Award-Winning Screenwriter Visits Scriptwriting Class

by: Sophia Pizzo (Donata Carelli, center, with Professor Louisa Burns-Bisogno, center right, and Burns-Bisogno’s screenwriting class) On October 4th, the students of Professor Louisa Burns-Bisogno’s COM242 course, “Script Writing,” welcomed a very special guest. Italian writer Donata Carelli presented her film, 2 Euros an Hour, which won the Bronze Zenith award at the 2016 Montreal…

Leaves Are Falling, I-84 is Crawling

by: Leslie Pizzagalli Being a commuter and a first-time transfer student is no simple task, and those of us who take four wheels to Western in the morning (or afternoon… or night…) can agree that I-84 is no joyride. Nevertheless, the vibrant walkway of leaves during the first few months of the fall semester make the…

Western Writing Students Share Internship Experiences and Advice

by Sophie Pizzo Professor Roche, left, with speakers Markus Elken, Michael Medeiros, and Victoria Arbour When it comes to internships, students often have a lot of questions. Internships can seem like mythical creatures, ever-elusive in today’s increasingly competitive job market. How do you find the internship that’s right for you? How do you even get…

Connecticut Illustrators Featured at VPAC Art Gallery

By Emily Chauvin People still walk in and say “Wow! I didn’t even know this was here!” The VPAC Art Gallery is one of the most valuable resources we have here at WCSU. Ideally, every student at Western should take a moment each semester to pop in and see the new exhibit. The current exhibit…

Sitting the Bench

by Charles Feltch While covering the Homecoming game for WCSU Football, a friend of mine in the stands who’s also a writing major asked me why there are so many players on the sidelines. I said there are more players and positions in football than most sports, and by extension there are more players who…

ISEP (International Student Exchange Program) Catherine’s Advice #1

by: Catherine McConkey   One of the most exciting things about being in college is having the opportunity and freedom to do something different. My name is Catherine, and I am an international exchange student from Ulster University, Northern Ireland. Through this student-run advice column, I want to help anyone who is considering studying abroad…

Nostalgic Homage to Homecoming Week

by: Leslie Pizzagalli Western Connecticut State University’s Homecoming Week Street Fair held on October 7th at the Westside Campus had passersby hopping — or should we say hooping, skipping, and jumping down to The Echo’s table for a good time. Not only was there an abundance of food trucks, booths filled with activities, and bouncy castles,…

The In-Cider Scoop: Apple Cider-making at Western

By Lauren Tango It’s that time of the year: pumpkin patches, hay rides, brisk air, and of course…apple cider! There is certainly something about this time of the year that brings communities together by enjoying traditional outdoor activities such as these. On Tuesday, October 17th, Dr. Thomas Philbrick and his Evolution & Natural History of…

Westconn Dominates & Stirs School Spirit at Homecoming Game

By Lawrence Perry The WCSU Homecoming game was surprisingly packed. The stadium was filled with supporters yelling like madmen and women. Maybe this is why our home team played so well. Playing against Worcester State, Westconn put up a very good performance. The first thing of note was a tackle by Mike Quinn. It was…