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Captain’s Corner

Mike Diakunczak, Columnist

September 9, 2019

For this week’s Captain Corner, I went with a two-sport athlete who seems to rarely have free time. However, her work ethic is impressive and truly admirable. Junior Dani Clifford, a dual major in statistics and sports management, is involved with more than any person should handle. Being a two-sport athlete, especially in...

Captain’s Corner

Mike Diakunczak, Columnist

April 25, 2019

Kaila Quinlivan, junior and nursing major, is working her way to being one of those most dominant attacks that women’s lacrosse has ever had. Allow me to introduce the powerhouse with some of the accolades she has earned over the last two years. She has started 40 games and tallied up 152 points with 92 goals and 60 assists....

Tips from an Amateur Plant Mom

Annette Ritzko, Web Editor

April 25, 2019

Last year my wonderful friend Leah gifted me an amaryllis, or an Amaryllis belladonna, growing kit. Growing it appeared to be simple enough because it came with easy instructions and all the necessary supplies, such as a plastic pot, a dirt pellet and the bulb itself. Being a rather lazy person, I had set it aside to grow at ...

Captain’s Corner

Mike Diakunczak, Columnist

March 21, 2019

For this week’s Captain’s Corner, I decided to switch it up and profile a coach instead of an athlete this year. Aaron Mershman was named the new offensive line and strength and conditioning coach for the  football team last August. Coming off another 1-9 season and the departure of another offensive lineman coach, Mershman...

Tips from an Amateur Plant Mom

Tips from an Amateur Plant Mom

February 25, 2019

I could not take my eyes off of an immense Jade plant, or Crassula ovata, while waiting for class in ...

Captain’s Corner

Mike Diakunczak, Columnist

February 24, 2019

Jenna Chilcote, sophomore nursing major, loves being a base for the cheerleading squad, a base that was part of the last two squads to finish second and sixth at Nationals for the game day routine. I could have mentioned Chilcote’s position on the team and left it at that. However, it is hard to ignore the passion she has for...

Captain’s Corner

Mike Diakunczak, Columnist

February 9, 2019

Tyler Colonno, junior  psychology major, has fought his way to become a leader for the football team. Heading into his senior year, Colonno was a starter of 29 games as one of the superior offensive lineman over the last three seasons. To top that, he was recently labeled as an honorable mention for First All-MAC after the...

Tips from an Amateur Plant Mom

Tips from an Amateur Plant Mom

February 9, 2019

If there is one thing I’ve learned over the past four years, it’s that not all college students have...

Captain’s Corner

Michael Diakunczak, Columnist

December 13, 2018

Parker Abate, senior outfielder, made an appearance in this column last spring.   However, after an unforgettable 2018 season for the mighty Cougars, Abate offered to come back to let off some steam for the upcoming 2019 season. “It seems like this year coming up is more important than any other successful season we have...

Captain’s Corner

Mike Diakunczak, Columnist

November 26, 2018

Nicole Joers, sophomore psychology major, is a singles player  for the  women’s tennis team, and she wishes she'd always played the sport. “I wish I would’ve played competitively throughout my whole high school career, but I didn’t believe in myself. I wanted to continue in college because I genuinely love the sport...

Captain’s Corner

Michael Diakunczak, Columnist

November 8, 2018

Clare Schoen has brought a lot of success to the women’s cross country team. The senior occupational therapy major is heading full steam into her fourth year as a distance runner. Let’s list some of her accolades, shall we? Schoen is 2017 Wendy's Woman Athlete of the Year, 2017 Middle Atlantic Conference XC Runner up, 2018 ...

“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...

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