NBA Regular Season Awards: Giannis Takes the MVP

With the NBA playoffs already in full swing, this is the perfect time to look back at what was an amazing regular season.  We saw records fall, streaks end, and more drama then we anticipated.  The most memorable thing about this season were the performances. It seemed like the NBA’s elite were putting together masterful performances every week.  While a large number of players were amazing this year, let us shine a spotlight on the best of the best and predict who will win the regular season awards:

The Last Straw: Eastern’s Straw Ban and its Ableist Stance

Almost everyone who uses Hurley Hall, the Student Center Café, or the Library Café has likely seen the new roll out that the University is putting into effect. They are marketing that Eastern is going straw-less: “We are saying SO LONG to straws. SKIP the straw, save the planet,” and are using coffee-cup-type lids for their iced drinks, which are the new “in.” While I respect where Eastern and the state of Connecticut are coming from, there is a huge issue that stands out to me that has nothing to do with the environment.

Club Spotlight: People Helping People

People Helping People, or PHP, is a volunteer-based club whose mission is to involve students by directly engaging social issues that affect the local and global community, while also providing the opportunity to develop leadership and interpersonal skills. PHP gives students valuable connections to volunteer opportunities in Willimantic and the surrounding towns.

Connecticut Faces Measles Outbreak

Connecticut residents are currently fighting against a curable disease. A measles outbreak began in New York City in the Orthodox Jewish communities with a number of roughly 400 cases. Since then, the outbreak has spread to Connecticut where three cases have been confirmed, with the latest being in New Haven.