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Fantastic Five Fight NEPA Weather

Connor Swagler, Reporter

April 20, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

Enjoy weather-related days off? Don't work on the grounds crew. The grounds crew consists of five full time employees, and they are responsible for all snow and ice removal, which means they work when many people on campus do not have to. Students say they are surprised that such a small crew can take care of weather nuisances...

Undercover Student Director

Daniella Amendola, Print Editor

April 20, 2018

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News, Top Stories

In the belly of Walsh Hall there is a small, easy-to-miss room with a few computer screens and, more often than not, a senior mass communications major named Connor Swagler. If you have been around campus for any prolonged period of time, you have probably witnessed Swagler somewhere. He's the guy who looks a bit like Raspu...

4th Annual NSSHLA Benefit Concert

4th Annual NSSHLA Benefit Concert

April 20, 2018

The university's chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association held its fourth annual benefit concert in Lemmond T...

Officials Trained to Combat Opioid Abuse

Connor Swagler, Reporter

April 20, 2018

Filed under News, Top Stories

Campus Safety officers and  Residence Life staff are trained to combat potential opioid overdose. Participants in the Jan. 18 training session learned how to apply Narcan, which is a drug, administered as a nasal spray, to reverse or slow symptoms of opioid overdose.  “It’s an anti-opioid medication that gets administered i...

Campus Ministry: ‘You Are Linked’ to Human Trafficking

Sierra Crane, Reporter

April 20, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

Students explored human trafficking during a simulation held by Campus Ministry March 15. Students received cards that told stories of real people who were trafficking in the U.S. They then visited five different stations to learn more. “We asked students what did they learn, how could they prevent trafficking, there was ...

Students Pass on National Activism

Annette Ritzko, Samantha Allen, and Megan Oldak

April 20, 2018

Filed under News, Top Stories

The spirit of national activism is not quite catching on with students. Sr. Cynthia March, Coordinator for the University Initiative for Compassionate and Mindful Living decided it was important for the university to be involved with the National Student Walk-out day and organized an on-campus walk-out event for National...

The University Welcomes New Art Gallery Director

The University Welcomes New Art Gallery Director

March 21, 2018

Pauly Friedman Art Gallery has a new director:  Lalaine Little. Donna Posatko, the gallery's former director, retired last semester. Lit...

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 ho...

Highlander Photographer Wins Honor

Highlander Photographer Wins Honor

March 1, 2018

Amanda Montigney Samantha Allen, Multimedia Editor of The Highlander, received an Honorable Mention in the Sports Photo Category...

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 sophomo...

‘Masters’ Teach Classes to Honor Black History

Daniella Amendola, Print Editor

February 14, 2018

Filed under News, On Campus Events

The University is tackling the issue of race with Master Classes, held through February, to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History month. Dr. Patrick Hamilton taught a Master Class called “Mapping Empathy: Teaching Literature and Race” Jan. 31. Hamilton, Associate Professor of English, is well versed in racial stud...

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