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Former Governor Michael Dukakis Visits Clark University

Malcolm Jacob, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2019

Though he was only a few minutes behind schedule, the guest speaker stepped into the room and expressed his feelings on late-day traffic: “Next time, and from this point on, I’m taking the train.” The audience received plenty of jokes from t...

Student Voting Rates Spike in the 2018 Midterm Elections

Claire McMahon, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2019

Voter turnout rose considerably from the 2014 midterms to last year’s elections, with young voters accounting for the most dramatic increase. The Institute for Democracy and Higher Education at Tuft University’s Tisch Colleg...

Fresh Takes on Clark’s Fresh Bakes: Underclassmen Opine on Clark Dining

Will Mahan, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2019

Should more dessert options be added to the menu at Clark University Dining Hall? If so, what options?   David Kerrigan (‘23): “Yes, they should add peanut butter cookies, banana muffins, chocolate pretzels, an...

CUSC in Brief

Drashhti Bilimoria, Layout Editor

September 27, 2019

This week’s Student Council meeting began with role call, after which the chair of the Judiciary Committee, Evan Hoffman, announced his resignation from Council. After this, the Council E-Board announced the various committee...

Not So Black and White: Unpacking Race and History through Bilingual Poetry Reading

Tiffany Vo, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2019

On September 18, Dominican poet Leonardo Nin came to Clark University as a guest speaker to present a “bilingual reading” from his book Poemas en blanco y negro or Poems in Black and White.  Nin is one of the leading voice...

September Democratic Debates Bring Candidates to One Stage, One Night Only

Constance Wright, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2019

On September 12, ABC News and Univision sponsored the third democratic debate of 2019 at the Health and Physical Education Arena on the campus of Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. In order to be invited to this deb...

“The Battle of Hate:” and Freedom of Speech in the US

Mia Levine, Annie Sinert, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2019

On September 17, 2019, Robert Trestan presented to Clark University on “The Role of the Constitution in Combating Hate in America.” Trestan is the executive director of the Anti-Defamation League’s (also known as the ADL) Boston ...

Worcester Walks Out of the Darkness for Suicide Prevention

Tara O’Donnell, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2019

On Saturday Sept. 14, the Worcester community gathered in Institute Park for the Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention program. The morning was filled with participants walking to commemorate lost loved ones and to support ...

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