Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir: Breaking Barriers in Basketball

By: Shelby Graham In the spirit of Women’s History Month, the WCSU Program Activities Council (PAC) hosted Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir for a discussion on Tuesday, March 26, at 8 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom. Qaadir’s mother, father and 93-year-old grandmother joined the audience to witness her speak to WCSU students and faculty about her…

YOU Were neither here nor there (or And)

By: Emily Chauvin You missed it! The Gallery at the Visual and Performing Arts Center just deconstructed their first show of the year, titled ‘neither here nor there (or And).’ The paintings were re-wrapped in the plastic and cardboard they arrived in by students of Melissa Ralston-Jones’ Gallery Interactions Class. The movable walls were hiked back…

Fight Over Connecticut Tolls Proposal Continues, Protestors Decry Bills

By: Joseph Oliveri DANBURY—Three Bills in support of Governor Ned Lamont’s plan to install new 83 new tolls throughout Connecticut passed the Department of Transportation committee Wednesday and will go before the General Assembly. Leading up to the vote Protestors against the plan gathered on the corner of White and Wildman Street in Danbury on Saturday, March…

Midtown Micromarket to Open for Evening Hours Trial After Spring Break

By: Audrey Redpath For two weeks, the MicroMarket in Midtown’s Student Center will be open until 8:30pm. If the new hours generate $500 in sales, Dining Services will find a way to extend the hours permanently. On Monday, March 4, Campus & Student Centers and Auxiliary Services Director Dr. Paul Simon and Don Grayson, WCSU…

Budgeting your Study Abroad

By: Allee Feuerman Studying abroad is arguably one of the best opportunities that exists in college education today. You will hear it a million times, from tons of people who have been able to experience this popular form of travel, that if you have the chance to go abroad—do it. However, I know firsthand how…

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…

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…