Multiple Uses—No Excuses

  By: Leslie Pizzagalli The three R’s of recycling are typically introduced to us at an early age: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Yet, what about three more that might help the way Connecticut residents look at recycling: revive, renew, and rebuild. “Saving the environment” may seem like a tall order, but it’s actually quite simple….

From Zero to Shero: Host of WCSU’s Drag Show Bares All

By: Bill Silvia On May 9th, 2019, the WCSU Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) will host its annual drag show in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall. Hosted by Kenya Mone Heart, the show brings drag queens Robin Fierce, Mia E Z’Lay, and Ms. October, along with a pre-show by WIG, the Western Improve Group,…

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…

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…