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Hate Using Zoom? Say Hello to Discord.

Hate Using Zoom? Say Hello to Discord.

Cameron Hailey, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2020

Over the past month, we’ve all become accustomed to Zoom, a conference calling app that seemingly came out of nowhere. Although it has become the standard for video conferences over the past month, the app begs the questions: Is it even the right app to use during this time? Are there better options? Zoom...

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....

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...

A Safe Haven Revoked

A Safe Haven Revoked

Ethan Cardona, Contributing Writer

April 16, 2020

Oct. 30, 2001. President George Bush throws out the first pitch of the World Series at Yankee Stadium, one month after the September 11 attacks. May 2, 2011. U.S.A. chants arise from the crowd at Citizens Bank Park as news breaks on the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Nov. 22, 2016. I woke up at 1...

The Spread of Coronavirus and Xenophobia

The Spread of Coronavirus and Xenophobia

Devinh Valentine, Contributing Writer

March 13, 2020

2020 has been a weird year to be an Asian-American. On one hand, we see Asian-made movies like “Parasite” and “The Farewell” winning awards, and musical acts such as BIGBANG, BTS, and BLACKPINK finding international success. This makes me proud to be an Asian in America. However, 2020 also...

Tell a Story, Follow your Passions

Tell a Story, Follow your Passions

Blake Cairrao, Contributing Writer

March 11, 2020

We go through our lives gaining a variety of experiences that help us write our stories. We want to tell these stories. Each day we live gives us a new opportunity to add to our stories. If you find yourself wishing you had more experiences to share, take the opportunities to experience more. Add on...

Women’s History Month Spotlights

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Beth Beaudry, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Malala Yousafzai At 22 years old, Malala Yousafzai is one of the most influential women in the world because of her activism for female education. Malala grew up in Pakistan and was given the opportunity to go to school until 2008, when the Taliban took over her town and banned girls from receiving a...

Achieving Fame, The Rise and Fall of Internet Celebrities

Achieving Fame, The Rise and Fall of Internet Celebrities

Devinh Valentine, Contributing Writer

March 11, 2020

In this day and age, the term celebrity is broad. There is a spectrum, ranging from professional celebrities, like recording artists and actors, to the more modern, unconventional celebrity, including YouTubers and TikTok stars. Technology, more specifically the Internet, has made it extremely easy for...

Riddin’ the Rails

West Haven train station

Amanda M. Castro, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

I can bet that any commute is a colossal pain for anyone – all that unmoving traffic and stinky subway carts. But I can probably one-up all of that by saying that I commute all the way to the University of New Haven campus from the Bronx, N.Y by train. Yes, literally a whole state away. On a train...

Is it Worth it to Vote in A Predominantly Blue or Red State?

Is it Worth it to Vote in A Predominantly Blue or Red State?

Matt Verrilli, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Is it important for people in a red state like Arkansas or a blue state like Connecticut to vote for their party? In short, yes. It is possible to change the political climate of a state, though that only happens if everyone votes and the change could take decades, but it is possible. The most...

Time for Some Library Tender Love and Care

View of the Café inside the Marvin K. Peterson Library.

Mia Steadman, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2020

The Marvin K. Peterson Library is a hub of productivity where commuters go to squat between classes and where the café runs out of strawberry acai refreshers too quickly. It is possibly the only place on campus where the atmosphere is filled with equal parts panic and boredom. As someone who has...

When are You Really an Adult?

When are You Really an Adult?

Erin Cuomo, Opinion Editor

January 29, 2020

As I enter my second semester of senior year, the haunting idea of adulthood and the real world lurks in the distance. I’ll be on the hunt for jobs, taking into consideration benefits and salary, then looking for apartments, and so on. But do these “adult” type factors make me an adult? For...

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...

Why You Need to Avoid Horse Drawn Carriage Rides During the Holidays

Why You Need to Avoid Horse Drawn Carriage Rides During the Holidays

Rebecca Tatera, Contributing Writer

December 17, 2019

Imagine the snowy landscape of Central Park surrounds you, holiday music plays in the background, and city lights twinkle in every direction. It is the picture-perfect holiday evening. And then, from your horse-drawn carriage, you notice the horse has stopped, unable to take another step. Unfortunately,...

Study Tips for Finals Season

Study Tips for Finals Season

Gianna Scire, Contributing Writer

December 17, 2019

College can be the best years of your life, but it also may be where you spend a lot of time sobbing over your textbook and cramming for a test. Finals are quickly approaching at the University of New Haven, so here are some study tips to help students get through finals in one piece. 1. Use Flash...

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