All posts by Sal Siciliano

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  • Twomey: 165 students applied for OL positions

    With spring comes a new class of high school graduates choosing Quinnipiac as their college–and a new team of orientation leaders to welcome them to their new home. In February, 165 students applied to become orientation leaders,...

    • Posted March 4, 2015
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  • Beyond the Bobcats

    Same-sex couples marry in parts of Alabama Alabama judges granted marriage licenses to same-sex couples for the first time on Monday, according to The New York Times. But at least 50 of the 67 counties in the...

    • Posted February 11, 2015
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  • The “cult” in culture: what draws the line?

    I’ve been hearing a lot about cults lately – most of which being the ones that have made headlines for atrocities against mankind. Yet, among the 5,000 cults in America as of 2005, along with the many...

    • Posted January 20, 2015
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  • Five seniors organize self defense class

    A group of 20 women will meet for a two-hour self defense class at 7 p.m. in the Burt Kahn Court on Wednesday. The class, planned by five seniors for their public relations final project, filled up...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • African lions to be the last cat under Endangered Species Act

    The African lion population has dropped by 30 percent in the last two decades, leading to a proposal by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make them the last big cat to receive protection under the...

    • Posted October 29, 2014
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  • U.S. and British forces leave Afghanistan

    Monday marked U.S. and British forces withdrawal from Afghanistan following 13 years of combat. Troops ended operations in the Helmand province with a 20-hour secret departure mission, according to the Washington Post. Approximately 24,000 U.S. troops remain...

    • Posted October 29, 2014
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  • New Jersey releases doctor from Ebola quarantine

    Doctors Without Borders volunteer Kaci Hickox was released from a New Jersey state hospital Monday, after being detained in a strict Ebola quarantine since Friday in conditions she has described as “inhumane,” according to Vice News. The...

    • Posted October 29, 2014
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  • Uber taxi banned on campus

    Uber is a private taxi service that has recently gained momentum at Quinnipiac as a new means for student transportation – one that Public Safety is not allowing students to use. Despite a website that advertises convenience...

    • Posted October 22, 2014
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  • Ebola outbreak is deemed an international crisis

    The director general of the World Health Organization Margaret Chan described Ebola as “unquestionably the most severe acute public health emergency in modern times” on Monday, according to the New York Times. More than 4,000 people have...

    • Posted October 14, 2014
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  • Columbus Day Parade celebrates Italian-Americans

    Thousands of people came together to participate in the region’s annual Columbus Day Parade in North Haven on Sunday, according to the New Haven Register. It was a day not only to honor the man credited with...

    • Posted October 14, 2014
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  • Weekend of peaceful protests ends in friction

    Protesters gathered in St. Louis over the weekend, triggered by the two month anniversary of the shooting in Ferguson, Mo. involving Michael Brown and a recent shooting of Vonderrit Myers Jr. in St. Louis’s Shaw neighborhood, according...

    • Posted October 14, 2014
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  • Professor to offer nutrition seminars

    Within the last year, a new tool for healthier living has become available to students and faculty at Quinnipiac University – a tool that many do not even know about. Rebecca Purcell, a professor of SCI 161...

    • Posted October 7, 2014
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  • The philosophy of photography

    Last week in my English 101 class, we began to discuss a new piece of literature – an essay by Walker Percy titled “The Loss of the Creature”. The central focus of the piece was on human...

    • Posted September 30, 2014
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