State Helps Homeless College Students

By John Plue According to a survey conducted over the year of 2017 and released in 2018 by Hope Lab, “13 percent of Massachusetts community college students and 10 percent of state university students became homeless in the last year.” Hope Lab is based in Wisconsin and it “seeks to improve the lives of real college students by redefining the […]

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Seniors: A Retrospective and a Look Forward

By: Megan Brown When we think about graduation, most of us thought it would never come. To those that came here 4 years ago, or the 8-year super, super seniors, it has all been a long time coming. In 94 days us seniors will be given our diplomas and everything we have worked for in college will have come to […]

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Better Than 20/20: One Veteran’s Journey To See Again

By: Brittany Bernadini “My vision now is 20/10, and the human record of vision is 20/8.” Matthew Gates, a Marine Corps Veteran and student at Fitchburg State University, was lucky enough to have his vision surgically fixed when he thought his injuries were beyond repaired. He was born with bad eyesight, and things only got worse when he was injured […]

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Hard work the key for Luis Feliz

By Kyle Prudhomme “I remember this one time when he was in high school. There was a blizzard so kids didn’t have school. There’s no one in the gym, it’s pitch black inside and in walks Luis, covered with snow but ready to get his work in,” recalled Jeremy Frisch, owner of Achieved Performance Training in Clinton. Luis Feliz, senior […]

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Becoming Freddy

By Danielle Blondin Fitchburg State would just not be the same without Freddy the Falcon jumping out around every corner during the University’s athletic games and recruitment events. As it turns out, more work goes into preparing Freddy than you might think. The current Fitchburg State student who doubles as Freddy the Falcon – and must remain anonymous for obvious […]

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