A Piece of Willimantic: A Cupcake for Later

In the past, I have reviewed restaurants in the Willimantic area. This time I chose to review A Cupcake for Later, the dessert shop on Main Street., and talk with the owner. I love cupcakes, but you have to admit that not all of them taste the same. I went so I could try a cupcake with a friend. There were so many flavors to choose from: chocolate-covered strawberries, pumpkin caps, lemon creme, and more. If you know me, you know I’m indecisive so it was a hard choice. It finally came down to either dark chocolate Mississippi or Hot chocolate. I ended up choosing hot chocolateand so did my friend.

How to Prepare for the Career and Interships Fair

On Oct. 23, Eastern will host the Career and Internships Fair from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., where students will be able to meet with potential employers to discuss future career paths and internship opportunities. However, there are a few things that you should prepare for before going to this event. These are as follows.

Should Video Games Be Considered a Sport?

According to the dictionary, a sport is “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.” Sports that come to mind are soccer, basketball, baseball, football, etc.; yet that begs the question: Should video games be considered a sport?

Connecticut Ranks Tenth as One of the Most Energy Efficient States

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.” 

Eastern Pride Center Celebrates National Coming Out Day

On Friday Oct. 11, the Eastern Pride Center celebrated National Coming Out Day. This event was held as a safe space for people to talk about their coming out stories and socialize with other people in the LGBTQ+ community and its allies. They also had an option to anonymously submit their coming out stories if they did not want to share them openly with the community. The celebration also included an area for students to make friendship bracelets that corresponded with the flag that they identified with, or to just make bracelets for fun.

Discussing the NBA’s ‘One and Done’ Rule

In the past 20 years, we have seen some talented basketball stars come up through the NBA. So good that they got drafted right out of high school. The first to do it was Kevin Garnett in 1995, and players such as LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Dwight Howard are just a few of the names that made the jump from high school to the NBA. All of these players will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame when their time comes.

NFL Power Rankings: Patriots’ Defense has Team Thinking Super Bowl

The NFL season is starting to heat up as we head into week 5.  While some teams have already separated themselves from that pack, other teams have looked to already be playing for draft picks.  Now that a quarter of the NFL season has been played, its easy to see that the Patriots and Chiefs have been a level above the rest of league, and look to be on a crash course for a meeting in the AFC Championship Game. Let’s look at who sits atop the league with the Campus Lantern’s NFL Power Rankings:

Brother Hassan Imparts Knowlegde in Masterclass

Hassan Sharif, affectionately known as Brother Hassan, is currently acting as A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s Tour Manager, but his roots in the music industry run deep. On Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, I had the opportunity to attend a masterclass lead by Brother Hassan to learn about the music business, live concert production, and touring. I was not sure what to expect at first, but it was a very informative session.

A Boogie and Snowsa Give Eastern A Memorable Show

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie performed at Eastern on Sunday, Sept. 29, and what a show it was. The music began around 7 with a DJ to hype the crowd up and get everyone ready for the opening act, Snowsa. He played for around 40 minutes, and then she came out with her dance crew. They kept the energy high with their tight dance moves and her performance was very solid overall. She only performed three songs, but they all kept the crowd immersed in the experience. The song that received the biggest reaction from the audience was, of course, “Yank Riddim” (sadly without Young M.A.).