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And our King and Queen are...

And our King and Queen are...

The Homecoming Royal Court competed Tuesday for the hard-fought titles of King and Queen. Ten contestants chosen from several student organizations on campus showcased their talents in the costume, performance and evening wear segments to see who deserves this year’s crown and the right to make an appearance at the Homecoming football game Saturday.  

Poetry and flamenco enliven Al-Andalus

Poetry and flamenco enliven Al-Andalus

Poetry and music often allow readers and listeners to be transported into the world of the composer. The rhyme and repetition create the artist’s world in the mind of an audience, and that is what occurred in Konover Auditorium Monday evening.  

Hasan Minhaj was a crowd pleaser at sold out show 

Hasan Minhaj was a crowd pleaser at sold out show 

Famous standup comedian and host of “Patriot Act,” Hasan Minhaj visited the Jorgensen Center Saturday for a sold out Family Weekend show. Many students and their families were eager to see Minhaj. When asked why he was seeing Minhaj, Nabeel Jawaid, a seventh-semester finance major replied, “Because he’s brown and I love him.”

 UConn professor explains how future climate change could cause intense storms, floods during Provost's Distinguished Speaker Series 

 UConn professor explains how future climate change could cause intense storms, floods during Provost's Distinguished Speaker Series 

Dr. Emmanouil Anagnostou, a professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Eversource Energy Center at UConn, warned the audience of the dramatic effects that climate change and extreme storms could have on Connecticut in the future during a lecture at Konover Auditorium Wednesday evening, as part of the Provost's Distinguished Speaker Series.  

Black Girl Magic: Jess Guilbeaux talks about self-acceptance and empowerment for LGBTQIA+ History Month 

Black Girl Magic: Jess Guilbeaux talks about self-acceptance and empowerment for LGBTQIA+ History Month 

Despite the gloomy weather, Jess Guilbeaux lit up the Student Union theater last night as she discussed what it means to be a queer black woman in today’s society, her journey since her time on “Queer Eye” and how audience members could work towards self-acceptance themselves.

Connecticut Loves Literature: Literary fair brings bookish flair to Hartford 

Connecticut Loves Literature: Literary fair brings bookish flair to Hartford 

Connecticut turned the page in its support of the literary arts Saturday with the inaugural Connecticut Literary Festival held at Real Art Ways (RAW) in Hartford. Organized by Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) English professor Jotham Burrello, the festival brought writers to readers and celebrated all things literary. 

Cameron Kasky discusses the importance of personal identity with activism

Cameron Kasky discusses the importance of personal identity with activism

The March for Our Lives co-founder, activist and Columbia University freshman took the stage in the Konover Dodd Center last night for “Youth-Led Movements: Making Waves in Today’s Political Climate” as a part of the university’s Leadership Legacy Experience.

‘Field of Memories’ filled with meaning 

‘Field of Memories’ filled with meaning 

When you’ve walked by the Student Union this week, you might have noticed the small yellow flags peppering the front lawn. You might have just glanced at them, and then continued walking by, unbeknownst to their significance and meaning. However, this particular week calls all of us to not only notice all of these flags, but also what they symbolize. With 1,100 flags, each one represents a college student’s death by suicide. 

Tabling encourages students to ‘Listen Louder’ to show they care

Tabling encourages students to ‘Listen Louder’ to show they care

A central location is important to getting the message out this Suicide Prevention Week. Protect Our Pack, the University of Connecticut’s bystander intervention Program, tabled in the Student Union Monday to spread awareness about suicide prevention and to encourage students to “Listen Louder.”  

Puppetry takes to the stage in all forms at fall puppet slam 

Puppetry takes to the stage in all forms at fall puppet slam 

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry and the UConn Puppet Arts Program continued its semester tradition, presenting the 2019 UConn Fall Puppet Slam on Friday at von der Mehden recital hall. The event featured myriad performances from students, graduates and local puppeteers.  

Beth Macy to speak at Jorgensen during Suicide Prevention Week 

Beth Macy to speak at Jorgensen during Suicide Prevention Week 

Journalist and author Beth Macy is going to be speaking at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Sept. 26. Macy’s lecture will explore the relationship between mental health and addiction through the stories of people she has interviewed in her work. The lecture is hosted by SUBOG and the UConn Suicide Prevention Committee.  

Photos worth a thousand words for minorities in the environmentalist movement

Photos worth a thousand words for minorities in the environmentalist movement

In light of the growing awareness of climate change and call to action for environmental justice, students like Xinyu Lin seek to advocate for the marginalized communities within the movement

The Piano Guys’ talent and love are ‘Limitless’ 

The Piano Guys’ talent and love are ‘Limitless’ 

When The Piano Guys took the stage in a burst of billowing smoke with an electrifying performance of Coldplay’s “A Sky Full of Stars,” they set the tone for the rest of the evening: A night of magical and heartfelt music accompanied by the piano and cello duo’s fun banter.

Students with Startups: Encapsulate

Students with Startups: Encapsulate

UConn Ph.D. candidates Armin Tahmasbi Rad and Leila Daneshmandi teamed up together to create their tissue-on-a-chip technology Encapsulate, which could potentially speed up cancer therapy, reduce the cost of treatment and help to save the lives of cancer patients worldwide.