Cross-Country Results

The Eastern Connecticut State University’s Cross-Country team had an outstanding performance in their first meet of the 2019 Winter season on Autg. 31, at Keane State  College in New Hampshire.

Men’s Soccer: Coach DeVito Claims Wins Record

Jack Petrucci   Staff Writer
The Eastern Connecticut Men’s Soccer team opened their season on Aug. 31 against Medgar Evers College. The warriors took down the cougars 6-0 last year in Brooklyn, NY.  Due to the maintenance issues, Nevers Field, the usual home of the Men’s Soccer team, is unplayable for the Fall of 2019. All of the Men’s Soccer home games have been moved to the Mansfield Athletic Complex.  This is Head Coach Greg DeVito’s 13th season at the helm for the Warriors. After last year’s 2-1 conference semi-final loss to in-state rival Western Connecticut, DeVito was capped off at 153 career wins, the same total that the legendary Thomas Nevers finished his career with.

Campus Activity Board Soaks up the Rest of Summer with Sensational Event

On Aug. 31, 2019, the Campus Activity Board (CAB) at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, CT hosted “Soaking Up Summer” on Webb Lawn. From the hours of 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. students at Eastern were able to enjoy badminton, lawn games, shell decorating, BBQ food, snow cones, and so much more to prolong summer’s stay in Willimantic.

A Spectacular Masterpiece: ‘Spider-Man Life Story’

On Aug. 28, the final issue of the six-issue miniseries, “Spider-Man: Life Story” by Chip Zdarsky and artist Mark Bagley was released. The comic is another fantastic take on the amazing web slinger from Marvel Comics but in this story, readers will see not just one time period of Peter Parker’s life but all 57 years of the character’s existence. Most comic book characters don’t actually age within their stories. For example, despite Superman being created in 1939, readers will still see the Man of Steel depicted as roughly a 30-year-old man in comics today; the same is true for many Marvel characters. This story looks at the Spider-Man character and asks how would his groundbreaking stories act out if he aged like many of his original readers did throughout the latter half of the 20th century and into the beginning of the 21st.

Mohegan Sun’s 4th Annual Food Truck Festival

On Aug. 31 through Sept. 1, thousands of foodies, people with an ardent interest in food, gathered at Mohegan Sun, a casino and resort in Uncasville, Conn. for its fourth annual Food Truck Festival. The festival had thirty-one food trucks stationed for guests to circle, ranging from seafood to cannolis to chicken and waffle sandwiches. The first thing I tried was a cannoli, an Italian dessert. I have wanted to try one for the longest and it only cost me four dollars. It was delicious. Next, I went to a Brazilian food truck and had something not very Brazilian: a steak and cheese sandwich. It was a good sandwich, but I’m hoping that next time I will be confident enough to try something out of the ordinary.

Welcome to the Future: Robotic Employees

Shoppers may have noticed Marty, a new and very peculiar robotic worker, working at their local Stop & Shop. Earlier this year the marketplace deployed these autonomous employees to selected stores. Marty and the other robotic workers are designed to routinely roam around design, many employees and customers are displeased with the idea of a robot as the harbinger for a completely mechanized future being so close to them.

New Updates to Eastern

On Aug. 26, there was a Capital Projects University meeting that summarized the major projects that were being conducted on campus such as the renovation of Goddard and more renovation that will be done throughout the semester.

This Day in Sports History: May 2

On May 2, 1999 NFL legend John Elway announced his retirement from football.  Elway impressed fans in the NFL with his throwing precision, cool leadership, and rushing ability. In his rookie year he led the Broncos to the franchise’s fourth play-off appearance in its 24-year history. While Elway rarely led the league in individual statistical categories, he was noted for his consistent production and his ability to rally his team to victory in the late stages of games. The most famous of his comebacks came in the 1986 American Football Conference (AFC) championship game against the Cleveland Browns when he led the Broncos on a 98-yard drive to score the tying touchdown in the game’s final seconds. The Broncos won the game in overtime to advance to the Super Bowl, and Elway’s feat became known as “the Drive.”

NBA Regular Season Awards: Giannis Takes the MVP

With the NBA playoffs already in full swing, this is the perfect time to look back at what was an amazing regular season.  We saw records fall, streaks end, and more drama then we anticipated.  The most memorable thing about this season were the performances. It seemed like the NBA’s elite were putting together masterful performances every week.  While a large number of players were amazing this year, let us shine a spotlight on the best of the best and predict who will win the regular season awards:

Cross-Country Results

The Eastern Connecticut State University’s Cross-Country team had an outstanding performance in their first meet of the 2019 Winter season on Autg. 31, at Keane State  College in New Hampshire.

Men’s Soccer: Coach DeVito Claims Wins Record

Jack Petrucci   Staff Writer
The Eastern Connecticut Men’s Soccer team opened their season on Aug. 31 against Medgar Evers College. The warriors took down the cougars 6-0 last year in Brooklyn, NY.  Due to the maintenance issues, Nevers Field, the usual home of the Men’s Soccer team, is unplayable for the Fall of 2019. All of the Men’s Soccer home games have been moved to the Mansfield Athletic Complex.  This is Head Coach Greg DeVito’s 13th season at the helm for the Warriors. After last year’s 2-1 conference semi-final loss to in-state rival Western Connecticut, DeVito was capped off at 153 career wins, the same total that the legendary Thomas Nevers finished his career with.

Campus Activity Board Soaks up the Rest of Summer with Sensational Event

On Aug. 31, 2019, the Campus Activity Board (CAB) at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, CT hosted “Soaking Up Summer” on Webb Lawn. From the hours of 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. students at Eastern were able to enjoy badminton, lawn games, shell decorating, BBQ food, snow cones, and so much more to prolong summer’s stay in Willimantic.

A Spectacular Masterpiece: ‘Spider-Man Life Story’

On Aug. 28, the final issue of the six-issue miniseries, “Spider-Man: Life Story” by Chip Zdarsky and artist Mark Bagley was released. The comic is another fantastic take on the amazing web slinger from Marvel Comics but in this story, readers will see not just one time period of Peter Parker’s life but all 57 years of the character’s existence. Most comic book characters don’t actually age within their stories. For example, despite Superman being created in 1939, readers will still see the Man of Steel depicted as roughly a 30-year-old man in comics today; the same is true for many Marvel characters. This story looks at the Spider-Man character and asks how would his groundbreaking stories act out if he aged like many of his original readers did throughout the latter half of the 20th century and into the beginning of the 21st.

Mohegan Sun’s 4th Annual Food Truck Festival

On Aug. 31 through Sept. 1, thousands of foodies, people with an ardent interest in food, gathered at Mohegan Sun, a casino and resort in Uncasville, Conn. for its fourth annual Food Truck Festival. The festival had thirty-one food trucks stationed for guests to circle, ranging from seafood to cannolis to chicken and waffle sandwiches. The first thing I tried was a cannoli, an Italian dessert. I have wanted to try one for the longest and it only cost me four dollars. It was delicious. Next, I went to a Brazilian food truck and had something not very Brazilian: a steak and cheese sandwich. It was a good sandwich, but I’m hoping that next time I will be confident enough to try something out of the ordinary.

Welcome to the Future: Robotic Employees

Shoppers may have noticed Marty, a new and very peculiar robotic worker, working at their local Stop & Shop. Earlier this year the marketplace deployed these autonomous employees to selected stores. Marty and the other robotic workers are designed to routinely roam around design, many employees and customers are displeased with the idea of a robot as the harbinger for a completely mechanized future being so close to them.

New Updates to Eastern

On Aug. 26, there was a Capital Projects University meeting that summarized the major projects that were being conducted on campus such as the renovation of Goddard and more renovation that will be done throughout the semester.

This Day in Sports History: May 2

On May 2, 1999 NFL legend John Elway announced his retirement from football.  Elway impressed fans in the NFL with his throwing precision, cool leadership, and rushing ability. In his rookie year he led the Broncos to the franchise’s fourth play-off appearance in its 24-year history. While Elway rarely led the league in individual statistical categories, he was noted for his consistent production and his ability to rally his team to victory in the late stages of games. The most famous of his comebacks came in the 1986 American Football Conference (AFC) championship game against the Cleveland Browns when he led the Broncos on a 98-yard drive to score the tying touchdown in the game’s final seconds. The Broncos won the game in overtime to advance to the Super Bowl, and Elway’s feat became known as “the Drive.”

NBA Regular Season Awards: Giannis Takes the MVP

With the NBA playoffs already in full swing, this is the perfect time to look back at what was an amazing regular season.  We saw records fall, streaks end, and more drama then we anticipated.  The most memorable thing about this season were the performances. It seemed like the NBA’s elite were putting together masterful performances every week.  While a large number of players were amazing this year, let us shine a spotlight on the best of the best and predict who will win the regular season awards: