By Amanda McCard | UConn Journalism Maps, journals, books–if it’s a historical document that references the Thames River in New London, Connecticut, chances are good that Dr.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 ”
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”
By Delan Li | UConn Journalism June 21, 2023 In 2008, Tim DeChristopher registered to bid on oil and gas leases at the Utah Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office and won 14 leases worth $1.7 million but had no intention to pay for them. He claimed he did so to combat government violations of lawsContinue reading “The Climate Necessity Defense: How activists are using civil disobedience to fight climate change”
By Amanda McCard | UConn Journalism June 5, 2023 Christine Cummings remembers the cold, drizzly day last year that she saved two baby great-horned owls. The rescue itself was routine for Cummings, who is the president of A Place Called Hope, a rehabilitation center for birds of prey. But the circumstances were unique: The owls’ motherContinue reading “Connecticut activists fight for animal rights”
By Hannah Parr | UConn JournalismMay 15, 2023 STORRS, Connecticut — It has been an exhilarating past few months for the University of Connecticut men’s basketball team. Winning the NCAA national championship has elevated the players’ popularity and social media followings by thousands of fans across the country. With the world of Name, Image, and LikenessContinue reading “UConn Championship Labs: Preparing and propelling NIL of student athletes”
As part of her social media internship for Hartford Athletic in Spring 2023, Julia Gintof ’23 photographed some of the professional soccer club’s practice sessions.
David Kotler cranks a winch to elevate his collection of bird feeders in Avon, Connecticut on April 23, 2023. The feeders hang on a steel cable between two trees in Kotler’s backyard. He’ll lower the cable to fill the feeders before raising them back up and out of reach from bears. Photo by Esther Ju ’23.
The DJ at a February 2023 Apathy concert in Manchester, New Hampshire plays a set between acts. Photo by Jayden Colon ’23.
UConn Junior Riley Cigal celebrates with friends during a timeout at the UConn Men’s Basketball game at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn., Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. Photo by John Leahy ’23
Mystique is brushed by UConn student Sophia Lesko on a sunny afternoon on UConn’s Horsebarn Hill. Below, a horse and UConn student Quinn Baron bond together. Photos by Gabe Melo ’23.