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Spring break: students give back

Spring break: students give back

Natalie Spears, Features Editor

March 31, 2016


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Over spring break, while others were jetting off to ski resorts or basking in Caribbean suns, a select group of University students chose to spend their vacation helping various impoverished regions around the country and the globe. The Brigade to Nicaragua, Habitat for Humanity, and B.A.C.E.S (Buckne...

Honoring the Black Diaspora

Honoring the Black Diaspora

Natalie Spears, Special Features Editor

March 10, 2016


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Following Black History Month, the Black Student Union (BSU) planned an exciting Black Arts Festival, which included a fashion show, talent show, racism workshop, and more. The week-long festival celebrated cultural diversity while raising awareness on campus. The annual event brings students...

Mental health does not discriminate

Mental health does not discriminate

Natalie Spears, Special Features Editor

March 3, 2016


Filed under Features

Students experience a whirlwind of emotions and psychological changes in college, both good and bad. One disappointing grade on an exam or a fight with a friend or partner could easily send a person into a state of anxiety, especially because away from home, students must develop resiliency and est...

E-week goes off without a hitch

E-week goes off without a hitch

Natalie Spears and Madison Weaver, Special Features Editor and Staff Writer

March 3, 2016


Filed under Features, Top Stories

From Feb. 22-26,  the University celebrated National Engineers Week.  Throughout the “E-week,” students in the College of Engineering celebrated their past accomplishments, took part in healthy competition, and exercised their creativities. The event was organized by Associate Deans of Engineering Ka...

Read between the [double yellow] lines

Natalie Spears, Special Features Editor

February 25, 2016


Filed under Features

With more than 3,500 students and nearly 350 faculty members on campus on any given day, parking and traffic can be messy. With limited parking spaces near academic buildings and dorms, students often find themselves circling campus parking lots or endlessly waiting for an open spot. When unsuc...

Science Rules

Science Rules

Elizabeth Worthington, Assistant News Editor

February 25, 2016


Filed under Features, Top Stories, Top Stories

  At noon on a typical Tuesday, University students can be found lined up to grab lunch at the stations in the Bison or Bostwick Marketplace. However, on Feb. 23 a line of students circled the perimeter of the Weis Center for the Performing Arts in anticipation of the arrival of Bill Nye the ...

From campus to cubicle: how you can master career-worthy skills in college

Natalie Spears, Barbara Bell, Special Features Editor, Print Managing Editor

February 18, 2016


Filed under Features

For University students, there is immense pressure to get a job or internship after graduation. Long nights in Bertrand Library, 8 a.m. classes, and a newfound coffee addiction are all rites of passage for a sophisticated life in the real world. By senior year, students have mastered the art of college,...

Number 12 on the court, No. 1 in the record books: Claire DeBoer ’17 scores her 1,000th career point

Number 12 on the court, No. 1 in the record books: Claire DeBoer ’17 scores her 1,000th career point

Natalie Spears, Special Features Editor

February 18, 2016


Filed under Features, Top Stories

For Claire DeBoer ’17, scoring her 1,000th career point in women’s basketball was a monumental moment. This accomplishment is especially impressive because DeBoer achieved it in only three years. DeBoer had always been a star player, shining from the second she set foot on the court her freshman...

Super Bowl Sunday recap: Game highlights and commercial analysis

Natalie Spears, Doug Hendry, Special Features Editor, Senior Writer

February 12, 2016


Filed under Features

Every year, millions of Americans partake in the wing-eating, jersey-donning holiday that is Super Bowl Sunday. The night offers fierce competition, celebrity-filled commercials, and elaborate performances by top-grossing musical acts. For this reason, University students tuned into the program at some...

Dear CDC: I’ll take your patronizing “warning” with a glass of wine, please

Kiera McGee, Opinions Editor

February 11, 2016


Filed under Features, OPINIONS, Uncategorized

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an infographic on Feb. 2 stating that all women of childbearing age should completely avoid alcohol consumption unless they are using some form of contraception. This report was specifically directed towards women between the ages of 15 and...

A spotlight on Zika: what it is, what it does, and why it matters

A spotlight on Zika: what it is, what it does, and why it matters

Charles Beers, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016


Filed under Features

The Zika virus continues to make headlines, as it spreads rapidly across the Americas. The first human cases of Zika in the United States were detected in Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, and Delaware, and most recently, Pennsylvania. On Feb. 9, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced that two ...

Foreign Affairs: Students share stories of semesters abroad

Foreign Affairs: Students share stories of semesters abroad

Natalie Spears, Special Features Editor

February 5, 2016


Filed under Features, NEWS

  At the beginning of every fall and spring semester at the University, groups of students travel to various foreign countries to embark on a semester abroad. Whether they’re living with a foreign family in the heart of France or aboard a ship for a Semester at Sea, this experience is unprecedented...

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