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Hartford hate crime shows what happens when students stay silent

Brianna Rae Brochu, a University of Hartford first-year student, faces hate crime charges after intentionally contaminating her roommate’s possessions for more than a month. (West Hartford Police Department)

By Sarah Shearer | Columnist

November 6, 2017

Imagine walking into your dorm room at the end of a long day. You get ready for bed, brush your teeth and apply lotion. The faint smell of — moldy clams? — doesn’t quite hit but lingers questionably in the air. You want to ask your roommate if she smells it too, but can’t find the strength t...

Making the most out of living alone

Tower C is a dorm on campus for students living in single rooms. (Photo by Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer)

By Thomas Wick | Columnist

May 30, 2017

I could keep the lights on whenever I wanted. I could listen to music and not have to bother with pesky headphones. I could toss my clothes in the corner and worry about them in a few weeks. I could nap at all times of the day, have people over whenever I wanted and be in a quiet environment at a mom...

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