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Trump charged in hush money scheme

Faith Arcuri, Associate Editor April 29, 2024

Former Pres. Donald Trump's first criminal trial is underway. Prosecutors called their first witness, David Pecker, former CEO of American Media Inc., parent company of the National Enquirer. The state...

Yale University joins other campuses in pro-Palestine protests

Erin Smith, Politics Editor April 29, 2024

The ongoing war in the Middle East has sparked controversy throughout the U.S. Students at universities across the country have protested on campuses, including at Columbia University, New York University...

50th anniversary of Title IX.

This week in Title IX updates

Mia Adduci, Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2024

Friday saw two major updates in the guidelines of Title IX regulations. As a reminder, only public institutions are required to comply with Title IX regulations; private collegiate institutions (such...

FAFSA delays affecting majority of college students

Erin Smith, Politics Editor April 22, 2024

After stops and starts and some technological difficulties, the number of students submitting their Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA, is much lower this year than ever before. Students...

A look into Connecticut’s abortion history amid Trump’s latest comments

Erin Smith, Politics Editor April 15, 2024

Former president Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for the 2024 election, recently shared his current stance on abortion. In Atlanta last week, when asked by reporters, Trump said he would...

New student debt relief plan announced to work in Biden’s favor

Erin Smith, Politics Editor April 15, 2024

Pres. Joe Biden traveled to Madison, Wisc. while Vice Pres. Kamala Harris traveled to Philadelphia, Penn. to announce their latest student debt relief plan. Pennsylvania and Wisconsin are swing states,...

Connecticut residents voting at the polls, West Hartford, April 2, 2024.

Low voter turnout for Connecticut’s presidential primary election

Erin Smith, Politics Editor April 8, 2024

The 2024 presidential election is underway with presidential primaries already having been held in 39 states. The most recent presidential primary elections took place in Connecticut, Rhode Island, New...

Artificial Intelligence robot playing the piano.

Ways we can be protected from AI

Gabriella Pinto, Contributing Writer April 8, 2024

With dangers like non-consensual Artificial Intelligence (AI) and deep fake pornography on the rise, how do students protect themselves? Digital experts and legislators are trying to figure out a solution....

Former VP Mike Pence refuses to endorse Donald Trump in 2024 election

Faith Arcuri, Associate Editor March 25, 2024

Former Vice President Mike Pence on Friday said that he “cannot in good conscience” endorse presidential candidate Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential election. Pence said his decision was based...

Biden announces executive order on women’s health research

Erin Smith, Politics Editor March 25, 2024

Fitting, for the end of Women’s History Month, Biden signed an executive order last week to advance women’s health research and innovation. In the executive order, Biden said, “My administration...

U.S. House of Representatives pass TikTok ban legislation

Erin Smith, Politics Editor March 18, 2024

TikTok has become an increasingly popular social media platform across the U.S. and internationally. The app is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance which has raised concerns for U.S. government officials...

New Connecticut bill targets fertility fraud

Faith Arcuri, Associate Editor March 18, 2024

State lawmakers on the Judiciary Committee were asked to support legislation that would make it a crime for fertility doctors to knowingly use their own sperm to inseminate their patients without the patient’s...

CT librarians push for bill to expand ebook and audiobook access

Jessie Hymowitz, Contributing Writer March 4, 2024

Public libraries have been accommodating the changes to modern media, providing access to digital resources, implementing an information technology department and allowing library patrons to check out...

Connecticut universities plead for more funding from the state

Erin Smith, Politics Editor March 4, 2024

Federal COVID relief funds are running out for public universities in Connecticut. Schools such as the University of Connecticut and Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) could be affected....

Task force on child sex abuse cases goes to public hearing

Mia Adduci, Editor-in-Chief February 26, 2024

The Committee on Children is continuing its journey through the Connecticut General Assembly in pursuance of a task force to crack down on the approach taken to child sex abuse cases. On Feb. 22, HB5159...

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