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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...

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Unease Sets in at Westfield in the Aftermath of the University of Idaho Murder

Kaitlyn Egan, Writer April 7, 2023

Westfield State University students became more worried about their personal safety in the aftermath of the brutal murders of four college students at the University of Idaho in November. Although anxieties...

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Former President Donald Trump Pleads “Not Guilty” To 34 Felony Charges

Nicholas DeBenedictis, General News Editor April 5, 2023

“Everyone stands equal before the law” DA Alvin Braggs This past Tuesday, former president Donald J. Trump appeared before the Manhattan District Court. Indicted on March 30th, Donald Trump was...

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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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TRIUMPH OVER TRAGEDY – English Professor and Marathon Runner Vanessa Diana Reflects on the 9th Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing 

Daniel Currier April 15, 2022

Students in the Honors LLC (then in Lammers Hall) join Professor Vanessa Diana for a run to raise money for marathon bombing victims while wearing shirts that read “Lammers Honors Boston.” Credit:...

Oxford High School Victims (Top right to left) Hana St. Juliana and Justin Shilling (Bottom right to left) Tate Myre and Madisyn Baldwin  // Credits to CNN

Four dead after Oxford High School shooting

Lindsey Genatossio December 6, 2021

Four students dead after 15-year-old, Ethan Crumbley, opens gunfire at Oxford High school in Michigan.  The victims were Madisyn Baldwin, 17; Tate Myre, 16; Hana St. Juliana, 14; and Justin Shilling,...

Travis Scotts Astroworld Disaster, 8 dead.

Travis Scott’s Astroworld Disaster, 8 dead.

Lindsey Genatossio November 8, 2021

Travis Scott and Drake performing at Astroworld on the fateful Friday night. Image source- @astroworldfest on Instagram. 8 people dead, 25 hospitalized after Travis Scott's 3rd annual Astroworld...

Michelle Wu, Boston City Council Member, wears a button supporting Elizabeth Warren for President.

Michelle Wu Wins Historic Boston Mayoral Election

Emily Fluet November 5, 2021

Michelle Wu defeated fellow Boston City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George in a historic Mayoral election on Tuesday. With both candidates being female, the vote was guaranteed to result in the first-ever...

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The Cause and Effects of Covid-19: Entering the Working Field

Margaret Ahearn October 25, 2021

WESTFIELD, MA- The global pandemic caused by Covid-19 has quite literally, shook the entire world. We lost things such as in-person school (at least, for a while) and gained things such as the video conferencing...

One Dead, One Injured in Accident on Alec Baldwin Movie Set

One Dead, One Injured in Accident on Alec Baldwin Movie Set

Emily Fluet October 22, 2021

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed on the set of the film ‘Rust’ on Thursday when a prop firearm was reportedly discharged by actor Alec Baldwin. The film’s director, Joel Souza, was also...

Cinderellas castle decorated for Disney Worlds 50th anniversary. Image credit- Jose M Hernandez,

50 Years of Magic: Disney’s Big Anniversary

Kait Carmichael October 5, 2021

Cinderella's castle decorated for Disney World's 50th anniversary. Image credit- Jose M Hernandez, Let’s turn the clock back to October 1, 1971. Roy O. Disney, on behalf of his...

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