City | 11:03 am | April 1, 2013 | By Karin Shedd

New Haven police officer fights crime by barking

In a striking display of cheeky ingenuity usually not seen outside of two-bit daytime sitcoms, a New Haven police officer successfully frightened two wanted men out of a house by imitating a barking police dog. The saga began in Hamden, where the two men out-drove Hamden police in a car chase before being spotted entering »

Culture | 8:07 pm | February 24, 2013 | By Karin Shedd

The Academy Awards for Dummies

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Tonight, the world of popular culture will be all aflutter and atwitter (a word which here means “inundated with tweets”) with the excitement of the Academy Awards. Movie buffs around the world will gather in front of their televisions to partake in such activities as cheering for their favorite films of 2012, debating the merits »

University | 10:37 am | February 19, 2013 | By Karin Shedd

How a layperson understands section

Confused about words in section? Let the News help you.

For most of my life growing up in the ultra-burbs of rural western Nebraska, I always knew that I had at least one talent that exceeded the capabilities of many of my peers: a dazzlingly vast vocabulary. My peers frequently asked if I “really talked like that” (very true) and occasionally theorized that I did »