A Place of Hope Visits WCSU

Imagine this: You’re going about your day, walking around the area you live, searching for something to eat, and generally enjoying your day. Suddenly, you get physically tangled up in something. Maybe it’s balloon ribbon, or a plastic rings that come along with a six-pack of soda cans. You get injured, and your life is…

WCSU Takes On Ancient Greece

The Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences at Western Connecticut State University is expanding the minds of the campus community through a new lecture series. Every school year, the Macricostas family endowment to the school allows for a lecture every semester, with an overall theme decided upon for each school year. “This year’s theme is…

Why Is Rape Culture Becoming More Acceptable?

  There’s one aspect of being a woman that we’re not supposed to talk about. We aren’t supposed to say that walking around at night makes us tense and uneasy, even if we have keys or pepper spray on us. People would rather not hear us talk about how we always take special care when…

Wine leads in deliciousness, leaving bubbly beer in the dust

Much like men are from Mars and women are from Venus, men have beer bellies and women have wine glasses. At least, local couple Billy Lucas, 24, and Amor Colombres, 21, seem to live up to that stereotype. Billy, a New Fairfield resident with a laid-back personality much prefers the taste of beer to wine,…

WCSU Graduate says Konnichiwa from Japanese Classroom

Jessica Pascale Opinion-Editorial Editor After earning a Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing from Western Connecticut State University, Rebecca Simas traveled to an island off the coast of Japan to share her education and experiences. Simas interviewed with the Consulate General of Japan in their Boston office, which led to her being…

CCSSO Announces Four Finalists for 2016 National Teacher of the Year Award

Finalists for Nation’s Top Teaching Honor from CA, CT, OK, and WA Jessica Pascale Opinion-Editorial Editor The finalists for the National Teacher of the Year have many things in common. They are dedicated to their profession, working endlessly to develop the minds of our nation’s children. They allow their students to become aware of what’s…

Mizzou students protest racist campus among threats against the black community

Jordan A. Sprogis Editor-in-Chief This story was also contributed by Jessica Pascale, Alana Branch, Dakota Sarantos, Shiny S. Patel, and Emilia Dabrowski.  Since 1950, race has been an issue at the University of Missouri. Students of color, black students especially, can recall dirty looks, vandalism and racial slurs. Senior Briana Gray woke up one morning and found a photo of a…

SGA looks to make WCSU a more involved community

In the dimly-​​lit Midtown Student Center Theater, college students mingled in the back. Little groups were scattered around the food tables. A low murmur of conversation could be heard throughout the theater, but no specific words could be made out. That all changed at 3:30 p.m., when the students (and a few faculty members) took their seats and waited for the meeting to begin.

New York Fashion Week: Fall/Winter 2015

Ever since its beginning in 1943, New York Fashion Week has been something of a fairytale. For this one week, designers, models, celebrities, and the fashion-obsessed gather in one of America’s most iconic and creative cities for shows where the stars aren’t the men and women on the catwalk, but the garments adorning their bodies….