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Privacy & Privilege: Don’t Rain on my Parade

Privacy & Privilege: Don’t Rain on my Parade

Alex Halfinger, Staff Writer
March 2
Filed under Opinion & Editorials, Science & Technology

Sixteen years ago, the idea of taking our shoes off at an airport seemed weary and precautious. The question of “am I a terrorist?” looped the brains of harmless travelers every time they walked through a security line. In the most recent years since the age of the internet, we ourselves have asked...

Health Services Offers Flu Shots to Students

Health Services Offers Flu Shots to Students

Samantha Reposa
November 22
Filed under Campus News and Events, Health, University of New Haven

That time of year has come where the weather is on the brink of winter, but still is trying to hold on to the fall feel, which means flu season is in full spring with the drastic fluctuation of temperature. Health Services at the University of New Haven would like to remind all students, faculty, and...

Professor’s Petition Seeks White House Funding for Deflection of Asteroids

Karen Grava
February 27
Filed under Campus News and Events, Science & Technology, University of New Haven

Joel Marks, philosophy professor emeritus and an amateur astronomer, needs your signature. He has until March 17 to obtain 100,000 signatures on a petition asking the White House to support full funding for the detection and deflection of asteroids or comets that might strike the Earth. “This might seem far-fet...

Walking For a Cure

Cara Petitti
October 10
Filed under Health, Local, Science & Technology

Thousands arrived at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven last Sunday, Sept. 30, to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease. The New Haven walk, along with numerous other walks throughout Connecticut, marked the close of Alzheimer’s disease Awareness month. The mission of the Alzheim...

Magnetic Mega-Star Attracts Scientists

Nadine Northway
September 26
Filed under Global News, Science & Technology, Space & Astronomy

A giant magnetic star has been spotted about 20,000 light-years away from Earth in a constellation called Perseus. This star is called NGC 1624-2, and it is about 35 times the Sun’s mass. This means it has a lot of fuel and it will be bright and hot, making it burn out after about 5 million years....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Nothing Sane about Mary Jane

Elissa Sanci
September 5
Filed under Campus News and Events, Health, University of New Haven

Marijuana use in the nation is on the rise: 17.4 million Americans were recorded using marijuana in 2010, up from 14.4 million users in 2007. What is more shocking is that the rise in numbers is all thanks to college-aged users. According to a study held by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health...

Neil Armstrong: The Death of an American Hero

Ana Abraham
September 5
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...

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