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.

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.” 

‘Mario Kart Tour’: Fun but Flawed

On Sept. 25, 2019, “Mario Kart Tour” was released on mobile. Fans of the Mario games were excited to see what this game had in store. After playing the game for a few days, it is a quality game but some improvements can be made. Here are some of the strengths and weaknesses about this new racing game:

Willimantic Town Fair Brings the Community Together

On Sept. 28, from 10 a.m., to 4 p.m., at Jillson Square, there was the annual Willimantic Downtown Country Fair, which was on its 21 year anniversary. This event brought local artisans, farmers, restaurants and vendors together to showcase their talent and hard work, as well as all kinds of people including children, adults the elderly and, of course, four-legged friends. One of the youngest dogs that attended the fair was an (almost), 10-week-old pug named Hazel. She gained a lot of attention from people attending the fair. In terms of the local vendors, some of them included Russo’s Root, Delamatta Crafts, Kindred Crossings, Rachel’s Veggie’s and Berries, Shooks Apiaries, Harbor Hemp Company and Treefort Naturals. Each vendor was able to show the skills that they have or sell goods to the community. One of tables which was selling Hosmer Mountain Beverages had a vender who was giving out free soda and was encouraging people to donate. Donations from this stand would go to the No Free Shelter.

What’s New About the New iPhone?

With the announcement of the new iPhone to be released Sept. 20, 2019, Apple fanatics may be wondering what this new phone has to offer.  At first glance, people can clearly see the difference in its design.

Students Benefit from Etiquette Lunch

On Sept. 13 at noon, in the Johnson Room of the J. Eugene Smith Library, seniors were invited to attend an etiquette lunch organized by the Center for Internships and Career Development (CICD), where they would learn the do’s and don’ts of a business lunch or a professional interview.

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.

“Town Wide, Town Pride” Is Not Enough

“Town Wide, Town Pride” is an annual community clean-up event sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement that occurs every April. This year was the 11th time Eastern has hosted a community beautification event like this. I have been part of “Town Wide, Town Pride” for the past three years at Eastern, and this year I was able to help clean-up a local Willimantic resident’s yard by raking leaves. I was also able to help clean-up efforts at a local Walmart, where trash had been building up in the parking lot.