The English Society fosters conversations about the page and screen

Samantha Correia
Staff Writer

The popular 2015 movie Room has been talked about all over the world lately because of the many Oscar nominations, and Bridgewater State University students were able to hold their own viewing of the movie.

The English Society sponsored the viewing, along with a lively discussion following the film. The program is called Fiction-to-Film and brings together English majors and non-English majors alike to talk about books that have been turned into movies. The event was attended by about twenty-five individuals and was held on March 23 in the Heritage Room of the library. Continue reading “The English Society fosters conversations about the page and screen”

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Thanksgiving traditions are an important part of the beloved holiday

Becky Kennedy
Comment Contributor

It’s almost that time of year again: Thanksgiving. The big day is on Nov. 26. A time for family, friends, food, and football. It has been celebrated as a national holiday for more than 150 years. At first, President Abraham Lincoln declared the holiday to be celebrated at every last Thursday of November, but President Franklin D. Roosevelt changed it to every fourth Thursday of November in 1941, as we know it now.

A lot of people celebrate Thanksgiving in different ways. Some have family over, some play football, and no two traditions are the same. Here are some of the traditions loved by Bridgewater State University (BSU) students. Continue reading “Thanksgiving traditions are an important part of the beloved holiday”

Resources for students as the semester comes to a close

By Marissa Bean


The Academic Achievement Center is one of many resources available to students on campus.

As the fall semester starts to wind down, students are becoming more stressed. With finals rapidly approaching and a huge number of assignments adding up, it can be difficult for students to keep up.

Bridgewater State University (BSU) offers a number of resources designed to help students do their best as another semester ends. Continue reading “Resources for students as the semester comes to a close”

BSU students voice opinions about issues for the upcoming election

Marissa Bean
Campus Life Editor

With the 2016 presidential election about a year away, Bridgewater State University (BSU) students are starting to think about the issues that matter most to them. Many students are concerned about issues that impact their lives now, or will impact their lives in the future. Students are most focused on healthcare, the retirement age, gun control, and free college tuition.

Healthcare and Retirement

Sophomore Maddie Corsi thinks that healthcare is the most important issue in the upcoming election. The issue is a personal one for her. Continue reading “BSU students voice opinions about issues for the upcoming election”

New pep band encourages school spirit and pride on campus

By Marissa Bean

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is putting a little pep in its step.

The BSU pep band has returned to campus after a long hiatus, and it debuted at Homecoming last month.

A pep band is a student band that is present at sporting events to raise the audience’s school spirit and get the audience actively involved.

There was a lot of support for the pep band before it even formed.

Dr. Spencer Aston, director of the pep band, said “The chair of the music department, Dr. Donald Running has been interested in starting a pep band here at BSU for several years. President Clark was also in favor of starting this ensemble to help raise the level of pride in university events.  With their help and support, the BSU pep band came to fruition.” Continue reading “New pep band encourages school spirit and pride on campus”