On Nov. 8, Latinx Sensation hosted an event, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., in the Student Center to celebrate Latinx culture. Before entering, students had to go through a metal detector and pay $5 to get in. At the event, there was a DJ who was played Latin music the entire night and there was a backdrop with roses and blue lights hanging down, where students could take pictures. Jesus Blanco, a senior, and President of the club, said that his favorite Latin song is “Te Extrano,” which is a song about two people who are in a relationship that miss each other.
On Nov. 6, towns all across Connecticut held local elections to determine who would be a part of the Town Council, the Board of Education and other important aspects of the town. Here are the results of that election, according to the Hartford Courant, for Windham County. These will only list the top two winners. If you would like to know who else had won, go to the Hartford Courant website.
The second President’s Breakfast of the semester was held on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Hurly Hall. The breakfast is meant to give the chance for students and administration to speak about what is going on at Eastern and provide any updates that may be needed.
Starting on Nov. 6 at noon, Habitat for Humanity hosted a 24-hour event called Shack-a-thon. This was an event made to raise awareness about substandard housing and fundraise for 24 hours to help those in need. According to The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty they estimate that, “Each year at least 2.5 to 3.5 million American’s sleep in shelters, transitional housing and public places not meant for human habitation.” To simulate what people all around America are facing, students set up cardboard boxes that were taped together with a tarp underneath and slept in them for the night.
Connecticut’s Attorney General, William Tong, made a special appearance at Eastern on Nov. 12 for a press conference surrounding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in the Student Center Theatre.
On Oct. 25, the Campus Activity Board (CAB) hosted a late-night event called “Are You Ready?” This event was made around the theme of our favorite sea sponge: Spongebob Squarepants.
On Oct. 29, the L.E.A.P. (Learn, Explore, Achieve, Perform) leadership program hosted Raymonn Adams, former NFL player, to give a talk on how to lead yourself before you lead others. Adams is a father, author and founder and CEO of two technological companies. He was also the first one in his family to graduate college. However, he did not start from the top. When he was young, he lived in a trailer with no electricity and was frequently met with hunger pains. Adamns stated that his mom was the main motivator in his life. Her words created a strong “self-talk” for him. That is what helped him get through the hard times and it still helps him today.
For centuries, man has shown its capacity to go beyond the norms and make breakthroughs in analyzing and exploring the great unknown. From the mathematical concept shattering models of Nicolaus Copernicus, to determination defining achievements of Neil Armstrong, people have gone above and beyond to help humanity learn more about our solar system. These kinds of people are still appearing today, making history and inspiring others to follow their path. Throughout this month, major developments have been made in NASA’s Artemis program.
Every year the Organization for Latin American Students (O.L.A.S.) puts on an event called Latin Fest to celebrate Latinx culture at Eastern an. This year the event took place on Oct. 24, in the Student Center. The event showcased different Latinx countries with food, displayed information about them, activities, and traditional dances. The event served as a space to allow the Latinx community to be proud of who they are.
Connecticut was ranked as one of the most energy-efficient states, a study found on Oct. 15. According to wfsb.com, Connecticut ranked tenth, beating states such as Alabama, Louisiana, and South Carolina, which were ranked as the least energy efficient. This study was conducted by Wallethub in an article where they compared auto and home energy efficiency consumption in 48 States. Connecticut had a slightly lower home energy efficiency rank of 16, whereas the auto efficiency rank was higher with a ranking of 6. Wallethub concluded Connecticut’s the home energy efficiency by “calculating the ratio of total residential energy consumption to annual degree days.” Degree days, according to Dictionary.com, is the “unit used to determine the heating requirements of buildings.” The methodology Wallehub used to conduct the auto energy efficiency was that they “divided the annual vehicle miles driven by gallons of gasoline consumed to determine vehicle-fuel efficiency and measured annual vehicle miles driven per capita to determine transportation efficiency.”