Shelter Proves Crucial in Opioid Epidemic

December 11, 2017 Abigail Acheson 0

Deaths from opioid overdoses have quadrupled since 1999. The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that over 64,000 Americans died from a drug overdose in 2016 alone, and almost half (46%) of the American population has a family member or close friend with a current or past drug addiction according to Pew Research Center.

Pilot Program Fosters Education through Personal Narrative

December 10, 2017 Dana Gallagher 0

Achievement of sustained participation in any social movement depends in large part on the degree to which the movement’s mission directly relates to the everyday lives of its participants. Emma Race ’18 has taken this truism to heart when implementing her Spanish-language storytelling workshops in New London this semester.

Rethinking Charles Manson

December 10, 2017 Riley Meachem 1

If one were to poll pedestrians on a city street anywhere in the country, not all of them would be familiar with the Oklahoma bomber, Timothy McVeigh, or America’s most prolific serial killer, Gary Ridgway. A good deal of them would probably not be able to remember the Bosnian genocide, or remember the names of any school shooters. But no matter where in the country you go, you will encounter a great deal of people who know who Charles Manson is.

Oil Spill Proves Negligence

December 9, 2017 Abigail Acheson 0

Imagine if your roommate had an affinity for candles and one day accidentally set your room on fire. The next day, Conn sends an email to all of its students announcing that candles can now be lit in all of the dorms.

Net Neutrality Under Grave Threat

December 8, 2017 Cameron Dyer-Hawes 0

No matter how snugly it sits in the pocket of corporations, the federal government is still responsible for protecting citizens from the type of unashamed indecency of expected exploits that would come with the repeal of net neutrality.

Murder on the Orient Express Keeps Thrills on Track

December 8, 2017 Riley Meachem 0

I love corny Mystery novels. From Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to Dexter, Jo Nesbo to Nancy Drew (yeah, you read that right) pretty much any text with a crime, a series of plot twists, and an arrogant know-it-all protagonist will have me turning pages faster than Trump goes through Cabinet members, or a bag of McNuggets.

Battling Food Insecurity in New London County, One Garden at a Time

December 6, 2017 Lauren Baretta 0

When I first arrived at the Giving Garden in Mystic, CT, I wasn’t sure whether I was in the right place. There was a parking lot and a visitor’s center, but no garden to be seen. I cautiously walked up a gravel path lined with stone walls—this was adjacent to Stonington after all—and stumbled upon a set of rock stairs and a chicken coop before noticing a large hoop house fronted by rows of cabbages, lettuces, radishes, and more.

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Artistic Representations Perpetuate Thanksgiving Myths

December 6, 2017 Brooke Sponzo 0

“Take a picture, it’ll last longer” is a recognizable American saying, and it has some truth behind it. By the museums dedicated to art and photography depicting historical scenes, it’s clear that illustrations have lasting impacts, but are their legacies true to the stories they tell or do they have greater purposes than accuracy?