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Fall Fair Preview

Fall Fair Preview

Anna Downs, Entertainment Editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

With the fall season in full swing, here are some fairs and festivals happening in New Haven County to help get you in the spirit.   Bethany Harvest Festival and Food Trucks: Sunday, Oct. 7 at 696 Amity Road, Bethany. 11 a.m. -  4 p.m. There will be live music, a craft fair, and more  in a...

Connecticut Voted 5th Worst State for Road Rage

Connecticut Voted 5th Worst State for Road Rage

Victoria Cagley, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under Travel

Connecticut has ranked fifth out of a list of 32 states with the worst road rage, according to Auto Insurance Center. In a recent data analysis on fatal injuries caused by motor vehicle crashes, Auto Insurance Center reported that a significant portion of those fatal crashes happened because of road rage. However,...

Counseling Center Saw Increase in Wait Times Last Semester

Counseling Center Saw Increase in Wait Times Last Semester

Glenn Rohrbacker, Editor in Chief

January 23, 2018


Filed under Campus News and Events, Health and Fitness, This Week's Top Stories, University of New Haven

Peter Agliata goes to counseling and psychological services weekly. Well, he tries to. But to go there, Agliata, a senior at the University of New Haven, along with other students, has faced longer than normal wait times for appointments this semester; sometimes up to two weeks were needed to see his counse...

For AIDS Awareness Month, New Treatments Show Promise

For AIDS Awareness Month, New Treatments Show Promise

Karina Krul, Student Life Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Campus News and Events, Health and Fitness, Science, This Week's Top Stories, West Haven News

  The treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS is evolving every day, and at the forefront of that is pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP is a medication, under the name Truvada, which is taken by HIV-negative people at high-risk for contraction of HIV. It prevents the virus from attaching...

Symposium Examines Success of Augmented and Virtual Reality

Symposium Examines Success of Augmented and Virtual Reality

Everett Bishop, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Campus News and Events, Technology, University of New Haven

The University of New Haven’s Communication and eLearning Departments held a symposium Friday, Oct. 20. The symposium took place inside of the Bartels Student Dining Room and examined the recent success of virtual and augmented reality (VR & AR) in regards to education and storytelling. The idea ...

10 Spooky Things to Do on a Budget

10 Spooky Things to Do on a Budget

Quiana Criales, Contributing Writer

October 26, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life

Let’s face it, the whole month of October is used to celebrate Halloween. Are you on a low budget and feel like you cannot fully enjoy the holiday? With overpriced haunted houses and hayrides, how are college students supposed to enjoy Halloween? Over this much needed fall break, consider some of th...

Social Media: A New Way To Communicate

Social Media: A New Way To Communicate

Alessia Bicknese, Opinion Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion & Editorials, Technology

Want to know what catches the millennial’s eye? Follows, likes, and retweets. The newest iPhone glued to perfectly manicured hands, a 17-year-old posing on Instagram in risqué ensembles, and filters that seamlessly accentuate flirty eyes and puckered lips. These are the traits of a flawless monster: th...

Students Say Goodbye to AIM

Students Say Goodbye to AIM

Nelson Vandenburgh, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life, Technology, This Week's Top Stories

After 20 years of being in service, AOL has decided to shut down their AOL instant messenger service, also known as AIM. Vice President of Oath, (AOL’s new name) Michael Albers, wrote in a blog, “AIM tapped into new digital technologies and ignited a cultural shift, but the way in which we communicate...

Solving a Crisis With a Text

Solving a Crisis With a Text

Glenn Rohrbacker, Editor in Chief

October 3, 2017


Filed under Campus News and Events, Health, Lifestyle, This Week's Top Stories

In a personal crisis, people often turn to a trusted friend, family member, coworker, or therapist, but unfortunately, they can not always be there. Crisis Text Line is a free 24/7 service available to those in a personal crisis. Someone can text their hotline number with a simple message, enterin...

Understanding Title IX Policies

Understanding Title IX Policies

Ellie Kelly and Nicholas Mroczka

October 3, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion & Editorials

Since the appointment of Betsy DeVos as the Secretary of Education, there has been speculation and concern about possible changes to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (‘Title IX’). For those less familiar with the regulation, Title IX is a federal law that aims to prevent and remedy sex ...

New App Tries to Get Students to ‘Unplug’

New App Tries to Get Students to ‘Unplug’

Justin Cella, Contributing Writer

September 2, 2017


Filed under Campus News and Events, Student Life, Technology

The idea behind the creation of the mobile application Flipd was to help students "unplug" and create a distraction free environment during class. By creating a lock screen that “removes distractions while keeping you connected,” the app allows professors to monitor student’s phone usage during...

University Nears Two Years of Being Smoke-Free

University Nears Two Years of Being Smoke-Free

Karina Krul, Student Life Editor

May 3, 2017


Filed under Campus News and Events, Health and Fitness, This Week's Top Stories, University of New Haven

On June 1, 2015 the University of New Haven made the decision to become a smoke-free campus. Since then the typically consensus is that students and faculty have been fairly compliant with the new policy. “They were following a nation-wide trend that has been happening across the country in all...

You Don’t Need That Premium Coffee

You Don’t Need That Premium Coffee

Glenn Rohrbacker, Editor in Chief

April 25, 2017


Filed under Food and Drink, Opinion & Editorials

Starbucks, the biggest coffee chain in the world, serves over 40 million customers a week. This week, I was one of them. I walked in to my local store, waited on line, ordered my coffee with chocolate and slapped my $5 bill on the counter, only to get back a few silver coins and a couple copper ones....

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