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As millions celebrate marijuana legalization, we must divert attention toward those presently incarcerated

Samuel Weinmann, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

As marijuana legalization continues, millions across the U.S. have been hosting celebrations. This year, thousands gathered in celebration of marijuana legalization in New York, while in Connecticut, residents...

Should the COVID-19 vaccine be mandatory or optional?

Kiana White, Contributing Writer May 4, 2021

For over a year, the COVID-19 pandemic has raged the world with deaths, terror and fear, and continues to impact the changing sense of normalcy. Many industries that once thrived in in-person settings,...

Which is the problem: TikTok or its users?

Which is the problem: TikTok or its users?

Kelly Adkins, Contributing Writer May 4, 2021

Over the course of a year, we have heard too many conspiracies behind TikTok; anything from it being a spying device under China’s reign to Howie Mendel being held captive and hiding secret distress...

Deconstructing taboos: Pyramid schemes and capitalism

Deconstructing taboos: Pyramid schemes and capitalism

Isabelle Hajek and Cam Garden May 4, 2021

“Hey, Isabelle! Have you ever thought about making an extra income from your phone? Would you like some more info?” Most people with a social media presence have received similar direct messages trying...

How confident do students feel about finals?

How confident do students feel about finals?

Kiana White, Contributing Writer April 27, 2021

May 12 will mark the end of the spring 2021 semester. Despite the relief students may feel as summer approaches, how confident do students feel about finals? For many college students, final exams are...

Has COVID-19 instilled a fear of the outdoors in us?

Amanda M. Castro, Managing Editor April 27, 2021

As we were thrust into a “new normal” a little over a year ago, it has been difficult to ease out of that, back into the “old normal.” Masks, face shields or hand sanitizing stations at every corner...

Deconstructing Taboos: The value of academia

Deconstructing Taboos: The value of academia

Cam Garden and Isabelle Hajek April 27, 2021

For most students, the value of academia is highly regarded as the ultimate sign of success. Even more so, the definition of higher academia has become muddled with economic propositions that directly...

TW // April 24th reminds us of a normalized fear

TW // April 24th reminds us of a normalized fear

Isabelle Hajek, Staff Writer April 24, 2021

What were you doing on April 24, National Rape Day? I fear this is a question that my kids will one day ask me. And what makes that notion so profoundly sad is I will be able to give them an answer: I...

Should students be punished for things that they do or say outside of the university?

Should students be punished for things that they do or say outside of the university?

Amanda M. Castro, Managing Editor April 13, 2021

In 2020, a University of New Haven alumna made controversial comments about the Black Lives Matter movement via Instagram direct message in the midst of the protests against police. The university suspended...

Deconstructing taboo topics: Religion as a power structure

Deconstructing taboo topics: Religion as a power structure

Isabelle Hajek and Cam Garden April 13, 2021

Religious freedoms have long been debated across the globe to justify power struggles and war. As they work in society presently, most governmental and cultural structures rely heavily on religion as a...

College Burnout: Why you’re feeling unmotivated

College Burnout: Why you’re feeling unmotivated

Kristen Marcus, Opinion Editor April 13, 2021

As this semester comes to a close, the motivation to complete work seems nonexistent. Students are tired and just want to relax. Without a spring break this year, many are feeling the effects of burnout...

Deconstructing taboo topics: Their function in society

Deconstructing taboo topics: Their function in society

Isabelle Hajek and Cam Garden March 30, 2021

Restriction of language and conversation is instrumental in all forms of societal control. Such restrictions range in formality from written sedition laws to socially constructed norms. Taboos are the...

Teleconferencing software could become a post-COVID normal

Teleconferencing software could become a post-COVID normal

Isabelle Hajek, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

Zoom and similar teleconferencing software have been popularized in various industries because of COVID-19 pandemic policies. Businesses, medical practices and entertainment, among other industries, have...

The problem with affordable healthcare: it exists

Amanda M. Castro, Managing Editor March 30, 2021

Disclaimer: This article is considered a piece of satire meaning that it is not to be taken literally or seriously. Free healthcare is necessary. At the ripe age of 12, I was diagnosed with type one...

College students should get vaccine sooner rather than later

Tyler Wells, Staff Writer March 29, 2021

As of March 22, over 10 percent of the U.S. population has received all doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Many states have faced difficulties in fulfilling distribution plans and having a completely efficient...

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