An Open Letter to the Other Hannah Murphy

Dear Hannah Murphy,  No, I’m not talking to myself here. Our paper doesn’t have a personal ads section, so I’m abusing my power to get in contact with my namesake; the other Hannah Murphy. In some kind of cruel joke, fate has decided to bring us together at this fine public institution.  Alas, we’ve been […]

An Exit Interview With Dr. Joe Oravecz

Dr. Joseph Oravecz (he/him)—or Joe O to many students— is retiring from his position as Vice President of the Division for Student Life at the end of the Fall semester. A familiar face to almost any involved student, Dr. Oravecz heads the department that includes the CARE Team, the Center for Student Engagement, and the […]

Students Attacked in Vermont in a Potential Hate Crime

Three Palestinian college students were shot in Burlington, Vermont on November 25 in what is currently being investigated as a potential hate crime. The victims—Kinnan Abdalhamid, Tahseen Ali Ahmad and Hisham Awartani—were in Burlington for the Thanksgiving holiday visiting Awartani’s grandmother. They were walking near the University of Vermont campus on a Saturday evening when […]

Want a Career But Can’t Commit? Try an Internship

The question of what to do after graduation can be a daunting one, even for those who are still a few years from graduating. Luckily, students have access to resources that can help get them started on their post-college journey.   The doors of the Career Services and Internships Office, located in Rondileau Student Union […]

Homegrown Success with the Sustainability Program

The Comment caught up with representatives of the Sustainability Program at their pumpkin-carving event on October 24th to learn a bit about what they have to offer and hear some tips about being sustainable as the seasons change. Jenalyn Warcup (she/her, ‘24) is the President of the Environmental Action Team (EAT), Bridgewater’s student-run sustainability organization. […]

Getting Candid with Trustee Giles

University Trustee Francis Giles (he/him) spoke with students on October 10 about his career as a documentary photographer and journalist. At the event hosted by LGCIE, Giles opened up about his role as trustee, how his career got started, and his creative inspiration.  Giles served in the Vietnam War as a paratrooper. Encountering anti-war pamphlets […]

Wałęsa Speaks at “Dialogues in Democracy”

Editor’s note: President Wałęsa speaks Polish and used a translator during his lectures. Quotes are transcribed as faithfully as possible.  Former Polish President Lech Wałęsa visited Bridgewater State University on October 3, making him one of the most prestigious guests the campus has hosted to date. His appearance was financed by a donation from alumni […]

Kick Off Week Recap

After a long summer, BSU is back in full swing. Kick Off week took place earlier this month to help students get back into the spirit, and The Comment sat down with a few organizations to discuss their involvement and preview what is still to come.  The Involvement Fair on September 5th was a chance […]