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Economic Impact Payments: Who Gets Them and Who Doesn’t

Economic Impact Payments: Who Gets Them and Who Doesn’t

Amanda M. Castro, Staff Writer

April 22, 2020

Americans began receiving stimulus check payments this week after Pres. Donald J. Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) into law on March 27. The economic impact package of $2 trillion – the biggest relief package in American history – will deposit a one-tim...

Connecticut Prisons’ Response to Coronavirus

Connecticut Prisons' Response to Coronavirus

Amanda M. Castro, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

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...

App Failures and Confusing Results at the 2020 Iowa Democratic Caucuses

App Failures and Confusing Results at the 2020 Iowa Democratic Caucuses

Amanda M. Castro, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2020

An app failure delayed the results of the Iowa Democratic Caucus for four days. Results were expected Monday evening, but it wasn’t until early Tuesday that partial results were released, and finally Thursday, the complete results were made public. The Iowa caucus results could affect the outcome...

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

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...

University Investigates Misconduct of Former Women’s Soccer Coach

Courtesy of Yale Athletics

Jennifer Korn, Student Life Editor

November 23, 2019

On Thursday, Stephen Kaplan, university president, sent a school email that said the university had hired an independent firm to investigate allegations against a former employee. Kaplan also asked that people come forward with information, if they had information. The employee was not named in the...

Beto O’Rourke Discusses Gun Violence with Newtown Community

Beto O’Rourke Discusses Gun Violence with Newtown Community

Jennifer Korn, Student Life Editor

November 13, 2019

Former U.S. presidential candidate Beto O' Rourke visited Newton on Oct. 30, and talked about gun violence. (O'Rourke dropped out of the presidential race two days after the event. The New York Times  reported that O'Rourke withdrew from the race because of a lack of funding.) Local gun law activ...

Looking Into Midterm Results

Looking Into Midterm Results

Karina Krul, Ediotr-In-Chief

November 14, 2018

Ballots are still being counted from the Nov. 6 midterm elections, but, so far official results show a shift in party control, as the Democrats have taken control of the House of Representatives. Currently, Democrats have a 29-seat lead in the house, after gaining 32 in the midterms, with 10 seats still undecided. In the Senate, the Republicans furthered their lead by two seats for a total of five more than the Democrats...

University Reflects on California Shooting

University Reflects on California Shooting

Karina Krul, Ediotr-In-Chief

November 14, 2018

A mass shooting  Wednesday night in Thousand Oaks, Calif., left 13 dead, including the shooter, U.S. Marines veteran Ian Long. The shooting took place at the Borderline Bar & Grill during their weekly line dancing and college night. “I actually went to Thousand Oaks this past summer with my f...

Know Your Ballot

Know Your Ballot

Karina Krul, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2018

Election Day is two short days away. Do you know what’s on Connecticut’s ballot? The Charger Bulletin did what every college student does if they want to know something: We checked the Internet. Here, we break down the Senate and House candidates’ stances on hot-button issues, as well as explain two ...

Developers Submit Site Plan for West Haven Outlet Mall

Developers Submit Site Plan for West Haven Outlet Mall

Glenn Rohrbacker, Editor in Chief

May 22, 2018

Simon Property Group and The Haven Group, LLC applied last evening for site plan approval before the West Haven Planning Board, the first entitlement step towards building The Haven, a 235,000 square foot luxury outlet center. The project is scheduled for completion in summer 2020 and offici...

Despite Potential State Weed Law, No Change in School Policy

Despite Potential State Weed Law, No Change in School Policy

Everett Bishop, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018

Senate President Marty Looney has introduced a bill in the Connecticut legislature that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The bill, No. 487, was passed by the General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee on Thursday, April 5, and would allow anyone in Connecticut over the age of 21 to purchase ...

Conn. Residents Call for Change in March for Our Lives

Conn. Residents Call for Change in March for Our Lives

Francesca Fontanez, Staff Writer

March 25, 2018

On March 24, Senator Chris Murphy, along with many other speakers and performers, gathered to support “March for Our Lives” in Guilford, Conn. “March for Our Lives” started as a student-led march in Washington, D.C. as a response to the mass shooting committed at Marjory Stoneman Dougl...

A Look Ahead at March for Our Lives in CT

A Look Ahead at March for Our Lives in CT

Glenn Rohrbacker, Editor in Chief

March 22, 2018

Frank Blackwell, of Guilford, Conn., went to the women’s march last year in New York, and when he heard about the shooting in Parkland, Florida, he thought that it was time to march again. Before Parkland, the Guilford community was dealing with its own heartache, when a 15-year-old boy died from a...

Valuable Picasso Print Worth $50,000 Stolen

Valuable Picasso Print Worth $50,000 Stolen

Thalia Rodriguez, Staff Writer

March 6, 2018

A rare and valuable original Pablo Picasso print worth an estimated $50,000 was stolen from a Milwaukee art appraisal shop a few weeks ago. Bill DeLind, the owner of the art appraisal shop says his business partner noticed the original 1949 print was missing on Feb. 16, according to Fox News reports. The...

Haitian Students React to Trump’s Comments & Policies

Haitian Students React to Trump's Comments & Policies

Khaaliq Crowder, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018

Recently, President Donald Trump has made actions and statements about immigrants, particularly those who hail from countries made up of black and brown people. The most recent remark that has made headlines was his comment on Haiti. The Washington Post reported Jan. 12 that Donald Trump had a meeting with colleagues where they discussed future protection of immigrants from various underdeveloped countries, like Haiti. In the meeting Trump said, “W...

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