The Curse of Static Elevators

 The Espier     Elevators are such a convenient service – when they’re working, which for Warner Hall on the Midtown Campus, seems to be a few hours each week before it runs out of steam and wears one of these many signs for the rest of the week. Ah, another fine Oddity of the…

Stamford man scales White House fence on Thanksgiving with suicide mission

Jordan A. Sprogis Editor-in-Chief As the Obama family was celebrating Thanksgiving, a Stamford man scaled the White House fence on Thanksgiving Day while wearing an American flag as a cape, prompting a lockdown.   Secret Service spokesperson Robert Hoback said in an email on Friday that Joseph Caputo, 22, was charged with unlawful entry, which carries a maximum penalty…

Heroin addiction doesn’t start with heroin

Today, too many families and communities are being touched by the silent epidemic of heroin related overdoses, as many originate from a prescription for an opioid medication.

Why it is important to look good, even in college

Emilia Dabrowski Staff Writer Unless you go to an art or fashion based school, you are most likely in a school where many students do not make the effort to look nice for class. I’m not trying to be overly critical, but in reality, you are making an impression of yourself to your professors every day you…

Addressing the “what about the vets?” argument

Jordan A. Sprogis Editor-in-Chief   Before last week, nobody seemed to care about the homeless veterans and I can’t help but wonder what caused the sudden change of heart. Now, there are exceptions – I can’t generalize, it wouldn’t be fair. But a lot of people who say “what about the vets?” seem to be hopping…

Democratic Debate: Bernie Sanders

  Shiny S. Patel General Sections Editor Bernie Sanders’ initial opening remark of the Democratic Debate on Nov. 14 was patriotic and heroic in talking about the need to eradicate the world of ISIS, but he immediately moved to talk about the economy, which is undoubtedly his strong suit. One of the first topics that…

WCSU Receives Grant To Reduce Sexual Assault, Dating Violence

  In an effort to educate bystanders more, the Avon Foundation for Women recently gave Western Connecticut State University a $10,000 grant.  The grant was given through Avon’s “Speak Out Against Domestic Violence” initiative. It will be used to fund WCSU’s Bystander Intervention initiatives, specifically the “Where Do You Stand?” campaign and training to reduce…

Home of the Scared: Let’s not do to the Syrians what we did to the Jews

Jordan A. Sprogis Editor-in-Chief   I’m starting to wonder whether people forgot that the photos they shared of the families who drowned in the Mediterranean were Syrians, or if they’ve just become rather xenophobic since then. After Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced that Connecticut would continue allowing Syrian refugees into the state, the decision sparked…