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Join the CURCA Experience!

Ryan Canney December 6, 2023

Got nothing to do this Friday afternoon? Come on down to the Dower lobby this Friday 1-4pm and view over 230 students presenting their work! Come enjoy student artwork, poster presentations, and even...

Tracy Chapman performing live

Music Review: Tracy Chapman

Nathan Crane, Student Journalist November 28, 2023

Recently, I finally listened to Tracy Chapman’s self-titled debut album. I really enjoyed listening to it and feel that it is a debut album that proves that an artist is off to the right start. With...

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes promotional image.

Film Review: The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Alicia Brennan, Co-Editor in Chief November 25, 2023

As sure as the Hunger Games captivated the nation of Panem, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes will entrance audiences all over our world.  The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes...

The Westfield State University Theater Dept. presents Peter and the Star Catcher in the Ely Black Box Theater, November 2023

Review: Peter and the Starcatcher

Alicia Brennan, Co-Editor in Chief November 19, 2023

Almost everyone knows the story of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, and Captain Hook, but did you know there’s a whole other story prior to the events of Disney’s 1953 movie? Running from November...

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Movie Review: Five Nights at Freddy’s

Nathan Crane, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

On October 29, I went and saw Five Nights At Freddy’s in theaters. As someone who hasn’t played the games, but is a fan of the franchise, I really enjoyed it. This movie understood so well what works...

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 game poster.

“Remember – no Russian”: The Impact of Violence in Call of Duty

Maddy Hall, Staff Writer November 6, 2023

At 8:40 AM at the Zakhaev International Airport in Moscow, Russia, private first-class Joseph Allen, AKA Alexei Borodin in disguise, waits patiently in the elevator with Vladimir Makarov alongside his...

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Not dead yet: Is “The Golden Bachelor” the reality dating show we’ve been waiting for?

Alicia Brennan, Co-Editor in Chief October 22, 2023

“To hear her say the things she just did, makes me think back to the last time that someone looked at me like that and said those things to me. The last time that happened was with my wife of 43 years....

The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon

TV Review: The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon

Nathan Crane, Staff Writer October 16, 2023

As of today, the finale of the newest Walking Dead spinoff, The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, has come out. I have been following this series since it started and have enjoyed it more than the other Walking...

My Adventures With Superman

TV Review: My Adventures With Superman

Nathan Crane October 6, 2023

As someone who isn’t the biggest Superman fan, this show really brought me back into being interested in the character. This show really nails the characters and gives them purposeful arcs. It's one...

Interview: Westfield State University Alumn Jake O’Kane, a contestant on Survivor this Season

Tara Wallace September 30, 2023

Check out our interview with Jake, WSU's own Survivor competitor!

Watch our interview now and the show as Jake competes this season!

Check Out Westfield State University Alumn Jake O’Kane on Survivor this Season – Premiering Tonight!

Tara Wallace September 27, 2023

Jake O’Kane, graduate of WSU’s class of 2019, will be a contestant on this, the 45th season of CBS’s Survivor!  Thanks to Professor Gardner of the Communication Department’s lead, the Westfield...

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Diversify Your Taste in Films 

Jeremy Johnson May 5, 2023
Films, like most pieces of art, are an amazing form of expression. When you go to the theaters and pay for overpriced popcorn to watch a movie, no matter how big or small it is in scale, you are viewing hundreds of different ideas and concepts that were sprung from its creators. However, for American audiences, we clearly give more attention to big spectacles and long spanning franchises... One of the biggest reasons for exploring more diverse films is to experience interesting ways of filmmaking that simply are not being shown in Hollywood cinema.
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