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…

Fight at Football Game Leads to Campus Investigations

By: Anna Simoes A large fight involving players broke out at the end of the home football game between Western Connecticut State University and Westfield State on Saturday, November 10, prompting both schools and campus police to launch separate investigations into the brawl. According to a press release issued by WestConn’s Police Department, the fight…

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….

First Annual Grit n’ Wit Lives up to Name

By: Trevor Lilly On Saturday, September 22, WCSU hosted its first annual Grit n’ Wit event. Students, faculty, and staff alike could compete in teams of up to 6 people in a mile-long obstacle course winding through most of the midtown campus. Keeping true to its name, the course featured both physical and mental challenges…

Get to Know the Aussie Lingo

By: Allee Feuerman Since Australia does not speak a foreign language like most countries across the world, you would think it would be easy to understand what they are saying. But honestly, sometimes I think it would be easier to understand these Aussie’s if they were speaking Mandarin. Australian slang is something you will get…

Marco DiNardo’s Hole-in-One

By: Bryan Brown WestConn Golf’s Marco DiNardo scored a hole-in-one in the final round of September’s Castleton Invitational and dedicated the play to his late grandfather. When the final round began, it was just another weekend playing golf for Marco DiNardo. He and the rest of the WestConn men’s golf team were at the Rutland…