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A Modern Day Renaissance Student?

A Modern Day Renaissance Student?

March 21, 2018

  A few weeks ago, Annette Ritzko, junior speech language pathology major, spent the night sitting in the corner, surrounded by her small for...

Students Plan to Take Back the Night

Connor Swagler, Reporter

March 1, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, News, On Campus Events, Top Stories

Members of Promoting Healthy Relationships through Education and Empowerment (PHREE) are looking for volunteers for Take Back the Night, a national event with the goal of ending sexual violence,  set for April 30. Members held a meeting Feb. 19, to recruit students. Ewelina Taran, Resident Director and main organizer, said the group hop...

Putting a Face to the Civil Rights Movement

Amanda Montigney, Reporter

March 1, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, News, On Campus Events

As part of Black History Month, the university is showing the movie “Selma” with the first person account by civil rights activist Mary Hudson. Dan Kimbrough, Assistant Professor of Mass Communications and Design, will read a foreword by Hudson, who is also Kimbrough's mother. The film chronicles Rev. Martin Luther King Jr...

Amiable Animals Support Owners

Amiable Animals Support Owners

March 1, 2018

Special furry creatures on campus are doing wonders for their owners by acting as emotional support pets. Amy Disher, a sophomore biolo...

VPAA Gives Seniors a Taste of Sophistication

Lena Williams, Reporter

December 16, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, News, On Campus Events

The university held its first free wine tasting for seniors  Nov. 17. Dr. David Rehm, Vice President of Academic Affairs and self described wine connoisseur,  hosted the event with the Potentate of Pinot Nior, the Maharajah of Merlot, and the Sovereign of Syrah. Previously, Dr. Rehm was the Provost at Mount St. Mary University wh...

How has Society ‘Hijacked’ Meaning of Christmas?

Lena Williams, Reporter

December 16, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, News

Could you live on a $4.18 per day food budget? Students, faculty and staff  found the challenge unappetizing during Hunger and Homeless week, when Campus Ministry offered the SNAP challenge. The week-long challenge was to show how difficult it is for millions of low-income families to afford nutritious foods and avoid hunger...

Tuition and Fees to Rise

Destiny Anderson, Reporter

December 16, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

Students can expect to see a hike in tuition and fees in the coming school year, but these costs will help improve the university in the short and long-term, officials say. Students will see a five percent increase in undergraduate tuition, along with a three percent rise in room and board costs in fall 2018. Many colleges...

Students wonder why hallway discussions were tabled

Daniella Amendola, Print Editor

December 16, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, News

The round table on third floor of Mercy Hall, a popular student and faculty gathering spot, is gone, and students are wondering why. Shortly after Thanksgiving, students were greeted with a missing table and a sign saying that the table had been moved to Mercy 335. “I was going to a draft meeting when I first discovered that the...

Have You Seen Your Oranges Today?

Have You Seen Your Oranges Today?

December 6, 2017

Inspiration walks on campus, preferably on warm days, wearing a hat and white sneakers. She often stops to talk to passersby and can be easily missed i...

Football: Cougars Look to Make History Next Year

Michael Diakunczak, Reporter

December 4, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, Featured Sports Story Carousel, Sports

The football team again gave it a valiant effort but ultimately failed to make history in the fall season. Since the university began the program in  2012, the team has not won more than one game in regular season play. The record since the inaugural season has been 5-55, when all five wins have been a combination between ...

Starbucks Extends Hours

Daniella Amendola, Reporter

December 4, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, News

Students can get their coffee fix during study time: Starbucks is open later into the evening. Starbucks is now open Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Initially, the store was open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. New hours began after fall break. “We had some requests for it, so we figured we’d give it a try,...

Full Tuition Scholarship Making a Comeback

Lena Williams, Reporter

December 4, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

First-year students who apply and are admitted for the fall 2018 semester are eligible for a merit-based, full tuition scholarship for the first time in decades. The Sister Mary Glennon Scholarship will award six first-year students who have met rigorous academic criteria. “The Sister Mary Glennon scholarship was created to honor students...

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