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Football Team Tackles Camp Project

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Westfield State College football players recently volunteered to help prepare the Westfield YMCA’s Camp Shepard for its summer-month outdoor programs.

Approximately 20 players worked six solid hours to spruce up the scenic camp area. They raked leaves in the swimming pool area and along the walking trails of the seven-acre campgrounds. The leaf raking not only enhanced the landscape but it will be instrumental in limiting bugs during the hot summer days.
Other tasks included moving tables and canoes as well as replacing light bulbs in the pavilion areas. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 30, 2008 at 11:17 pm

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How Neil Diamond Ruined Baseball: Why Red Sox Nation Stinks

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So its fall again and school is here, and everyone is excited to be back. Not so much for the education, but for the extended family, extracurricular activities, freedom and those, other extracurricular activities that my advocating here would be looked down upon. Anyway, my name is Matt Castonguay and I’ll be leading a voyage through the sports world via this column every week here in The Voice and/or on my supplement group at facebook.com titled “From the Cheap Seats.”

I was asked by the editors to explain a bit about myself before I got into the sports so, this will be a short introductory piece explaining a bit about myself. First of all, I hate the New England Patriots, Red Sox nation (not the Sox, I love the Sox but I HATE the nation, so don’t accuse me of being a Yankee fan), Ron Artest, Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, politics in general and a lot more. Conversely, I love the band The Police, the New York football Giants, Paula Creamer, golfing (my favorite drinking game) and I love the Manning family almost as much as my own family. That being said, I look forward to checking my inbox ( hatemail_myfavorite@yahoo.com or wefing_is_shaking_his_head@yahoo.com )and wall posts at the group, telling me how wrong I am and all that jazz. Actually, I hope to put out a mailbag column every couple of weeks or so, so other readers can see how much flack I’m taking for what I’m writing, or to find out for sure that I’m not alone in my love of the Mannings, Cooper included. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get to the sports. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 30, 2008 at 11:13 pm

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Police say farewell at MSG

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In 1986, The Police walked off stage after playing a six song set, which featured U2’s Bono on vocals of “Invisible Sun,” after playing the end of a benefit concert for Amnesty International at Giant Stadium in New Jersey. After that, the biggest band in the world just disappeared, and for 22 years, aside from a two-and-off set at Stings wedding and a four song set at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, were gone for good, with a promise from their leader, the well-versed Sting, that he would have to be “certifiably insane” to reunite the band. That being said…

The Police wound up their 2 year world reunion tour on August 7th to a capacity crowd. The power trio of Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers wowed fans for the final time at Madison Square Garden to benefit city organizations. The tour, which sold nearly 3.7 million tickets world-wide and grossed nearly $358,000,000 over 151 shows, ends up as the third largest tour in history. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 30, 2008 at 10:58 pm

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Editor’s Desk: Colby Henderson

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Why can’t the Red Sox just come out and admit that Beckett’s injury is much more serious than it really is? Just one more week until the Pats opener vs. Kansas City… 0-4 BABY!

Anyways, I’d like to start my first editor’s desk of the semester by welcoming all of the new freshman to the college and hopefully some of you will be interested in writing for the Westfield Voice this year. There will be an interest meeting within the next week or two for anyone interested in being on the Voice staff so keep your eyes open for a time and date. Also, I want to thank everyone that helped us put this first issue out because we only had a day to do it and we appreciate everyones help.

Also, I hope none of you read Matt’s article to the right of this because I am very bitter that I turned down a ticket he offered me to go to the show. MSG is too far to drive when you have work in the am, please, give me a break.

Enjoy the opening week festivities.

Colby Henderson
Co-Editor-In-Chief
TheVoice@wsc.ma.edu

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August 30, 2008 at 10:56 pm

Editor’s Desk: Jeff Dale

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Wow, we’re back already? That summer went faster than Charlie Zink’s major league career.

All kidding aside this year is shaping out to be a pretty good year to be a senior, and a freshman. With all the new editions I hope all you freshman are aware it wasn’t always like this, but I won’t lecture, you guys will be getting enough of those in the coming weeks. I’m glad to be back and I’m glad there’s a Dunkies on campus. Working here at the Voice is a lot easier when ya got some coffee. Like for instance right now it’s 11 p.m. were trying to pump out a paper and I could use some caffeine. Thank god for Dunkin Donuts and Welcome back everybody! Peace…

Jeff Dale
Co-Editor-In-Chief
TheVoice@wsc.ma.edu

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August 30, 2008 at 10:53 pm

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T.I.P. set to rock WSC

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If your looking for something to check out on the first “Thirsty Thursday” of the year, then look no further than the Ska/Punk band T.I.P, which will play at 8:30 p.m. on September 4th.

If you enjoyed Reel Big Fish two years ago when they rocked Spring Weekend then you’ll enjoy T.I.P.

“We’re Rock & Roll with horns,” Patrick Hunter, lead singer of T.I.P. said. “Our goal is we want to play straight up, high energy music.” Read the rest of this entry »

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August 30, 2008 at 10:49 pm

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The Good, The Bad, & The Dunkins

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When I first arrived on campus this past week for the first time in over three months, there were two things that immediately caught my eye: the Westfield State College pillars that are located in front of 333 and Woodward, and the new traffic light located at the Davis Hall commuter lot intersection. I was initially impressed with the new additions to the campus, but I became a bit skeptical of the traffic light after seeing a sign that said, “No Turn On Red” when pulling out of commuter lot. I immediately thought of the inconvenience the lights will be as you anxiously await to turn right at the green light. All while your looking to your left and seeing a quarter of a mile of empty road. It will be hard to fight the temptation to go, but deep down you know there is a WSC cop lurking in the shadows waiting to pounce on anyone who disobeys the new traffic laws. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 30, 2008 at 10:43 pm

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