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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Test Positive for Coronavirus. What Happens to Public Gatherings for Entertainment?

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Test Positive for Coronavirus. What Happens to Public Gatherings for Entertainment?

Tiara Starks, Entertainment Editor

March 16, 2020

The internet learned that Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, were in pre-production to film for Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Elvis Presley biopic in Australia, according to the entertainment site, Deadline. The actors tested positive for the coronavirus after the two exhibited flu-like symptoms. Hanks took to Instagram to inform hi...

Returning Prato Students Not Being Tested Or Quarantined Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Returning Prato Students Not Being Tested Or Quarantined Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Jennifer Korn, Student Life Editor

March 10, 2020

In the wake of the University of New Haven’s recent decision to require all Prato students and faculty to return to the U.S., the university created a page on its website to keep the community informed. Students are not being quarantined or tested for the coronavirus upon their return, but students ar...

University Suspends Operations Amid Possible Exposure to Confirmed Case of Coronavirus

University Suspends Operations Amid Possible Exposure to Confirmed Case of Coronavirus

Jennifer Korn, Student Life Editor

March 9, 2020

Late afternoon Monday, university Pres. Steven Kaplan announced that all classes and university events will be canceled through March 24. Students must vacate the residence halls by 5 p.m.Tuesday. There are currently no confirmed cases of the virus on campus, but there are two confirmed cases in...

Chinese New Year Postponed Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Chinese New Year Postponed Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Kelly Adkins, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2020

On Jan. 29, students received an email that said the Chinese New Year Celebration—originally scheduled for Jan. 31—was postponed because of the recent coronavirus outbreak that began in Wuhan, China. The coronavirus is spread from animal hosts and is new, which means this strain has never been...

Mary Cain and Nike Release a Short Film on Physical Health

Mary Cain and Nike Release a Short Film on Physical Health

Rebecca Tatera, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

Last November, the New York Times released a seven-minute opinion video that showed Mary Cain discussing her career with Nike. Once the fastest woman in America, the film shows Cain out-running competitors and speeding across finish lines, but her career was destroyed by her male coaches in a program...

CDC Confirms Second Case of Coronavirus in the US

CDC Confirms Second Case of Coronavirus in the US

Amanda Castro, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the second case of the deadly coronavirus late last week. The CDC is also reviewing 61 additional possible cases from 22 states, including the first US case in Washington and the second one in Illinois. Health officials say that the...

Triple E Threat

Triple E Threat

Beth Beaudry, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2019

While the state waits for the first frost to kill virus-carrying mosquitoes, the University of New Haven is taking steps to protect students from the  Eastern Equine Encephalitis, also known as EEE. EEE is an illness that is transmitted by mosquitoes. There have been multiple cases across New England, incl...

Flu Season: What does Health Services Offer?

Flu Season: What does Health Services Offer?

Hannah Providence, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2019

With flu season approaching, the Office of Health Services will offer free flu shots with the appropriate insurance. The office is doing its part to make sure students and staff are prepared by encouraging preventative measures to protect the campus community.  This year, the flu shot will tar...

The Risks of Tanning

The Risks of Tanning

Gianna Scire, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2019

Over the last 60 years, pop culture has imposed the idea of beauty throughout movies, TV and advertisements in newspapers and magazines. People associate glowing bronze skin as healthy and admirable, even beautiful.  One way to achieve that award winning tan is to spend hours enduring the oppressi...

New Non-Profit Aims to Teach Immigrant Women

New Non-Profit Aims to Teach Immigrant Women

Kiana Quinonez, Manging Editor

February 6, 2019

America is known as the land of the free and home of the brave. But, for some refugee and immigrant women, a new country with a new language and rules can be very tough to navigate. Elena’s Light was born from this very issue. The organization focuses on educating immigrant and refugee women on the E...

Health Services Aims to Beat Flu This Season

Health Services Aims to Beat Flu This Season

Everett Bishop, Student Life Editor

December 17, 2018

As the flu reaches its peak season, it is even more important to get vaccinated. On Friday, Dec. 8, university health services hosted a flu shot clinic to keep students and faculty healthy through the remainder of the flu season. Paula Cappuccia, director of health services, explained that it’s im...

Health Services Encourages Students to Be Tobacco Free

Health Services Encourages Students to Be Tobacco Free

Everett Bishop, Student Life Editor

November 24, 2018

The Great American Smokeout was held Thursday, Nov. 15. This year, an emphasis was placed on e-cigarettes and vape pens in order to curb popularity. Schools across the state of Connecticut participate in this event which was created by the American Cancer Society to reduce the number of people who smok...

NAACP Aims to Stop the Stigma

NAACP Aims to Stop the Stigma

Ariana Lasher, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2018

On Thursday, Nov. 8, the university’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) hosted their annual free HIV testing event in the Moulton Lounge. HIV, or Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is the virus that causes AIDS. Health care workers from the Cornell Scott ...

Campus Wellness Program Focuses on Holistic Approach

Campus Wellness Program Focuses on Holistic Approach

Nicole Rivera, Contributing Writer

February 20, 2018

At the University of New Haven, students, faculty and staff can destress with the campus wellness program. The program here on campus started in March of 2016, and has grown. With a fitness and wellness schedule, there are variety of exercises which include yoga and different types of meditation. ...

Ask Melanie

The Charger Bulletin

November 12, 2014

Email [email protected], find her on Facebook at UNH Ask Melanie, or follow her Twitter @unhaskmelanie. Identities will always remain confidential! Dear Melanie, I’m so over being fat—what do I even do at this point? The gym doesn’t work and all I do is eat healthy. SOS. -A ...

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