The campaign season for 2018 midterm elections have begun. Across the country, current and aspiring politicians are vying for positions at the national and state level, including Connecticut.
But the 2016 election is still on everyone’s minds
When Lyn Johnson first walked into the Almost Home Animal Rescue in Plainville, Connecticut, she saw that it wasn’t like other shelters where she had volunteered before. The smell was overwhelming and there were cages stacked on top of each other with minimal room for the animals to move.
Connecticut has seen a rise in women’s sports throughout the years. This shouldn’t be a surprise considering the history of female athletes in the state, as well as the growth of the “UConn effect” in the area. The only question remaining is whether or not Connecticut can be an example for the rest of nation when it comes to women’s sports.
On Thursday, December 1, 2016, Quinnipiac women’s rugby players were celebrating their second consecutive national title in the cafeteria of Quinnipiac’s main campus. Joy filled the room-they had done it again with a victory over Central Washington to bring the title back to Hamden. Everything was good, except for one thing: John Lahey, current president of Quinnipiac, was nowhere to be seen.
Despite budget cuts in the Hamden public schools theater program, it still manages to pull some of the best performances. A look into Hamden public schools budget for the theater program gives audience members an idea of what they’re in for.
With the combination of tuition, room and board and fees costing close to $70,000 at private schools in Connecticut, some majors at Quinnipiac feel pressure to major in a job that will bring in enough money to pay back their student loans.
Since the passing of Title IX, opportunities for women in sports have increased dramatically. However, there is still a long way to go when it comes to professional women’s sports.
Most basements are dead places, where things deemed too valuable to throw out but not worth enough to keep in easy reach are stored, but not this basement-style room. It teems with 20 vibrant television screens connected to Nintendo WII video game machines.
While student athletes can sometimes feel like no one is listening, experts say there is a way of managing problems between athletes and coaches. Abuse in women’s sports can be avoided with communication, accountability, respect and self esteem.
At a time when incarceration is a widely discussed and polarizing topic, experts say journalists’ word usage may have an effect on the public’s perception of previously incarcerated people and those currently incarcerated.
In this podcast, senior Joe DeRosa shares the stories of three people who have all suffered from mental health issues. He interviews a counselor at Quinnipiac University and students from around the campus to get their perspectives about mental health problems.
One in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college.More than 90 percent of sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault.
Mental health problems, especially anxiety and depression, have been a growing concern on college campuses in recent years.
Quinnipiac University offers counseling services to students. But as the student population grows, the counseling center finds itself struggling to meet the demand.