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West Haven Hosts Annual Farmers’ Market

Lesha Daley
September 19
Filed under Food and Drink, Local

Connecticut farmers encourage locals to buy native-grown fruits and vegetables at the West Haven Green’s annual farmers market. “Send more people…the prices are unbeatable,” says Maryanne Barrelli, a farmers’ market vendor. The Farmers’ Market is a nationwide movement, created to e...

Magma Balloons Under the Island of Santorini

Patricia Oprea
September 19
Filed under Environment, Global News

Santorini is known as a prized gem of the Grecian islands, a tiny alcove surrounded by water and loved by residents and tourists alike. The multicolored limestone houses are built onto a cliff overlooking the sea with spectacular views of the sunset; Santorini retains the Cycladic architecture of its...

Amtrak High-Speed Rail Could Bypass CT Shoreline Under New Plan

Elizabeth Field
September 19
Filed under Global News, Local, U.S. News

Planning has recently begun regarding Amtrak’s new high-speed rail, proposed to extend from Washington D.C., through Philadelphia, Manhattan, Hartford, and Boston. The Connecticut section would include stops in Danbury, Waterbury and Hartford, bypassing major shoreline cities such as Stamford and New...

Apple’s iPhone 5: It’s Just the Beginning

Kerri Zbodula
September 19
Filed under Global News, Science & Technology, U.S. News

Apple’s new iPhone 5 was revealed Wednesday, Sept. 12. As one can imagine, this has been the talk around the world. Almost everyone has an iPhone these days, thus everyone is dying to get his or her hands on this newly launched product. The iPhone 5 will feature a larger 4-inch display, 4G LTE c...

Shake Shack: Elm City’s Newest Eatery

Lesha Daley
September 19
Filed under Campus News and Events, Local, University of New Haven

Journalists, locals, chiefs, employees, family and friends filled Elm City’s newest restaurant, the Shake Shack, wall-to-wall on Wednesday evening in honor of the restaurant’s housewarming celebration. Connecticut’s newest Shake Shack sits on Chapel Street, between College and Temple Streets, and is directly across from the New Haven green. Th...

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

Ileana Alvarez-Diaz
September 19
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,...

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