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Country Fair kicks off fall festivities

Country Fair kicks off fall festivities

Juliette Gaggini, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2020

On Friday, Sept. 11, the Campus Activities and Programs Core (CAP Core) hosted the annual Country Fair from 7-11 p.m. Events took place at Uptown, The Commons and the MakerSpace. For the Country Fair,  the 7th Street Studio & MakerSpace hosted a pumpkin painting event, where students were able t...

Working out when nothing else is

Working out when nothing else is

Liz Whitmer, Satire Co-Editor

September 16, 2020

A recent University poll showed that quarantine has left many students feeling out of shape. An unrelated poll showed that University students have watched an average of seven seasons of any given television series a week over the quarantine period. Thankfully, some University students provided insight into the b...

In-person and IN Network

In-person and IN Network

Victoria Lendino, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2020

IN Network Events This fall semester has come with many changes – from mandated facial coverings in public spaces, to the preeminence of online classes and the extinction of social events, the on-campus experience is fundamentally different from the recent past. One aspect of campus life that h...

A firsthand account of life as a remote student

A firsthand account of life as a remote student

Anthony Lopez, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

I planned for a different semester than the one I'm having. I was meant to move into my single in Swartz Hall the day before classes. Yet, one by one, each of my classes confirmed that they would not be meeting in person, as I had hoped, but rather online. So, I had to make the difficult decision...

University professors join nationwide #ScholarStrike

University professors join nationwide #ScholarStrike

Sarah Baldwin and Jess Kaplan

September 10, 2020

From Sept. 8-9, universities across the nation participated in the #ScholarStrike, an opportunity for professors to pause their classes and use the time to engage in discussions about social justice issues such as police brutality and anti-Blackness. University professors from various departments partic...

The United States national debt: Continuously growing

The United States national debt: Continuously growing

Jax White, Opinions Editor

September 9, 2020

The day that numerous economists have warned against has officially come to fruition: the U.S. national debt has now rivaled the size of the country’s economy. The year 2020 has brought the country’s most substantial budget deficit, as a share of the economy, since 1945. The last time the U.S. was...

Flying Bison drives students into motion

Flying Bison drives students into motion

Liz Whitmer, Satire Co-Editor

September 9, 2020

After much deliberation and wasted liquid cheese, the Flying Bison will begin serving late-night snacks to any first-year with a pulse. Because of University social distancing guidelines, the Flyson is only allowing a small number of students in the parking lot at a time. Now that students are socially...

Drumming to the beat of West African history

Drumming to the beat of West African history

Bel Carden, Contributing Writer

September 9, 2020

Summer of Change  As plenty of students at the University are aware, this past summer was a time for demanding change — at the University, in our local communities and in the greater world. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the world has noticed the disparities between which communities COVID-19 imp...

The liquor store chronicles

The liquor store chronicles

Bridgette Simpson, Satire Co-Editor

September 9, 2020

As students, professors and Lewisburg residents head into the fourth week of classes, business is booming at the local liquor stores. Due to the much dreaded and much-sooner-than-anticipated midterm season — and autumn, too — creeping around the corner, it’s safe to say people are drowning in w...

Outdoor classes leave learning at the door

Outdoor classes leave learning at the door

Liz Whitmer, Satire Co-Editor

September 4, 2020

In light of social distancing measures loosely enforced by the University, some faculty members are opting to move their classes outside so the spread of the novel coronavirus can be achieved while looking at passing squirrels on campus. While this scenic change was pitched as a way to give students...

Do we still need national conventions?

Do we still need national conventions?

Jax White, Opinions Editor

September 2, 2020

Another round of national conventions has concluded in anticipation of the 2020 election, coronating former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. President Donald Trump as the two major parties’ official presidential candidates. Yet even after both had concluded, one question lingered on many viewe...

Nikki Young named Associate Provost for Equity and Inclusive Excellence

Nikki Young named Associate Provost for Equity and Inclusive Excellence

Sarah Baldwin and Jess Kaplan

September 2, 2020

On Aug. 1, Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies and Religion Nikki Young was officially appointed as the newest Associate Provost for Equity and Inclusive Excellence. In this position, she will work to create and implement a culture of inclusion for vulnerable communities within the...

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