By Tanajah Fryer April 27, 2023 HARTFORD – The first Black-owned optical store in Connecticut is influencing the community with its Cartier glasses. Norma C. Brown is the owner of ProVision CT and opened her business during the pandemic. After becoming the first African-American female licensed optician in Fairfield County, she went on to start the business.Continue reading “Who is that behind those Cartiers?”
By Amanda McCard | UConn Journalism Maps, journals, books–if it’s a historical document that references the Thames River in New London, Connecticut, chances are good that Dr.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 Alicia Gomez | UConn Journalism Alexa Udell, a third-year psychology student, was having trouble in her statistics class. She was used to using tools like flashcards and notes to study for her psychology exams, but she found herself stumped on how to study for statistics. Trying to figure out the practice problems in herContinue reading “Students and Professors Embrace AI Writing Tools”
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”
By Jonathan Kopeliovich | UConn Journalism
So-called “rage rooms” have opened across the country, including three in Connecticut, where patrons can indulge in their desires to smash things.
By Tanajah Fryer | UConn Journalism
Marriage rates have declined in the U.S.
By Colleen Lucey | UConn Journalism
Katherine Sheridan found a team as one of the students who portrayed UConn’s mascot.