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.

Give Thrifting a Chance

Thrifting, or buying second-hand clothing, is a cheaper and more sustainable alternative to buying newly made retail clothes. Sustainability is the new fashion. As more and more people are becoming eco-conscious, thrifting has become a new trend. I remember a time when there was a stigma around thrifting as if it was only for the lower class. No one wanted to wear hand-me-downs. I admit I was even against it until a couple of years ago. My mindset changed when there were so many reasons to NOT hate thrifting. It’s good for the earth and your pocket! Fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world. CO2 emissions, the tons of water use, and textile waste all play a role in the fast-paced industry’s effect on the environment. You’re giving clothes a second-chance from being thrown in a landfill. The average person can save hundreds a year by buying second-hand and consignment stores rather than retail. As a college student, looking cute on a budget is the move.

Unpopular Opinion: The Bachelor Sucks

If you don’t know what The Bachelor is, it’s basically a reality tv show where a single bachelor starts with twenty-five romantic interests. Then, he goes on dates with all of them, and slowly starts to eliminate contestants until he chooses one of them to marry or get engaged to. There are multiple spin-offs like The Bachelorette (a girl chooses one guy out of many); also, the most recent one to happen, The Bachelor in Paradise where past contestants return to “find love” again.

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.

Exploring the Greener Side of New York City

I recently went to the United Nations trip to New York City (NYC) on Sunday, April 14, 2019, and I realized that there is more to NYC than the city attractions. NYC has beautiful tucked away green scenery in its various corners that really come to life in the spring and into the summer. The United Nations is in the Tudor City area of New York; it is just to the right of Manhattan, the heart of the city.

Syrian Advocate Isra Chaker Dispels Misconceptions About Muslims

The Campus Activity Board (CAB) invited Isra Chaker, social justice activist and public speaker, to speak at Eastern on Thursday, March 28, in the Student Center Theatre. The daughter of two Syrian immigrants stood tall and spoke on the personal injustices she faced in her own life growing up Muslim; commented on the current political climate surrounding Muslim refugees; and encouraged the attending students to become social advocates themselves within their community and among their friends.

Combating Food Insecurity on Campus

Johana Vazquez   Staff Writer Eastern works to subsidize food insecurity on campus with the reopening of Shawn’s cupboard, the on-campus free food pantry, and the implementation of the SWIPE it Forward program that allows students in need to receive five Read More …