All posts by Rebecca Castagna

About Rebecca Castagna

  • New app warns noisy neighbors

    Three seniors have teamed up to improve relations between Quinnipiac students and families living in Hamden. Connor Croteau, Stanley Martone and Thomas Nassr are the co-founders of Kricket, a new web application which allows neighbors to notify...

    • Posted March 5, 2014
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  • Primary Care Project launches

    Sixty million Americans lack access to primary care, according to the National Association of Community Health Centers. Starting today, Primary Care Progress, an interprofessional health sciences student organization, is launching a grassroots campaign called the Primary Care...

    • Posted November 18, 2013
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  • Bald for Blake

    When senior Brian Blake was diagnosed with metastasizing cancer — cancer that has spread to other parts of his body — his long-time friends were quick to offer support. They became buddies when they were hallmates in...

    • Posted September 12, 2013
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  • This is Me: The path to a better world

    As Kyle Gallatin headed home from Quinnipiac University for winter break, he sat next to his mom, listening as his hometown became the center of the world’s attention. He woke up that morning to a text message...

    • Posted April 18, 2013
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  • Soccer coach turns tragedy into tribute

    Quinnipiac University’s women’s soccer head coach Dave Clarke is turning the recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School into a tribute to Rachel D’Avino, one of the six teachers killed in the Newtown shootings, and he wants...

    • Posted April 3, 2013
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  • Fire codes in York Hill residence halls

    It is perhaps a college student’s greatest inconvenience when the slightest bit of smoke sets off fire alarms in a residence hall, sending half-asleep students out into the cold, dark night in their pajamas because that guy...

    • Posted March 27, 2013
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  • Straight, narrow-minded Boy Scouts of America

    For more than a century, Boy Scouts have made campfires and explored the great outdoors. The values outlined in the Boy Scout Oath and Law have reflected the organization’s intent to shape young men into upstanding citizens,...

    • Posted March 7, 2013
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  • Students go bald for St. Baldrick’s

    Burt Kahn Court was full of good vibes and shiny heads as students went bald to raise an estimated $13,000 for the St. Baldrick’s cancer research foundation Tuesday night. Student Programming Board hosted the event, led by...

    • Posted March 7, 2013
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  • Benedict’s Bombshell: Reactions to Pope Benedict XVI renouncing his office

    In the wake of Winter Storm Nemo, junior Zack Daly woke up last Monday to a flurry of surprise and speculation at the Vatican’s announcement that Pope Benedict XVI plans to renounce his office. Benedict’s renouncement marks...

    • Posted February 20, 2013
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  • Nemo causes damage on campus

    Ceiling tiles in the Carl Hansen Student Center are leaking and dropping due to the excess of snow on the roof.

    • Posted February 11, 2013
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  • Delta Upsilon comes to QU

    Another year, another rush week. This time, Quinnipiac adds new fraternity Delta Upsilon to the mix. Delta Upsilon, the world’s oldest non-secret fraternity, is an alternate for students who are skeptical about the secrecy of rituals in...

    • Posted February 6, 2013
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  • Students take part in Inauguration in D.C.

    I stuffed the last bit of clothing into my suitcase and zipped it shut. My time in Washington, D.C. was over and I was heading back to Quinnipiac. In December I took a chance and responded to...

    • Posted January 25, 2013
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  • “Hope for Sandy Hook” benefit dinner raises $3,400 for Newtown families

    Students from Sandy Hook Elementary returned to school on Thursday for the first time since the Newtown school shooting. Thursday night also marked the “Hope for Sandy Hook” benefit dinner at Woodwinds in Branford, Conn. where 127...

    • Posted January 5, 2013
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  • “Hope For Sandy Hook” Benefit Dinner

    The interfaith groups at Quinnipiac University coordinated a “Hope for Sandy Hook” benefit dinner on Thursday, Jan. 3 to raise funds for families affected by the Newton, Conn. school shooting.

    • Posted January 5, 2013
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