Being a Tourist Disguised as a Local

By: Allee Feuerman     I’ve fallen pretty hard for Melbourne during my time studying abroad here, and it wasn’t until I travelled to Sydney that I realized how much I love it. There’s nothing wrong with Sydney of course, although if you ask a born and raised Melburnian I’m sure they’ll tell you otherwise….

Relationships in College: A Survival Guide

by: Juliana Paschoalini Relationships in college can be hard, and they might not be right for everyone. I know we’ve all heard the same “relationships are a lot of responsibility” advice a million times, but they really are. A relationship is similar to buying a dog…the only difference being that dogs can’t cheat on you…

Leaves Are Falling, I-84 is Crawling

by: Leslie Pizzagalli Being a commuter and a first-time transfer student is no simple task, and those of us who take four wheels to Western in the morning (or afternoon… or night…) can agree that I-84 is no joyride. Nevertheless, the vibrant walkway of leaves during the first few months of the fall semester make the…

ISEP (International Student Exchange Program) Catherine’s Advice #1

by: Catherine McConkey   One of the most exciting things about being in college is having the opportunity and freedom to do something different. My name is Catherine, and I am an international exchange student from Ulster University, Northern Ireland. Through this student-run advice column, I want to help anyone who is considering studying abroad…

Nostalgic Homage to Homecoming Week

by: Leslie Pizzagalli Western Connecticut State University’s Homecoming Week Street Fair held on October 7th at the Westside Campus had passersby hopping — or should we say hooping, skipping, and jumping down to The Echo’s table for a good time. Not only was there an abundance of food trucks, booths filled with activities, and bouncy castles,…

The In-Cider Scoop: Apple Cider-making at Western

By Lauren Tango It’s that time of the year: pumpkin patches, hay rides, brisk air, and of course…apple cider! There is certainly something about this time of the year that brings communities together by enjoying traditional outdoor activities such as these. On Tuesday, October 17th, Dr. Thomas Philbrick and his Evolution & Natural History of…