In an age of constant energy and discussion and stimulation, sometimes it can be hard to remember to step back and breathe for a minute. Shippensburg’s Mindfulness Series, led by Dr. Toru Sato (who prefers to just be called “Toru”), gives SU students, staff and community that opportunity in bi-weekly sessions.
Let me just say this first — before the COVID-19 coronavirus I was probably the most chaotic person ever. From planning extravagant trips to having an overly detailed step-by-step plan on how I was going to be successful — I handled my stress in unhealthy ways. Of course, I always knew that life was going to punch me in the face sooner or later, but being naive, I figured I would handle it with ease because I am just that amazing *flips hair.*
When I transferred to Shippensburg University in fall 2019, I already had more than 70 credits under my belt from two prior colleges. I had taken all of my electives and general education courses. After making the sudden decision to switch from psychology to English, the only courses left to fulfill my degree requirements were English courses, scattered with a few foreign language classes. I had no idea how difficult it would be to fulfill my degree requirement until I was a semester in. Who would have thought how difficult it would be to commute from 45 minutes away and still manage to take all of my required courses?
Editor’s Note: This commentary is responding to Maria Maresca’s commentary “Take five minutes: Officials politicized COVID-19 pandemic” which was published Sept. 15 in The Slate and on theslateonline.com
Pennsylvania is often a deciding state in the presidential election; however, during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic many voters are opting for a mail-in ballot, but a new ruling from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court could prevent thousands of votes from being counted.
The Women’s Center at Shippensburg University celebrated the 19th Amendment over Zoom with a panel of speakers from both on- and off-campus organizations. Speakers paid tribute to those who fought for the right and the diversity among them. Many speakers addressed the importance of voting in the upcoming elections and encouraged attendees to register to vote.