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Sociology Film Fest Runs Again

October 30, 2010 by

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By Kelly Harder Managing Editor On October 4, the Worcester State Sociology Department hosted the second installment of a continuous Film Festival that began in the spring of 2010.  The Festival features documentaries and creative films about various subjects related to sociology. The first film for the Fall 2010 semester was Pieces of April, which […]

“New Texting and Driving Law Not Without Grey Area.”

October 29, 2010 by

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By Matthew Carlson Business Manager On September 30th, 2010 texting while operating a motorized vehicle became illegal in Massachusetts.  The law imposes a fine of $100 for the first offense and $200 for the second offense.  While this law might bring relief for worrisome parents who dread sending their kids out on the road, it […]

WSC to WSU

October 26, 2010 by

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By Kelly Harder Managing Editor On July 28, Governor Deval Patrick signed legislation which upgraded Massachusetts state colleges to university status, according to the Worcester State website.  Worcester State College officially became Worcester State University on October 26.  What exactly does this mean for students? To answer this question, the college created a frequently-asked-questions page […]

President Ashley to Retire After Nine Years of Service

October 26, 2010 by

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By Chrissy Kenney Editor- in- Chief In her elegantly decorated office located on the second floor of the Administration building, President Janelle Ashley sat at her sizeable desk, donning a patriotic red pantsuit and expensive-looking jewelry. “I have enjoyed all my work.  Now, I want to have more time with our families,” she said, referring […]

WSU’s New Amenities

October 26, 2010 by

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By Brittany Pomales Staff Writer The return to the campus was different this fall in comparison to past years.  The school not only upgraded from College status to University, but they also added three amenities on campus that affect students’ experience in a positive way. Many students and faculty were greeted by pleasant aromas of […]

Vandalism Swarms Dowden

October 26, 2010 by

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By Ashley Arseneau Associate Editor Freshman dorm building, Dowden Hall, was the subject of controversy at the end of September and the beginning of this month.  Vandalism reached such a high that the building’s residents were stripped of guest privileges for 12 days. According to Erin Trevlakis, Dowden Hall Residence Director, exit signs were taken […]

Worcester State Utilizes ARRA Stimulus Funds

October 26, 2010 by

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By Debi Regan Staff Writer Since 2009, billions of federal stimulus dollars have been allocated through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which includes guidelines for how universities are to use these funds. The commonwealth’s Department of Higher Education (DHE) has awarded Worcester State a total of about $6.4 million of this money, and the law requires it […]