All posts by Kelly Novak

About Kelly Novak

Associate Arts and Life Editor
  • Wreck: Hover away, please

    The rise of technology has made people lazy. People would rather talk to each other on FaceTime from the comfort of their bed than meet with a friend in person. We start relationships and friendships with a...

    • Posted December 10, 2015
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  • Stop shaming cigarette smokers

    Let me get one thing straight: I am not condoning smoking cigarettes in any way, shape or form. I am aware of the countless damages it does to one’s health, including increasing the risk of contracting different...

    • Posted November 11, 2015
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  • No rest for the weary

    It’s no secret that college students are busy people. Back-to-back classes, late night study sessions and club events have students feeling like their days never stop. Sometimes, 24 hours doesn’t seem like enough time to get everything...

    • Posted October 8, 2015
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  • Why 9/11 needs to stay relevant

    Sept. 11, 2001, was one of the most confusing days of my life. I was 8 years old and in the third grade. There was nothing too remarkable or different the morning it happened. I went through...

    • Posted September 16, 2015
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  • Rave: Bobcat Shop moves closer to campus

    Every Bobcat here at Quinnipiac loves to show off his or her school spirit with the latest apparel from the bookstore, but not everyone has $70 lying around for a brand new sweatshirt. More and more students...

    • Posted September 2, 2015
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  • Wreck: Sleepless in Hamden

    It’s the last week of classes here at QU, which means finals week isn’t too far away. With the endless amount of exams, papers, group projects and catch-up work to do, students forget the most important thing:...

    • Posted April 29, 2015
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  • Anything but ‘silence’

    Just asking the members of Quinnipiac’s male improv troupe, “The Right Amount of Silence,” what year of school they’re in is highly entertaining. “I don’t know what I am,” member Dave Piselli said. “He doesn’t go here,”...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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  • The lost art of communication

    Last semester, without any notice, my suitemate began taking all of her kitchenware out of the kitchen. Thinking it had something to do with my affinity for not washing my dishes immediately, I thought she didn’t want...

    • Posted February 25, 2015
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  • ‘Vagina Monologues’ shocks, teaches

    The organization W.I.S.H., Women in Support of Humanity, staged a reading of “The Vagina Monologues” in Buckman Theater this past weekend on the Mount Carmel Campus. The sixteen monologues performed were written by Eve Ensler in 1996,...

    • Posted February 18, 2015
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  • Wreck: no more candy at the caf

    The candy bar in the main cafeteria on the Mount Carmel campus was dismantled a few weeks ago, but to students, it seems like a much longer time. Once a popular destination for students to get their...

    • Posted December 2, 2014
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  • Breathing easier

    This past February, CVS/Caremark announced they would stop selling all tobacco products in their stores starting Oct. 1. The company made good on their promise, stopping the sale of cigarettes a whole month early on Sept. 3....

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • Tricks and treats: 5 easy recipes for Halloween

    When you think of Halloween, you think of scary tricks and delicious treats. If you’re looking to add a creative spin to some classic Halloween fare, like caramel apples and candy corn, this list has got you...

    • Posted October 28, 2014
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  • Play review from an actresses’ perspective

    The student-run Fourth Wall Theater Group performed “True West,” over the weekend, an extremely odd play by the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Sam Shepard. As a former theatre major, acting veteran of 10 years and a Metropolitan...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Wreck: NFL out of control

    The NFL has come under fire for how it has handled three different domestic violence disputes involving some of its most successful players, and for good reason. It all started with Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice when...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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