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,…

Jimmie Standing in the Rain

By: Ryan Yursha James Tomasini is in his element when he steps onto the field for warm-ups during the practice before a game. “What’s the weather going to be like tomorrow?” someone will ask, and the WestConn men’s lacrosse team knows that there’s only one man who might have the answer. For the junior midfielder…

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…

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…

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…