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Smoke Startles Banks Center

Smoke Startles Banks Center

September 19, 2019

Banks Student Life Center was evacuated on the afternoon of Sept. 11 due to concerns over smoke inside. According...

Residents Seek Rooms of Their Own

Chase Shustack, Reporter

September 9, 2019

A new housing option offers students rooms of their own. Single rooms are available in three buildings: Alumnae Hall, McGowan Hall, and the White House, which may be a more tempting place for upper class students who may enjoy a “homestyle” living experience. Single-living space is limited. and room assignments are...

More Male Singers Wanted for Beyond Harmony

Kayla Binner, Reporter

September 9, 2019

The acapella group Beyond Harmony has not only seamlessly adapted to its male members, it is thriving with them and searching to expand the number of male singers. Isaac Glidewell, Ty’Shawn Hopkins, and Chris San are the first three male members in the history of the group. Emilee Bixler, the director, introduced the men...

University Turns to Common App to Attract Students

Bethany Jopling, Reporter

September 9, 2019

University officials have decided to join the Common App school membership as a new enrollment process, due to a decrease in student enrollment numbers. Common App is a tool that takes students’ general college applications and sends them to a variety of schools that match students' interests.  More than 750 colleges across...

Students Celebrate The ‘Best Place on Campus’

Adam Myers, Reporter

September 9, 2019

Students celebrating National Library week April 10 through 16 took part in a plethora of events, including  tours,  basket raffles, and a “Take a Break” event, in which studying students received snacks. Carolyn Maguire, senior occupational therapy major, said the snacks during the "Take-A-Break" event are very popular. "Not...

Coffee Hour: All Are Welcome

Chase Shustack, Reporter

September 9, 2019

If you’ve ever been in Banks in the morning and smelled the rather powerful scent of coffee, or if you have been in Intermetzo and noticed an unusually large number of students and faculty congregating around the cafe, you likely attended one of the many “Coffee Hours” President Thomas Botzman holds throughout the year. Botzman...

MUnited Promotes Club and Inclusion With Cupcakes

Jason Hauze, Staff Writer

September 8, 2019

In an attempt to promote the club and its mission, MUnited hosted a free cupcake sale in Bank’s Student Center August 28. The event took place from 12 to 2 p.m., but the cupcakes disappeared by 12:30. Students were able to pick either a chocolate or vanilla cupcake and add any kind of sprinkles. The club also gave out...

Ally Changes Name To Clear Confusion

Ally Changes Name To Clear Confusion

September 8, 2019

The university’s Ally Club changed its name for the 2019-2020 academic year. Kayli Boyes, senior...

Multicultural and Ally Join Forces

Kailene Nye, Reporter

March 21, 2019

Students in the Ally and Multicultural Clubs collaborated to host an event in celebration of Black History Month. Members ran a discussion panel on black LGBTQ+ culture Feb. 27. Kayli Boyes, junior occupational therapy major and the Communication Coordinator for Ally said this was not the first time the two clubs have...

Multiple Events Planned to Mark Women’s History Month

Daniella Amendola, Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2019

A symposium  of faculty and students' creative works is the center of multiple events and festivities as Women’s History Month events unfold. “It is a showcase of student, staff and faculty work on women,” said Rebecca Steinberger, Professor of English, “and it’s going to give a diverse perspective. So, for example,...

R.A. Programs Offer Double Benefits

Isaac Glidewell, Reporter

February 24, 2019

Matthew Troioni,  first year occupational therapy major, said he  noticed something important about the many activities that Resident Assistants hold throughout the year. “It seemed like everyone was bonding together, strengthening their relationships while having a good time and doing something other than just sitting...

MU’s First Food Pantry Open

Kailene Nye, Reporter

February 24, 2019

McAuley’s Market, the university’s first food pantry, is open and distributing food to the campus community. Senior occupational therapy major Kristin Kuntzman originally raised the idea of a food pantry for the campus community about a year ago when she volunteered for Dinners with Kids and saw, firsthand, the issue...

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