Working Around the Parking Problem

Working Around the Parking Problem

By Noah Goldfarb With only 2,265 spots on campus and around 7,000 faculty, staff, and students coming to the school per day, parking is without question a significant problem at Worcester State. In a recent study, the school found that the commuter population turns over two-and-a-half times per day, meaning that over twice per day a completely new set of […]

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Post Election Cries

By Fay Bcharah Some may argue this election has been one of the most bizarre and confusing ever. There have been immediate responses to Trump’s triumph, and also to the results of the Massachusetts ballot questions. The first question, regarding the expansion of slot machines, was turned down, with 60.7 percent of people voting no. Brandon Caouette, criminal justice major […]

Liberty Farm

Liberty Farm

By Tim Jarvis Worcester’s Liberty Farm is a National Historic Landmark, located at 116 Mower Street. The house, built in 1810, was home to Abby Kelley Foster (1810-1867) and Stephen Symonds Foster (1809-1881). By assisting slaves fleeing southern plantations and speaking up for civil rights, these two outspoken abolitionists and women’s right activists proved they were ahead of their time. […]

WoRD Fights the Battle, Looks to Win the War

WoRD Fights the Battle, Looks to Win the War

By Erica Gilman It was the day of the battle. They donned their gear, looked at each other nervously, lined up. They knew they probably wouldn’t win, but they were going to fight anyway. The whistle blew. On Sunday, October 30th, the Worcester Roller Derby League broke its year-long rebuild to play against the Western Massachusetts Nyads. The game was […]

508 Elections Podcast: The Results

508 Elections Podcast: The Results

Tune in to hear our panel react to the results of Tuesday’s election.

Question Four: The Legalization of Marijuana in Massachusetts

Question Four: The Legalization of Marijuana in Massachusetts

By Fay Bcharah   The most discussed ballot question has been the fourth and last question. Voting “yes” to this would legalize marijuana for adults 21 years old or older in Massachusetts. The question’s prospects are mixed. A Western New England University poll in April showed 57 percent support for legalization, 35 percent opposed and 7 percent undecided. There is […]

Voting Information Guide: Accessibility to Women’s Health Services

Voting Information Guide: Accessibility to Women’s Health Services

By Taylor Butler, Morgan Nelson, Olivia Morin, and Madison Marceau   History and Background For almost one hundred years Planned Parenthood has been providing affordable services for contraceptives, abortions, STD testing and treatment, and other health services. In the United States alone, Planned Parenthood serves 2,470,000 clients, including mainly women but also men. Family planning funding is money from federal […]