Fight Over Connecticut Tolls Proposal Continues, Protestors Decry Bills

By: Joseph Oliveri DANBURY—Three Bills in support of Governor Ned Lamont’s plan to install new 83 new tolls throughout Connecticut passed the Department of Transportation committee Wednesday and will go before the General Assembly. Leading up to the vote Protestors against the plan gathered on the corner of White and Wildman Street in Danbury on Saturday, March…

Midtown Micromarket to Open for Evening Hours Trial After Spring Break

By: Audrey Redpath For two weeks, the MicroMarket in Midtown’s Student Center will be open until 8:30pm. If the new hours generate $500 in sales, Dining Services will find a way to extend the hours permanently. On Monday, March 4, Campus & Student Centers and Auxiliary Services Director Dr. Paul Simon and Don Grayson, WCSU…

WCSU To Host NEWCA Conference End of March

By: Joseph Oliveri Western will host the annual Northeast Writing Centers Association conference from Saturday, March 30 through Sunday, March 31. The NEWCA conference, which will be held on Midtown Campus, will center around the theme “Voices of Engagement: The Roles Writing Centers Play in Making Writing Meaningful,” in response to a study, The Meaningful…

A Second Shutdown Averted, What That Means for WCSU Students

By: Joseph Oliveri The longest government shutdown in American history ended on Friday, January 25th, and several government offices, and institutions are still managing the aftermath. Furloughed workers are still anticipating backpay, national parks require rigorous maintenance, and experts say the economic ramifications are not going to disappear either. Despite a unanimous Senate vote to…

Newbury Hall Vending Machine Vandalism Will Cost Residents $1000

By: Audrey Redpath   A vending machine knocked over at Newbury Hall will cost the residents over $1000 in repair fees. The snack machine in Newbury Hall’s main lounge was shoved over and broken Saturday, Jan. 26 in an act of vandalism that resulted in a significant bill for the residence hall, according to Newbury…

WCSU Students Donating to Cure Blood Diseases

by: Sophia Orejola Be the Match held a bone marrow and blood drive on November 5, 2018. Information regarding this event was available in room 201A of the Midtown campus Student Center, from 1:30-4:00 pm. There, students and faculty could register to be a bone marrow donor or take leaflets with additional information about the…

Yoga-nna Love Chocolate Therapy

By: Leslie Pizzagalli Sitting in yoga class, you know my ears perked up once I heard Professor Lara Ward explain there was “chocolate therapy” available in Western’s Holistic Health Center. Whatever it was, I needed to know more. After further investigation, I discovered that the Holistic Health Studies Center is located in Berkshire Hall, room 119C….

Ned Lamont at WCSU: Candidate Addresses Questions, Reaffirms Campaign Platforms

By: Joseph Oliveri Democratic gubernatorial Candidate Ned Lamont visited Western Connecticut University on Thursday, September 24th to address questions from students and faculty concerning his platform. The forum was held on WCSU’s Westside Campus. Lamont, a former cable magnate and 2006 Senate Candidate faces the Republican candidate, former GE and UBS executive Bob Stefanowski and…