Questions of the Week

Questions of the Week

by New Worcester Spy Staff What is your preferred dining option, and why?   “I like the Dining Hall at Sheehan for the residents. You can go there as a commuter too! Overall it’s cheaper than the Student Center since you pay like $8.00, and it’s all you can eat with way more options.” —Max Berube, 20, junior commuter from […]

Two Mondays is Better Than One…Right?

Two Mondays is Better Than One…Right?

By: Jennifer Johnson Worcester, MA: Worcester State University has come up with a creative way to combat time lost to cancellations and delays caused by severe weather and record-breaking snowfall across the state this winter. Next week, the schedule will operate on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday schedule. Don’t worry – you read that right. The typical […]

Worcester State University Professor Self-Publishes Novel

Worcester State University Professor Self-Publishes Novel

by Alex MacDougall Writer and Worcester State University Theatre instructor, Lisa Kramer, has just self-published P.O.W.E.R, a  book the Huffington Post called “an extraordinary example of modern storytelling.” P.O.W.E.R is a young-adult novel that tells the story of a girl with special powers set in a dystopian future. I sat down with Lisa to talk about the contents of her […]

Faculty Member of the Week!

Faculty Member of the Week!

By Patrick Driscoll This week The New Worcester Spy sat down with Raven Fonfa, WSU research librarian, to discuss her past, her love for the job, and some of the behind-the-scenes action happening at the Learning Resource Center. New Worcester Spy: What’s your favorite part of the job? Raven Fonfa: The part I find most fulfilling is helping students and […]

Anti-Semitism on the Rise in Europe: Should American Jews Worry?

Anti-Semitism on the Rise in Europe: Should American Jews Worry?

By Nicole Despotopulos WORCESTER-  In recent months, France and Denmark have suffered two brutal terrorist attacks. These attacks, fueled by anti-semitism, are causing concern for Jews in Europe. Although these attacks are not occurring close to home, they do have an impact on those who are Jewish Americans as well. Here in Worcester, Massachusetts, there exists a large Jewish community. […]

Worcester State Professor and Student Experience New England Weather, Way Down Under  

Worcester State Professor and Student Experience New England Weather, Way Down Under  

By Jennifer Johnson While most students and professors prepared for finals and winter break, Austin Canty and Dr. Doug Kowalewski prepared to take a trip to the bottom of the world. Canty, a senior physical geology major, and Kowalewski, a professor in the earth, environment and physics department ended their first semester of 2014 with a trip to Antarctica together. […]