Gilson’s Sports Guide: I hope you didn’t forget about MPJ

Gilson’s Sports Guide: I hope you didn’t forget about MPJ

In 2018, the Denver Nuggets drafted Michael Porter Jr. with the Nov. 14 overall pick in the NBA Draft. Despite playing just three games in college after suffering a back injury, MPJ’s top-ranked talent out of high school, where he averaged 36/14/5 his senior year, was enough to earn himself a lottery pick.  

Stop telling immigrants to wait in line and tell Congress to fix immigration 

Stop telling immigrants to wait in line and tell Congress to fix immigration 

Discourse around the issue of immigration often shows how little Americans know about the immigration system. For example, many Americans (including President Trump) strongly believe that undocumented immigrants have no right to be in the United States because they did not “wait in line.”

Bernie, it’s time. Step aside. 

Bernie, it’s time. Step aside. 

Only two weeks ago, Sanders was hospitalized for a heart attack, which required him to have a stent put in place. At the debate, Sanders seemed in good health as he continued to pitch his long-held proposal of Medicare for All while he rallied against billionaires. He was Bernie Sanders as we, the American public, have known him for decades. 

Archaeology fair this Saturday will honor professor’s passing

Archaeology fair this Saturday will honor professor’s passing

The University of Connecticut Department of Anthropology will be hosting the 2019 Connecticut Archaeology Fair on Saturday, Oct. 19, where professors in archaeology and graduate students from across the state will showcase their research over the past year. 

USG discusses mental illness awareness week, tampon dispensers

USG discusses mental illness awareness week, tampon dispensers

The University of Connecticut Undergraduate Student Government passed an initiative to foster a healthier environment in the Homer Babbidge Library and also amended their constitution in order to compensate two USG positions at their Senate meeting Wednesday night. 

'Friends Don’t Let Friends Fat Talk': Combating negative body language

'Friends Don’t Let Friends Fat Talk': Combating negative body language

In the age of social and visual media dominating people’s feeds and screens, body image is a topic of discussion that many people, including college-age students, struggle with. In America, 10 million women are struggling with eating disorders, and countless more have likely had societal pressures weigh on their self-confidence. This week, college campuses across the country are tackling this issue by participating in Fat Talk Free Week, a national campaign to eliminate language that may hurt students’ body image.

New Netflix documentary on Texas man who joined ISIS 

New Netflix documentary on Texas man who joined ISIS 

How much do you really know about your friends? The new Netflix documentary, “Ghosts of Sugar Land” follows a group of Muslim friends as they recount the story of their friend, referred to as “Mark,” who ended up going to Syria and joining ISIS. Despite the documentary’s short run time of 20 minutes, it tells an engaging story.   

Morey’s tweet creates messy situation for NBA 

Morey’s tweet creates messy situation for NBA 

On Oct. 4, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey sent the National Basketball Association (NBA) into a frenzy when he tweeted a graphic with this message. The statement is a direct reference to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, the special administrative region of China that has faced continuous suppression from the Chinese government. 

The fourth democratic primary debate Warren-ts our Bernie-ing attention 

The fourth democratic primary debate Warren-ts our Bernie-ing attention 

On Oct. 15, 12 candidates took the stage for the fourth Democratic presidential primary debate of the 2020 electoral season. CNN and The New York Times hosted the extensive three-hour debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. Needless to say, I have several thoughts after watching it. 

The easiest ginger ale cocktails to make this fall 

The easiest ginger ale cocktails to make this fall 

Ginger ale has long been hailed as a cure for stomach aches the day after drinking, but it also acts as the perfect mixer for so many cocktails. Not only does ginger boast a number of health benefits, like decreasing muscle soreness and acting as an anti-inflammatory, but it tastes great too. Ginger ale’s subtle sweetness pairs well with everything from vodka to whiskey.

Donald Trump is helping ISIS 

Donald Trump is helping ISIS 

President Trump is no stranger to controversy. His entire presidency, and to a lesser extent his entire life, has been a series of controversies again and again. But perhaps nothing has been quite as polarizing as the decision made last week to withdraw United States troops from the Middle East, specifically from the area around the Turkey-Syrian border.

Mapping the Jets’ path to the playoffs (indulge me) 

Mapping the Jets’ path to the playoffs (indulge me) 

Disclaimer: I’m a Jets fan. A big one. I had high hopes for this team heading into the season, and, well, they haven’t lived up to them so far. It’s not entirely their fault, with quarterback Sam Darnold missing three games due to mononucleosis and C.J. Mosley missing all but the first half and change of Week 1. Still, at 0-4 and with a game against Zeke Elliott and the Cowboys on the horizon, it was easy to say that their season was already over.