For the 55 women who stepped forward about Bill Cosby

Unless you were a victim of sexual abuse, assault, and/or harassment, then you do not have the right to ask why these women “waited so long to tell anyone.” When you are sexually assaulted, there is no immediate desire to get back at who did that to you.

WCSU’s MFA writing program to host readings

Jordan A. Sprogis Editor-in-Chief The winners of the 2011 Housatonic Book Awards in Poetry and Fiction will read their work with other writers in Danbury during the first week of January at the Ethan Allen Hotel on Lake Avenue, Extension. Writers and readers include – but are not limited to – Matthea Harvey who will…

WCSU finance students take home trophy in state competition

A team of finance students from Western Connecticut State University’s Ancell School of Business took top place at the state level of the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) on Dec. 11 and will compete in the finals in January. The WCSU team will face teams from such schools as Johns Hopkins, University of Chicago and…

Man of 1,000 Thoughts: What is the meaning of life?

Dakota Sarantos Managing Editor Dear Man of 1,000 Thoughts, What is the meaning of life? – Ant Man Mr. Pym, Rudd, Anthony…whatever you’re calling yourself these days, I’m not immune to the colorful, attractive nuances of idealism. Just a few days ago I was determinedly aloof; trapped too deep in thought and brooding over the…

Citrus Slide

The Espier Yet another Oddity of the University: apparently, there’s a stray storm cloud coasting around the Campus Center on Westside dropping copious amounts of citrus slices, particularly lemon and lime. Western never ceases to impress. I took this picture a few days after seeing these slices for the first time because the first day…

Star Wars Holiday

Alana Branch Arts and Entertainment Editor What better way to end the semester than to go see Star Wars: The Force Awakens? On Friday, hysteria will commence – as if it hasn’t already -as people of all ages who adore the epic series will take flight with their favorite characters mixed in with a handful…

Professor Bozzone publishes ‘Off Somewhere’

Dakota Sarantos Managing Editor After nearly three decades of playwriting, WCSU’s maverick Creative Writing professor William Bozzone released his first book “Off Somewhere”, a collection of short stories published by Whitepoint Press on Nov. 17 to positive reviews. Why is he a maverick? Bozzone wrote the stories under the penname Z. Z. Boone, because it’s not about him….

WCSU Men’s Rugby: Season Recap

Shiny S. Patel General Sections Editor The ruggers of WestConn had an action-packed season of thrilling wins and a few close losses. From the first Round Robin against Fairfield and Columbia, to the games against Springfield, Westfield, and Quinnipiac’s New Blue, this season was nothing less than exciting. Watch the video below for a highlight…

Halal, a New and Rising Rap Group

Emilia Dabrowski Staff Writer  It’s only been nine months, but Halal is determined to mark its presence in the rap scene.  Halal’s members are all Westconn students: Bryan “Blizzy” Ewell, Kevin “Habib” Rosario, Alswel “Ozzy Wavy” Brown, Reginald Lorius, and Brad   Bulter.  “You can’t be scared to be bad at something you want to be good…