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,…

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…

Ned Lamont at WCSU: Candidate Addresses Questions, Reaffirms Campaign Platforms

By: Joseph Oliveri Democratic gubernatorial Candidate Ned Lamont visited Western Connecticut University on Thursday, September 24th to address questions from students and faculty concerning his platform. The forum was held on WCSU’s Westside Campus. Lamont, a former cable magnate and 2006 Senate Candidate faces the Republican candidate, former GE and UBS executive Bob Stefanowski and…

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…

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….

WCSU to feature film screening and director Q&A: ’One Vote’

DANBURY, CONN. — Western Connecticut State University will host a screening of “One Vote” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Room 122 of White Hall on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White Street in Danbury. A question-and-answer session with director Christine Woodhouse will follow. The event is free and open to the public….

‘Meditation: Multicultural Perspectives,’ more at WCSU

DANBURY, CONN.— The Western Connecticut State University Institute for Holistic Health Studies (IHHS), the Center for Compassion, Creativity and Innovation and the Honors Students of Compassion will provide meditation workshops from 4 to 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension…