Moccasins: A Story of Recovery

Moccasins: A Story of Recovery

By Katrina Kush Anorexia nervosa (AN), depression, and anxiety became a part of my life starting in 2009. Thankfully, I have been able to rise up from the deep and dark hole that I truly thought I would be stuck in forever. I have been in recovery for about 3.5 years. Many people aren’t fully aware of the impact that […]

Make It or Break it: WSU’s Rigorous Nursing Program

Make It or Break it: WSU’s Rigorous Nursing Program

By Daniell Jaillet It is a common scene around Worcester State’s campus: A group of nursing students sit at a table in a dorm’s common room. They begin writing terms on a whiteboard while simultaneously making flashcards to study for their next test. They have been at it for hours, and they will be at it for hours more. It […]

Homelessness Impedes Access to Education in Massachusetts

Homelessness Impedes Access to Education in Massachusetts

By Michael Yazhari He was homeless because he was kicked out of his house. As a result, he couldn’t make it to school every day. Eventually, he had to drop out. “I was unable to get my high school diploma because I had no permanent home address,” said the now 25-year old man from Worcester, who asked to remain anonymous […]

Photo by Juliana Berube, UMass Amherst.

Sexual Assault Awareness at WSU

Q&A with Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Counselor Sarah Valois By Erica Gilman April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month and there were various events around Worcester State University’s campus to spread awareness about the prevalence of sexual assault, provide support for victims, and give resources and information to students. Sexual Assault Awareness Month is something that has been nationally recognized […]

Resettled Bhutanese Musicians Play On

Resettled Bhutanese Musicians Play On

By Ganesh Gurung Music is the universal language for expressing an emotion through melodies and composition. It is inevitable part of our life which helps identify our country and culture. It has the magical tones to soothe every living creature of this world. Resettled Bhutanese are also deeply swayed by music. They have their own high and low notes composed […]

Students, Faculty Team Up to Tidy Campus

Students, Faculty Team Up to Tidy Campus

By Haley Gosselin The sun was shining as Steve Bandarra, Worcester State University’s Sustainability Coordinator, warmly welcomed the volunteers who gathered in front of the May Street Auditorium for the second annual Campus Clean-Up on April 28. The event had been postponed a week due to relentless April showers, but the weather cleared up just in time. Students and faculty […]

Art by Patrick Driscoll

“Living as a Young Girl in Kenya” by Nicole Despotopulos

We collected sawdust. If we forgot it, we would be whipped by our mothers. We collected the sawdust for our school’s field, you know, for hurdling. “Step, jump, and hurdle.” We crossed a swollen river, sometimes barefoot, for fruit. The yellow ones, you know, Passion Fruit. The trees were giants. The fruits were on their limbs. We threw stones up […]