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Class of 2021 Senior Farewells: Aqeel Hisham, Staff Writer

Class of 2021 Senior Farewells: Aqeel Hisham, Staff Writer

Cassie Hollasch April 28, 2021
As an international student, my college plan was simple – blend in, be successful and find enough friends to create unforgettable memories with. Well, that was easier said than done considering the number of exaggerations and unrealistic scenarios that media conveys of life in America.
Letter to Sununu: Student leaders address inequity in NH’s vaccination rollout

Letter to Sununu: Student leaders address inequity in NH’s vaccination rollout

Cassie Hollasch April 14, 2021
Durham, NH -- On March 25, Gov. Chris Sununu announced that all New Hampshire residents aged 16 and older would be able to register for the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines starting April 2. However, this policy excluded thousands of out-of-state students who attend universities in New Hampshire and have been calling the Granite State their home for a majority of the past few years.
Student Senate 2021 General Election Results

Student Senate 2021 General Election Results

Cassie Hollasch March 31, 2021
Durham, NH -- On March 28, the Student Senate of the University of New Hampshire (UNH) sent out an email to the student body regarding the general election results that are pending Senate approval. Sophia Spina and Alex Colella, who ran for student body president and vice president respectively, won the election, receiving 70.32% of the votes against their opponents, Sophia Litle and Samantha Rizzo. Meanwhile, the result for the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) Board Representative was one of the closest to date, with Reshma Giji winning the position over Jonathan Merheb by 1.29%. 
Spina named UNH’s student body president for the 2021 - 2022 school year

Spina named UNH’s student body president for the 2021 – 2022 school year

Cassie Hollasch March 31, 2021
Durham, NH -- Improving mental health care resources, assuring transparency, and achieving campus diversity and unity - those are the goals of Student Body President-elect Sophia Spina. On Sunday, March 28, Spina and running mate Alexandra Coella were elected as the 2021-2022 student body president and student body vice president, respectively. A junior, Spina is majoring in psychology with a dual minor in writing and English, and although she may be regarded as a new face to Student Senate, she has ample experiences from her time in the organization.
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UNH plans to be fully open for fall 2021 semester

Cassie Hollasch March 26, 2021
Durham, NH -- President James W. Dean Jr. of the University of New Hampshire (UNH) sent out an email on March 18 to the UNH community regarding his plan to fully open the campus for the fall 2021 semester. This email was sent a few days after the one-year anniversary of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which forced UNH to shut down its campus last spring. 
UNH community reflects on one-year COVID anniversary

UNH community reflects on one-year COVID anniversary

Cassie Hollasch March 23, 2021
Durham, NH -- On Mar. 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) as a global pandemic. Store shelves were stripped of bare necessities by worried customers, local businesses had to shut down their operation, and students were sent home by universities; all these happened in hopes of combating the spread of this deadly virus. 

Student Senate election update

Cassie Hollasch March 14, 2021
Durham, NH -- On Feb. 1, the Student Senate at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) sent out an email regarding the search for “new Student Leaders for next year, including Student Body President and Vice-President (SBP/VP) and the University System Student Board Representative (USNH Board Rep.).” Students who were interested had to file a petition for their candidacy by Feb. 25. 
Fitzgerald reflects on year as Senate elections begin

Fitzgerald reflects on year as Senate elections begin

Cassie Hollasch March 5, 2021
The Student Senate at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) began a new chapter in the fall of 2020 following allegations of general misconduct by the Senate members as well as providing a “hostile climate toward women Senators.” With ample leadership experience, political science and history dual-major Nicholas Fitzgerald, a junior at the time, believed that he could lead the organization towards its original purpose: to make decisions that serve the students best. 
UNH student provides creative winter apparel options

UNH student provides creative winter apparel options

Cassie Hollasch February 25, 2021
It’s no surprise that the winter in New Hampshire is cold, too cold for some even. Combining that with the longer duration of the cold weather in New Hampshire compared to other states, winter jackets become the main apparel in everyday wear. For the stylish individuals, this means that your outfit often gets covered, hiding your creative form of self-expression. 
“UNH Get Hired” series replaces career fair

“UNH Get Hired” series replaces career fair

Cassie Hollasch February 17, 2021
Durham, NH - Job searching is a daunting task for students and veterans in the working field alike. Combine that with the overwhelming feeling of attending a career fair with more than 150 companies present, students would normally feel flustered and not know where to begin. 
Romantic movies to watch on Valentine’s Day

Romantic movies to watch on Valentine’s Day

Cassie Hollasch February 11, 2021
February, what a romantic month! It is the only month where buying overpriced roses are acceptable and a box of chocolate turns into an iconic and memorable gift. Whether you are dining out or cooking a special meal for your significant other or for yourself this Valentine’s Day, there is no better way to end the night by indulging in some of the best romantic movies ever made.
UNH announces 2021 commencement plans

UNH announces 2021 commencement plans

Cassie Hollasch February 7, 2021
Durham, NH -- For many students, spring semester calls for going to the ski mountain during the weekends or applying for summer internships. For seniors, it normally means applying for jobs, declaring their minors, and walking across the stage in front of the large crowd of their peers, family, friends and faculty. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic prevented most students from getting the college ending that they deserved, but on Feb. 3 an email was sent to seniors explaining basic plans for an in-person graduation.
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