Q30 Newscast: Attempted Catalytic Converter Thefts, Black History Month and National School Counseling Week

On this week’s Newscast, Nicholas Antoniadis and Clever Streich are on the main desk to start the show. The anchors begin by sharing breaking news from Hamden regarding a handgun found in a local school. Vanessa Blasi has more on recent attempted catalytic converter thefts on the North Haven campus. Q30 spoke with Vice President for Facilities and Capital Planning Sal Filardi to learn more about how South Quad construction is impacting the Mount Carmel campus. From the desk Nicholas shares information on the Human Trafficking Project being held at the School of Law. Samantha Perelli heard from the Black Student Union and the Student Programming Board about efforts to engage the Quinnipiac community during Black History Month. The anchors have information on the recent MLK Dream Week lecture, DCGE’s Inclusive Conversation on class and classism as well as Talks on the Rocks’ diversity and inclusion discussion event. Clever has updates on the M&T Bank Arena’s new open skate and open puck programs.

Andrew Reynolds spoke with the director of counseling on campus and a student to hear about the importance of these services for National School Counseling Week. Jacqueline Ydrovo is in the studio to share this week’s national news recap, including updates in the Tyre Nichols case, the Chinese spy balloon and retail chain store closures. Connor Coar joins the newscast to provide the upcoming week’s forecast and temperatures around Connecticut. The anchors have information on State of the Union watch parties hosted by both Quinnipiac University Democrats and College Republicans on campus. Katie Coen is in the studio to talk more about the State of the Union and has all the updates from the nation’s capital.

Keith Savage has a preview for this weekend’s Super Bowl matchup and shares what to expect. Dylan Sommer joins the show for updates on all things QU athletics, including men’s and women’s basketball and men’s ice hockey. Olivia Kettell visited a popular New Haven pizza spot in honor of National Pizza Day. To close the show, the anchors discuss their pizza topping preferences.