, its response to general concerns over partying and potential COVID-19 outbreaks has been...lackluster, to say the least.