The Highlander

Captain’s Corner

Mike Diakunczak, Columnist

March 21, 2019

Filed under Columns, Sports

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

Filed under Columns, Sports

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

Filed under Columns

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

Filed under Columns, Sports

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

Filed under Columns, Sports

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

Filed under Columns, Sports

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

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Columns

"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...

Captain’s Corner

Michael Diakunczak, Reporter

September 24, 2018

Filed under Columns, Sports

Lenny Watson, senior offensive lineman for the football team, recently received news that he is one of  five nominated captains for this season, alongside Nick Yeager, Joe Grasso, Josh Dieter, and Clayton Vleck. Watson is ready to take on a leadership role that can help turn the program around. Watson comes from Conestoga...

Show and Tell

Zoe LaPorte, Web Editor

May 25, 2018

Filed under Columns

I want to address the many amazing releases this year, especially in the category of Netflix originals, in time to recap for summer viewing. At the beginning of the New Year, I talked about the German show “Dark,” which blew me away. If you have been on social media  recently, you may have seen people talking about a sh...

Captain’s Corner

Mike Diakunczak

May 25, 2018

Filed under Columns, Sports

Levi Roberts, sophomore defensive center back for the men’s soccer team, is heading into the 2018 season as a player to look up to even though soccer was not his priority upon entering the university. “I chose Misericordia mostly because of the physical therapy program. Soccer was just an added bonus I get to enjoy.” He...

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