20 Under 20: GoldBurger

Kevin Jachimowicz

It’s not often you exit a burger place feeling like a different person, but GoldBurger, which is in the vicinity of CCSU, and can satisfy your hunger for around $10.  If you’ve never had eaten at GoldBurger in Newington before – not to be confused with GoldBerg’s in West Hartford – you have plans to mark down.

The first time you step inside GoldBurger, you are greeted with funky, colorful paintings on the walls (this includes plays on various famous paintings, of course their versions including burgers in place of other objects), along with multiple bulletin boards covered in drawings from the younger customers, recommendations for crazy new burger ideas, polaroid pictures of their competition winners posing, along with numerous testimonials to all their different types of incredible burgers’, loaded with pretty much any topping an American mind can come up with.

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20 Under 20 – The Haunted Graveyard

By: Paige Brown

It’s October, and you know what that means: Halloween. With Halloween comes dark, ghostly and scary attractions for everyone to enjoy.

Lake Compounce in Bristol, CT, hosts “The Haunted Graveyard” every year throughout the month of October. The park is given a eerie atmosphere as people are spooked along their way through the houses, mazes and fields filled with monsters, ghosts and characters from classic horror movies.

The best part of “The Haunted Graveyard” is the unexpected shocks and scares. [Paige: can you rewrite this sentence into something like, "The combination of real and fake characters keep you guessing as to which wall will jump out at you" or something along those lines ] As you walk through, there are real people and fake characters all along the walls and in the nooks and crannies of the dark corners. It’s especially scary when you say out loud, “that’s fake,” and then they jump out and make you scream like a little girl.

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20 Under 20 – West Hartford Yoga

By Kiley Krzyzek

Got six bucks and an hour to kill? Take the quick 10 minute drive to West Hartford Yoga and try a relaxing session of Gentle Yoga. A comparable local studio charges $20 per drop-in session, so this is an awesome deal.

It’s BYOM (bring your own mat) or you can buy one there. Ladies, here’s a real excuse to wear yoga pants! Store your shoes and belongings in a cubby and pay at the counter. The receptionist will direct you to a big beautiful studio with relaxing music playing in the background. You can lay out your mat and borrow a block or blanket to help you with your poses.

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New Britain Museum of American Art: A Free Experience for CCSU Students

By Acadia Otlowski

Photo: Acadia Otlowski

 

The infamous red solo cup has been put to a distinct new use in the New Britain Museum of American Art, where artist, Lisa Hoke, created a mural of colored plastic cups. The prominently placed display has become the centerpiece of the museum which has displays from artists across America.

The New Britain Museum of the Arts is only a short 10 to 15 minute drive from CCSU. In addition to being close in proximity, the museum has a partnership with CCSU, allowing students who show their student ID to enter the museum free of charge.

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20 Under 20: Bare Bones

By Morgan Skovich

A place to go within 20 miles of campus for under $20.

When we aren’t working, doing homework or in class, it’s nice to have a thing called a social life. If you’re like most college students, you’re on a strict college budget so going out and partaking in fun activities could be a little difficult. Somewhere though, where money is not an issue is Bare Bones.

Bare Bones is a more than welcoming art gallery, café, and overall (community) art organization. It’s a non-profit business and they welcome everyone; they appreciate support. Bare Bones is located on 156 School St. in Bristol, only about 15 minutes from CCSU.

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Bookmark It: ‘Catching Fire’ By Suzanne Collins

By Rachael Bentley

Suzanne Collins blew readers away with her first book of the Hunger Games trilogy, which made critics and myself wary that she would be able to out-do herself for the following book, Catching Fire. What we really should have been worried about was how we were going to prepare ourselves for Collins genius to blow us even further away from reality.

To my upmost relief, she stuck to the same type of writing style that she started the series with, writing from Katniss Everdeen’s perspective as she battles with the Capitol and President Snow for her freedom from persecution. After Katniss and Peeta tricked the Capitol into letting them both win the Hunger Games, the worst was far from over.

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