You might say that the UConn Concrete Canoe Association has a hefty task in front of it: Designing a concrete mixture that will float and then building a racing canoe with it isn’t exactly simple.
You’ve seen Omar Taweh around campus screaming in the middle of the seal and posting in the Facebook group “Buy or Sell UConn Tickets” about the latest UConn scandal. Or posting about his thick thighs and the bitopia. We sat down with Taweh to ask him how he does it all, and to reflect on his time at UConn.
Last season, George Springer caught fire and baseball took notice. He won the World Series MVP while helping his team defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers. The new Mr. October followed that up with 11 postseason home runs this year. However, his team fell to the Boston Red Sox and his former teammate Matt Barnes.
“The biggest thing I’ve learned is the consistency of giving 100 percent every day,” he said. “I think when I first came here, some days I’m not feeling it, so I’d go 60 percent, some days I’d go 80 and some days, I feel good, so I’d go 100 percent. But now, every day, no matter what we are doing, I’m giving 100 percent.”
Julian Yuliawan is a seventh-semester music and entrepreneurship major at UConn. Through the UConn Idea Grant program, he was able to secure funding to create his own hip-hop music project “Big Dreams”. Prior to gaining funding, Julian performed at open mic nights across campus and worked on his music on his own.
Renald Louissaint’s project that he will be presenting is titled “An Intensive Study on the Color Pink and Homophobia in the Male Community from the Perspective of a Straight, Black, Male.” This is the first installment of five features to spotlight UConn School of Fine Arts’ students participating in the 2017 BFA Art Show.