An Introvert’s Perspective on WCSU’s Alumni Meet and Greet

  By: Bill Silvia On Tuesday, April 4, 2019, WCSU organizations and offices hosted the “Alumni & Student Meet & Greet.” The Alumni Association, Student Government Association, Honors Students of Compassion, and Career Success Center invited students and alumni to the Westside Ballroom for networking and refreshments. In the lead-up to this event, The Echo published…

Multiple Uses—No Excuses

  By: Leslie Pizzagalli The three R’s of recycling are typically introduced to us at an early age: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Yet, what about three more that might help the way Connecticut residents look at recycling: revive, renew, and rebuild. “Saving the environment” may seem like a tall order, but it’s actually quite simple….

Who Run the World? Squirrels.

by: Leslie Pizzagalli     There is a question that crosses my mind often while walking through Midtown to class: why are college squirrels so friendly? I have experienced several instances where the squirrels on Western’s campus approach my feet without hesitation. I have witnessed squirrels leap onto the tables outside the Student Center while…

The Amazon at Westconn

by: The Students of Professor D’Aries’ WRT 377W-O1 Course of Fall 2017 NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: The following article consists of the “Literary Event” personal opinion reflections/reviews from the Fall 2017 students of Professor D’Aries’ WRT 377W-01 course, The Writing Life. The editor has elected to make the minimum amount of edits in the attempt…

Summer Movie Madness

Alana Branch | Arts & Entertainment Editor Still brokenhearted over the dullness of Batman v. Superman? Then no fear; Captain America: Civil War is here. Well, almost. The highly-anticipated blockbuster is set to hit theaters in the United States on Friday, May 6. Yes, it coincides with final exams, but it’s a welcoming reminder that…

Trigger Warning

On the road that I live on someone has written the words “OBAMA FU*@” in some type of permanent chalk. Shocking? Yes. Vandalism? Yes. Horrible? As I took time to reflect on this last question, I realized that no, it’s not horrible. We live in a country where you won’t die, be arrested, or tortured…

Bees and Lemonade

In a generation where one can purchase contraptions like the Smart Mattress to catch a cheating partner, no one should have been surprised when one of our favorite celebrities Beyoncé came out with her visual album Lemonade dishing the details on Jay-Z’s infidelity. Yet, shocked we remain. Beyoncé always manages to create a buzz in…

Why the new noise ordinance bill is scaring citizens

If you are at all involved with Mayor Mark Boughton’s Twitter or the Danbury news, then you know that Boughton is under full blast from citizens of Danbury for passing a new noise ordinance bill that allows police officers to fine vehicles and private residences for playing music too loudly.

Stop Recycling My Childhood

Alana Branch | Arts & Entertainment Editor In movie news, Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book was released this past Friday to critical acclaim and dominated the box office with $103.6 million for Walt Disney Studios. And soon there’s to be another live adaptation of the beloved Rudyard Kipling classic, helmed this time by Andy Serkis….