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Understanding Through Dialogue at ‘Food for Thought’

Erin O'Brien, Reporter

December 13, 2018

Filed under News, On Campus Events

Students were thinking, but they weren't necessarily looking for answers at the "Food for Thought" event held  by the Department of Philosophy Nov. 27 in the McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library. The department holds the event twice each year, said philosophy professor Krisztnia Sajber. "Our goal is to provide...

Team Wraps Up Playing ‘Champion Level Football’

Sierra Crane, Reporter

December 13, 2018

Filed under News, Sports

The football team has ended its historic season by making history one more time. The team hosted its very first bowl game against Ursinus College Nov. 17. It is the first time in football history that a team has advanced beyond regular season play to a championship game. Ultimately, the Cougars lost 14-70. “It’s tough...

Center for Human Dignity Director Speaks Out After Temple Shooting

Michael Murphy, Reporter

December 13, 2018

Filed under News, Top Stories

Shortly the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, a candlelight vigil was held at the Misericordia Chapel to honor the victims, and Stacy Gallin, Director for the Center for Human Dignity in Bioethics, Health and the Holocaust, played an important role in the service. "I decided that the best thing I could...

Mysterious Relic Uncovered During Construction

Falon Nonnemacher, Reporter

December 13, 2018

Filed under News, Top Stories

A stone tablet rescued from an campus construction site over the summer has been reunited with its historic roots. Bob Zavada, Director of Campus Safety and Security, removed the relic from the dirty site. “We had always noticed that there was a monument next to the flagpole, and it was in pretty bad shape, but you could...

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...

Football Marks Historic Season

Sierra Crane, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Breaking News, News, Sports, Top Stories

The football team made history, ending regular season play 8-2.   The Cougars have had only one win in each of the past six seasons. This year players responded to the formidable challenge and lost only the first and last games of the season.    Mark Ross, head coach, said there is much cause for celebration.  Ross cre...

GLNS Club’s Voter Outreach a Success

Erin O'Brien and Nicole Giammarino

November 25, 2018

Filed under News, Top Stories

The Government Law and National Security club provided free shuttle service as part of the university's  "MU Leads the Vote" program to help students cast ballots in the mid-term election Nov. 6. “The shuttles met in front of Anderson. The shuttle ran every hour on the hour between 1 and 6,” said Hunter Glidewell, junior...

Safety Officers Train to Fight Opioid Emergencies

Michael Murphy, Reporter

November 8, 2018

Filed under Feature Story, News, Top Stories

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

Filed under Feature Story, News

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...

Tennis Team is Smashing Preseason

Sierra Crane, Reporter

November 8, 2018

Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

The women’s tennis team is loving the preseason after a special game experience  at the United States Tennis Association  National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York Jack Monick, head tennis coach, says it was a privilege to take the women there to play. “It’s a really great opportunity,” he said. The team...

SOAR Offers New Trips, Activities

Erin O'Brien, Reporter

November 8, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, News

The SOAR program has a new organizer and many trips planned to entice student nature-lovers. Allison Kinsey took over as Coordinator of Student Engagement in September. Her focus is on  general engagement and leading the SOAR program, which caters to those who love the outdoors and are interested in developing leadership...

Players Present ‘Nicholas Nickleby

Zoe LaPorte, Multimedia Editor

November 8, 2018

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Breaking News, Campus Life, News, On Campus Events, Top Stories

'A coming-of-age tale filled with laughs, tears, and life lessons, the Players will perform “Nicholas Nickleby,” a full-length adaptation  of the Charles Dickens novel, by Tim Kelly in November. The cast of nearly 25 actors have rehearsed since the beginning of September. Now, with less than a week until show time, the...

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