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The ambiguity of autumn: When does it truly begin?

Sarah Matarella, Asst. Opinion Editor

September 11, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Summer vacation comes to an end as everyone goes back to work and school. The autumn decor is put back onto the shelves and Starbucks debuts the infamous pumpkin spice latte. And sometimes, this all happens well before any of...

Is good music dead? A quest to find out what is happening to mainstream music

Parker Dorsey, Asst. Opinion Editor

September 11, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Good music is dead. That’s a statement you hear all the time, all over social media. This belief goes hand-in-hand with the notion that mainstream music is bad. Saying it’s bad isn’t saying all of it is irredeemable. P...

National Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Savannah Pinnock, Opinion Editor

September 6, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Within the United States, July 4 is closely associated with patriotism, fighting for autonomy and an almost ethereal sensation of unity followed by a collective sense of pride. In a larger sense, this month is significant in that it is...

Are extracurricular activities a college necessity?

Savannah Pinnock, Opinion Editor

September 6, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Extracurricular activities is a term that the vast majority of college, high school or even middle school students are familiar with. The term is closely associated with academia and the potential of obtaining a higher educatio...

Self care: Summer is the time to take care of you

Sarah Matarella, Asst. Opinion Editor

September 6, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Summer is perceived to be a time to kick back and relax. However, this can serve to be untrue for the average person due to their jobs, having to take summer classes, internships, and truly, even vacations can get stressful. ...

Welcome letter from SG President Hunter Hughes

Hunter Hughes, Student Body President

September 6, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Hello, Colonels! My name is Hunter Hughes and I am the student body president for the 2018-2019 school year. I am a junior neuroscience major from Kingston, Pa. I enjoy setting up my hammock on the balcony of Towers and my favori...

Should we trust data mining practices?

April 30, 2018

Filed under Our Voice

Picture yourself taking a walk along the Susquehanna on a nice, warm day. You take a seat on a bench, see the sun reflect off the water and hear the birds chirping. Without anyone in sight but cars driving over the Market Street...

The final countdown to closing out college career

Andre Spruell, Opinion Editor

April 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Never having to take another class ever again is something students used to joke about in our younger days. Years later, that day is nearing. Going to college is something most teenagers dream of and make a reality, especially if t...

Ready Player One: A Book vs. Movie Review

Nicholas Filipek, Asst. Opinion Editor

April 30, 2018

Filed under Nick's Flick Picks

Adapting novels into motion pictures is one of the oldest tricks that Hollywood has. From “Gone with the Wind” to “A Wrinkle in Time,” movie studios cannot help themselves in taking already successful stories and bringin...

The Priest is back; Judas Priest’s new record, Firepower

Parker Dorsey, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

It is official. The Priest is finally back. Almost 15 years after vocalist Rob Halford reunited with one of the quintessential heavy metal bands, Judas Priest has finally released an album worthy of their reputation. Their newest album, ...

Are today’s children receiving too many trophies?

Brandon Belfonti, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

We live in a very “funny” time right now. A time where everyone deserves something. Something for anything and that is dangerous. It’s a scary reinforcer of the upcoming generation. The typical memory of receiving a par...

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