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by Kaitlin Mahar | March 4, 2015

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Positives 

+ Up ‘Til Dawn was a huge success, as students raised more than $87,000 for St. Jude Research Hospital and surpassed LSU as the top third fundraising university in the country.

+ The University held a make-up day for classes on Thursday in an effort for both students and teachers to catch up after so many snow days.

Negatives

– “That’s cute,” said Mother Nature, as she proceeded to dump another six inches of snow on us and give us yet another delay Monday morning.

– Was anybody else aware that it’s almost midterms? Anybody? Bueller?

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If you’re not counting down the days until Spring Break, then you’re lying to yourself, unless you’ve just checked out already. But, in case you’re curious, it’s ten days, unless you have no Friday classes (in which case you suck). If you haven’t booked a trip to somewhere warm, then I’d suggest getting on that ASAP, because we all know there’s only going to be more snow on the ground when we get back.

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by Elissa Sanci | January 28, 2015

Positive

+ The first full week of classes was already disrupted thanks to Winter Storm Juno; classes were cut on Monday afternoon and all day Tuesday, meaning there’s no need to get out of bed. 12 straight hours of Netflix anyone?

+ Spending time with friends after spending a month on your mom’s couch can be a wonderful thing! So is doing something other than staring at a TV screen for five weeks straight.
Negative

– Sadly, Henry Edwin “Hank” Bartels passed away Jan. 16. Mr. Bartels was an amazingly generous supporter of higher education, the arts, health care and has done so much to make the University of New Haven a better place. He will be missed, and his influence and enormous support will be forever remembered. .

– If the weather remains stormy for much longer, and classes continue to be cancelled, I’m predicting a bit of cabin fever will soon ensue.
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Stay warm and, most importantly, stay safe as you travel to and from campus this week through the snow! Take the snow days to extend your winter vacation and get ready to tackle the oncoming semester head-on!

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by Kaitlin Mahar | December 10, 2014

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Positive 

+ SCOPE kicked off the beginning of finals week by celebrating the last day of classes with a Relaxation Day in Jazzman’s, featuring food, massages and K-9 Nia.

+ Congratulations to all of the students who played in the Winter Concert on Saturday and got everybody in the holiday spirit!

Negative 

– As students begin to suffer through finals, expect the dining halls to be more crowded than usual this week, with people crying as they eat their feelings.

– The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show was last night, so expect the gym to be a lot more crowded than usual as well.

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As much as students may be wishing they were home by a nice, warm fire instead of suffering through finals, just remember that this semester will be over in less than a week and delicious home-cooked food is your incentive to push through.

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by Kaitlin Mahar | December 3, 2014

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Positives 

+ If you need a brief and festive distraction from your life as it unravels in the face of the end of the semester, feel free to appreciate the Christmas decorations that have popped up around campus.

+ Hope you grabbed some great deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday! Now if only UNH could give us some Black Friday deals on our tuition. Let’s say… 100 percent off?

Negatives

– With the luxury of clean laundry, homemade food and sleeping in our own beds comes the all-too-familiar challenge of not having the strength to finish up this semester.

– The only thing less stable than everyone’s mental capacities as we approach finals week is the weather. I don’t know about you, but I’m not feeling 22 degree weather one day and 60 degree weather the next.

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Thanksgiving Break definitely gave us a taste of the winter break that’s just around the corner, in addition to making us super thankful that we only have two weeks left. Seriously, break cannot come fast enough.

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by Kaitlin Mahar | October 22, 2014

Positives:

+ UNH is installing solar panels in Celantano Hall in order to conserve energy, and they’ll save the University an estimated $20,000. That means students will save about $3 each—don’t spend it all in one place!

+ Fall break was a fun, much deserved mini-vacation.

Negatives:

-Given that knowing how to work a microwave wasn’t a requirement for getting into college, it’s safe to say that the West Haven fire department could find this school with their eyes closed.

-Fall break is over, and most of us won’t be heading back home until Thanksgiving, so we’re just going to have to stick it out until then.

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It’s getting to be that time of year again where it’s ridiculously cold and staying in bed marathoning Gilmore Girls seems like a much better option than going to class. Try to stay strong, but remember that a mental health day (or two… or three) isn’t always a bad thing.

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by Kaitlin Mahar | October 8, 2014

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by Elissa Sanci | September 24, 2014

Positives

+ Many organizations on campus have taken the “It’s On Us” campaign pledge to raise awareness for sexual assault. Take the pledge on itsonus.org to show your support.
+Students got the chance to spend an eventful Family Day with their parents on Saturday; activities ranged from Stuff-A-Bear to comedian shows to trips downtown.

Negatives

-The skunk that likes to hang around the Forest Hills apartments was never and will never be welcomed, especially by the students who wake up to a stinky smelling room.
-The sprinklers between Bixler and Celantano Hall seem to be on constantly—even as it rains, which sure seems like a waste of water and a great way to create lots of mud.

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Autumn is officially here, so now’s the time to apple and pumpkin pick, plan out your Halloween outfit and buy as many pumpkin-spice scented things while enjoying the crisp, fall air.

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by Kaitlin Mahar | September 10, 2014

Positives

+ Jazzman’s decided to loudly and proudly expand its musical repertoire and play more than the same easy listening playlist on a loop.

+ The Hazell Nut Café opened this past week! They gave away a free gift to their first 50 customers and if you purchased a coffee, you even got a free pastry.

Negatives

- The easy listening playlist may have been replaced at Jazzman’s, but so has the music now plays so loudly easy studying for students has gone out the window too.
- Mother Nature clearly didn’t get the memo about the Chargers’ first football game, since fans were stuck in the stands sweating more than the football team on Saturday.

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For the most part, everyone has worked out their schedules, and classes are officially in full swing. September is Self-Improvement Month, so you now have a good excuse to make some positive changes in your life, including some warmer clothes as fall starts to come around!

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by Patricia Oprea | April 30, 2014

Positives:

+ Good use was made of the German Club this past week with events. On Thursday, Marine Biology club had their annual Marine Carnival (complete with a mechanical shark), LAU had a rollerblading night with glowing lights and a DJ, and on Friday the Nerdlympics finale dance event was held.

+ CSA’s Fashion show never fails to impress. Congratulations to all students involved with this event, and of course amazing job to the models!

 

Negatives:

- When club members go to meetings, but don’t attend any of their clubs events, much less stop by to sign a point sheet; what is the point of being in a club if you don’t actively participate?

- Being the minority of students at UNH that still have 100+ dining dollars (or even 200+). Starting with 800 at the beginning of the semester may seem fine, but with few food options for certain diets, it becomes nearly impossible to get your money’s worth.

 

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Boredom was the last thing possible this weekend with trip after trip sponsored by various clubs. SCOPE sponsored a trip to see Cinderella on Broadway and a trip to Six Flags, while Marine Biology club had a whale-watching trip, Paintball Club had a trip to Skirmishland USA, and the Green Team had a trip to the New York Botanical Gardens.

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by Patricia Oprea | April 16, 2014

Positives:

+ Congratulations to all who were involved in the annual student art show, Breaking the Grid! Students submitted pieces that were selected by a guest juror; some went on to be displayed in the Seton Art Gallery, while others won awards. Night of the Arts on Tuesday April 16, featured the artwork, along with music, poetry-reading, and theatrical skits by talented UNH students!

+ Thanks to the generosity of UNH Alum William Bucknall, Dodds Hall now has new lighting, sound and motorized rigging systems, and an upgraded seating area. It has also been renamed Bucknall Hall, adding to the ever-growing list of B-named buildings; but that does not diminish all the improvements.

 

Negatives:

- Exotic fruit at the C-Store is an exciting, albeit fairly rare, sight. Seeing pineapples is a surprise, but so is the eight dollar price tag. A pineapple is delicious and versatile fruit, but not delicious enough to spend eight dollars on, instead of a full meal.

- Having 70 people on a wait-list for a SCOPE trip definitely means that you need to find something else to do that day. UNH tip: If you don’t sign up between 9 p.m. and 9:02 p.m., the chances you will make it on the trip are close to none. Make sure to have alternative plans!

 

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Congratulations to Treasurer-Elect John Foti and President-elect Richard Rotella, as well as to all the future senators of USGA. Although the stresses of campaigning are over, the bigger task of representing and serving the UNH student body is now in your hands.

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