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Disabled UA Student Left in Dorm Room During Fire Alarm

Disabled UA Student Left in Dorm Room During Fire Alarm

By Megan Parker, The University of Akron

March 20, 2019


Filed under College Reporting

This article is part one of a two-part series. Part one covers the incident from the perspective of the student. Part two will cover the response from different departments at The University of Akron. A University of Akron student with disabilities was left in her dorm room despite yelling ...

History of Drag: LGBTQ rights, art and civil rights

History of Drag: LGBTQ rights, art and civil rights

By Kaisa Siipola, Eastern Washington University

March 18, 2019


Filed under College Reporting

Learning about history doesn’t have to be a drag at EWU. The History of Drag was hosted by Jason Johnson, a Spokane Drag performer whose drag name is Nova Kaine, on Feb. 27 in the PUB to educate students on the art prior to EWU’s annual drag show. The event was sponsored by the EWU Pride Center...

Wayne couple opens business in Omaha along with another in Wayne

Wayne couple opens business in Omaha along with another in Wayne

By Rachel Vogt, Wayne State College

March 7, 2019


Filed under College Reporting

Mark Kanitz and Lukas Rix are far from being considered “unfamiliar faces” to many Northeast Nebraska residents. The couple is well known for running what could be considered one of the most successful businesses in downtown Wayne, America. The two currently own three stores in Wayne and have rece...

BSU and Africana Studies Reclaiming Black Excellence

BSU and Africana Studies Reclaiming Black Excellence

By Kaisa Siipola, Eastern Washington University

February 28, 2019


Filed under College Reporting

Black History Month involves more than just highlighting historical events and learning about slavery and the civil rights movement. It highlights historical accomplishments and contributions of all Africans and African Americans. “Black History Month isn’t just a month, because I am black all...

SCCC support services promote dating violence awareness

SCCC support services promote dating violence awareness

By Cheyenne Miller, Seward County Community College

February 28, 2019


Filed under College Reporting

From casual flings to serious, long term relationships, most students will explore dating at some point during their college years. While exploring can be an important part of the college experience, being conscious of what’s healthy and what isn’t when it comes to romantic relationships can be even...

Students: ‘Did I make the right choice to come to Robert Morris University?’

Students: ‘Did I make the right choice to come to Robert Morris University?’

By Samuel Anthony, Robert Morris University

February 26, 2019


Filed under College Reporting

MOON TOWNSHIP - Since the Town Hall on Jan. 29 in which RMU President Christopher B. Howard announced that the university needed to cut $4-5 million in payroll, there has been concern from the students at Robert Morris University as to the futures of their programs and their entire school. Some of the...

LLC’s create Post-It’s of positivity to encourage and inspire residents

LLC’s create Post-It’s of positivity to encourage and inspire residents

By Francisco Castro, Tarleton State University

February 25, 2019


Filed under College Reporting

As we ready to close the first month into the Spring Semester, many students have begun to feel the rejuvenation of the Winter Break wear off, with the stress of classes taking its place. This air of stress and uncertainty can either be something students can easily overcome or can easily fall under...

LAUSD union strike continues in pursuit of improving schools despite rainy weather

LAUSD union strike continues in pursuit of improving schools despite rainy weather

By Jasmine Martinez, Cerritos College

February 22, 2019


Filed under College Reporting

Chants of “Beutner, Beutner you’re no good, treat your students like you should” rang through wind and rain as Los Angeles Unified School District teachers and community members rallied in support of better schools on Jan. 14. Cold, wet weather did not deter strikers from hours of marching with...

Riding for the culture

Riding for the culture

By Taylor Newquist, Eastern Washington University

February 22, 2019


Filed under College Reporting

When most people hear the word rodeo, an image of modern day cowboys glued to bucking bulls and stallions is the first thing that comes to mind. For teams of Native Americans competing in Indian relay races, the rodeo is an opportunity to continue traditions and preserve family pride. The Indian relay...

Eagles soar to Washington’s Capitol to lobby for university issues

Eagles soar to Washington’s Capitol to lobby for university issues

By Sam Jackson, Eastern Washington University

February 21, 2019


Filed under College Reporting

EWU students are on a mission to express their concerns and advocate for bills that matter to this university and universities at a statewide level, by taking a trip to Olympia for Eagles’ Lobby Day. The two-day event invites students to gather on a bus and ride to the capitol addressing eight priority...

Activism: Post-Millennials vs. Baby Boomers

Activism: Post-Millennials vs. Baby Boomers

By Calen Moore, Seward County Community College

February 20, 2019


Filed under College Reporting, Showcase

To be an activist one must be aware of the political and social climate one lives in. It is clear that today in America the tension between sides or parties are becoming more defined and people are becoming more outspoken. Locally, on social media or publicly in the streets, movements of activism are...

SCCC’s E-boutique Helps Unemployed Women Get Hired

SCCC’s E-boutique Helps Unemployed Women Get Hired

By Cheyenne Miller, Seward County Community College

February 20, 2019


Filed under College Reporting

Anyone who has ever pursued a job understands just how challenging the hiring process can be. From filling out complicated applications to preparing for interviews with potential employers, job hunting is, for many, an incredibly stressful activity. For disadvantaged women re-entering the workforce,...

Northwest Boulevard turns exclusively digital

Northwest Boulevard turns exclusively digital

By Jeremy Burnham, Eastern Washington University

February 17, 2019


Filed under College Reporting

An EWU student publication is saying goodbye to its main product: its print edition. And no, the publication is not The Easterner. Northwest Boulevard has been an outlet for the artistic voices of EWU students since 1994. The student-led journal briefly stopped publishing in the late 1990s before...

Students upset over WSC’s lack of official MLK Day observation

Students upset over WSC’s lack of official MLK Day observation

By Tarik Urvina, Wayne State College

February 16, 2019


Filed under College Reporting

Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday meaning most schools and businesses are closed. As part of the Nebraska State College System (NSCS), however, Wayne State College did not officially observe MLK day. Instead of having a day off on Jan. 21, students received an extra day off over winter break. The...

UA, KSU Faculty Hold Solidarity Picket Line to Support WSU Strike

UA, KSU Faculty Hold Solidarity Picket Line to Support WSU Strike

By Megan Parker, The University of Akron

February 12, 2019


Filed under College Reporting

Members of the American Association of University Professors from The University of Akron and Kent State University held a solidarity picket on the UA campus in support of the faculty at Wright State University on Feb. 5. The picket took place across from Bierce Library on Buchtel Mall, where UA and K...

Easley’s four-year journey to get back on the court

Easley’s four-year journey to get back on the court

By Drew Lawson, Eastern Washington University

February 10, 2019


Filed under College Reporting

After grinding through four years of transfers and injuries to play in her first game, junior guard Andie Easley does not have fond memories of her early college career. “It was miserable,” Easley said. “Nobody really understood how badly I wanted to be on the court.” Easley grew up in...

Josh and Jon Williams embracing opportunity to compete with one another

Josh and Jon Williams embracing opportunity to compete with one another

By Matt Kurtik, Robert Morris University

February 7, 2019


Filed under College Reporting

MOON TOWNSHIP -- Josh Williams was pretty blunt about it. "To be able to (play with each other) on a collegiate level is incredible. It’s humbling. I couldn’t ask for a better person to play next to.” One of the biggest stories of the, still fairly young, Colonials’ season is the dynami...

Petition to cancel RMU classes during polar vortex garners more than 2,200 signatures

Petition to cancel RMU classes during polar vortex garners more than 2,200 signatures

By Gage Goulding, Robert Morris University

February 5, 2019


Filed under College Reporting

MOON TOWNSHIP -- A petition created by a Robert Morris University student to cancel classes during what could be the coldest day of the year has gathered more than a third of the student body's support. UPDATE: Robert Morris University has canceled classes on Wednesday and Thursday. The petition, which ...

Coach Sautter benched for the week

Coach Sautter benched for the week

By Michelle Mattich and Annette Meza

February 5, 2019


Filed under College Reporting

Tonight the Saints men’s basketball team will take the court without their head coach. Jason Sautter has been suspended for one week, with pay, due to a violation of Seward County Community College policy. The assistant coach, James Barrett, will take the reins against Goodland during Sautter’s absence. ...

Humans of RMU: The horror fanatic

Humans of RMU: The horror fanatic

By Maura Linehan, Robert Morris University

February 5, 2019


Filed under College Reporting

“One of my hobbies is meeting people who were in (horror) movies,” Ray Zaparoni said. Zaparoni, videographer for the Academic Media Center, is well known by students at RMU who have taken media-related courses. It may not be immediately obvious to those who meet him, but he has long had an appreciation...

MadSierra Photography brings self-image into the picture frame

MadSierra Photography brings self-image into the picture frame

By Maura Linehan, Robert Morris University

January 31, 2019


Filed under College Reporting

Through the lens of her camera, an ambitious 16-year-old Madison Pisarchick found her calling. Pisarchick, now a junior at Robert Morris, did not have a goal in mind while she was taking pictures of two friends. What she soon found was what the her camera could reveal more about its subject than she ev...

Tom Hanks headlines voting event in Pittsburgh

Tom Hanks headlines voting event in Pittsburgh

By Gage Goulding, Robert Morris University

January 28, 2019


Filed under College Reporting

Tom Hanks spoke to hundreds at Soldiers and Sailors Hall in Oakland to express the importance of voting, not just in the presidential election, but every election. Hanks opened his speech with the question of the importance of elections in the U.S. "What is the most important election in the history...

Shutdown won’t immediately impact SCCC students

Shutdown won’t immediately impact SCCC students

By Michelle Mattich, Seward County Community College

January 24, 2019


Filed under College Reporting, The Shutdown

It’s day 26 of the government shutdown and the longest in the history of the United States. Government workers are not being paid and many offices are closed while congress and President Donald Trump battle over funding issues. How does this shutdown affect Seward County Community College students?...

First Monster Pumpkin Festival in Pittsburgh is a smash hit

First Monster Pumpkin Festival in Pittsburgh is a smash hit

By Megan Shandel, Robert Morris University

January 15, 2019


Filed under College Reporting

PITTSBURGH -- Pumpkin patches have been popping up all over western Pennsylvania for the fall season, but Pittsburgh had bigger plans. Pittsburgh held the city’s first Monster Pumpkin Festival Oct. 20 and 21 on the North Shore riverwalk, and it was a smash hit. One of the many pumpkin activities...

Carney’s Corner: Was Dayton a culture-changing win?

Carney’s Corner: Was Dayton a culture-changing win?

By Logan Carney, Robert Morris University

January 14, 2019


Filed under College Reporting

Last week, for the first time in 17 years, Robert Morris defeated a great FCS program in Dayton by the score of 13-10. Only head equipment manager Ray Butter was on the staff the last time this team beat Dayton. Some people don’t want you to think too much into the first game of the season. ...

Stephens’ milestone performance is a symbol of RMU’s offensive revival

Stephens’ milestone performance is a symbol of RMU’s offensive revival

By Sam Anthony, Robert Morris University

January 14, 2019


Filed under College Reporting

This past weekend, RMU football running back Terence Stephens made history. Stephens became the first player since the legendary Tim Hall to record a game with over 100 receiving and rushing yards. Hall accomplished this feat in the very first season of RMU football. But if you ask Stephens, the soft-spoken...

Eric McAllister discusses how RMU football’s growth as a team has paid dividends on the field

Eric McAllister discusses how RMU football’s growth as a team has paid dividends on the field

By Samuel Anthony, Robert Morris University

January 7, 2019


Filed under College Reporting

To put it bluntly, the Robert Morris football team has been having a good year offensively. Minus the one game in which they played a far superior James Madison team, the Colonials have put up a combined 131 points in four games which is good for 32.75 points per game. A team that can put up 30 points...

Redshirt freshman Alijah Jackson’s speed looks to be the difference for Robert Morris

Redshirt freshman Alijah Jackson’s speed looks to be the difference for Robert Morris

By Samuel Anthony, Robert Morris University

January 4, 2019


Filed under College Reporting

"I just have to focus on my speed and I trust my eyes," said redshirt freshman running back Alijah Jackson of the Robert Morris football team. In the Colonials last match-up against the Bryant Bulldogs, Jackson ran for 109 yards. He became the first RMU player to do so since the 2015 season. With...

Spinning Jenny to perform in nationwide tournament

Spinning Jenny to perform in nationwide tournament

By Garret Roberts, Robert Morris University

January 4, 2019


Filed under College Reporting

MOON TOWNSHIP - Spinning Jenny has announced that they will be participating in Topgolf’s series “Who Will Rock You?” at the end of this month. Featuring musicians from across the nation, the local band will compete in Nashville for the grand prize of a Topgolf sponsored tour and $25,000. “R...

Frisco Bound

Frisco Bound

By Taylor Newquist, Eastern Washington University

December 27, 2018


Filed under College Reporting

No last second plays, no heartbreaks and no doubt. After powering through Maine, EWU will go to Frisco, Texas to play for the program’s second FCS national championship on Jan 5. The No. 3 seed Eagles (12-2) beat the No. 7 seed Blackbears (10-3) 50-19 in Cheney on Saturday, to snap a three game...

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