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Word to the Wise: Benefits of Exercise

Kylie Woekel, Staff Writer December 1, 2023

Exercise is important for everyone of all ages and genders. Examples of some exercise that can improve your health are going for a walk, running, playing soccer with a friend, basketball, yoga, etc....

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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...

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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...

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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...

Clean Water Action: Hope For a Healthy Planet

Ryan Canney, Editor November 9, 2023

Tired of working your typical food or retail job? Do you want to make a difference to our planet? The Clean Water Action definitely should be in your interest.  What is the Clean Water Action? The...

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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...

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“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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Pollinate to Dominate: Pollinator Garden at Westfield State

Alicia Brennan, Co-Editor in Chief October 28, 2023

The Environmental Science Department at Westfield State University prides itself on prioritizing hands-on learning in its courses, and the course Restoration Ecology (ENVS 241) as taught by assistant professor...

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Storytelling Hour: Digital Stories from Your Peers

Devon Ortmeyer, Staff Writer October 24, 2023

The English Department at Westfield State University hosted a video storytelling event on October 13th to help students tell the narratives of their lives. This event, called “Storytelling Hour: Digital...

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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....

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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...

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Westfield State University Supports Diversity

Devon Ortmeyer, Staff Writer October 16, 2023

Westfield State University students and faculty held an event called “Voices of Resilience” on September 27th to promote diversity and inclusivity.  This event was split into two parts. The first...

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