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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...

Dr. Crouse

Q&A: University professor talks local politics and civic engagement

Samuel Weinmann, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

On April 25, I sat down via Zoom with University of New Haven political science Practitioner in Residence Patricia Crouse, who has an extensive background in politics — specifically in local politics...

Chauvin conviction marks continuation of movement, not end

Tyler Wells, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

Nearly 11 months after kneeling on the neck of George Floyd for over nine minutes, ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and...

The people’s champion or the people’s president?

The people’s champion or the people’s president?

Elisa D’Egidio, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

Professional wrestler and highest-paid male actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced on the Today Show that with enough support, he would potentially run for U.S. President. From 17-time champion...

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell condemns the involvement of business in politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell condemns the involvement of business in politics

Samuel Weinmann, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

In a public statement on April 5, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell strongly opposed corporate interference in politics, saying that “businesses must not use economic blackmail to spread disinformation...

A makeshift memorial and mural outside Cup Foods, where George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer

Derek Chauvin found guilty of murdering George Floyd

Amanda M. Castro, Managing Editor April 20, 2021

On Tuesday afternoon, Derek Chauvin, an ex-Minneapolis police officer was found guilty on all charges by a jury in Hennepin County court. For three weeks, he was on trial for the murder of George Floyd,...

MLB moves All-Star Game, sparks political debate

Tyler Wells, Staff Writer April 13, 2021

In response to a new Georgia voting law passed by the state’s legislature, Major League Baseball (MLB) has made the decision to move the 2021 All-Star Game away from Atlanta. The game will now be hosted...

J&J vaccine production plummets: What this could mean for college students

J&J vaccine production plummets: What this could mean for college students

Samuel Weinmann, Staff Writer April 13, 2021

Fifteen million doses of the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccine were thrown away at a major Baltimore facility, following costly employee errors. Rollout of the J&J vaccine has quickly slowed...

Derek Chauvin’s trial: What you need to know

Derek Chauvin’s trial: What you need to know

Samuel Weinnman, Staff Writer April 13, 2021

Derek Chauvin, the police officer being charged for the murder of George Floyd, began his trial on March 29. Chauvin is being tried for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter. The trial...

BREAKING: At least one person shot, two Capitol police officers injured in attacks; structure on lockdown

BREAKING: At least one person shot, two Capitol police officers injured in attacks; structure on lockdown

Amanda M. Castro, Managing Editor April 2, 2021

On Friday afternoon, the police locked down the U.S. Capitol after a report of gunshots in the area. According to the acting head of the Capitol Police, a Capitol Police officer identified as William...

Third stimulus payments: A boon or a bust for student dependents?

Mia Steadman, Contributing Writer March 30, 2021

The third round of stimulus checks, valued at $1,400, is in the process of being distributed, and unlike the first two rounds of payments from the government, tax filers will receive payments for dependents...

E-government and social media: How American politics have been impacted by the internet

Samuel Weinmann, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

There is unlimited information at our fingertips; we are constantly being bombarded with news articles, updates from political officials and misinformation. For better or worse, the fast-changing nature...

University professor says time to discuss gun legislation is now

University professor says time to discuss gun legislation is now

Tyler Wells, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

After a gunman allegedly shot and killed 10 people in a Boulder, Colo. supermarket last week, a local gun organization said that now was not the time to discuss gun laws. “There will be a time for...

Biden fires staff for pot use as New York seeks to legalize

Biden fires staff for pot use as New York seeks to legalize

Barry Lewandowski, Staff Writer March 26, 2021

In 2019, during the height of the Democratic Primaries, only eight percent of Americans believed marijuana should be considered an illegal substance, and two-thirds of the country believed recreational...

Iran and Russia interfered in the 2020 U.S. election, according to report from U.S. Director of National Intelligence

Iran and Russia interfered in the 2020 U.S. election, according to report from U.S. Director of National Intelligence

Samuel Weinmann, Staff Writer March 16, 2021

On Monday, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ONDI) released a report that said Russian President Vladimir Putin made attempts to interfere with the 2020 U.S. election by providing “misleading...

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