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Forbidden Voices: Why you should be aware what technology offers

She was trying to expose the truth to society. She was willing to give up her livelihood for the sake of social justice. She logged onto her blog and began typing away. Typing a message that exposes the government and will probably be taken down in a day or two. She was trying to voice her opinion.
“[They were] living in a Utopia that [wasn’t] her own,” the woman said. The government doesn’t want people like her around.
Voicing an opinion to the masses can start a revolution. The film Forbidden Voices follows three women who speak up in order to achieve social justice. The film shows viewers that it is possible to use social media in order to make a change.
Forbidden Voices was shown in Kennedy 112 on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. as part of the Spanish film series this semester. It was co-sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program. The women featured are from Cuba, Iran and China. They use social media to speak out against government oppression.

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Preview: Midnight Madness is going to "highlight your fall semester"

Fall athletes are wrapping up their seasons, and the courts are being cleaned and polished. It’s that time of the year again for the Hounds to kick off their Basketball season.

The Student Government Association is partnering once again with the Department of Athletics and Recreation to create the event that is guaranteed to highlight your fall semester. A highly anticipated event by the entire community, Midnight Madness is an event that officially welcomes the Men and Women’s Basketball teams and offers them encouragement and support as they officially kick off their seasons. The event is a giant pep rally. This year, it will be on Thursday, October 23 at 9:45 p.m. in Laska Gymnasium. It is one of the oldest and most attended events on campus.

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Latino Festival exceeds expectations

Have you ever arrived early to an event and found yourself surrounded by madness and chaos? You see people going left to right, making sure that every last detail is set for the event. This mass chaos shows how much work and motivation goes into planning events.

The Latino Festival was celebrated on Thursday, October 9 at the Hagan Campus Center. It was a chance for different cultures within the Student Body to come together and celebrate their unique cultures. Nathalie Vega and Mike Blandon were excellent hosts throughout the night. They were very engaging, friendly and welcoming to the crowd.

One thing that was different from other years is the amount of people that showed up for this event.

“Every year we have a bigger crowd, [sic] its so exciting to see. A diverse array of people enjoying this great event. So nice to see so many faculty members here,” said Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Catherine Woodbrooks.

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As told by Katie

For those who know me really well, you know that I have very little patience when it comes to most things in life. I have a fast-paced lifestyle, and I often find myself becoming impatient when things don’t go my way (I promise I’m 20-years-old and not five).

Let’s take grocery shopping for example. I procrastinate grocery shopping until I am either out of food, or need a specific item for dinner. I have to literally force myself to get in the car and drive to the store.

I can’t stand children screaming in the store, or people’s inability to keep their carts to the side so you can pass and I especially can’t stand waiting in line when I’m done because most stores have four out of 20 lanes open.
Grocery shopping literally takes any patience that I had for the day and throws it out the window.

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CNN Analyst describes the Pope's time in Brazil

On Wednesday, October 1, Assumption College hosted a talk with John L. Allen at the Hagan Campus Center.
“He has been referred to as quote ‘the most authoritative writer on Vatican affairs in the English language,’” said Michael Guilfoyle, executive director of communications.
The journalist other reporters look to for the insight story on how the Pope is going to direct the world’s largest church and also possibly the best source of information on the Vatican published in the United States.”
“It is true as you just heard Michael tell you that I am CNN’s Vatican Analyst,” said Allen. “But before anyone in this room gets terribly impressed by that there are a couple of things you ought to know. One is that in addition to being CNN’s Vatican analyst, I am also their only Vatican Analyst.”
Allen’s main focus was to educate the audience on who Pope Francis really is, compared to the image defined by the media.

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Agape Latte encourages students to espresso their faith

“Reach out your hand if your cup be empty, if your cup is full may it be again, let it be known there is a fountain, that was not made by the hands of men.” The lyrics of the Grateful Dead’s song “Ripple” were recited by Vinnie Sullivan-Jacques during his talk on Monday September 29. These song lyrics helped, along with many other people and events, to shape Sullivan-Jacques’ path.

Sullivan-Jacques is currently the director of the Reach Out Center, assistant director of Campus Ministry and is also the assistant men’s lacrosse coach. On top of all of this, he is a gifted speaker and many students found him to be compelling at Assumption College’s Agape Latte.

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Guest speaker sheds light on discrimination throughout history

On Thursday, September 25, the students and faculty walked in the moccasins of 85 years of history, from the discrimination against blacks and Jews to females and gays.

“To listen to another story, is to learn what it is like to walk in their moccasins,” said John Rosengren.

Rosengren, an award-winning journalist and author of eight books, opened the evening with this quote, as he told a story about his life in the 90s as a drug counselor for a high school. It was here where Rosengren began to recognize discrimination in the school system, when a student named Alex, who wore his favorite Chicago Bulls cap, was bullied and called a “nigger” by a white student. Alex felt rejected for being black and the story that Alex told, allowed Rosengren to walk in Alex’s moccasins. That evening each audience member walked with Rosengren in those moccasins.

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Assumption stands united at Mass of the Holy Spirit

Students and teachers always start off the new academic year with a fresh set of goals. A student vows to complete assignments and be in bed by midnight; the teacher strives to give the most entertaining and thought-provoking lecture of the year. On Thursday, September 11, students and faculty had gathered inside the Plourde Recreation Center and took their seats in front of the altar to commit to their goals for the year.

“May God continue to bless this community and this nation as we face the uncertainties of the future. God bless you all,” said President Francesco Cesareo.

What started out as a solemn moment of silence, as we remembered those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, quickly turned into a joyous celebration for the Assumption community. A line of priests and administrators entered straight down the middle of the crowd and The Mass of the Holy Spirit had officially begun.

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Vocation Coordinator explains the reason behind having a vocation

One of the characters in Robert Cormier’s novel The Chocolate War keeps a line from T.S. Eliot taped to the inside of his locker: “Do I dare disturb the universe?” Many of us have considered this question in some form or another. Even if we don’t want to disturb the universe, we probably want to know what our place in it is. “Am I important?” we may ask ourselves. “What is my purpose in the world?”

Many people will try to assign us a place. Their opinions can be immensely helpful, as when a trusted mentor recognizes a gift in us that we’d never noticed before. They can also be distracting, as in that famous scene in the 1967 film The Graduate: poor Dustin Hoffman is done with college and unsure what’s next when a friend of his parents corners him at a party and whispers, “I just want to say one word to you: plastics.”

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Shrewsbury Street college shuffle lives up to hype

Shrewsbury Street has some potholes. The sidewalks are crumbling around the edges. The paint is peeling on a few buildings.

Don’t be quick to judge Shrewsbury Street by sight; judge Shrewsbury Street by taste.

Shrewsbury Street in Worcester is packed with more than 20 restaurants, including Boulevard Diner, serving classic American comfort food, The Flying Rhino Café and Watering Hole serving a wide variety of modern dishes and Piccolos serving Italian.

On Saturday, September 13, the Shrewsbury Street Shuffle took place from 12 to 3p.m. The Shuffle is a college-based event. Upon purchasing a button, students get the opportunity to experience some of the hidden dishes Shrewsbury Street has to offer.


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