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Covid College: Zooming in on its impacts on the UNH community

Covid College: Zooming in on its impacts on the UNH community

Julie Bobyock, Staff Writer March 9, 2022

It’s been two years since the outbreak of a pandemic that has impacted everyone’s lives – businesses, institutions and corporations globally have had to not only develop countless new protocols,...

Album Review: Red (Taylor’s Version)

Album Review: Red (Taylor’s Version)

Julie Bobyock November 22, 2021
With four albums released in the past year and a half, pop-star icon Taylor Swift has been extremely busy and hard at work. Her most recent album released on Nov. 12, “Red (Taylor’s Version),” consists of re-recorded songs from her 2012 album “Red” and nine additional “from the vault” tracks — songs Swift wrote that did not make the original album.
UNH SHARPP holds annual event to support survivors

UNH SHARPP holds annual event to support survivors

Julie Bobyock October 23, 2021
On Oct. 14, Thompson Hall lawn was illuminated with glowsticks and candles as University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP) held their annual Take Back The Night event. 
Defunding of New Hampshire Family Planning Programs sparks on-campus reproductive rights rally

Defunding of New Hampshire Family Planning Programs sparks on-campus reproductive rights rally

Julie Bobyock October 13, 2021
On Oct. 8, University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) Planned Parenthood General Action Club (PPGA) hosted an on-campus reproductive rights rally. This was in response to the recent decision of the New Hampshire Executive council to deny an extension of funding to New Hampshire’s Family Planning Program with an on-campus reproductive rights rally. 
Student Organization Spotlight: Slow Foods 

Student Organization Spotlight: Slow Foods 

Julie Bobyock September 27, 2021
University of New Hampshire (UNH) is a school of endless possibilities. With over 250 clubs and organizations, there are many opportunities for students to get involved on campus. But with many organizations, sometimes the hardest part can be choosing which ones to join.  
The transition to in-person classes: How are students and faculty adapting?

The transition to in-person classes: How are students and faculty adapting?

Julie Bobyock September 22, 2021
After spending  much of the past year and a half attending college classes on Zoom, whether that be from a dorm room, home, or even horizontally in bed, in-person courses are in full bloom at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) this fall semester. While being in an actual classroom setting may be refreshing for some, there has been little to no transition from online learning to in-person. It’s difficult to say whether normally attending classes has been improving student mental health and engagement, enhancing stress or both.  

Summer Undergraduate Research Spotlight- COLSA Student Natalie White 

Julie Bobyock September 7, 2021
This past summer, University of New Hampshire (UNH) undergraduate students had the chance to get their hands full and conduct research on campus again. Whether it be investigating behavioral correlations with substance use or studying bee pollination in New Hampshire, UNH’s undergraduate researchers were busy this summer and their work shows it. 
Graduate seminar aims to create inclusive science community

Graduate seminar aims to create inclusive science community

Julie Bobyock April 29, 2021
According to the National Science Foundation, only 9% of bachelor’s degrees in science and engineering go to Black students. As a leading research institute in the sciences, the University of New Hampshire (UNH) aims to create and follow initiatives for a more inclusive STEM community. Professor for the Department of Natural Resources Serita Frey and doctorate student in the Natural Resources and Earth Systems Science Program Emily Whalen are leading a graduate seminar titled Anti-Racism in Science: Promoting an Inclusive and Equitable STEM Community.

Challenges of a break-free semester of virtual learning

Julie Bobyock March 26, 2021
It’s no secret that attending college during a pandemic is difficult. Hours of Zoom classes and meetings, and online homework, projects, and exams have changed student life on campus all over the nation - and have also affected student mental health. While spring breaks have been cancelled at colleges all throughout the country in order to keep communities safe, including University of New Hampshire (UNH), a college semester without a break has seemed to increase the stress levels on campuses.
Warming winters in the northeastern U.S. and the ski industry 

Warming winters in the northeastern U.S. and the ski industry 

Julie Bobyock March 16, 2021
When discussing climate change, larger concepts are often emphasized: temperature shifts, sea level rise, and more extreme weather patterns. However, changes that may occur in our daily lives and activities are typically grazed over. And one thing that is certainly a popular activity in the northeastern United States may be vulnerable: skiing.
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