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President to Graduate With Class of 2013

April Dulsky, Morgan Harding, Editorial Staff

April 24

Filed under News

University President Michael A. MacDowell announced his plans to retire effective June 30, 2013, and the search for a new president is on. The president spoke out about his plans to retire during a conference that was open to the community. “This is hardly an easy decision to make. Our time here has been the most enjoyable...

Unique Housing Option

Megan Scherer,, Reporter

April 10

Filed under Campus Life, News

A unique new substance-free housing option will be offered in the 2012 fall semester. This new housing option, known as Residents Excelling in Academics, Community and Health, will be located in the top three floors of McGowan Hall, and the 4th floor lounge will be designated for students in the R.E.A.C.H. program. “It’s...

Symposium Offers Job Outlook

Morgan Harding, Web Master

April 10

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Government, law and national security majors learned more about their field and future careers during a symposium called Homeland Security: Where We Are, Ten Years Later on March 30 in the McGowan Room of the library and Insalaco Hall 216 and 217. Dr. Brian Carso, government, law and national security department chair and...

Nosy Neighbors Frustrate Residents

Alexa Cholewa, Reporter

April 10

Filed under Campus Life, News

Freshmen students who live in McHale Hall are becoming frustrated with the noise coming from construction of the new apartment-style residence building. Many students are complaining about the noise level right outside their dorm rooms, which is causing a distraction to students doing their schoolwork, and it is preventing...

Students Take Bite Out of Apple

April Dulsky, Web Editor

March 27

Filed under News

Maggie Young woke up in the morning to charge her iPad for class only to discover that it was missing. In a panic, she rushed to campus, scoured the Walsh Mezzanine and even asked her professor and classmates if they had seen the device that carried all of the materials for her Tuesday and Thursday classes. She called her boyfriend...

Volunteers Travel, Make Habitat Into Home

Arthur Dowell, Reporter

March 27

Filed under News

Twenty-three students and faculty members traveled to Spokane, Washington and help build houses for those who need them the most. Campus Ministry organized the trip with Habitat For Humanity. For four days in a row volunteers spent their time building double housing units with garages from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a daily...

Kony 2012 Spillout

Kayla Kubbishun, Reporter

March 27

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Students have mixed feelings about Invisible Children, an advocacy organization attempting to raise awareness about atrocities in Uganda. KONY 2012, a video about how Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army has abducted and killed Ugandan children and their families for decades has spread like wildfire on social media....

Equivalency Madness

Equivalency Madness

February 6

Student feedback led to change in the Cougar’s Den.  Students took to social media outlets when ru...

Hibernation Over

Hibernation Over

January 31

As sophomore Tamara Bradley walked into the Cougar’s Den for the start of the spring semester, she...

Internet Blackout

Internet Blackout

January 31

Two political bills brought into the public eye by a massive online blackout sparked a clash between...

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