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Column: Less talk, more action

Bret Belden May 17, 2017

On Friday, May 12, I received a message in the Hillel executive board group chat that was, to say the least, unsettling. It was a screenshot of a two-paragraph email from Hall Director Kaleigh Sosa explaining...

Three sides to the story

Bret Belden April 24, 2017

One of my biggest pet peeves is when people speak about an issue they are not educated on.  I have always believed that, until I knew all sides to every story, I would not form an opinion, because an...

Your silence won’t protect you

Bret Belden April 22, 2017

On Tuesday, I attended the 25th annual LGBTQ+ Pancake Breakfast, which I also wrote an article about in today’s issue. The speaker, Professor Gary Bailey of Simmons College, carried messages of  acknowledging...

Something to be proud of

Bret Belden April 22, 2017

As you can all probably imagine, I was not the most “normal” child in the world.  My go-to outfit in the sixth grade was knee-high socks, plaid bermuda shorts and a fedora, if that is any indication...

Musing on Music: "Strait Up"

Bret Belden April 13, 2017

Most of you know by now that I’m a big fan of romantic music. However, the fact that most of his songs focus on the theme of love and romance are not the main reason that I’m such a fan of George Strait....

Better safe than sorry

Bret Belden April 13, 2017

Let’s talk about sex, baby. No really, let’s. I was fortunate enough to be brought up in a public school system where I was offered sex ed.  I remember sitting in my eighth grade health class, cringing...

Do what you came here to do

Bret Belden April 10, 2017

As I sit and write this editorial, I feel extremely lucky that the newsroom has no windows.  If it did, I probably wouldn’t be here, but would instead be outside in the stunning, 70 degree weather,...

The ‘alternative truth’

Bret Belden April 10, 2017

After weeks of nonstop meetings, news articles, negotiations and hard work, the Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program’s (SHARPP) street harassment wall has been re-installed on the third floor...

Saved by the Belden: Postseason preview: Celtics have their hands full with Cavs, Raptors

Bret Belden April 10, 2017

The Celtics’ second consecutive playoff run already looks more promising than last year’s, at least through the first round. They have two regular season games remaining and currently hold a tie for...

From the dancer: Former executive editor reflects on dance at UNH

Bret Belden April 9, 2017

The first story I ever published in The New Hampshire was about the Houston Ballet II performing in the Johnson Theatre. Since then, the Arts section has not been a place readers have seen my name. This...

Farewell column: Send it, bro

Bret Belden April 7, 2017

“Real G’s move in silence like lasagna,” said Lil Wayne in his song, “6 Foot 7 Foot.” Well, if Lil Wayne saw the TNH staff members hard at work late at night in the MUB newsroom, he would think...

Farewell column: Farewell TNH

Bret Belden April 7, 2017

Coming to UNH was one of the best decisions of my life. At first I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. All I knew was that I love interacting with people. But eventually I found writing. Journalism...

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