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In your lifetime, there will be people who help shape you into the person you become. For me, it was my Aunt Jill. It is impossible to describe the love and connection I and everyone in my family had for Jill. She was kind, caring, stubborn and tenacious. Most of my childhood memories revolve around her spending valuable time with me and taking my siblings and I on new experiences.
Recently, The Slate published an article in the Ship Life section detailing what “Being a woman is…” for Women’s History Month. As I read the article, I noticed a trend where women were boiled down to outfits, makeup, chick-flicks, jewelry and period problems. To me, being a woman is so much more than the stereotypical cliches that people are so used to pinning to women’s chests.
The Shippensburg University Career center hosted Career Week from March 23 to 30. The week was filled with professionally beneficial activities ranging from the Professional Dress Fashion show, the Dress Closet Open House, Resumania, DEI in the workplace and a Job and Internship Fair.
The Shippensburg University Pride and Gender Equity (PAGE) Center hosted many events for Trans Week of Visibility, which took place from March 27 to 31. Throughout the week, various events including an open mic and game night, speakers and a potluck dinner took place. To close out the week, the potluck welcomed students, staff and faculty to eat together and celebrate International Trans Day of Visibility.
College sports are a large part of the social aspect of college. College pride stems mostly from the success of a school’s sports teams, and even when they do not win, students will continue to attend the events and cheer on their peers. This brings up the question: Why do college sports bring us together?
As college students, we spend the past four long years of our lives to become experts in a dedicated field in order to pursue our future careers. Not to mention, the previous 13 years of schooling you attend to simply become a functioning member of society. Put that aside and think about the years in preschool learning your colors and shapes and numbers and you may come to the realization that the past 21 years of your 21-year-old life has been spent preparing you for your future career. Suddenly you are about to graduate with your degree, and you are applying to jobs and getting rejected left and right. What was the purpose of obtaining the degree, if you cannot pursue the career attached to it?
Last Wednesday was a surprisingly sunny mid-February day. It was unusually warm and the breeze mixed with chirping birds made me pause and appreciate the weather as I was walking off campus and down the sidewalk to my car. Suddenly, a red SUV whipped out of a side street and began barreling up the road toward me, interrupting the beauty of the day.
The integrity of the fall 2022 Student Government Association (SGA) election has been called into question by multiple members of SGA. During the election, Kennedy Holt was listed on the ballot on Sept. 17 and was elected SGA president.
Dan Greenstein, the chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, hosted an open forum at Shippensburg University on Nov. 17 to address concerns of financial distress and discrimination on campus.
The woodwind ensembles of the Shippensburg University music department held their fall semester concert in Old Main Chapel on Nov. 6. Three groups including the flute choir, clarinet ensemble and saxophone ensemble spent the semester coming together and practicing various pieces for this concert.
New York Times #1 bestselling author Sarah J. Maas explores a new world of magical creatures with her most recent series “Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood” (HOEAB).
This past weekend I completed my eighth and final year of marching band. We performed in the Hershey Park Stadium on a lovely, unusually warm, November afternoon. This final performance was a long time coming and leading up to it, my fellow band members would come up to me and ask, “aren’t you sad?” This has been happening all season, where suddenly we would remember that this was our final chance to perform in a marching band, and we would all think about how sad it would be for it to be over, but I’m not sad.
On Oct. 8, thousands marched through Washington, D.C., to rally against abortion bans and encourage voting in the upcoming November election.
Like everyone else, I regularly binge watch Netflix. One of my favorite shows I used to watch before it was removed from Netflix was “The Office.” I rewatched that series more times that I can count. It was comforting to turn it on and have something familiar and funny to settle the background noise in my head. This show wasn’t deep, and it wasn’t for philosophers. However, there is a quote from one of the episodes that I think of often.
“Don’t Worry Darling” is a film about Alice (Florence Pugh) and Jack Chambers (Harry Styles), a picture-perfect vision of “young love”, who live happily in an eerily utopian neighborhood with their ‘50s style home, cars and wardrobes to match. Every day, the wives stand in the cul-de-sac and kiss their husbands goodbye as they simultaneously drive off to work at the mysterious “Victory Project ‘’ for their cult-like leader Frank (Chris Pine). The only explanation given to the wives is that the men work on “the development of progressive materials.” The husbands are forbidden from giving any details about their top-secret work. After the men drive off in their fancy cars into the desert, their wives turn back and clean every inch of their already pristine homes, go shopping with bottomless checking accounts, swim at the country club pool, take dance classes, listen to Frank’s hypnotic propaganda about the Victory Project, cook a five-course meal and meet their husbands at the door with a cocktail. In this picture-perfect world, the only rule the women are given is to never leave.
The Slater of the month for August 2022 is Connor Niszczak, based on his involvement this past summer and tackling more than 10 articles for The Slate’s earliest publications.