Editorial

Swipes program is a good place to start, but questions remain 

Swipes program is a good place to start, but questions remain 

Food waste is an immense problem in the United States. By some estimates, up to 40% of food produced for consumption is wasted. You would think that this food waste would be put to good use, feeding those who need it most. Still, food insecurity remains a huge issue across the country.

Mosquitos, risks and choices  

Mosquitos, risks and choices  

Mosquito-transmitted Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) is sweeping through the nation, leaving in its aftermath a wreckage of death, fear and cancellations. With Connecticut suffering its third death from the virus last week (tenth nationwide), warnings are being issued throughout the state to ensure people are well-aware of the dangers they face and ideally removed from harm’s way.   

With Connecticut Commitment, UConn moves in the right direction 

With Connecticut Commitment, UConn moves in the right direction 

As most of you probably know by now, President Katsouleas made a huge announcement at his inauguration last week: Starting in the Fall of 2020, all students with household incomes under $50,000 will receive free tuition. Katsouleas also promised to attempt to raise this income threshold higher in coming years. 

Katsouleas lacking specificity in climate email 

Katsouleas lacking specificity in climate email 

As the climate itself pushes into more dangerous territory, tensions run high all across the world on how to save our planet and people from impending disasters. At the University of Connecticut, this tension has coalesced in the formation of a Fridays for Future group on campus.

New Mansfield elementary school a worthwhile investment  

New Mansfield elementary school a worthwhile investment  

On Nov. 5, Mansfield residents will have the opportunity to vote as to whether or not they want to invest in a new elementary school. The project, which would cost the town an estimated $21.6 million, is intended to prepare young students for the challenges and responsibilities they will inevitably face as they grow and progress in their lives and careers.  

What is and isn’t a big deal in recent USG decisions 

What is and isn’t a big deal in recent USG decisions 

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) has been getting a lot of heat recently following the impeachment of their former comptroller. Due to many factors, both known and unknown, navigating the right path through this situation has been difficult to say the least.

USG must release more information regarding impeachment decision 

USG must release more information regarding impeachment decision 

This past week, the Undergraduate Student Government voted to impeach Comptroller Dylan Nenadal for a violation against the group’s bylaws. This decision came after a four-hour session in which four potential violations were brought forward against the former Comptroller. 

Fridays for Future: Why you should leave class 

Fridays for Future: Why you should leave class 

This Friday, people across the globe will be stepping out of their commitments to protest the lack of action by their governments to combat climate change in a movement aptly titled Fridays for Future. As the event was started by 15-year-old Greta Thunberg, it seems only fitting that a group of University of Connecticut students would kick start their own chapter of the movement.  

New tailgating rules go too far, at the expense of fun 

New tailgating rules go too far, at the expense of fun 

Before the first football game of the year, the University of Connecticut Athletic Department released their new rules for tailgates. Among other things, the new rules banned hard liquor and standing on trucks. In a Daily Campus article published last week, students were visibly befuddled by the new rules. The general talk around campus has been similar. Students are confused about their origin.

Editorial: Minimum wage increase: What’s UConn going to do about it? 

Editorial: Minimum wage increase: What’s UConn going to do about it? 

In May, Gov. Ned Lamont signed off on a bill to increase minimum wage in Connecticut from $10.10 per hour to $15 per hour. Whether or not University of Connecticut students approve of this change, there is one thing we can all agree on: We would like to see UConn’s plan for implementing these higher wages. 

Editorial: The good and bad of UConn sports away from Storrs  

Editorial: The good and bad of UConn sports away from Storrs  

This year, UConn soccer is slated to compete at Dillon Stadium in downtown Hartford while the university completes construction of Joseph J. Morrone Stadium at the Rizza Family Soccer Complex in Storrs. If the goal is to increase student attendance, then it’s helpful to remove obstacles. Losing teams aside, a long drive can be a moat between busy students and games.  

Hey UConn! Where are our electric buses?

Hey UConn! Where are our electric buses?

These buses will have outlived their absolute maximum life span by 2020 and UConn will presumably be purchasing replacement buses — which should be electric buses, paid for by the grant. The grant also covers electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Accepting the $1.4 million is seemingly a no-brainer.

Editorial: UConn doing great work for the future

 Editorial: UConn doing great work for the future

As a society, we don’t always give adequate attention to long-term issues. That’s to be widely expected; we can’t always allocate resources now to problems that won’t affect us for many years to come. However, it is still important that we do as much as we can to prepare for these eventualities.

Editorial: UConn seizes top spot among state public colleges

The University of Connecticut is the best public college in the state of Connecticut. This is a remarkable achievement, albeit not one likely to surprise many UConn students or faculty, given the state's incredible investment in the university.  

Editorial: ‘Wellness Points’ program helps motivate students to be healthier

  Editorial: ‘Wellness Points’ program helps motivate students to be healthier

As college students are extremely busy, it can often be difficult to find the time or motivation required to get enough physical activity. And let’s not even talk about getting enough sleep. Additionally, finding the time to cook healthy foods or eat well in the dining hall can also be a challenge for many students.