Art by Patrick Driscoll

“It.” by Nicole Despotopulos

There is an emptiness in me that I drown in. I cannot seem to swim out or swim away. I am trying. “Bullshit you’re trying.” It thinks. Can you see through me? I ask to myself when I pass people. Is it that obvious I am hurting? My one true love is the bottle. It’s been five years. Almost. Nothing […]

The Financial Aid office at WSU.

Popular Student Loan Servicer Faces Lawsuit

What Students Need to Know By Ryan Mercier Navient, one of the largest loan servicers in the nation, was sued mid-January by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, for allegedly cheating customers through deceptive practices that could have driven up overall costs for student loan borrowers. This lawsuit could affect a great number of students who take out loans through federal […]

Opioid Epidemic Takes Toll in Worcester

Opioid Epidemic Takes Toll in Worcester

By Michael Yazhari Last year, Worcester State University student Emmett J. Scannell lost his life to heroin addiction. The Telegram & Gazette described it this way: “Scannell’s death followed the usual grim drug dance: addiction, detox, relapse, lies, treatment, relapse.” Addiction affects everybody, rich or poor, and has no target demographic. You probably know someone suffering from addiction – you, […]

First Hundred Days: 7-28

First Hundred Days: 7-28

In this episode, the Spy’s editorial staff breaks down the travel ban, Neil Gorsuch’s relationship with Democrats, and the resignation of Michael Flynn. Your host Noah Goldfarb is joined by Associate Editor Nicholas Clark, Executive Editor Madison Friend, and Copy Chief Fay Bcharah.

Immigration Ban Sows Uncertainty, Fear Among Worcester’s Educators

Immigration Ban Sows Uncertainty, Fear Among Worcester’s Educators

By Fay Bcharah Although no Worcester State students have been directly affected by President Trump’s recent executive order limiting travel from seven majority Muslim countries, two could have been if they were traveling abroad, according to a letter from university President Barry Maloney to Dr. Carlos Santiago, Massachusetts Commissioner of Higher Education. The letter states that the new executive order […]

Fans Like No Other

Fans Like No Other

By David Oliver Standing outside in the windy, snowy, rainy streets of Boston for hours might sound like a nightmare, but when you’re waiting to celebrate a Super Bowl victory for the New England Patriots, it is totally worth losing feeling in your body. About 1 million fans, including teenagers, families, young adults, and older adults (even a man dressed […]

Women’s March: What Now?

Women’s March: What Now?

Fay Bcharah The Women’s March on Jan. 21 was arguably the largest one-day protest in American history. The marchers were passionate and ready to fight for their human rights in response to President Trump’s inauguration. Although the march already established itself as something for the history books, it seems to have people asking, “Well, what do we do now?” Charlotte […]