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Perspective: Jules Cullinane, Campus Fashion Icon

Jo Pearse, Staff Writer February 17, 2024

All eyes stuck to Jules Cullinane as they stood there, laughing without a care. Adorned with vibrant red lipstick and dramatic red eye shadow surrounding their brown eyes like ruby encrusted rings....

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Film Review: The Hunt

Jeremy Johnson, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

The Hunt is a 2012 Danish drama starring Mads Mikkelsen and directed by Thomas Vinterberg. The plot surrounds Lucas (Mads Mikkelsen), an elementary teacher that lives in a small Danish community. Lucas...

Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta.

Film Review: Raging Bull

Jeremy Johnson, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

Raging Bull is a biopic that follows the life of Jake LaMotta (Robert De Niro), a boxer with big hands and a short fuse. Following Jake’s path to becoming champ is his brother and coach Joey (Joe Pesci). This...

How Education Has Affected The Wonders of Reading

Ryan Canney, Staff Editor February 6, 2024

    When I think about the first time I ever experienced literature, I think of joy, peace, and a remembrance of a simpler time. I think of my imagination striving, it was like I was...

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Book Review: Good Morning Monster

Kylie Woekel, Staff Writer February 5, 2024

A remarkable book called Good Morning Monster, written by American author and clinical psychologist Catherine Gildiner, dives into Gildiner's most heroic patients and their emotional recovery. In the...

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TV Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Nathan Crane, Staff Writer February 2, 2024

I just finished watching the first season of Percy Jackson and the Olympians on Disney+. I was really impressed by it and feel that it is adapting Rick Riordan's book series better than the two movies...

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Film Review: Avatar (2009)

Jeremy Johnson, Staff Writer February 2, 2024

What is there to say about the financially successful yet critically scrutinized Avatar? A lot, apparently, as writer and director James Cameron is planning on making three more movies about it. It’s...

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Westfield State University Empowers Student Commentators: A Look Inside Broadcast Journalism on Campus

Ali Lundgren, Staff Writer December 30, 2023

This year, the Westfield State University Athletics Department is shining a well-deserved spotlight on their most recent broadcast crew. Although student commentary during home games was introduced...

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Greening the WSU Campus: Westfield State Students Propose Green Spaces

Alicia Brennan, Co-Editor in Chief December 15, 2023

With the rise of urbanization, green spaces are increasingly under threat, and Westfield State University’s students are rising to combat this environmental challenge.  The Westfield State University...

Interior of one of Westfield States greenhouses.

Preparations for the Winter, Renovations for the Spring: Small Steps for the WSU Greenhouse and its Community 

Caitlyn Chu, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

Currently making her rounds around the greenhouse, sweeping the dirt off of the concrete floors, Charlotte K. Haley is still hard at work in her position within the federal work study program. Majoring...

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Internships: How Westfield State University Students Can Prepare for the Future

Devon Ortmeyer, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

Westfield State University students across campus are grappling with important questions regarding their future and their ability to get a job, as of 2023. Many students are uncertain about their future...

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APISU’s Insight on Gyaru, an Iconic Fashion Style from Japan

Caitlyn Chu, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

The Asian-American students of Westfield State University recently attended one of the events provided within the APISU (Asian and Pacific Islander Student Union) club, where they get to know more about...

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