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Crowning of Miss America

Emily McGinty

September 25, 2013


Filed under Global News, U.S. News

On September 15, a new Miss America was crowned. Nina Davuluri’s journey to the title, however, started almost a year ago. To better understand pageants, there are two televised beauty pageants: Miss USA and Miss America. There are other pageant systems that are international such as International Junio...

Older CBS Shows Coming to Pay Service Hulu Plus

The Associated Press

November 7, 2012


Filed under U.S. News

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Older CBS shows like “Medium” and “Numb3rs” are coming to the $8-per-month online video service Hulu Plus. Monday’s deal falls short of what other broadcast networks provide. ABC, NBC and Fox, whose parent companies own Hulu, offer recently aired episodes, such as free...

Aerosmith Plays Free Outdoor Concert in Boston

The Associated Press

November 7, 2012


Filed under U.S. News

BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of Aerosmith fans watched the band perform on Monday in front of the building in Boston where they once lived. People hung out windows, crowded fire escapes and stood on roofs on Commonwealth Avenue to watch a free concert meant to encourage voting and promote the band’s...

The Vice Presidential Face-Off

Ana Abraham

October 17, 2012


Filed under U.S. News, West Haven News

With the 2012 presidential election literally just weeks away, the American public faces a very important choice between two very different men. The first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and his GOP challenger Mitt Romney, occurred on Oct. 3 in Denver. The second debate of the election...

Activists Still Occupy Wall Street

Jenn Harrington

September 26, 2012


Filed under Global News, U.S. News

“People, Power.” Activists of the Occupy Wall Street movement have not given up. On Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, protesters celebrated the one-year anniversary of the movement that took over cities across the world. Occupy Wall Street started as a social movement to protest the multi-million dollar businesses and government entities, with protesters shouting, “We ...

Dangers on the Foreign Front

Amy Reidy

September 26, 2012


Filed under Campus News and Events, Global News, U.S. News, University of New Haven

Since the 2001 attacks on American soil, the country has been recovering and rebuilding. The United States has come together as a nation to support the nation, and have come to show greater respect for not only the soldiers that fight elsewhere, but also for the men and women who serve in the country...

U.S. Officals Launch New Strategy to Prevent Suicide

Kerri Zbodula

September 26, 2012


Filed under Global News, U.S. News

In Washington D.C., a new nationwide strategy to prevent suicide has been launched. Facebook, mobile apps, and other technologies will be used as part of a community-driven push to report concerns about suicidal individuals before it’s too late. Today, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death...

McMahon Meet and Greet at Branford HQ Highlights Jobs Plan

Liana Teixeira

September 19, 2012


Filed under Global News, U.S. News, West Haven News

Linda McMahon, the Republican candidate for the United States Senate, spoke to supporters on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the grand opening of her newest campaign headquarters in Branford, Conn. Guests in attendance ranged from young children to elderly citizens, as well as campaign volunteers and interns. Prior to McMahon’s arrival...

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

Elizabeth Field

September 19, 2012


Filed under Global News, U.S. News, West Haven 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, 2012


Filed under Global News, Science, 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...

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, 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, U.S. News, University of New Haven, West Haven News

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, U.S. News, West Haven 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, 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...

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