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YMCA staff and two WestConn World Languages Club volunteers with a series of cards designed at the Bethel YMCA Children's Center for Nicaraguan children.

Soap, The Savior

Amanda Bloom

by Amanda Bloom IN AN EFFORT TO SAVE LIVES and deter the cholera outbreak in Haiti, Western Connecticut State University’s Biology Club is conducting a soap drive through Friday, December 17.  The club’s Vice President, Amanda Castonguay, came up with the idea after learning from… Read more »

Newtown Group Sends Care to Overseas Troops

Amanda Bloom

by Amanda Bloom AN OUTREACH to overseas American troops that started in a local second grade classroom has expanded to several school districts, organizations and corporations. Valentines for Troops, a group based in Newtown, Connecticut, sent over 3300 letters to 2200 overseas troops last year… Read more »

From South Africa to the World: House Music

Xoliswa Ngcoza

  South Africa, the country of Ubuntu, a country with 11 official languages. We survived the Apartheid era, and now we are making history with our own house music. Music has always played a big part in our lives, and it is still finding a… Read more »

Documentary: White Men Who Love Asian Women

Mercurial Staff

  seeking asian female is an eccentric modern love story about Steven and Sandy—an aging white man with “yellow fever” who is obsessed with marrying any Asian woman, and the young Chinese bride he finds online. Debbie Lum, a Chinese American filmmaker, documents and narrates… Read more »

Before the Well Runs Dry: The Global Water Crisis

Amanda Bloom

by Amanda Bloom Will the next wars be fought over this vital resource? by Amanda Bloom Have you purchased a bottle of water lately?  It took more water to produce the plastic container than their is water inside of it.  Did you swim in the… Read more »

Alliances with the Middle East Dictate International Hesitancy

Amanda Bloom

by Amanda Bloom THE UNITED STATES should be putting pressure on its Middle Eastern and African dictator “friends” to open up their respective governments and lessen their control, according to Dr. Abubaker Saad, a former Libyan diplomat who fled the country after a failed coup… Read more »