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Recap of the 2020 MTV VMAs: The Inventive Production Value of the Music Industry’s New Normal

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Tiara Starks and Sean McGuire

September 4, 2020

Using unique technology, pre-filmed footage, and green screens, the MTV Video Music Awards streamed on Aug. 30 amid the COVID-19 pandemic and live-event restrictions. This year, there was not a physical audience at the VMAs. However, this allowed the award show to film in multiple cities and countries a...

Commuter students say they’re tired of being “dismissed” amid changes caused by COVID-19

Commuter students say they’re tired of being “dismissed” amid changes caused by COVID-19

Amanda M. Castro, Managing Editor

July 16, 2020

In the middle of the changes the University of New Haven is facing because of state coronavirus guidelines, commuter students say they lack information about their return to campus. Following the first virtual town hall meeting held on June 30 on Facebook, students and their parents posted angry c...

Email from Provost Highlights Schedule Changes in Fall 2020

Email from Provost Highlights Schedule Changes in Fall 2020

Amanda M. Castro, Managing Editor

June 24, 2020

Following the University of New Haven’s shutdown at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the university is preparing for the campus to reopen in the Fall 2020 semester. A Tuesday email sent to the student body highlighted the proposed changes. Interim provost and senior vice president for academic ...

Global Citizen and Lady Gaga Partner to Present “One World: Together At Home”

Global Citizen and Lady Gaga Partner to Present “One World: Together At Home”

Kayla Mutchler, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

$127 million raised to combat the COVID-19 epidemic, a star-studded day of performances, and an eight-hour live streamed TV special— “One World: Together At Home” was a historic event. “Together At Home” was held on Apr. 18 and broadcast on 60 networks across 175 countries, including three...

Erin Amato: Reflecting on Impact of Coronavirus

Erin Amato: Reflecting on Impact of Coronavirus

Erin Amato, Student Feature

April 23, 2020

It feels like just yesterday I was sitting in my Foundations of EMS class at 6 pm on a Wednesday, looking at a website that displayed the world map with a little red circle over parts of China. This circle resembled the people affected by this new virus that no one knew much about besides its name: coronavirus....

Connecticut Prisons’ Response to Coronavirus

Connecticut Prisons' Response to Coronavirus

Amanda M. Castro, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

Following protests outside Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont’s residence over his decision to not release prisoners amid the global coronavirus pandemic, 700 prisoners were released from state correctional facilities. According to Connecticut’s Department of Corrections (DOC) website, 52 staff members alo...

The Problem with Staying Informed

The Problem with Staying Informed

Mia Steadman, Contributing Writer

April 16, 2020

On March 9, the students of the University of New Haven were sent home. So I have been home for one month and four days. And boy, do I have a headache. It could be from the screens. After all, we are relying on them now more than ever: to communicate, for entertainment, to learn, to work, to...

How to Make it Through Quarantine

How to Make it Through Quarantine

Amanda M. Castro, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

While the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, public health authorities are crediting social distancing and self-quarantining with keeping infection rates lower than predicted. Most non-essential public places are closed, including schools, universities, and movie theaters. Staying home can be...

University to Temporarily Furlough Employees

University to Temporarily Furlough Employees

Corina Rodriguez, Managing Editor

April 8, 2020

In an email sent to faculty on April 3, university president Steven Kaplan said some university employees would be temporarily furloughed. That means the employees are not being fired, but rather temporarily suspended for the time being while the university recovers from significant budgetary shortfall...

Press Rewind on Remote Learning: Why Zoom Classes Are Not the Best Solution

Press Rewind on Remote Learning: Why Zoom Classes Are Not the Best Solution

Kelly Adkins, Contributing Writer

March 31, 2020

Imagine carefully crafting the optimum schedule with intriguing courses, paired with those annoying courses that you need to cross your t’s and dot your i’s on your degree, and just enough free time for extracurriculars on campus, a decent amount of sleep, and breathing room to be a young adult,...

University to Cut Employee Pay Rates and Refund Students: Estimates $10 Million in Losses

University to Cut Employee Pay Rates and Refund Students: Estimates $10 Million in Losses

Jennifer Korn, Student Life Editor

March 29, 2020

In a recent email to faculty members, University President Steven Kaplan said the university expects to lose $10 million in room and board credits and refunds for the spring semester. The campus shut down earlier this month as a precaution against spreading COVID-19. The email was sent on March 25. “While...

University of New Haven Opens its Dorms to First Responders Amid COVID-19

University of New Haven Opens its Dorms to First Responders Amid COVID-19

Anna Downs, Editor-in-Chief

March 28, 2020

On Friday, University of New Haven announced it will open its residence halls to New Haven’s first responders as they fight the COVID-19 outbreak. Originally, New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker asked officials at Yale University to open their dorms. Elicker told Yale’s president, Peter Salovey, that...

Coronavirus: How is it Affecting Sports?

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Alex Cunkle, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

COVID-19 has disrupted sports in a way not seen since World War II. The virus has shut down sports globally. Both amateur and professional leagues have canceled full season and championship tournaments. The NCAA has canceled all spring sporting events. They started by canceling all post-season play,...

Managing Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Managing Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Amanda M. Castro, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

After news spread about the University of New Haven closing for the remainder of the spring semester, taking care of students’ mental health should be the university’s top priority during the coronavirus pandemic. Students are doing their best to cope with the stress and anxiety from the pandemic,...

BREAKING NEWS: Online Classes Extended for Remainder of Spring Semester

BREAKING NEWS: Online Classes Extended for Remainder of Spring Semester

March 16, 2020

The following is President Kaplan's email to the University of New Haven community: Dear Members of the University Community, In response to the developments of the coronavirus global pandemic that have taken place over the weekend and the federal guidelines put in place earlier this afternoon,...

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