Welcome to both a new year and a new semester at Shippensburg University. No matter how the last ones ended, I am sure you can find something great this time around. The new semester and new year bring new challenges, but also new happinesses. Whether or not you believe in a clean slate (pun intended), both certainly can be. It may be more difficult, but that does not mean it will be any less wonderful.
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.
Recently, between my classes, internship, position at the Slate and role in the “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” I have found it very difficult to take time for myself. I found that a lot of friends of mine are in similar positions with all of their commitments. It can be a challenge to know how to take the time you need and how to recharge after an especially rough day.
The Borough of Shippensburg held its 41st Annual Corn Fest last Saturday, a festival in downtown Shippensburg to preserve the town’s legacy. Corn Fest is always held on the last Saturday in August, and this year was one of the largest celebrations yet.
On June 24, the Supreme Court finalized overturning Roe v. Wade. News that the Supreme Court might decide to overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked in May. Much of the public was outraged by the news then, and even more are angered now.
“When we deny our stories and disengage from tough emotions, they don’t go away; instead, they own us, they define us. Our job is not to deny the story, but to defy the ending—to rise strong, recognize our story, and rumble with the truth until we get to a place where we think, ‘Yes. This is what happened. This is my truth. And I will choose how this story ends,” a speaker at SU’s ‘Take Back the Night” used the Brene Brown quote to perfectly sum up the night. ‘Take Back the Night,’ an annual event from the PAGE Center, Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry County (DVSCPC), Women in Need and YWCA Carlisle and Cumberland Co., was held on Tuesday, April 19 in the CUB MPR.
The two literary publications on campus, Write the Ship and the Reflector, celebrated their launch on Thursday, April 21 in Stewart Hall. This event is the first in-person launch party since 2019’s books.
The amount of waste humans create is shocking. According to the United Nations, we dump 2.12 billion tons every year. This collects in piles, landfills and oceans, becoming a danger for animals and an issue for our human population.