Powering Nukes to Programming at Bridgewater

Tom Foley Every person who comes to Bridgewater State, whether as a student or faculty, has a story that led them here, a life they lived before becoming a bear. For some, it’s straight forward, graduating from high school in the spring and coming to their number one choice, BSU, that same fall. For others […]

Reimagining Student Engagement at BSU

By: Tom Foley Staff Writer   If you consult any study on student retention, the findings are almost always the same; schools who continually engage and involve their students beyond the usual freshman experience see a higher retention rate. Currently, student engagement at BSU falls to two offices: the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership […]

Annual BSU Powwow

  Tom Foley Staff Writer On Sunday, November 17th, BSU hosted the eleventh gathering of it’s annual powwow, organized by the university’s Native American Indigenous Studies Program. Derived from the Algonquin word for “medicine man,”  which European settlers would use to address any gathering of natives, a powwow is “a social gathering, intertribal in nature, […]

A Bear on Beacon Hill

If you’ve lived in a residence hall on campus over the last few years, you may know her as a Resident Assistant; if you’re involved in Greek Life, you may know her as the President of the sorority Gamma Phi Beta; on the off chance you’re a state senator, you’ve probably seen her at work […]

Greek Activities Committee interview

  For members of the Greek community here on campus, there’s a wide array of events and activities to participate in. Each of the individual fraternities and sororities frequently run their own fundraisers and activities, but the responsibility of planning events involving every Greek organization on campus, such as Greek Week, falls to the Greek […]

Staying Safe for Halloween

By: Tom Foley Staff Writer Each fall, Halloween presents students with an opportunity to unwind after a stressful week of midterms and have fun, but it also brings a fair share of risks to students as well. “It’s my favorite night of the year to work,” says twenty-year BSUPD veteran Assistant Chief (AC) Matthew Rushton. […]

Climate Strike

On Friday September 20th, students and activists across the world took to the streets as part of an organized Climate Strike, and BSU was no different. The strike was the idea of 16-year old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who has been travelling the globe on a mission to raise awareness for the urgent need for people and politicians […]