A recent article in the WPI Towers gives helpful hints for students attempting to cross Highland Street:
WPI students are often warned not to venture beyond Highland Street. However, if you want to maintain some form of sanity throughout the academic year and a connection with the outside world, escaping WPI by crossing Highland is the only way. Some of the locals are a bit crazy and just want to be respected, but they aren’t going to jump you at a moment’s notice.
Also important to know about the locals:
while dropping the WPI card to a Worcester cop may help you out of a jam, to the average local it means you are a wealthy nerd with electronics, possibly a laptop, that will probably not physically fight back much when threatened.
The He Said/She Said advice column also tackles a question relevant to every Worcesterite: My roommate befriended a panhandler. What should I do?
Coming across panhandlers in Worcester is as common as finding StarCraft in the library. Some people will give them the world, while others won’t even look them in the eyes.
My favorite moment in the Worcester State University police log from October 1 – October 15:
10/3/2012 9:25am – spoke to 4 skateboards.