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….

Girl POW-er

Even if you don’t agree that Mulan is the best Disney Princess, I think we all can agree that she’s the most bad-ass (pardon my French). While dominate personalities in female leads flourishes,  we also continue to see a procession of physically strong women such as Rey from the newest Star Wars The Force Awakens,…

What is Rock?

On the stage in a club a lanky-built kid disturbs the chattering at the bar when he flips the gain on a stack of amplifiers. Uncut, uncombed—a head behind the smoke and a cigarette burning. Leather shoulders fall to tight black jeans with boots of suede, all split by an axe no one in the…