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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Oscar Backlash

Jacquelyn White, Staff Writer The nominees for the 88th Academy Awards were announced on Jan. 14, 2016. Some of the nominations include Bryan Cranston, Cate Blanchett, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence. Both famous and non-famous people have noticed that for the second year in a row,...

Pioneers split weekend against conference foes

Patrick Rivers, Assistant Sports Editor The Utica College men's basketball team split in two home conference games over the weekend. On Friday, the Pioneers played host to Ithaca College and came out victorious 84-72. Senior Robert Tutein led UC with 29 points on 11-for-16 shooting from...

Iowa Caucus Draws Near

Nicholas Souza, News/Online Editor After months of campaigning, the first step of the presidential nomination process kicks off on Feb. 1 during the Iowa Caucus. These primaries in Iowa and New Hampshire are crucial in determining how a candidate will do with the rest of...

UC Gets a Glimpse Inside The Civil Rights Movement

Marissa Filletti, Staff Writer Matt Herron, famous for his work documenting the Civil Rights Movement, gave Utica College students, faculty and staff a glimpse into some of the most pivotal moments in U.S. history as part of UC’s week of events to celebrate the life...

Students get back into the swing of school after break

Alyssa Camardo, Staff Writer  Getting back into the swing of college is not always easy for students. After having a month off to relax and enjoy their personal lives, the last thing many college students want to do is come back to school and focus on...

Parking Improves for UC?

Amanda Fanelli, Assistant Features Editor  Has the parking situation at Utica College gotten any better since the fall semester of 2015? Previously, the construction of the Welcome Center was not completed and some students found themselves frustrated and parking anywhere they could find a spot. While...

Greek Life Adopts Kernan Classroom

Tionna De Freitas, Staff Writer  Utica College’s Inter Greek Council, IGC, helped local students from Kernan Elementary School by providing 101 first graders with winter necessities including hats, scarves, gloves and coats to students in need. The UC Greek Community wanted to reach out to the...

UC Bans Hoverboards

Imani Vincent, Staff Writer Jeffrey Gates, Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, sent an email on Jan.13 to the Utica College community announcing a moratorium on the use, possession, charging and storage of hoverboards in all buildings on campus. The reason for the ban...

Utica College Hits Record Retention Rate

Shane Kelly, Staff Writer This past fall, Utica College saw a record-breaking 645 students enroll at the college during the fall 2015 semester. This compares to 471 students during the fall 2014 semester; a 37 percent growth in students. Utica’s retention rates have grown over the past...

Almost There: UC Announces Presidential Finalists

Matt Rogers, Co-Editor-In-Chief On Jan. 13, in an email sent to the students and faculty of Utica College, Mark Salsbury, chair of the Presidential Search Committee, announced the three finalists for the position of president at Utica College. Dr. Laura Niesen de Abruna, Dr. Charlie T....