Western Day of Service: Another Year, Another Hit

By: Anna Simoes   Western Connecticut State University’s Western Day of Service came and went this past Friday, with hundreds of students and faculty from across the university’s departments showing up, ready to help. The Western Day of Service encourages the university’s faculty and students alike to volunteer and help dozens of not-for-profit organizations based…

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…

Choice Pet – your pet’s first choice

There is a cockatiel who will preen its wings flirtatiously as its inquisitive head feathers stand and she eyes your every move. But when you put your hand to her chest so she could perch on your fingers, she will clumsily lose her balance and fall off her artificial branch, and a whistle would follow,…

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.

Colonials Play Tough But Fall to Mariners

By: Connor Falaguerra / Sports Editor After coming off their first victory against Anna Marie, the Western lacrosse team falls to Merchant Marine 14 to 7. Western came out with confidence but with Merchant Marine at a 6-1 record, they couldn’t handle the pressure of Merchant. The Marines came out fast with a four to nothing…

Veterans Support Bernie Sanders at Ongoing Danbury Rallies

By Eric LaRocca | Staff Writer All local Bernie Sanders fans are welcome at ongoing rallies being held in order to support the Presidential frontrunner. The rallies will be held between 1 pm and 2 pm every Saturday at the Danbury War Memorial. The rallies are free and open to the public. The organizers ask…

Softball Season will Start in Georgia

By: Connor Falaguerra Sports Editor The Western Connecticut State University softball team will be playing in the Lead-Off Classic this year. This tournament will be held in Columbus, GA. This will be a key weekend to show the nation who the Colonials are. The Western softball team went into the LEC tournament last year as…

Loud Party Time Will Pay A Fine

Mayor Boughton is proposing a fine for residential parties that are regularly rowdy. The $250 price tag on a loud bash is part of an attempt to squash people causing road congestion or public disturbances in quiet neighborhoods. Mayor Boughton is proposing a fine for residential parties that are regularly rowdy. The $250 price tag…

Warriors Dominate Colonials

By: Connor Falaguerra Sports Editor The Eastern Connecticut State University women’s basketball team came in to the game first in there conference with an 8-2 LEC record and a 16-5 overall record. In this game they weren’t looking back as they just dominated the Colonials throughout the whole game. The Western Connecticut State University women’s…

Traffic Alert due to Police Training

Mary Sheppard | Managing Editor Both the Danbury and Western Connecticut State University police departments will be conducting a training exercise on Eighth Ave. from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday. Traffic on Eighth Ave. will be restricted to residents only, and the training exercise will involve Litchfield Hall, a residence hall on the WCSU…