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The Circus Comes To Town: Cirque Mechanics’ Jorgensen performance brings wonder, thrills

The Circus Comes To Town: Cirque Mechanics’ Jorgensen performance brings wonder, thrills

Ladies, gentlemen and children of all ages flocked to the Jorgensen Sunday afternoon for an exciting circus that mixed classic acts with modern machinations. Cirque Mechanics’ “42 FT: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels” wowed the crowd with acrobats, jugglers and everything else that the circus brings to town.

What you need to know about National Coming Out Day 

What you need to know about National Coming Out Day 

Every year on Oct. 11, National Coming Out Day is observed to recognize LGBTQIA+ individuals for coming out to their friends and family. For those unaware of the term coming out, it can be defined as an LGBTQIA+ individual telling someone their sexual orientation.  

SFA’s ‘TIME’ masterfully showcases science through an artistic lens 

SFA’s ‘TIME’ masterfully showcases science through an artistic lens 

What is time? What does time look like? What does it sound like? These are the questions the School of Fine Arts sought to answer in its latest collaborative project entitled, “TIME.”  Associate Professor of Lighting Design in the Dramatic Arts Program, Michael Chybowski, first developed this idea 15 years ago after a conversation with a colleague.

UConn honors World Mental Health Day and Mental Illness Awareness Week 

UConn honors World Mental Health Day and Mental Illness Awareness Week 

Suicidal behavior and prevention are the focus of this year’s World Mental Health Day, first established on Oct. 10, 1992, by the World Federation for Mental Health. Multiple student groups and health resources on campus like are collaborating to raise awareness in honor of this day along with Mental Health Awareness Week.

Commuter students, celebrate a week of you  

Commuter students, celebrate a week of you  

No matter how long your drive is to campus as a commuter student, it still is a drive to campus and all commuters should be celebrated for that. At least, as a commuter student myself, I must agree with this viewpoint. Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services seek to celebrate these students with its annual commuter event, this year called “Welcome to Fabulous Casino.”  

Clubs of UConn: The Nicki Minaj Fan Club 

Clubs of UConn: The Nicki Minaj Fan Club 

When you went on a tour of the University of Connecticut as a high schooler, do you remember which unique clubs they told you about? Well, third-semester electrical engineering major Josh Matthias remembered and wanted to create his own club outlandish enough to garner mention on student-led tours of UConn. Thus, the Nicki Minaj Fan Club was born. 

Michael Mwenso of Mwenso & the Shakes discusses the importance of homage, spirituality and performance in jazz music

Michael Mwenso of Mwenso & the Shakes discusses the importance of homage, spirituality and performance in jazz music

When people think of jazz, they may harken back to the era of the 1920s, of Prohibition, of “The Great Gatsby” and of the Harlem Renaissance. However, those who believe jazz to be solely a genre of the past have clearly not listened to the likes of Mwenso & the Shakes, the Harlem-based jazz band that is bringing an updated and fresh take to the legendary musical genre. 

No objection to UConn’s Mock Trial Society  

No objection to UConn’s Mock Trial Society  

If you heard that students were spending their Tuesday and Thursday nights contemplating the specifics of an aggravated murder, you might have cause to be concerned. But not to worry, the murder in question is part of a fictional case, and the members of UConn’s Mock Trial Society aren’t just your regular ol’ students.

‘The Politician’ is a complicated mess we cannot get enough of 

‘The Politician’ is a complicated mess we cannot get enough of 

Netflix’s latest comedy-drama series “The Politician” is a satirical exaggeration of 21st century campaign tactics used in a high school election. The core idea of a political satire set in a high school is a brilliant idea given today’s current political climate; however, the creative team lacked any politics at all, unless you count the brief support for banning plastic straws.

Petras’ not quite petrifying Halloween album 

Petras’ not quite petrifying Halloween album 

Last year, rather than join the thousands of artists vying to write the next new Christmas song, Kim Petras released a much-needed Halloween-themed album titled “Turn Off the Light, Vol. 1” to join the ranks of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and “This Is Halloween” from “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” To the delight of her fans, Petras decided to release an extended, 17-song album titled “Turn Off the Light” this October, which includes the eight songs from the first volume. 

HuskyTHON aims to ‘#BrightenTomorrow’ with new campaign 

HuskyTHON aims to ‘#BrightenTomorrow’ with new campaign 

Every year, thousands of University of Connecticut students partake in a nonstop 18-hour dance marathon. This event is part of HuskyTHON and is the culmination of a year-long fundraiser for the Children’s Medical Network Hospitals. HuskyTHON will be unveiling its new campaign video across all of social media at 12 p.m. on Oct. 1. 

'Paideia' Greek Community welcomes President Katsouleas to Connecticut

'Paideia' Greek Community welcomes President Katsouleas to Connecticut

Over 250 people crowded into the Center for Hellenic Studies in Storrs, Connecticut on Sunday night to give new UConn President Thomas Katsouleas the official Greek welcome to Connecticut. 

More Than Meets The Eye: The curious collection, enigmatic exhibition and puzzling perception of African art objects 

More Than Meets The Eye: The curious collection, enigmatic exhibition and puzzling perception of African art objects 

Christopher Steiner took his audience in and out of Africa during his discussion Friday evening in the Wilbur Cross Building’s North Reading Room. Steiner, a professor of art history and anthropology at Connecticut College, guest-curated the Benton Museum’s exhibit “Souvenirs D’Afrique: Arts of Africa from the Collection of Janine and Josef Gugler.”

Whitehead’s wit wins over audience 

Whitehead’s wit wins over audience 

The Africana Studies Institute partnered with the Creative Writing Program, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English Department, History Department, Humanities Institute and Office of the Provost to bring the #1 New York Times bestselling author Colson Whitehead to UConn Thursday.

Jogia’s ‘Mixed Feelings’ is full of meaning 

Jogia’s ‘Mixed Feelings’ is full of meaning 

Raised in Canada with an Indian-British father and English-Irish mother, Avan Jogia is definitely what you could call “mixed.” At the core of his poetry reading at the Storrs Center Barnes and Noble last night was a message of acceptance and discussion about people of mixed racial identity. Providing for an intimate venue, the bookstore was packed last night with students who were lucky enough to hear the actor, director and writer excerpt stylings from his new book, “Mixed Feelings.”

T-Pain announced as artist for ‘First Night x Fall Concert’ collaboration 

T-Pain announced as artist for ‘First Night x Fall Concert’ collaboration 

T-Pain, known for platinum-certified songs like “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’)” and “Bartender,” will be performing at the fall concert on Oct. 18, SUBOG announced via social media on Wednesday. This is the first time The Student Union Board of Governors is partnering with UConn Athletics for a combination of First Night and the fall concert.