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University takes action as COVID-19 cases surge and Omicron variant spreads

Samuel Weinmann, Politics Editor December 7, 2021

On Nov. 26, the newly discovered Omicron variant of COVID-19 was labeled a variant of concern by the World Health Organization (WHO). Omicron is a new variant first reported in South Africa, though...

New updates on COVID-19 vaccine recommendations

New updates on COVID-19 vaccine recommendations

Lillian Newton, Contributing Writer October 28, 2021

This week, new COVID-19 vaccine recommendations have come in from an expert committee advising the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to authorize the use of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for five...

State Rep. Michael DiMassa arrested, accused of stealing West Haven COVID-19 relief funds

State Rep. Michael DiMassa arrested, accused of stealing West Haven COVID-19 relief funds

Samuel Weinmann, Politics Editor October 22, 2021

On Oct. 20, State Representative Michael DiMassa (D–New Haven, West Haven) was arrested after a nearly two-week-long FBI investigation into the possible misuse of COVID-19 relief funds. DiMassa is...

Anti-mask protests are on the rise following statewide COVID-19 regulations

Anti-mask protests are on the rise following statewide COVID-19 regulations

Samuel Weinmann, Politics Editor September 14, 2021

On Aug. 5, 2021, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont issued an executive order allowing municipalities the ability to implement mask requirements. On Aug. 17, Lamont ordered that all Kindergarten through 12th-grade...

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,...

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...

Love is in the air, and so is COVID-19

Love is in the air, and so is COVID-19

Kayla Mutchler, Editor-in-Chief March 15, 2021

Starting in the fall of 2020, the University of New Haven implemented policies around campus in an effort to minimize COVID-19 cases, such as restrictions to dining hall services, weekly COVID-19 testing...

Hospitality and tourism program adapts amid COVID-19

Beth Beaudry, Student Life Editor March 15, 2021

As the hospitality and tourism industry adapted to a cut in travel and virtual living because of COVID-19, so did education among those entering the field. The hospitality and tourism program at the University...

Universitys COVID Task-Force announcement: University moves to Yellow slert status due to increase in COVID-19 cases

University’s COVID Task-Force announcement: University moves to Yellow slert status due to increase in COVID-19 cases

March 2, 2021

Dear Members of the University Community, Due to an increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases in our University community, we have made the decision to move to Yellow alert status. While the...

Joshua Goodart, University of New Haven cybersecurity major, dies of COVID-19 complications at 22

Joshua Goodart, University of New Haven cybersecurity major, dies of COVID-19 complications at 22

Kayla Mutchler, Amanda M. Castro, and Tiara Starks February 11, 2021

On Feb. 6, beloved University of New Haven student Joshua Goodart died at the age of 22 after a near month-long battle with COVID-19-related complications. He was a senior cybersecurity and networks major. Mr....

How has COVID-19 has affected musicians, and has all been negative?

How has COVID-19 has affected musicians, and has all been negative?

Cameron Hailey, Staff Writer November 16, 2020

With limited sponsorships and record deals, the music industry and rising artists have been hit hard by the pandemic. Concerts were some of the first events to be canceled worldwide when the pandemic began,...

Failure of Student-Compliance to COVID-19 Policies Causes Positive Cases to Skyrocket

Failure of Student-Compliance to COVID-19 Policies Causes Positive Cases to Skyrocket

Kelly Adkins, Staff Writer October 13, 2020

The University of New Haven learned how quickly the tables can turn after their COVID-19 cases jumped from five to 93 in seven days, which caught the attention of local news. On Oct. 4, the university’s...

The new UNH logo that can be found in front of Maxcy Hall

Spike in COVID-19 cases calls for brief online class period

Beth Beaudry , Student Life Editor October 13, 2020

As of Oct. 12, the University of New Haven has 113 active COVID-19 cases on campus. Within the past week, the number of cases rose from 12 to 24, 50, 77, 93, and now 113. This resulted in over 400 students...

WNHU Remains Live During COVID-19

WNHU Remains Live During COVID-19

Beth Beaudry, Student Life Editor October 12, 2020

With all of the campus COVID-19 restrictions, student organizations are having to adapt. For example, the university’s radio station 88.7 WNHU is finding ways to still stream live and be active on campus....

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Winchester Hall residents quarantined amid COVID-19 cases on university campus

Kayla Mutchler, Editor-in-Chief October 7, 2020

On Tuesday, students at Winchester Hall and other university members were notified via email of a mandatory 14-day quarantine because of an influx of COVID-19 cases. Winchester residents were alerted...

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