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Cultural Divide and Misperception

Cultural Divide and Misperception

Sommers Smith, Contributing Writer

April 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion & Editorials, Uncategorized

Being a person of color in a predominantly white institution (PWI), it is easier to notice when there is a cultural divide. A predominantly white institution is when at least 50% or more white individuals make up the student and faculty population. According to the U.S Department of Education, at the...

Response to “Walk Up, NOT Out”

Response to “Walk Up, NOT Out”

Yara Obeid, Contributing Writer

April 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

Walk up to somebody at school who appears to be alone and say something nice or offer a kind gesture. By doing so, we can eliminate the chances of another school shooting happening. That is the message that the movement “Walk up, NOT out” demonstrates. While this message is filled with good intentions ...

I Want My College to Teach Me to Grow

I Want My College to Teach Me to Grow

Alessia Bicknese, Opinion Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

It’s no surprise that soon-to-be-college-graduates have added graduation countdowns to their calendars, pouted about their senioritis, and dreamed of commencement. But before abandoning your textbooks and professors, take a moment to remember what you’re parting with, and what you’ve learned. ...

The Love of Your Life is You

The Love of Your Life is You

Sarah E. Costello, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

Everyone has been there - you’re the only single person in the room. You see couples walking around on campus holding hands and sharing a kiss. You’re bound to see a romantic dinner at one of the dining halls while sitting by yourself staring down at your slice of pizza to avoid being seen. This...

Can We Find Representation in Our BITMOJIs?

Can We Find Representation in Our BITMOJIs?

Kiana Quinonez, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

BITMOJI Deluxe was introduced this month. An update to the app that came with easier avatar creation, and a plethora of options more tailored to a diverse crowd. But was it enough? For some students, it was a step in the right direction, while others preferred to stay behind. Adalia Crane, a sophomore...

Should You Uber to the Hospital?

Should You Uber to the Hospital?

Carissa Moshier, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

Insurance companies decide if ambulance rides are covered based on what they deem medical necessities. With strict rules and an expensive ride, people are avoiding ambulances and choosing to ride in Ubers instead, according to a University of Kansas study. The study found that in places where...

Thoughts On Freeform’s grown-ish

Thoughts On Freeform’s grown-ish

Iyana Jones, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

Freeform’s new series grown-ish, the highly anticipated spin off to hit show black-ish, premiered on Jan. 3. The show was a success with an audience of 1.56 million on its first episode, making it the biggest comedy launch on Freeform since 2012. With a cast of mostly African Americans, grown-ish c...

Joystick, Controller, or Machine? You Decide.

Joystick, Controller, or Machine? You Decide.

Daniel Molster, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

I'm a gamer. I love games of all kinds, board games, card games, smartphone games, or even an intense game of manhunt. But the kinds of games most people are familiar with are video games. They weren't always what they are today, in fact I bet you've played older games.   Remember SNES? SEGA Gen...

Alessia Cara Is NOT Our Best New Artist

Alessia Cara Is NOT Our Best New Artist

Iyana Jones, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

To the surprise of none, the Grammys this year was glad to look over some of the greatest artists of the year for something subpar. Best New Artist is one of the most highly anticipated awards every year, because it’s one of few opportunities to celebrate artists who have made their way to the top ...

The Issue with Safety on Campus

The Issue with Safety on Campus

Alessia Bicknese, Opinion Editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

Should students be able to drive to classes after 6 p.m. without worrying about getting a ticket? -- It’s 5:45 p.m. The sun began setting well over an hour ago. But it’s time to head out to your 6 p.m. class -- that won’t end until 8:40. The weather is brisk, crisp, and the wind is sha...

How a Bowl of Rice Changed My Life

Patricia Oprea

March 26, 2014


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

Or a bag, it was actually a plastic bag for the majority of the time that changed my life. Yep, those Ziploc baggies gave me a new perspective on priorities, time management, reality, and how dependent I was on a glorified piece of technology. One month ago, I had my iPhone in the bathroom, swaddl...

Prison is a Cold Place: My Experience at Sing Sing

Kaitlin Mahar

March 26, 2014


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, my Voices of Confinement class went on a tour of Sing Sing, a maximum-security prison in Ossining, NY. Having studied prison in class, and speaking to a few former inmates, we were interested to learn from a firsthand perspective what prison was like, how the prisoners behaved,...

Lower the Drinking Age but Up the Driving Age

Kayla Katt

March 26, 2014


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

Now-a-days, there are so many car accidents caused by drinking and driving. Younger people, who are under the drinking age, cause a lot of these accidents. When young adults discover that they can get alcohol—either because they’re old enough or because they have a supplier—it’s possible for t...

What Happens in the Ukraine Should not Stay in the Ukraine

Kardelen Akkus

March 12, 2014


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

The amount of University of New Haven students who are unaware of what is going on in the Ukraine is too damn high. While sipping on $1 beers and munching on $0.25 wings Thursday night, I explained to my friends what is happening in the Ukraine. With the aid of plenty body movement and letting my hands sp...

Giving Winter the Cold Shoulder

Kaitlin Mahar

February 19, 2014


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of winter. I legitimately want to take a hit out on that groundhog because I cannot do one more week of winter, much less six. I’ve always been more of a fan of summer, but before you write me off as having cabin fever, think about the logical reasons why s...

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