Podcast: Is going to college still the smarter option?

By Anna Zim­mer­mann | UConn Jour­nal­ismDecem­ber 12, 2023 In today’s first episode of “Small Sto­ries, Big Pic­ture,” we are delv­ing into the evolv­ing land­scape of high­er edu­ca­tion, and more specif­i­cal­ly, why col­lege enroll­ment has been mak­ing a steady decline.  I spoke with for­mer Uni­ver­si­ty of Con­necti­cut stu­dent, Lily Loewenguth, and Car­ly Zin­gus, a cur­rent junior atCon­tin­ue read­ing “Pod­cast: Is going to col­lege still the smarter option?”

Photo story: Documenting senior year via vlog

STORRS, CONNECTICUT — 12.10.2023 — Jasper Treese is a senior major­ing in Dig­i­tal Media Design at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Con­necti­cut. He is seen here in the col­lege home that he shares with friends on Decem­ber 10, 2023. One of the activ­i­ties he spends the most time doing while at home is edit­ing his dai­ly vlog,Con­tin­ue read­ing “Pho­to sto­ry: Doc­u­ment­ing senior year via vlog”

ESPN Enters Sports Betting Business

By Luke Owen | UConn Jour­nal­ism Decem­ber 8, 2023 STORRS — Bran­don Sund­blade is a dai­ly sports bet­tor who relies on sports jour­nal­ists to pro­vide accu­rate and time­ly updates so that he can place informed bets. “I fol­low every major NFL and NBA jour­nal­ist on Twit­ter. I have their post noti­fi­ca­tions on, too,” Sund­blade admit­ted. “IfCon­tin­ue read­ing ESPN Enters Sports Bet­ting Business”

Podcast: Learn with me today — Welcome to the world of puppetry

By MAINA DURFOUR | UConn Jour­nal­ismDecem­ber 5, 2023  When you think of pup­petry, I’m pret­ty sure the first image that comes to your mind is the Mup­pet show. The sec­ond option is that noth­ing comes to your mind, and you don’t know much about it. Well, today, we’re div­ing into the world of pup­petry, through its his­to­ryCon­tin­ue read­ing “Pod­cast: Learn with me today — Wel­come to the world of puppetry”

UConn Professor Michael Dietz pushes for green stormwater infrastructure

By MAINA DURAFOUR | UConn Jour­nal­ismDecem­ber 1, 2023 Pic­ture this – heavy rain pound­ing down dur­ing vio­lent storms in the mid­dle of sum­mer, fol­lowed by days of intense heat. Many of us are expe­ri­enc­ing this every year. When the sun shines again, you may think the water has left – but heavy rain has a sig­nif­i­cantCon­tin­ue read­ing “UConn Pro­fes­sor Michael Dietz push­es for green stormwa­ter infrastructure”

Book Ban Attempts Increase in Connecticut

By Alli­son Lemas­ter | UConn Jour­nal­ism Novem­ber 30, 2023 BROOKFIELD — As Jer­mey Far­rell ner­vous­ly stood before the Brook­field Board Edu­ca­tion on July 19, 2023, a board that over­sees his old high school, he knew the fight to keep “This Book Is Gay” acces­si­ble to stu­dents was much more than a debate with­in his home­town. ItCon­tin­ue read­ing “Book Ban Attempts Increase in Connecticut”

Podcast: How literature can help us learn about the environment

By Maï­na Durafour | UConn Jour­nal­ismOcto­ber 30, 2023 The envi­ron­ment is a con­cern for many peo­ple as we hear about cli­mate change fre­quent­ly. We can find a lot of infor­ma­tion through news­pa­pers, doc­u­men­tary, or media in gen­er­al. How­ev­er, those infor­ma­tion are not always digestible for read­ers. This inter­view with UConn Eng­lish Pro­fes­sor Wayne Franklin intro­duces anoth­erCon­tin­ue read­ing “Pod­cast: How lit­er­a­ture can help us learn about the environment”

Podcast: Lacrosse Close-up

With Anna Zim­mer­mann and Raye Neil | Octo­ber 30, 2023  Today we talked with UConn lacrosse play­er Raye Neil about her expe­ri­ences with being the minor­i­ty in a pri­mar­i­ly white sport and what it has been like as a black female ath­lete to com­pete at a high lev­el.  Anna Zim­mer­mann: Hel­lo and wel­come. My name is AnnaCon­tin­ue read­ing “Pod­cast: Lacrosse Close-up”

Pequots seek river name change to reflect native roots in eastern Connecticut 

By Aman­da McCard | UConn Jour­nal­ism Maps, jour­nals, books–if it’s a his­tor­i­cal doc­u­ment that ref­er­ences the Thames Riv­er in New Lon­don, Con­necti­cut, chances are good that Dr. Kevin McBride has stud­ied it. He’s not just an avid riv­er enthu­si­ast or a his­to­ry buff. He’s an archae­ol­o­gist on a mis­sion, per the request of the Mashan­tuck­etCon­tin­ue read­ing “Pequots seek riv­er name change to reflect native roots in east­ern Connecticut ”

Classroom Crisis: Connecticut Public Schools Face Ongoing Teacher Shortages

By Aman­da Amer­al | UConn Jour­nal­ism “Hell on earth” is the way Leslie Blat­teau described teach­ing dur­ing the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic. While Blat­teau, a 15-year teach­ing vet­er­an and Pres­i­dent of the New Haven Fed­er­a­tion of Teach­ers, has remained in the pro­fes­sion, many of her col­leagues have not. Sheena Gra­ham, 2019 Con­necti­cut Teacher of the Year, who taughtCon­tin­ue read­ing “Class­room Cri­sis: Con­necti­cut Pub­lic Schools Face Ongo­ing Teacher Shortages”