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COVID-19 testing in a lab, March 23, 2021.

Investigation continues regarding origins of COVID-19

Amber Cholwea, Community Engagement Editor March 7, 2023

Much speculation still surrounds the origin of SARS-CoV-2, better known as COVID-19. With the world entering its fourth year of the pandemic, the United States Department of Energy is now joining forces...

University advises masking indoors as winter illnesses spike across Connecticut

Justin Coviello, Campus News Editor January 30, 2023

As cases of COVID-19 and other illnesses see yet another spike across the state of Connecticut, community members are once again reminded of the need to be vigilant. An email from the Dean of Students...

Outside of City Hall, West Haven, April 24, 2022.

West Haven audit finds city misused nearly $900,000 in COVID relief funds

Lillian Newton, Staff Writer April 26, 2022

According to a newly released audit, the City of West Haven misspent nearly $893,000 in federal pandemic relief funding last year. State officials are currently considering whether to take over the municipality’s...

Take the time to mind your mental health

Take the time to mind your mental health

Teresa Zangari, Contributing Writer April 12, 2022

Mental health issues have become a prevalent matter on college campuses across the country, affecting the academic success and performance of students. To many of these students, the surge in mental health...

COVID-19 cases surge across China, government to send more than 51 million into lockdown

Gabriel Caldato, Contributing Writer March 29, 2022

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, China has been known for its COVID-zero strategy, which includes international travel bans, extensive lockdowns and widespread testing for the Chinese population. Until...

Student on TikTok infront of laptop with MyCharger in browser.

Paying attention is is nearly impossible after a pandemic

Victoria Cagley, Contributing Writer March 29, 2022

The story is always the same. I sit down in class and make the effort to pay attention for maybe 10 minutes. I take a couple of notes, and, suddenly, I end up searching phone cases on Amazon while the...

Two years late: Finally filing the prescription for Spring Break

Two years late: Finally filing the prescription for Spring Break

Isabelle Hajek, Opinions Editor March 11, 2022

Although Spring Break carries a prolific and less than savory connotation for college students across the country, it is a necessary component of the college experience–not because of the travel, parties...

The outside of Hazell Nut Café, inside of Maxcy Hall, West Haven.

Hazell Nut Café reopens after two-year COVID-19 shutdown

Saige Batza, Student Life Editor March 8, 2022

The Hazell Nut Café is a student-run business that will reopen on campus after spring break, after a near two-year hiatus from the COVID-19 pandemic. The staff and community at the café are excited...

Students hang out while wearing masks inside of Bergami Hall., West Haven

Maintaining masks: The right move for our community

Finley Chapman, Contributing Writer March 1, 2022

Early last month, New York state removed mask mandates for businesses. This decision occurred right after multiple other states either removed or announced the removal of mask mandates after a national...

Rioters storm the U.S. Capitol, D.C, Jan. 6, 2021.

The perfect storm: COVID-19, social media and political unrest

Lillian Newton, Staff Writer February 22, 2022

Perspective With the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have turned to social media platforms to stay connected and entertained. Online platforms such as Instagram and Twitter have allowed individuals...

See you on the other side

See you on the other side

Teresa Zangari, Contributing Writer February 15, 2022

Am I doing something wrong? In September of 2021, our university approached uncharted waters. Students, faculty and staff were mandated to be fully vaccinated by the start of classes in an effort to...


Should we be worried about the new “stealth” omicron variant?

Jenelle Johnson, Contributing Writer February 15, 2022

A new “stealth” variant of COVID-19 has recently been on the rise in various parts of the world. This subvariant of the Omicron variant is scientifically called BA.2 and has a greater possibility for...

COVID-19 vaccines.

FDA Advisory Committee meeting to discuss use of COVID-19 vaccine on children postponed as new data arises

Samuel Weinmann, Politics Editor February 15, 2022

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently postponed an advisory committee meeting to discuss the administration of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months to 4 years. The...

Look out for these new COVID-19 policies

Finley Chapman, Contributing Writer February 8, 2022

For the start of the new semester, the COVID Task Force has released new directives for students, staff and faculty. Since the list can be overwhelming, here is a guide for what’s new, and what hasn’t...

A mask.

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...

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