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New Hampshire joins nationwide efforts to restrict abortion rights

New Hampshire joins nationwide efforts to restrict abortion rights

Rhianwen Watkins and Isabelle Curtis , News Editor April 21, 2022

“I will love you, whatever you choose to do, but it's your choice.”    Those were the words Kai Parlett heard over the phone as a friend, almost two decades their senior who felt more like...

Wendy Pothier, UNH Business and Economics Librarian, wins excellence in Business Librarianship Award

Wendy Pothier, UNH Business and Economics Librarian, wins excellence in Business Librarianship Award

Rhianwen Watkins, News Editor April 14, 2022

This past week, the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Business and Economics Librarian Wendy Pothier was named the recipient of the Excellence in Business Librarianship Award from the American Library...

Seacoast Repertory Theatre Delivers Outstanding Performance of The Music Man

Seacoast Repertory Theatre Delivers Outstanding Performance of The Music Man

Rhianwen Watkins March 1, 2022

This weekend, Seacoast Repertory Theatre closed the curtain on its final performance of The Music Man. The show ran from Feb. 3-26 and showcased a cast of 33 performers, ranging from elementary school...

HB 1557 Raises Controversy over Barring LGBTQ+ Conversation in Schools

HB 1557 Raises Controversy over Barring LGBTQ+ Conversation in Schools

Rhianwen Watkins, News Editor February 18, 2022
House Bill 1557, nicknamed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by LGBTQ+ individuals and activists, just passed the Florida State Senate last Tuesday. The bill seeks to grant parents more power over what their children learn in school, but many have disagreed with aspects of the bill that they consider to be discriminatory towards LGTBQ+ youth.
The remake of West Side Story tells the full story

The remake of West Side Story tells the full story

Rhianwen Watkins February 4, 2022

TW: sexual assault/physical violence/discrimination  Sitting down in the movie theater to watch the newest rendition of West Side Story awakened excitement for my inner theater-kid who has seen the...

UNH loses member of community, Vincenzo Lirosi

UNH loses member of community, Vincenzo Lirosi

Rhianwen Watkins December 9, 2021

A missing person alert reached UNH community members Saturday at 6:18 p.m. It was quickly followed by an email at 6:25 p.m., looking for student Vincenzo Lirosi, 22, of Massachusetts. A second...

UNH Sexual Violence Action Committee pushes for reform on campus

UNH Sexual Violence Action Committee pushes for reform on campus

Rhianwen Watkins December 3, 2021

The Sexual Violence Action Committee of New Hampshire (SVAC) is a new, student-run organization pushing for radical changes in the way college campuses handle issues of sexual misconduct. The committee,...

UNH Celebrates National Coming Out Week

UNH Celebrates National Coming Out Week

Rhianwen Watkins October 17, 2021

This past week, the University of New Hampshire (UNH) celebrated National Coming Out Week on campus to honor those who have come out as queer, queer individuals who cannot safely come out to their...

Saying goodbye to the beloved Portsmouth whale wall

Saying goodbye to the beloved Portsmouth whale wall

Rhianwen Watkins October 13, 2021

For current and previous Portsmouth citizens, the famed Whale Wall overlooking the Worth parking lot has been a source of pride for the past 28 years. However, the mural is now undergoing deconstruction which...

Portsmouth High School mandates masks as it returns to in person learning

Portsmouth High School mandates masks as it returns to in person learning

Rhianwen Watkins October 10, 2021

Portsmouth High School’s (PHS) doors welcomed students back in person for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and mandating masks for faculty and students in order to prevent...

Another Successful Year for UDay at UNH

Another Successful Year for UDay at UNH

Rhianwen Watkins September 27, 2021

After two cancellations due to rain, the third scheduled date was the charm for the annual University Day (UDay) event at UNH. The event finally happened on Sept. 22 and proved to be a huge success. UDay...

Business booms in Market Square

Rhianwen Watkins September 22, 2021

The 43rd annual Market Square Day festivities took place once again this year after being canceled in 2020, in the heart of downtown Portsmouth.  Businesses of all kinds set up booths, selling food,...

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