The Quinnipiac Chronicle

Senior Sendoff

Katie O'Brien

April 30, 2014

“Wanna take some pictures?” Charlotte Greene, the former photography editor, was sitting next to me and waiting for an answer. “Sure,” I said. That was my first encounter with anyone from The Quinnipiac Chronicle. T...

Ancient seeds bring new food trend

Katie O'Brien

April 2, 2014

Chia seeds are not new, in fact, they’re ancient. The seeds stem back to ancient Mayan and Aztec cultures and believed to give supernatural powers to those who consumed them, according to foodandnutrition.org. The tiny seeds are p...

Rave: Here’s Jimmy

Katie O'Brien

March 5, 2014

After 22 years, an Emmy award and endless A-list celebrity guests, Jay Leno has stepped down from his hosting duties at “The Tonight Show,” a staple of American late night television. Enter funny-guy Jimmy Fallon. Previously, Fal...

‘Sochi problems’ are not real problems

Katie O'Brien

February 18, 2014

The hype for the 2014 Winter Olympics was met with a mix of excitement and concern. Excitement, because after all, it’s the Olympics. A time for countries and cultures to meet and allow their most qualified athletes to compete...

Mind, Body and Soul

Katie O'Brien

January 29, 2014

Breathe in, breathe out. As I walked into Studio B in the Fitness Center on the Mount Carmel Campus, I felt a little anxious. I’ve been doing yoga for about a month now and am most definitely still a beginner. Not sure what...

Q&A with Mayor Scott Jackson

Katie O'Brien

November 13, 2013

Mayor of Hamden, Scott Jackson, was elected for the third consecutive year on Nov. 5, taking 7,799 votes compared to republican opponent Bob Anthony who took 3,665 votes, according to the New Haven Register. The Chronicle met with Jac...

Volunteering abroad

Katie O'Brien

October 10, 2013

The nature of human beings is to help. When someone is struggling, it seems to be an innate characteristic to reach out and do what we can to make the situation better. A good friend offers advice; a better friend listens. For...

Fall Farmer’s Market

Katie O'Brien

September 11, 2013

[media-credit name="Katie O" align="aligncenter" width="300"][/media-credit] The days of summer are quickly dwindling as August comes to a close and September begins. Fall brings signature groceries like apples and pumpkins, but the chance to grab some fre...

A new era for new media

Katie O'Brien

August 29, 2013

It’s true that the print industry has been steadily declining, but the online world offers a multitude of media forms that are growing at a rapid pace. As a student journalist about to break out into the working world, it’s...

Where in the World is Katie O’Brien: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Katie O'Brien

March 2, 2013

The children at the Dieu Giac Orphanage in Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietnam ran up to us, grabbed our hands, and pulled us in every direction. They put the stickers we gave to them all over our faces, and we let them. We chased them...

Where in the World is Katie O’Brien?

Katie O'Brien

February 11, 2013

Laying inside my sleeping bag under layers and layers of clothes inside a stone watchtower on the Great Wall of China, I thought I would never be warm again. My toes had been numb for over an hour, and the only form of heat ...

Where in the World is Katie O’Brien?

Katie O'Brien

February 11, 2013

I’d consider myself a professional daydreamer. Whether I’m sitting in class, waiting in line at Starbucks, or just laying in bed, I can guarantee I’m unintentionally distracted for at least a little while, replaying scenes f...