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RAs, RDs Train for Students’ Safety

Falon Nonnemacher, Reporter

May 25, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

Student safety is a growing concern after recent school shootings, but Resident Assistants stay up-to-date on training to keep students safe. An RA is usually the first staff member to respond to an incident in the residence halls. Staff are trained to handle a wide range of dangerous situations. “The training ranges from re...

Shuttle Malfunction Resolved

Amanda Montigney and Annette Ritzko

May 25, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, News

There was no break in shuttle service after one vehicle broke down, only minor inconveniences to students, officials say. One of the main shuttles that hauls students to and from Passan Hall returned to full-working order in April after an unexpected engine malfunction that left it unusable for close to three weeks. April Hin...

Ministry Wakes from Hiatus

Annette Ritzko, Editor-in-Chief

May 25, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, News

Renewed student interest is reviving the Students for Life ministry after a hiatus. The Students for Life Ministry, which is part of Campus Ministry, will restart after over a year without a leader,  said Christine Somers, Director of Campus Ministry. “What seemed to happen with the group is that it fizzled because...

Students, Faculty, Hemingway are Headed to Paris

Students, Faculty, Hemingway are Headed to Paris

May 25, 2018

Students and faculty shared papers they will present at a summer conference in Paris. The April event in Mercy...

Multicultural Club to Expand Outreach, Recruiting Strategies

Multicultural Club to Expand Outreach, Recruiting Strategies

May 25, 2018

Multicultural Club leaders question a decrease in membership and seek to grow it. The club once had over...

Student Performers Stayed in Sync

Kailene Nye, Reporter

May 2, 2018

Filed under News, On Campus Events

Students from Cougar Radio hosted a Lip Sync Battle to generate interest in campus events and promote the Department of Mass Communications and Design. Samantha Midkiff, senior Mass Communications and Design major and event organizer, had spread the word about the April 12 event with flyers and social media posts. Two ac...

Spring Finally Blooms

Michael Murphy, Reporter

May 2, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, News

Grounds crews are starting to plant flowers around campus to recreate the famously beautiful campus scenery.  Students are finding colorful flowers throughout the grounds. Grounds manager Laurie Finnegan and staff plant marigolds every spring. "They are yellow, so they are a school color," Finnegan said. Marigolds are also re...

Officials: Fire Emergency Education Needed

Sierra Crane, Reporter

May 2, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

Officials think they know the cause of a recent rash of dormitory fire alarms: cooking problems. There have been 65 fire activations on campus since September 1, and 45 of those have been in the resident halls, according to Robert Zavada, Director of Campus Safety and Security. Zavada said one fire alarm activation is s...

Earth Week Flourishes

Earth Week Flourishes

May 2, 2018

The university celebrated Earth Week April 16 to 20. The celebration started a week early, with events leading up to Earth Day on A...

‘Take Back the Night’ a Success

Amanda Montigney and Annette Ritzko

May 2, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, News

The first annual Take Back the Night offered students creative and educational events to raise awareness about sexual violence. Take Back the Night, held on campus April 25 in the Wells Fargo Ampitheater, is a nationwide movement and event aimed to ending sexual and domestic violence. The Take Back the Night Foundation serves...

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, Feature Story, 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...

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