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Interview with Ra Ra Riot’s Rebecca Zeller

Elissa Sanci
October 16
Filed under Global News, Local

Ra Ra Riot, an indie rock band, started off at Syracuse University in 2006. Shortly after their creation, the band moved to New Haven to get their start. Nearly eight year later, they’re back; Ra Ra Riot performed at the Center Church on the Green in downtown New Haven Saturday Oct. 12. Before the sho...

Crowning of Miss America

Emily McGinty
September 25
Filed under Global News, U.S. News

On September 15, a new Miss America was crowned. Nina Davuluri’s journey to the title, however, started almost a year ago. To better understand pageants, there are two televised beauty pageants: Miss USA and Miss America. There are other pageant systems that are international such as International Junio...

A New Physical Ability Test for Potential Firefighters

Samantha Mathewson
February 20
Filed under Campus News and Events, Local, University of New Haven

The University of New Haven’s fire science program provides an advanced technical background for students, but are they not preparing them enough? Although the city says it has no plan on following through with a new measure that would require potential employees to pass a Candidate Physical Ability...

College of Crime Fighting

Katerina Sperl
February 14
Filed under Campus News and Events, Local, University of New Haven

The education level of police is constantly changing. A couple of decades ago, few police officers ever attended college. Today, the large amounts of criminal justice majors contribute to having more disciplined, obedient units. What is in the future for pushing education levels even higher? New Haven...

Yale Invests $100,000 in West Haven Schools

Kerri Zbodula
December 5
Filed under Campus News and Events, Local, University of New Haven

Yale University in New Haven, Conn., made the decision that they want to help contribute to nearby schools to improve local education. They announced on Tuesday that they would invest $100,000 in West Haven public schools. West Haven school administrators are very grateful for the University’s investment. This...

Shelter Believes Help from Churches could “Rid” City of Homelessness

Sara J Dufort
November 28
Filed under Local, University of New Haven

In any city, there are citizens that are homeless and looking for a place to stay warm during the coldest months of the year. It is a problem that plagues every urban area, as there is never enough space or beds to accommodate all those who are suffering from severe poverty. In New Haven, one shelter...

Obama Enlisting A-List to Act as Surrogates

The Associated Press
November 7
Filed under Local

CINCINNATI (AP) — President Barack Obama is counting on former President Bill Clinton and Bruce Springsteen, top surrogates for his campaign, to carry his message. But he also has enlisted an army of A-list performers and public figures -- from Lady Gaga to Billie Jean King, from Jay-Z to Crosby, Stills...

Older CBS Shows Coming to Pay Service Hulu Plus

The Associated Press
November 7
Filed under U.S. News

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Older CBS shows like “Medium” and “Numb3rs” are coming to the $8-per-month online video service Hulu Plus. Monday’s deal falls short of what other broadcast networks provide. ABC, NBC and Fox, whose parent companies own Hulu, offer recently aired episodes, such as free...

Aerosmith Plays Free Outdoor Concert in Boston

The Associated Press
November 7
Filed under U.S. News

BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of Aerosmith fans watched the band perform on Monday in front of the building in Boston where they once lived. People hung out windows, crowded fire escapes and stood on roofs on Commonwealth Avenue to watch a free concert meant to encourage voting and promote the band’s...

It’s Time for Women to Take Charge!

Jenn Harrington
October 24
Filed under Local

Yale’s World Fellows Program hosted a panel, “How to Nurture Women Leaders: A Global Conversation,” at Yale university on Tuesday, Oct. 9, to discuss the need for women to adopt leadership roles in the economy and public life. Panelists included four women who are all World Fellows from different...

New Haven Fed Up With Violence in the City

Lesha Daley
October 24
Filed under Local

New Haven residents are outraged with the escalating violent activity that is happening in their neighborhoods every day. The recent shooting of a toddler in the middle of the afternoon has infuriated the city’s citizens, especially those living in the neighborhood of Edgewood and Kensington Avenue....

New Boathouse Aims to Revitalize New Haven Harbor

Samantha Mathewson
October 17
Filed under Campus News and Events, Local, University of New Haven

In 1843, the first collegiate crew organization in the United States was created by a group of Yale students, and competitive rowing soon became a fundamental part of New Haven’s culture. The George Adee boathouse was built for the varsity Yale crew team in 1911. It was located along the Long Wharf side of New Haven Harbor. It was used until 192...

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