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UConn is complicit in Israel’s crimes

In recent weeks, as the world looks on, Israel has violently evicted Palestinian residents in Jerusalem, arrested political dissidents and mercilessly bombed the “open air prison” that is Gaza.

Editorials

Election 2020

It’s time to talk about Hartford’s asymmetrical relationship with Stamford and Fairfield County

A few months ago, I asked a friend how she would be voting in the 2020 election. She said she would be voting for Democrats because that’s who Latinx folks are supposed to vote for. As a long-time Democratic supporter, I should have felt content with her choice -- but instead, I felt deeply concerned.

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.

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.

You should become politically involved

On Saturday after days of suspenseful ballot counting, spectators awarded Joe Biden victory in the 2020 presidential election.

Stop trying to unify our country.

As I am writing this, it is Thursday, and we do not yet have a president. Joe Biden is still leading Donald Trump, as he has been for most of this election. But delays in counting mail-in votes in five states has severely slowed the election process and left the country frozen, waiting for the moment of defeat or vindication that will come when one candidate or another is declared victor in what has probably been the most vicious political cycle in history.

Reality Check: The United States is not a democracy

Tuesday was the United States’ 59th presidential Election Day. We witnessed masses of citizens and politically motivated, armed security guards intimidating voters outside of polling locations. Claims of widespread voter suppression have been leveraged at the acting president. Voting locations became ideological and physical battlegrounds where different kinds of voters came into conflict with one another and even the police. The president and the supreme court are embroiled in a conflict over whether or not all ballots cast by mail should be accounted for in the election.

Stay Strong, UConn: We won’t know the election results tonight.

Election day. It's finally here. Amid increasing partisan tensions, during a pandemic, after four years of a contentious presidency, today is election day.

Columns

The Good Fight

The Good Fight is a weekly column by opinion editor Harry Zehner. READ THE COLUMN HERE.

From Below

From Below is a weekly column by associate opinion editor Harrison Raskin. READ THE COLUMN HERE.

Speak Now

Speak Now is a weekly column by weekly columnist Anika Veeraraghav. READ THE COLUMN HERE.

Perceptions

Perceptions is a weekly column by weekly columnist Sharon Spaulding. READ THE COLUMN HERE.

Racial Justice

Culture Shock: To Thomas Katsouleas,

When you first arrived at the University of Connecticut, I always said you were dealt a bad deck of cards. You walked into a series of events that were unprecedented. I told others I felt bad for you and that hopefully, this would all blow over soon.

Carson’s Commentary: Previewing the first Trump-Biden debate

In the last two weeks, President Donald Trump has received both a Nobel Peace Prize nomination and a sudden opportunity to lock up a conservative majority on the Supreme Court. Such events would ordinarily have the incumbent flying high, but Trump cannot overlook Democratic challenger Joe Biden when they face off on the debate stage Tuesday night in Cleveland.

The Daily Campus stands with BLM at UConn

Sunday morning it was widely spread over social media that someone had vandalized the Black Lives Matter mural on the University of Connecticut’s often painted spirit rock. The vandals painted over the word “Black” and in the same white paint wrote the word “all” above the remaining phrase.

A statement from the Undergraduate Student Government

The Undergraduate Student Government stands with the Black Community, and the Black Students who were targeted yesterday.

Black Lives Matter and hollow American pragmatism

Today the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement continues a nearly six-month-long vicious struggle against a country interwoven with white-supremacy and bent against change.

The Urgent Need for Education Reform

As the Black Lives Matter movement sweeps across the nation, it draws attention to the systemic racism that Black people uniquely face. Unfortunately, this systemic oppression starts early, with the public education system. Inequity in the public education system is perpetuated by inadequate federal initiatives that blanket the nation with requirements that do not address local issues. While the goal of educational reformation movements like No Child Left Behind and the Common Core has been to close the achievement gap between white and marginalized children, they have actually increased it.

Speak Now: The devastating consequences of White privilege

All around the country, people have been protesting against systemic racism. Systemic racism and White privilege must be acknowledged, and society must be radically changed so that everyone, regardless of skin color, is treated equally.

COVID-19

Carson’s Commentary: What does ‘Gaetzgate’ mean for the Florida GOP?

Should Gaetz resign? Many legislators have publicly called for this, but I say not yet. We must assume the Panhandle’s congressman is innocent until court evidence suggests otherwise, but the severity of the allegations against him cannot be ignored.

Businesses are reopening, but the pandemic isn’t over yet

Beginning today, many businesses in Connecticut are reopening to full capacity. Some of these businesses include gyms, libraries, museums and, among others, restaurants.

A pandemic Within a pandemic: Vaccines, access and resources

Governor Lamont has moved up the schedule for vaccination in Connecticut, allowing teenagers, who are generally at lower risk of severe illness, to register for inoculation as soon as early April.

Carson’s Commentary: Don’t let Cuomo allegations distract from the real problem

Back in December, former aide Lindsey Boylan became the first woman to publicly accuse New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment. Six more women have since come forward, leading to an increasing number of state Democrats calling for Cuomo to resign.

‘No Record Covid’ isn’t enough

On March 1, the University Senate’s Scholastic Standards Committee voted to update syllabi and grading policy. Using a form due April 28, students may now elect to designate spring 2021 courses as “No Record Covid” as an alternative to a Withdrawal (W). According to Provost and Academic Affairs VP Carl Lejeuz, the new transcript designation will “provide students who withdraw from courses an option to note that the W grade was received during the height of the COVID pandemic.”

Letters to the Editor

Op-Eds

CULTURE SHOCK

Culture Shock

Culture Shock is a column for underrepresented and marginalized UConn students to anonymously discuss their stories and experiences as members of those groups at UConn.