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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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How to Improve Your Productivity

Ryan Canney November 19, 2023

    Imagine it's a Sunday night. It's 6:00 pm, and you need to get started on a group of assignments due on Friday. You open your computer, but instead of typing your essay, you open...

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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...

Honoring Our Veterans and Historical Monuments at Stanley Park

Ryan Canney, Editor November 12, 2023

As another Veterans Day weekend arrives upon us, it's important to remember our lost soldiers who died for not only us, but our country. Stanley Park has a memorial dedicated to honoring our fallen veterans. This...

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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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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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...

Westfield State University: Does Turning Point USA Have a Place Here?

Westfield State University: Does Turning Point USA Have a Place Here?

Maddy Hall September 26, 2023

WESTFIELD-Some Westfield State students attempted in the spring semester to create a chapter of Turning Point, a controversial conservative political organization, on campus, but other students...

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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,...

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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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