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Understanding Through Dialogue at ‘Food for Thought’

Erin O'Brien, Reporter

December 13, 2018

Students were thinking, but they weren't necessarily looking for answers at the "Food for Thought" event held  by the Department of Philosophy Nov. 27 in the McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library. The department holds the event twice each year, said philosophy professor Krisztnia Sajber. "Our goal is to provide a...

Documentary Tells Story of Gentrification

Michael Murphy, Reporter

November 26, 2018

"U-Street Contested," a documentary about a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, highlighted the displacement of people and the destruction of neighborhoods due to gentrification. Director Michael Barry says the film is important to maintain the integrity of those faithful to the neighborhood. "The primary message...

Tree of Life Tragedy Vigil Demonstrated Compassion

Michael Murphy, Reporter

November 26, 2018

The community mourned the loss of 11 people murdered at the Tree of Life synagogue shooting during a vigil Nov. 1. Sister Jean Massaros, RSM, Vice President of Mission Integration, organized the remembrance. "The vigil was in solidarity with the people from the Tree of Life community in Pittsburgh who were assaulted,"...

Author, Alumna Shares Work, Gratitude

Kailene Nye, Reporter

November 26, 2018

English students learned about the work and experiences of author and alumna Marianne Strong as she spoke to students in Dr. Rebecca Steinberger’s Shakespeare class. Strong described the opportunity as a “gift” and said she loved seeing the students’ reactions. “I saw in the eager, intelligent faces of those...

Players Present ‘Nicholas Nickleby

Zoe LaPorte, Multimedia Editor

November 8, 2018

'A coming-of-age tale filled with laughs, tears, and life lessons, the Players will perform “Nicholas Nickleby,” a full-length adaptation  of the Charles Dickens novel, by Tim Kelly in November. The cast of nearly 25 actors have rehearsed since the beginning of September. Now, with less than a week until show time, the...

New Art Exhibit: What Constitutes a Portrait?

Chase Shustack, Reporter

October 23, 2018

“Contemplating Character: Portrait Drawings and Oil Sketches” is the newest art installation in Insalaco Hall’s Pauly Friedman and MacDonald Art Gallery. The installation showcases a variety of portraits, sketches and paintings, assembled over the course of decades, exploring multiple styles from the end of the 18th century to...

Friends of Library to Tell Uniquely American Tale

Friends of Library to Tell Uniquely American Tale

Iana Davis, Reporter

October 23, 2018

The Friends of the Library invites students to learn about the inspiring life journey of Iran Fahmy Oct....

A Night of Bob Ross

Annette Ritzko, Web-Editor

October 12, 2018

Ariana Kampfe, junior occupational therapy major,  Ashley Strausser, junior psychology pre-DPT major, and Nicole Giammarino, sophomore communications major, held a "Bob Ross" painting program on Tuesday, Oct. 9 in Insalaco. They showed the Bob Ross episode "Shades of Grey" and provided canvases, brushes, and paint for a room...

Professor/Actor Makes ‘Art for Social Justice’ and Fun

Kailene Nye, Reporter

October 8, 2018

Dr. Alicia Nordstrom, professor of psychology and chair of the psychology department is a fairly well accomplished actress on both stage and screen. The clinical psychologist found her passion for theatre and acting during middle school. “I took a drama class and I just really fell in love with it,” she said. She said...

“Press Play”

Ayanna Dexter, Columnist

September 24, 2018

"Press Play" I don't know how to press the stop button. There's nothing more that I want to do than rewind all of the moments that we've shared in such little time. When I wake up it's you, I go to sleep it's you, I don't know how to press the stop button. My heart is melting out of my chest. My mind is stimulating at 1000 mph a...

Communications Alumni Wins Emmy Award

Communications Alumni Wins Emmy Award

Samantha Midkiff, Reporter

September 23, 2018

Communications program graduate Nicolas Ciocchi (2016), won a 2017 Emmy Award for Sports Broadcasting...

Nancy Drew Brunch

Daniella Amendola, Editor-in-Chief

September 23, 2018

For Amanda Pass me the sugar, my dear, And tell me about your day. Tell me now, tell me clear, A story to make my heart stay.   Gruesome tales and ugly scenes Bubble up over the rims of our cups As we regale the terrible things We read in the dark to keep us up.   Did you hear this one, or that one? Le...

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