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We Need More Pre-Med Resources at Westfield State

Erik Bass May 3, 2023

Are you thinking about being pre med or are currently premed? I came to Westfield as a biology major on the pre-med track and felt confused on the overall premed process. Although the faculty are all amazing,...

The poster for Antigone, designed by student actor Amber Thetonia.

Westfield State’s Theater Department presents a new retelling of “Antigone”

Jason Brewster April 29, 2023

WESTFIELD - Westfield State University students will perform a contemporary retelling of Antigone this weekend at the Ely Center Blackbox theatre.  "Honestly, the play reads almost like a Facebook...

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What Else Will Be Silenced? Critical Race Theory in Schools

Storm Moore April 26, 2023

You may have read news articles or seen videos with headlines similar to  “Florida board votes to ban critical race theory from state classrooms” or “New Florida bill would ban feeling of discomfort...

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Curriculum Censorship: What your School isn’t Teaching You

Siobhan Keane, Staff Writer April 25, 2023

Does your student attend an American public school? Chances are they are being lied to and deceived. Lawmakers and Educational Directors are withholding information from students all across the United...

Take A Hike: The Best Hiking & Nature Spots in MA

Take A Hike: The Best Hiking & Nature Spots in MA

Margaret Ahearn, Staff Writer April 24, 2023

Originally posted on my personal blog  *note- these parks are all located in the eastern/southeastern part of the state* As spring continues into summer, warmer weather calls for the outdoors....

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You Belong With Me: How The Playlist is a true Taylor Swift “Love Story”

Margaret Ahearn, Staff Writer April 20, 2023

“I’m perfectly fine, I live on my own. I made up my mind, I’m better off bein’ alone.”- “King of My Heart”, Taylor Swift. The Playlist by Morgan Elizabeth is a romance novel based around...

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Leadership Summit for Campus Inclusivity at Westfield State University

Jason Brewster, Staff Writer April 14, 2023

WESTFIELD - Westfield State Student leaders have helped organize a Leadership Summit in April to further the progress of campus inclusion. On Saturday, April 15th, 2023, from 8:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.,...

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The Land of Opportunity: A fallacy shown by glaring issues in LGBTQIA employment

Maddy Hall, Staff Writer April 13, 2023

WESTFIELD-Companies and organizations nationwide raise their pride flags to show support outside their offices, yet, surveys and data reveal a darker story. For hundreds of American companies, it remains...

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Where Can I Have A Rom-Com Meet-Cute? Cute Coffee Shops in MA

Margaret Ahearn, Staff Writer April 7, 2023

*originally posted on my personal blog * "C-O-F-F-E-E is not for me", a line from an old folk song, is actually incorrect. Ever since I was around 17, I have not gone more than a few days without a...

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5 Ways Teaching Creative Writing Can Benefit The Mental Health Crisis

Samantha Grunden, Staff Writer April 7, 2023

Picture this: you sit down in your freshman English class and your teacher pours a pile of magnets onto your desk. Each magnet has a word. He looks around the room at us and says “now make a poem”....

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Best Little Bookshops in Massachusetts

Margaret Ahearn March 26, 2023

Originally posted on my personal blog.  As someone who is basically an English major, I love a good bookstore. Or is it bookshop? Either way, the essence that a small, independent bookstore brings...

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A New York College creates Residential Learning Communities for Transgender and Nonbinary Students. Should Westfield State University follow suit?

Maddy Hall March 21, 2023

WESTFIELD–Some Westfield State students and faculty support the idea of dedicating a residential floor to transgender and nonbinary students to promote diversity and create community. In the Fall...

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