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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...

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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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5 Ways Teaching Creative Writing Can Benefit The Mental Health Crisis

Samantha Grunden, Staff Writer April 7, 2023

Picture this: you sit down in your freshman English class and your teacher pours a pile of magnets onto your desk. Each magnet has a word. He looks around the room at us and says “now make a poem”....

Weekend Recap on WSU Women’s Sports

Weekend Recap on WSU Women’s Sports

Madi Dufries April 13, 2021

Westfield State's women athletes had a very successful weekend, making many Owl's proud. Softball copped a pair of wins against Mass Maritime with a score of 6-3 in the frist and 5-3 in the second....

Thanksgiving in Pieces

Thanksgiving in Pieces

Samantha Palmer November 25, 2020

As Thanksgiving is only a day away, those who celebrate the holiday are frustrated with the rise of COVID-19 cases and the challenges they now face with spending the day with those they love. The...

Common Goods Faces Lack of  Supply as Needs Increase

Common Goods Faces Lack of Supply as Needs Increase

December 24, 2019

By Janey Beardsley and Taylor Beamenderfer Westfield State University’s Common Goods Food Pantry is having trouble keeping up with demand. Due to an increase in use, the pantry may have to adjust...

Dancing for a Cause

Dancing for a Cause

Alexis Reder December 11, 2019

On Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec.7, Westfield State University’s Dance Company held a dance show in Parenzo Hall to raise awareness for suicide prevention.  During this season, there were 16...

Creative on Campus

Creative on Campus

Hanna Kebbede November 7, 2019

Westfield State's Residence Hall Association put together another fun event Saturday night, Nov. 2. Students were invited to Scanlon’s living room to participate in a Wine Glass Paint Night. All...

Carnevil of Screams on Campus

“Carnevil of Screams” on Campus

Emma Rohan October 21, 2019

The Westfield State Campus Activities Board (CAB) held their annual haunted house Oct. 19 in the Scanlon Banquet Hall. The event was open from 8PM-10PM. This year's theme was "Carnevil of Screams." CAB...

Bring on the Bingo

Bring on the Bingo

Emma Rohan October 7, 2019

Friday, October 4, the Campus Activities Board (CAB) hosted their second bingo event of the fall semester. Students played nine rounds to win mystery prize bags. The winner of the final round received...

How I Knew Westfield Was the Right Choice

How I Knew Westfield Was the Right Choice

Margaret Ahearn October 3, 2019

Around this time last year, I was going on my final college tours. One of those tours was to Westfield, the place I would later call home. My family and I drove from our house in Foxboro, MA, a good...

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Dr. Henry C. Lee Shares His Experience in Forensics

cheyschu98 February 10, 2019

Forensic scientist, Dr. Henry C. Lee visited Westfield State University Feb. 6 to share his personal experience in the field. His lecture titled “The Story Forensics Can Tell” gave insight to his...

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