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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...

Writer’s Room: A Light in a Dark Room

Ayanna Dexter, Columnist

November 8, 2018

Your words tear down the wall that I have held up with titanium. Your love is my Kryptonite and I yearn for it every chance I get. It’s such a disbelief that you choose me out of all the rest. You’ve made me your target and I’m frightened to let you hit.  I’m sorry.  I’m just not use to all the good you hav...

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 ...

Writer’s Room: Sleepy

Daniella Amendola, Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2018

Another day, another hour, Tipping the glass on its head. I wait, I waited, breath bated, For tonight, for tomorrow, For a piece of peace of mind.   If the sands pour faster, And it doesn’t end in disaster, I will wake up from my daze And find cicadas screeching Perpetually behind my eyes.   I...

Writer’s Room: Criticize Me

Ayanna Dexter, Columnist

October 23, 2018

You don't know anything about me.  You haven't walked the path I've walked. You haven't spent hours, days, weeks, months, or years in my shoes to tell me about myself.  You have not been through any trials I've been through that have molded me into who I am.  You don't matter, your opinion means nothing. How could you seem so nic...

Captain’s Corner

Mike Diakunczak, Columnist

October 23, 2018

Eddie Okeke, fourth year member on the men track and field team, is soaking in his last few experiences at the finish line. The senior Business Administration major, marketing minor, is in his final year on the team. Okeke said it's been hard to adjust to the fact that he will making his last runs this year. “It is crazy...

“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...

Captain’s Corner

Michael Diakunczak, Reporter

September 23, 2018

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...

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