Jessie Close speaks on the challenges and complexities of living with a mental illness.

Joe Arruda She sat at her desk in her college dorm room alone and afraid. She knew something was behind her. Something dark. Something malevolent. She turned and saw herself, sitting on her bed. It was her. She pictured her long blonde hair hanging down, her face slightly obscured in shadows. Terrified, she knew something was wrong but didn’t know what to do. Jessie Close … Continue reading Jessie Close speaks on the challenges and complexities of living with a mental illness.

Morris: Kanye West is letting down his fans

Kathleen Morris With albums that discussed everything from the hurt of heartache to the satisfaction of success, Kanye West’s music was always relatable. There’s no doubt that the man has talent. As a producer, songwriter, and performer he’s racked up acclaim with songs like “All Falls Down,” “Jesus Walks,” “Gorgeous” and “Never Let Me Down.” What do those, and so many of his other songs, … Continue reading Morris: Kanye West is letting down his fans

Kaleigh Dale’s hat trick leads Springfield College women’s soccer over Smith College

By Kevin Saxe @ksaxe98 SPRINGFIELD — On a chilly Wednesday night at Brock Affleck field, a common occurrence was hearing public address announcer Nick Perenick saying, “Springfield College goal scored by Kaleigh Dale.” He said it not once, not twice, but three times as the freshmen produced her third hat trick of her career, increasing her overall goal total to 13 in 14 games. Dale’s performance … Continue reading Kaleigh Dale’s hat trick leads Springfield College women’s soccer over Smith College

“Suicide the Ripple Effect” sparks talk on campus

Tyler Schrecengost Nervous whispers fluttered through the air as students settled into their seats. The flimsy, cold plastic chairs provided a fleeting sense of comfort. Each face sparked a new conversation. Everybody searched for solace in company before what was bound to be a 90-minute emotional rollercoaster within the confines of Appleton Auditorium. The Director of the Counseling Center, Dr. Brian Krylowicz, provided movie snacks … Continue reading “Suicide the Ripple Effect” sparks talk on campus

Detore: Colin Kaepernick awarded with with the W.E.B Du Bois medal by Harvard

Daniela Detore @Danieladetore They were barefoot with beads and scarfs dangling around their neck, garments that seemed oddly out of place next to Olympic gold and bronze. Looming uncertainty surrounded Tommie Smith and John Carlos as they took to the podium at the 1968 Summer Olympics. As the trumpets began blowing and the drums began rolling for the start of the National Anthem, Smith and … Continue reading Detore: Colin Kaepernick awarded with with the W.E.B Du Bois medal by Harvard