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Little Known Scholarship Honors Local Chappaquiddick Figure

Erin O'Brien and Nicole Giammarino

December 13, 2018

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The Mary Jo Kopechne Scholarship was established in 2014 to  honor its namesake Mary Jo Kopechne, who perished in the notorious Chappaquiddick accident involving the late Senator Edward Kennedy. Kapechne was originally from Wilkes Barre. She graduated from Caldwell College for women with a degree in business administration...

Student’s One Act Play Explores Relationships

Student’s One Act Play Explores Relationships

December 13, 2018

An Honors student's one-act play is set for a formal performance next semester. Adam Ercolani , senior...

Multi-Talented Faculty Member Joins Mass Com and Design

Multi-Talented Faculty Member Joins Mass Com and Design

Iana Davis, Reporter

December 13, 2018

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A former accountant with an MBA and experience working for major corporations is teaching video production...

Students, Faculty Strive to ‘Walk a Mile’

Kailene Nye, Reporter

December 13, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, Feature Story, News

Students and faculty hope to host the second annual "Walk A Mile" event next semester. The event, last held March 2011, involves men putting on high heels and walking to bring awareness to issues such as sexual assault, rape, and violence toward women. Participants are also encouraged to secure sponsors to raise money to...

Student Discovered Ancestry with Multicultural Club

Iana Davis, Reporter

November 25, 2018

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Multicultural club members are credited with helping a member discover her heritage. New member Tatiana Dorner was a foster child who was unaware of her background. When she told the club, Iana Davis, a member and junior mass communications and design major, decided to lend a hand in searching for the long overdue answers. Davis...

Safety Officers Train to Fight Opioid Emergencies

Michael Murphy, Reporter

November 8, 2018

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Campus Safety are adding procedures and equipment in the fight against opioid abuse. Bob Zavada, Director of Campus Safety and Security, and other Campus Safety staffers received training in the use of Narcan, which is an opioid reversal drug, Zavada said. Narcan was supplied free of charge to all area college and university...

Speakers: Police ‘Are Just People, Too’

Kailene Nye, Reporter

November 8, 2018

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Students explored the state of law enforcement with police officers from Warrington Township. Detective Bernard Schaffer and Lieutenant Robert Meditz spoke to students in government and history classes Oct. 23 about the opioid crisis, community outreach programs, and how policing has changed over recent years. Dr. Glenn...

Is Campus Haunted?

Daniella Amendola, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, Feature Story

As the spookiest of holidays draws near, it is only fair to draw attention to a widely shared belief among students and staff: The campus is probably haunted. Whether the ghost is the undeniably creepy Lady McHale or the generally benevolent Tippy the Theater Ghost, the stories that arise from students and staff alike make...

New Art Exhibit: What Constitutes a Portrait?

Chase Shustack, Reporter

October 23, 2018

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Feature Story

“Contemplating Character: Portrait Drawings and Oil Sketches” is the newest art installation in Insalaco Hall’s Pauly Friedman and MacDonald Art Gallery. The installation showcases a variety of portraits, sketches and paintings, assembled over the course of decades, exploring multiple styles from the end of the 18th century to...

Scholarship Requires Rigorous Service, Leadership

Michael Murphy, Reporter

October 23, 2018

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Who has what it takes to receive the Monsignor McGowan Cornerstone Scholarship? Sylvia Maas, Assistant Director of Enrollment Management and a major contributor to the scholarship, said the honor is earned. "They want them to live and practice in Northeastern Pennsylvania as well as make a contribution such as volunteering...

Campus Ministry: Mercy Week Can Last All Year

Sierra Crane, Reporter

October 23, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, Feature Story, Sports

Students and faculty learned more about the Sisters of Mercy and Catherine McAuley during the annual Mercy Week celebration. “[It] is a celebration of the founding of the first house of Mercy by Catherine McAuley,” said Sean Farry, Campus Minister. “I think it is important to us as a Mercy university to always celebrate...

Communications Alumni Wins Emmy Award

Communications Alumni Wins Emmy Award

Samantha Midkiff, Reporter

September 23, 2018

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Feature Story, News, Top Stories

Communications program graduate Nicolas Ciocchi (2016), won a 2017 Emmy Award for Sports Broadcasting...

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