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Pop Cultured: Easy drinks to make for a chill spring break

As the weather finally starts to get warm and as spring break begins, what could be better than sitting outside with a cold drink in hand? Drinking coffee, soda and juice can become a boring routine. though. Here are some alternative drinks that you can easily learn to make and enjoy with your family.

COVID-19 COVERAGE

Alumni Relations hosts panel focused on COVID-19’s impact on mothers

The pandemic has presented a variety of different challenges, many of which are exhausting to cope with.

‘How COVID-19 Will Change the World’ educates about COVID-19

UKindness hosted a discussion titled “How COVID-19 Will Change the World” moderated by Alexis Roach over Webex on Wednesday, March 31. The main speaker of the night was Mike Osterholm, an epidemiologist from the University of Minnesota and a member of President Biden’s COVID-19 advisory board.

Women in Science: Solving the quarantine brain

Yesterday afternoon, the Women in Science organization hosted the event “COVID-19 & the Female Academic: Solving Quarantine Brain,” exploring the transition from virtual events to in-person interaction.

‘Covid Diaries NYC’ explores the horrors of the pandemic

It has been nearly a year since the COVID-19 pandemic changed life as we know it forever. In the new HBO documentary “Covid Diaries NYC” a few teenagers film themselves experiencing life in New York City during the worst pandemic in a century.

Prison systems and COVID-19: What’s the connection?

Cook County Jail in Chicago, one of the largest prisons in the country, became widely known and reported on during the COVID-19 pandemic due to the high number of positive COVID-19 cases among inmates. During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, The New York Times reported that Cook County Jail was the nation’s largest known source of COVID-19 infection. This sparked protest and social unrest over the failures of the jail to protect and prioritize the health and safety of their inmates.

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Rubyfruit A Cappella: A sisterhood over 20 years in the making

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for clubs and student organizations at the University of Connecticut as they transition all operations onto virtual platforms. Rubyfruit is one of 10 organizations that make up the A Cappella Association at UConn and the virtual arena poses many additional problems for these types of student organizations since it is hard to sing collectively over Zoom due to lag time and other technical issues.

There’s nothing to mock about Mock Trial

The Mock Trial Society is one of hundreds of amazing clubs at the University of Connecticut. However, there is something to be said about a society that has real life judges, lawyers and law professors who score a group of students’ ability to try a case, that makes Mock Trial Society stand apart.

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Hey Karan!: An evening with ‘Jessie’ star Karan Brar

As proud members of Generation Z, there is not a Husky on campus who didn’t grow up watching Disney Channel. As many die-hard Disney fans can tell you, it felt like a party every day when watching “Jessie,” and that’s exactly what Karan Brar brought on his virtual Q&A with the Student Union Board of Governors on Wednesday night.

October’s Sensational Student: An Interview with Henry Bird of The Great British Bake Off

I am on a quest to find some of the most ambitious, extraordinary students. That is, students who are able to delicately balance studies with passions and waste no time in making a difference in the world.

Big Brain Energy: The Problem with Autism Speaks

When neurotypical people think of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), they often think of organizations such as Autism Speaks, which is one of the most internationally recognized autism groups. However, as an organization, Autism Speaks remains one of the most hotly debated aspects of the autistic community, given the questionable actions of those who run the foundation and what it fundamentally stands for.

The PSG Report: PSG vs. Lille, Neymar Jr., and Lewandowski’s injury

The international break is set to conclude on Wednesday, March 31, with players set to flip the switch and return to their respective clubs. Such a quick transition between squads is bound to have negative effects, but the absence of pity among those in the football world means they’ll have to find a way to get it done.

We know it’s #NotAllMen

“Not all men”: The ultimate defensive argument against the triggered feminist. The phrase is a viral hashtag and internet meme that often comes up in discussions of feminist ideals and women’s issues, meant as a rebuttal to generalizing statements regarding gendered violence. When women express their fears of walking home alone at night, or going to parties or being attacked by a man in general, skeptics can simply say, “But not all men are like that,” to derail the conversation.

Cultural Centers

Honoring lives lost to transphobic violence with Transgender Day of Remembrance

The Rainbow Center held a somber ceremony in observance of Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20, via Zoom, to recognize victims of transphobic violence and work toward a future free from tragedies brought on by hate.

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.

Indigenous Peoples’ Week: A discussion on embracing Indigenous identity

During the past week, the University of Connecticut’s Native American Cultural Programs (NACP) held an event each weekday to honor Indigenous Peoples’ Week. Their last event took place on Friday, where Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) members shared their experiences being Indigenous at UConn. The end of Indigenous Peoples’ Week is by no means a presumption to discontinue the recognition of those who identify within Native or Indigenous populations. As part of the movement to educate others on the importance of this idea and to promote the continuation of these conversations, Friday’s discussion made a lasting impression on what it truly means to be Indigenous.

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