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U.S. Gay Couple Sues, Discrimination’s in the Market

Ileana Alvarez-Diaz
September 19, 2012
Filed under Global News, U.S. News

In Massachusetts, where the Pilgrims flourished, discrimination rears its ugly head yet again. Married gay couple, James Fairbanks and Alain Beret sued a Roman Catholic diocese for refusing to sell them a mansion because church officials were concerned that the couple would “host gay weddings,”...

Liberals and Conservatives: Different Neurology

Ana Abraham
September 12, 2012
Filed under Global News, Science & Technology, U.S. News

There has always been a serious polarization among Americans on the two ends of the political spectrum. Whether the issue being debated is marriage equality, health care, tax reforms or literally thousands of other issues, liberals and conservatives will generally have a different viewpoint. Recent...

UNH Student Q&A on the Republican National Convention

Jessica Pena
September 12, 2012
Filed under Campus News and Events, Local, U.S. News, University of New Haven

Dramatic, thrilling, suspenseful and Clint Eastwood are a few of the things that could be said about this year’s Republican National Convention (RNC). The convention was hosted in Tampa, Fla., and it was a party. Tampa welcomed politicians, press, Republican citizens and a UNH student. Simone Quartey,...

Euro’s Collapse Could Bring Crisis for American Economy

Liana Teixeira
September 12, 2012
Filed under Global News, Local, U.S. News

For about 13 years, millions of Europeans in 23 countries have shared a common currency—the euro. Since the euro launched in January 1999, 17 of the 27 members of the European Union (EU) have adopted it as their official currency. Recently, however, some experts suggest that the euro is weakening to...

Sun Erupts with a Light Bulb-Shaped Solar Storm

Patricia Oprea
September 12, 2012
Filed under Global News, Science & Technology, Space & Astronomy, U.S. News

Used to counter dim lighting situations, the average light bulb seems like a pretty self-explanatory invention—until it comes from the sun, that is. On Aug. 20, the SOHO (Solar and Heliophelic Observatory) spacecraft captured a glowing eruption, distinctly shaped like a light bulb, from the star at the c...

Stem Cell Research Funding Upheld

Amy Reidy
September 12, 2012
Filed under Global News, Science & Technology, U.S. News

The court system in the United States of America is meant to keep both laws and challenges made regarding laws in check. That is exactly what was done regarding embryonic stem cell (ESC) research. Complaints filed in a lower court decidedly had no standing in the federal appeals court circuit of the...

President Obama: Beer Connoisseur

Ana Abraham
September 12, 2012
Filed under Global News, U.S. News

First Lady Michelle Obama tends to the first-ever beehive on the White House’s South Lawn, and White House chef Sam Kass recently released where some of the honey is going. President Obama is a novice beer maker, and honey is the secret ingredient in his brews. In a blog post titled “Ale to the Chief,...

Up to 10,000 Yosemite Visitors at Risk of Mouse-Borne Virus

Kerri Zbodula
September 12, 2012
Filed under Global News, U.S. News

In Fresno, Calif., up to 10,000 guests who stayed in certain log cabins may have been exposed to a deadly mouse-born hantavirus at Yosemite National Park. So far, six people have been infected, and two of them have died. The illness begins with flu-like symptoms that can take up to six weeks to incubate b...

Megabites Cafe: The Hidden Gem of New Haven

Lesha Daley
September 12, 2012
Filed under Global News, Local, Music

Open Mic Night at MegaBites Café in New Haven is a great outlet for local talent. Artists have the opportunity to share their gift through music, spoken word, comedy and poetry. The event is recurring every Wednesday night and usually begins around 10 p.m. Creative minds from all the local New Haven...

Florida’s First Female Quarterback

Elissa Sanci
September 12, 2012
Filed under National Sports, Sports, U.S. News

Erin DiMeglio is unlike any girl in Florida. When she’s not at home doing chores, at school in class or babysitting, she is playing football as the only female quarterback on an all-male football team in Florida. Although she is only the third-string quarterback for South Plantation High School,...

Neil Armstrong: The Death of an American Hero

Ana Abraham
September 5, 2012
Filed under Global News, Local, Space & Astronomy

As recently as 50 years ago, the idea of putting a man on the moon was viewed as—no pun intended—an astronomical impossibility. In mid-1961, President John F. Kennedy announced a goal to see an American safely to the moon by the end of the decade, thus adding new pressure to the “Space Race” agains...

Drought-Driven Food Costs May Damp Consumer Sentiment

Sara J Dufort
September 5, 2012
Filed under Environment, Global News, Health

Due to the severe drought that has affected the Midwest, food costs are expected to rise for the next nine months. The drought, which is the worst in decades, has already destroyed more than half of the United States’ corn crop. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has already declared 1,600 counties...

Bill Nye Throws Down the Gauntlet on Creationism

Ana Abraham
September 5, 2012
Filed under Global News, Religion, Science & Technology

Scientific findings prove that the Earth is 4.54 billion years old. The long-held account of the church is that God created the Earth in six days, no more than several thousand years ago at the absolute most. This view is known as creationism. Charles Darwin complicated the debate over the origins...

Romney Reveals Energy Policy, Doesn’t Mention Climate Change Once

Sara J Dufort
September 5, 2012
Filed under Global News, Politics

With the 2012 elections a little over two months away, the presidential candidates are putting their campaigns into over-drive. Republican hopeful Mitt Romney was no exception this week, as he unveiled his vision for his American energy policy during a campaign stop in Hobbs, N.M. This speech and policy paper released on Wednesda...

Cutting Corners: Battle of the Smartphones

Amy Reidy
September 5, 2012
Filed under Global News, Science & Technology

Apple products have bestowed an ever-present tone on society today. Starting with a simple personal computer, the Apple I back in 1976, the company has grown very much since its beginnings. It seems as though no matter which way one looks at any given time, there is an iPhone, iPod or iPad, equipped...

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