3LAU to Drop the Beat at Tuxedo Junction in February

Eric LaRocca Staff Writer Listen up, music lovers! Local fans of EDM can rejoice as one of the most invigorating artists currently operating on the electronic dance music landscape, 3LAU, is scheduled to perform at Tuxedo Junction on Sat, Feb. 27. 3LAU is bringing his “Charged Up” music spectacle to the local venue with supporting guests, Randy…

Half-court shot nets WCSU student $5,000

By Shiny S. Patel General Section Editor DANBURY, CONN. — William Alfiere of Beacon Falls, senior at Western Connecticut State University, received the best gift any college student could ask for; $5000 towards his college tuition. Wednesday night, Alfiere had his ticket number called during a Colonials basketball game and had the chance to attempt…

Benefit Dinner to Help Incoming Refugee Family

Mary Sheppard Managing Editor The Danbury Area Refugee Assistance is hosting a benefit dinner for an incoming refugee family from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, January 30th, at St. Ann Melkite Greek Catholic Church, 181 Clapboard Ridge Rd., Danbury. James Naddeo, a Bethel resident who helped organize the refugee assistance group last fall, says the family…

WCSU to hold forum for 2016 study-abroad program

Alana Branch | Arts & Entertainment Editor Western Connecticut State University will hold a public forum at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1 about a four-week study-abroad program from mid-May to mid-June. The forum will be in Warner Hall on the first floor at Midtown campus, 181 White St. The public is invited and admission…

Worship leader and songwriter Jared Anderson to perform in Danbury

Jordan A. Sprogis Editor-in-Chief Worship leader and songwriter Jared Anderson will be in Danbury at the Community Coffeehouse to share stories and songs of worship on Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. The night will include performances of new and longtime favorites, including his number one hit “The Great I Am,” according to a press release….

WCSU Graduate says Konnichiwa from Japanese Classroom

Jessica Pascale Opinion-Editorial Editor After earning a Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing from Western Connecticut State University, Rebecca Simas traveled to an island off the coast of Japan to share her education and experiences. Simas interviewed with the Consulate General of Japan in their Boston office, which led to her being…

Monsanto’s “Roundup” Considered Carcinogenic in California

Mary Sheppard Managing Editor  On Thursday, January 21st, the giant agrochemical company, Monsanto Corporation, filed for legal action against California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHNNA) over their decision to label Monsanto’s best-selling product as a known carcinogen. The State of California’s decision would add glyphosate, Monsanto’s weed killer widely known for its commercial…

Westconn to team up with Danbury schools STEM program in water resource education

Emilia Dabrowski Secretary and Contributing Writer STEM program funded by the NOAA to raise student and family conservation awareness Western Connecticut State University is expected to join Danbury Public Schools along with area environmental and energy agencies in a collaborative instructional program that will educate middle school students and their families on preservation and protection…

Crossing Insanity and Why Stairs Matter

Brendan Dyer Contributing Writer     Between the White Street Garage and Westconn’s midtown campus, a stretch of road infamous for hospitalizations or the fatalities of pedestrians acts as a hub for student traffic to and from class. Known as White Street, the road has three crosswalks within shouting distance of one another, all three…

Crime Log: Jan. 8 – 26

Jan. 8, Friday – Suspicious person Unfounded Location: Residence Hall – Pinney Hall – Grasso Dr. Dispatched: 12:58 p.m. Arrived: 12:59 p.m. Cleared: 12:59 p.m. Jan. 18, Monday – Drug/Narcotics investigation Universal judicial referral Location: Litchfield Hall – White Street Dispatched: 9:21 p.m. Arrived: 9:23 pm. Cleared: 9:49 p.m. Jan. 19, Tuesday – Drug/Narcotics investigation…