BLM Survey Causes Controversy, BSU Reacts

“In your opinion, what does your local community need to do to reduce the escalation of the Black Lives Matter movement?” was the survey question that sparked an uproar of complaints from students on Twitter and on the BSU mobile app feed.  Part of an Introductory Psychology class-developed research project on “Education in Modern Society,” […]

Behind The Planning for Fall 2021

In late January, BSU announced that it was planning to return to in-person classes for the upcoming fall 2021 semester, a plan that would take the school back to pre-COVID operations for the first time since March of 2020. To begin the planning process, BSU reconvened the Safe Return Task Force in February under the […]

Bear Statue Reveal

“Head up, paws forward” President Fred Clark describes the newest bear statue, he adds, “just like our students” as the posture symbolizes the attitude of resilience that BSU bears are notorious for. Standing outside the Park Avenue entrance of the Student Union Building, formerly known as the RCC, is a beautiful new artwork that remembers […]

The Totalitarians: A Review

By Grace Mastroianni FFF! FFF! FFF! Freedom From Fear! Bridgewater State University’s virtual production of The Totalitarians by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb was both entertaining and well-rehearsed! Not only did it further showcase the theatrical talents of my fellow Bears, but the determination of the school’s theater department in these trying times.  While I was originally […]

Goodnight Garlic: Permaculture Garden Preps for Winter

On Wednesday, October 21st the Sustainability Program hosted an event to plant garlic in the Permaculture Gardens located outside of DiNardo hall. Co-coordinators of the Sustainability Program, Dr. Inkyoung Kim and Dr. Xiangrong Liu, organized this event to carry on a tradition that started three years ago to encourage students to interact with nature as well as bring a focus on […]

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 […]

Have You Heard About SGA?

by: Grace Mastroianni Democracy, what a wonderful thing to have! The Student Government Association at BSU, fondly referred to as SGA, is the place to go for all of your student needs. You’ve probably heard of them, maybe gone to some of their events, or maybe even walked by their office in the RCC. SGA […]