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How to Deal With Conflicts & Professors

By: Isabella Bordonaro

Editor In Chief


One of the most difficult things a college student may have to deal with during their college career can be handling conflicts with professors. This can be a daunting task, because students pretty much have no power when it comes to how their work is graded/assigned, and the professors hold all the power.

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Silent Night? Not Here, This Weekend

Scott Sinclair

Staff Writer

Like many college students, I earn my money by being employed in the wonderful field of retail. And every year, towards the end of the fall semester, comes the annual ritual known as The Holiday Shopping Season. For college students there is no greater joy than balancing the end of a long semester, with all of its deadlines and preparations for final exams, against an over-caffeinated manager who swears hitting this year’s sales goals is the most important event in human recorded history. Continue reading

Blacklisted YouTube Channels and Logic

By: Nathan Traini

Managing and Online Editor

In the world of youtube news, there are many sources to choose from. Left leaning or right leaning, YouTube has a channel discussing the news for you. What is special about YouTube as a media conveying platform is that creators have nothing to do with advertisers. YouTube can’t tell you what your content is allowed to contain unless it is illegal or inappropriate and offensive. YouTube was a content creator’s paradise for a long time, but that world is coming to an end.

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The Over-Sexualization of Women’s Halloween Costumes is Anti-Feminist

By: Kierstin Flickinger and Broderick Gerano
Staff Writers

A few weeks before Halloween, we walked into our local Spirit Halloween store in preparation for our favorite holiday. The costume idea that we had in mind was simple: a standard doctor and nurse combo. Searching for a doctor’s outfit was easy, but finding a nurse’s costume was disheartening. Kierstin left the store basically in tears, and we went on a new search for Halloween costumes. She ended up making her costume by herself for the fourth year in a row. The longest garment that we found was barely mid-thigh. Continue reading

Money, Oil, and Politics: a Nexus

By: Nathan Traini
Managing and Online Editor

What does the future hold? What will America be like in 10, 20, or even 100 years from now? What would we want it to be like and how do we get there? These questions are very difficult to answer but one thing everyone agrees on is that if we are to have a society that functions with the majority’s interest at heart we will have to throw out our current political system. Whatever future you envision, a Star Trek or George Jetson like future requires action in a political direction. The energy we use, the money we spend, and the people we elect no longer serve humanity as an assisting force. Continue reading

He Scores!

Hometown broadcaster Steve Mears lands his “dream job” with Penguins.

By: Scott Sinclair  
Staff Writer

PITTSBURGH, Pa.- This hockey season a new voice will be providing play-by-play for the Pittsburgh Penguins on AT&T Sports Network. Murrysville native Steve Mears takes the microphone last held by Paul Steigerwald.

Mears, a Franklin Regional High School and Bowling Green University alumnus, joins the Pens after five years at the NHL Network where he co-hosted the afternoon show “NHL Now.” Continue reading

Plum Woman Raises Money for Dog Park

By: Melissa Braun
Contributing Writer

PLUM, Pa. – A local Plum Borough woman is catching the attention of many locals with her work for a new dog park in her area.  Allison Wade, age 27, is a native of Plum Borough who recently moved back in 2016 after living in the city of Pittsburgh.

Once settling in with her husband, Andrew Wade, and their dog, Apollo, Wade made a
realization that her local area lacked a safe place for her dog to run around off-leash. Continue reading