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Midterm Update: Marijuana Legalization in New Hampshire and Beyond

Midterm Update: Marijuana Legalization in New Hampshire and Beyond

Amanda Pirani, News Editor November 3, 2022

While marijuana has been decriminalized in New Hampshire since 2017, it remains a restricted, illegal drug with the exception of medical usage. New Hampshire is the only New England state which has not...

New Hampshire Rates Highest For Student Indebtedness. Where do the Candidates Stand on Student Loans and Debt?

New Hampshire Rates Highest For Student Indebtedness. Where do the Candidates Stand on Student Loans and Debt?

Melanie Matts, Managing Editor November 3, 2022

In August, President Biden announced a three-part Student Debt Relief Plan which would allow eligible borrowers up to $10,000 in student loan forgiveness and up to $10,000 more for pell-grant recipients....

Climate Change in the Midterms: Where do Candidates Stand? 

Climate Change in the Midterms: Where do Candidates Stand? 

Julie Bobyock, News Editor November 3, 2022

As the New Hampshire midterm elections rapidly approach, many issues are at the forefront of voters' minds. At the top of that list for many students is climate change.  The 2021 New Hampshire Climate...

Gun Control and the Midterm Elections: Everything You Need to Know

Rhi Watkins, Arts Editor November 3, 2022

With mass shootings on the rise over the past year, gun control has been at the forefront of most American's minds. With the midterm elections less than a week away, and the country being divided on the...

UNH opens healthcare simulation center to address worker shortages 

UNH opens healthcare simulation center to address worker shortages 

Isabelle Curtis December 9, 2021
The University of New Hampshire (UNH) officially opened the College of Health and Human Services’ Health Sciences Simulation Center (HSSC). Construction for the facility began in November 2020 and was finished this past summer. On Nov. 4, UNH celebrated the project’s completion with speeches from New Hampshire government officials and Health and Human Services’ department personnel. Attendees were also given a tour of the new facility.  

UNH reacts to HB2 regulations on teaching race

Teddy Tauscher September 9, 2021
With language prohibiting certain ideas from being taught in public schools in place, HB2 passed this summer and was signed into law by Gov. Chris Sununu. Most University of New Hampshire (UNH) classrooms will not be affected by any language in the law due to a provision that exempts faculty in the New Hampshire university and community college system.  They are protected from anything that would restrict their academic freedom “to conduct research, publish, lecture, or teach in the academic setting.” But, the bill's effect on diversity training at UNH remains uncertain.  
Year in review: Durham’s mask ordinance

Year in review: Durham’s mask ordinance

Cassie Hollasch May 7, 2021
When the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic prompted widespread mask wearing, the federal government left states and towns to decide whether or not it was enforceable. Despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s advice to wear a mask in any public place, it took months for ordinances to appear in many communities.
N.H. House Bill 98 would move state primary to June

N.H. House Bill 98 would move state primary to June

Ben MacKillop May 7, 2021
Earlier this week, the New Hampshire State Senate began hearings over House Bill 98 which would move the state primary ahead to the fourth Tuesday in June, two months earlier than its current date on the second Tuesday in September. The bill passed the New Hampshire House of Representatives last month 195-174 mostly along party lines with six Democrats voting in favor and nine Republicans against.
CDC amends gathering requirements; UNH guidelines remain

CDC amends gathering requirements; UNH guidelines remain

Cassie Hollasch May 1, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) amended its guidance detailing activities vaccinated individuals can now resume, such as attending small outdoor gatherings without wearing a mask.
UNH leadership reacts to the Derek Chauvin verdict

UNH leadership reacts to the Derek Chauvin verdict

Anna Kate Munsey April 22, 2021
On Tuesday, former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts in regards to the killing of George Floyd - unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
UNH hosts vaccine clinic for out-of-state students

UNH hosts vaccine clinic for out-of-state students

Cassie Hollasch April 22, 2021
The University of New Hampshire (UNH) held its second coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination clinic on April 19, the date President Joe Biden requested all states expand eligibility to everyone over 16.
Sununu announces expiration of mask mandate

Sununu announces expiration of mask mandate

Hannah Donahue April 15, 2021
Gov. Chris Sununu announced on Thursday, April 15 that the statewide mask mandate would be lifted on Friday, April 16.
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