Nothing Funny About This Joker | Alana Branch

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  Why not talk about the sinister and iconic character that is the Joker, famously portrayed by actors including Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger and now Academy-Award winning actor (plus musician) Jared Leto!  Recently, Empire Magazine released one of its colorful covers of Leto’s Joker. Until now, we’ve only seen a snippet of the…

Senior citizens over 65 should retake their driver’s test

I was driving down Route 202, a two-lane highway that turns into I-84 and stretches all the way from Delaware to Maine. Even though 202 cuts through the small town of New Milford, Conn., people tend to go about 50 to 60 m.p.h. as they merge onto I-84. That morning, I was in the left lane when…

GOP Debate: Rubio is still passionate to help middle class and immigrants

Shiny S. Patel General Sections Editor  The debate on Oct. 28 was the second GOP debate hosted at the University of Colorado Boulder. The moderators started off by describing the debate as a job interview with the American people. After doing an analysis of Marco Rubio on the last debate, I thought it would be interesting…

Usher: Breaking the chains of social injustice at NYC talk

Shiny S. Patel General Sections Editor A few days prior, I went into New York City because I came across the opportunity to see Usher host a talk with Harry Belafonte, a member of the Civil Rights Movement, about social injustice. Yes, you read that correctly. I did not go to see Usher perform any…

Western’s permaculture garden had another great turnout for Community Day

Signs of fall are beginning to sweep in as dozens of students and volunteers gathered to harvest herbs and garden-vegetables in Western’s own back yard on Oct. 14. This summer was the first year of harvest at the permaculture garden located behind the science building at WCSU’s midtown campus.

UConn’s Mac and Cheese Madness

Former University of Connecticut student Luke Gatti, 19, made international headlines when a video of him drunkenly harassing a cafeteria manager over macaroni and cheese became viral.

Gatti walked into UConn’s Student Union on the night of Oct. 4 with an open container of alcohol and requested jalapeno macaroni and cheese from food service workers, who denied him service due to his clear intoxication and openly consumption of alcohol in public while undera

Adele is Back! | Alana Branch

Recently on her Instagram, Grammy Award-winning artist Adele announced her upcoming third album “25.” After four long years, the highly anticipated album is due just in time for the holiday season on November 20. Sweet Potatoe Pie and real music, here I come! Adele’s last album, “21,” garnered seven Grammy’s in 2012 plus other multiple…

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Democratic Debate: Focus on Senator Bernie Sanders, Part II

Shiny S. Patel General Sections Editor This is a continuation of Shiny’s analyses on Bernie’s campaign and his debate at the first Democratic Debate. The next issue that was talked about was the economy and how the world financial system is on the verge of collapsing. He brought up with passion in his voice that…

A Nightmare on White Street: Is it safe to walk?

Jordan A. Sprogis Editor-in-Chief Every day, students, faculty, and visitors alike cross the busy three-lane street that divides the White Street garage and Western’s Midtown campus. Over the past five years, with one dating back to last month, there have been several accidents and near-accidents while crossing White Street.   In light of the recent hit-and-run, The…