CONNECTING CULTURES

From northern lights to town lights

Sydney Howe used to be able to see the northern lights from her yard. Now, those lights she was so used to seeing in the sky are far away. “The northern lights were one of my favorite things,” Howe said. “We’d go driving and we’d just follow them to where they’d get brighter.” As someone … Continue reading

Vote intentionally

It is important to be informed before voting

In current times, it is common for people to just vote solely with one’s political party in elections, because if that candidate does end up in the office they are running for, they will vote with that same party in most, if not all, decisions requiring their vote. The knowledge of this fact, however, can … Continue reading

Schedule your years ahead of time

In the spring semester of my freshman year, a few hours after I completed my scheduling for the following fall semester, I sat in the basement of Eberly Library. Usually, when I’m in the library, I am using my laptop, either for classwork or for leisure. On this day, however, my focus was on the … Continue reading

Internet contorts first amendment

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”  Any student who passed even the most basic civics class … Continue reading

In the News: Five headlines you need to know this week

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a synopsis of a recent topic trending in world or national news. 1. Pittsburgh Shooting Suspect Appears in Court Last Saturday, Robert Bowers walked into the Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh and murdered 11 congregates of the church. Earlier this week, Bowers appeared in … Continue reading

Cheat Sheet: Bombs mailed to public figures intercepted

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a synopsis of a recent topic trending in world or national news. Six Forever stamps. Sulfur substance. Manila envelope. Bubble wrap. These are four similar traits of bomb-like devices mailed to multiple public figures throughout the course of last week.  The bombs targeted Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, George Soros, Maxine … Continue reading

Soccer student hails from England

When people find out Sean McCann, junior finance major, is from Liverpool, England, they expect to hear his British accent. The problem with that expectation: he doesn’t have one anymore. After years of living in the states, he has taken on an American accent. McCann was born in Runcorn, England, living there with his family … Continue reading