Possible Changes Coming to LASC Program

Possible Changes Coming to LASC Program

By Ryan Mercier As universities across the country continue to raise tuition and fees, some students are asking what kind of value a general education program adds to an undergraduate degree.   At Worcester State, many undergraduates have expressed concern over the school’s general education program, the Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum (LASC), created in 2009. But those who worked […]

My Mother’s Journals

My Mother’s Journals

By Thomas Garreffi Journaling (or keeping letters or diaries) is an ancient tradition, one that dates back to at least the 10th century Japan. Successful people throughout history kept journals. Presidents maintained them for posterity other famous figures for their own purposes. Oscar Wilde, the 19th century playwright, said, “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something […]

Visible/Indivisible

Visible/Indivisible

By Julie O’Melia “Whenever I’m unsure of something, I do one of two things. I dance or I make art. For this, I decided to make art,” explains Suzanne Gainer. Sitting at her desk on the third floor of the Learning Resource Center, Professor Suzanne Gainer sits with pride as she explains her latest artistic project. Gainer graduated from Saint […]

WSU Intramurals: Basketball Triumph

WSU Intramurals: Basketball Triumph

By Fay Bcharah On Monday March 13, WSU intramural basketball team Sniper Gang sealed a 57-51 victory. Jordan Johnson, a 19 year-old communications major, took part in the triumph. “We had the lead for most of the game. There was one point in the second half where the lead went back and forth but we were able to pull away,” […]

Inside the WSU Dance Team

Inside the WSU Dance Team

By Rachael Berthiaume I stare at the sewing needle, thread, and fake ponytail that I have to somehow sew into my head. The girl standing next to me in the bathroom wears a similar look of confusion. But before you let your imagination run wild, let me explain. I am in the bathroom at Westfield State University, getting ready to […]

First Hundred Days: 42-49

First Hundred Days: 42-49

It’s been a whirlwind of a week, but luckily, the New Worcester Spy Editorial Staff is here to help you through it. Noah Goldfarb, Fay Bcharah, and Madison Friend break down the Russia-Wiretapping mess and Travel Ban 2.0.

The Writing Center at Worcester State University.

WSU Offers Writing Minor

By Fay Bcharah “Nobody’s ever lost a job because they can write well,” said Dr. Matthew Ortoleva, Assistant Professor of English and Writing Center Director at Worcester State University. WSU has always emphasized the importance of writing skills. Not only does WSU offer the writing center, a space where students can improve themselves as writers, but as of fall 2015, […]