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A Refund for Coronavirus

A Refund for Coronavirus

Devinh Valentine, Contributing Writer
May 6, 2020
Filed under Opinion & Editorials

Among the chaos and cancellations that came with COVID-19, a serious question came into consideration: should colleges refund their students? Students all over the country continually worry about their financial well-being, especially since the majority of them are being denied stimulus checks. The lack of compensation has been the topic of discussion: Should schools should refund at least a porti...

Erin Amato: Reflecting on Impact of Coronavirus

Erin Amato: Reflecting on Impact of Coronavirus

Erin Amato, Student Feature
April 23, 2020
Filed under Student Life

It feels like just yesterday I was sitting in my Foundations of EMS class at 6 pm on a Wednesday, looking at a website that displayed the world map with a little red circle over parts of China. This circle resembled the people affected by this new virus that no one knew much about besides its name: coronavirus....

Connecticut Prisons’ Response to Coronavirus

Connecticut Prisons' Response to Coronavirus

Amanda M. Castro, Staff Writer
April 16, 2020
Filed under West Haven News

Following protests outside Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont’s residence over his decision to not release prisoners amid the global coronavirus pandemic, 700 prisoners were released from state correctional facilities. According to Connecticut’s Department of Corrections (DOC) website, 52 staff members alo...

Coronavirus: How is it Affecting Sports?

An empty baseball stadium in lieu of the delay of the MLB season due to COVID-19.

Alex Cunkle, Staff Writer
March 27, 2020
Filed under Sports

COVID-19 has disrupted sports in a way not seen since World War II. The virus has shut down sports globally. Both amateur and professional leagues have canceled full season and championship tournaments. The NCAA has canceled all spring sporting events. They started by canceling all post-season play,...

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Test Positive for Coronavirus. What Happens to Public Gatherings for Entertainment?

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Test Positive for Coronavirus. What Happens to Public Gatherings for Entertainment?

Tiara Starks, Entertainment Editor
March 16, 2020
Filed under Entertainment

The internet learned that Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, were in pre-production to film for Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Elvis Presley biopic in Australia, according to the entertainment site, Deadline. The actors tested positive for the coronavirus after the two exhibited flu-like symptoms. Hanks took to Instagram to inform hi...

The Spread of Coronavirus and Xenophobia

The Spread of Coronavirus and Xenophobia

Devinh Valentine, Contributing Writer
March 13, 2020
Filed under Opinion & Editorials

2020 has been a weird year to be an Asian-American. On one hand, we see Asian-made movies like “Parasite” and “The Farewell” winning awards, and musical acts such as BIGBANG, BTS, and BLACKPINK finding international success. This makes me proud to be an Asian in America. However, 2020 also...

Coronavirus Slams the Entertainment Industry

K-Pop group BTS canceled concert dates in South Korea due to coronavirus.

Jada Clarke, Contributing Writer
March 11, 2020
Filed under Entertainment

Along with interruptions in education abroad, bans on travel in certain countries, the coronavirus virus has affected the entertainment industry with postponed concerts, conventions, and movie releases. The last film of the James Bond franchise, “No Time to Die,” was supposed to premiere on April...

Returning Prato Students Not Being Tested Or Quarantined Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Students who returned from Tuscany Campus are not being tested or quarantined.

Jennifer Korn, Student Life Editor
March 10, 2020
Filed under Campus News and Events

In the wake of the University of New Haven’s recent decision to require all Prato students and faculty to return to the U.S., the university created a page on its website to keep the community informed. Students are not being quarantined or tested for the coronavirus upon their return, but students ar...

Campus Email Update on the Coronavirus

University discourages nonessential travel

Amanda M. Castro, Staff Writer
March 10, 2020
Filed under Campus News and Events

After recent coronavirus updates, University of New Haven’s Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Rebecca Johnson shared a community update on the coronavirus in an email to students. In the email, Johnson said that members of the University community are “strongly discourag...

University Suspends Operations Amid Possible Exposure to Confirmed Case of Coronavirus

Students leave campus following the university's decision to suspend classes and vacate residence halls.

Jennifer Korn, Student Life Editor
March 9, 2020
Filed under Campus News and Events, This Week's Top Stories, Top Stories

Late afternoon Monday, university Pres. Steven Kaplan announced that all classes and university events will be canceled through March 24. Students must vacate the residence halls by 5 p.m.Tuesday. There are currently no confirmed cases of the virus on campus, but there are two confirmed cases in...

UPDATE: All Prato Study Abroad Students Returning to America Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

University of New Haven student packs her bags, as she prepares to travel back to the U.S. due to coronavirus outbreak.

Kayla Mutchler, Staff Writer
February 27, 2020
Filed under Campus News and Events, Uncategorized

UPDATED Mar. 1: All University of New Haven students studying at the Prato campus will be returning to the U.S. this coming week. An update from U. New Haven president, Steven Kaplan is expected later today. University of New Haven President Steven Kaplan announced in a Feb. 25 email that due to the...

Chinese New Year Postponed Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Chinese New Year Postponed Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Kelly Adkins, Contributing Writer
February 4, 2020
Filed under Opinion & Editorials, This Week's Top Stories

On Jan. 29, students received an email that said the Chinese New Year Celebration—originally scheduled for Jan. 31—was postponed because of the recent coronavirus outbreak that began in Wuhan, China. The coronavirus is spread from animal hosts and is new, which means this strain has never been...

CDC Confirms Second Case of Coronavirus in the US

Countries that have confirmed cases of the Coronavirus

Amanda M. Castro, Staff Writer
January 29, 2020
Filed under Campus News and Events, Global News, This Week's Top Stories

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the second case of the deadly coronavirus late last week. The CDC is also reviewing 61 additional possible cases from 22 states, including the first US case in Washington and the second one in Illinois. Health officials say that the...

Email from Provost Highlights Schedule Changes in Fall 2020

Email from Provost Highlights Schedule Changes in Fall 2020

Amanda M. Castro, Managing Editor
June 24, 2020
Filed under Campus News and Events, Student Life, University of New Haven

Following the University of New Haven’s shutdown at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the university is preparing for the campus to reopen in the Fall 2020 semester. A Tuesday email sent to the student body highlighted the proposed changes. Interim provost and senior vice president for academic ...

Reflection on COVID-19: Zoltan Panyi

Reflection on COVID-19: Zoltan Panyi

Zoltan Panyi, Student Feature
May 8, 2020
Filed under Student Life

I was finishing my team lift at North Campus when our trainer told us there was an announcement he needed to make. I thought it was kind of odd that for half of the lift Coach Faug was not there for half of the lift because he would never miss a lift unless it was for something important. When Coach...

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