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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”....

Charlie Baker announced on Thursday that Massachusetts will move forward in its COVID-19 reopening plan. Photo courtesy of Pat Greenhouse/ The Boston Globe and

Massachusetts COVID Reopening Update

Lindsey Genatossio February 25, 2021

Concerts and game days are coming...slowly but surely. Governor Baker and his administration announced that as of next Monday, Massachusetts will shift into Step 2 Phase 3 of the COVID reopening plan...

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Food for Thought: A Zoom Conversation with Liz Wills O’Gilvie

Margaret Ahearn November 5, 2020

On November 4th, from 6:30-8:00pm, Westfield had the favor of hosting Springfield’s superstar, Liz Wills-O'Gilvie over a zoom call.   The zoom call was focused on increasing healthy...

Massachusetts Considering Nip Bottle Ban

Massachusetts Considering ‘Nip’ Bottle Ban

Lindsey Genatossio October 24, 2020

People in Massachusetts are seeing empty nip bottles all over the streets, as it has become one of the most commonly littered items in the state. There has been a lot of controversy on what the solution...

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update

Margaret Ahearn February 10, 2020

The infectious disease, coronavirus has quickly continued to spread to the United States. The death toll has risen up to 640 with 31,000 cases worldwide as of Friday, Feb 7 (CBS News). Of the confirmed...

Chipotle Fined Over Massachusetts Labor Law Violations

Chipotle Fined Over Massachusetts Labor Law Violations

Emily Fluet January 30, 2020

Chipotle was fined over $1.3 million on Monday over violations of child labor laws, according to the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office. The company has been accused of more than 13,000 violations...

Massachusetts Vape Ban Causes Struggles within Westfield Businesses

Massachusetts Vape Ban Causes Struggles within Westfield Businesses

December 18, 2019

By Harrison Trites and Joe Tierney Beginning Sept. 24, Massachusetts smoke shops and corner stores were forced to make changes within their businesses because of the ban placed on vape products. Many...

Indigenous People’s Day

Indigenous People’s Day

Myrka Gilbreath October 13, 2019

The city of Portland, Oregon just proclaimed October 14th as Indigenous People’s Day. According to, there are currently twenty-five states that do not observe Columbus Day, twenty-four...

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