Shippensburg’s field hockey team completed its undefeated season on Sunday by capturing the 2021 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Championship for the fourth time in the past five years.
“The Talk” — it’s the most infamous part of puberty. The dreaded sit down with a parent or teacher for some of us and for others it’s a book about the body placed in our room. Sex education is often awkward for the one teaching it and the one learning. If you for some reason can’t be the one to teach your kids about sex education and their bodies, please make sure someone does. Without the proper education the sexual health and safety of children, teenagers and young adults can be at risk.
On Friday, Nov. 19, the court system handed a victory to right-wing vigilantism and continued a tradition of white supremacists being protected by the law. To be clear, Kyle Rittenhouse is a murderer who deliberately inserted himself into a dangerous situation where he did not belong, causing the tragic deaths of two people. We live in a time when Amaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice and countless others have gone without justice. History will look back at this decision as yet another chapter in the shameful story of racial discrimination in our country.
Students and faculty have had to adapt to many different personalities in Shippensburg University’s administration over the years. This year Charles and Colleen Patterson have transitioned into the roles of interim president and first lady of Shippensburg University.
At the beginning of the 2021 fall semester at Shippensburg University, the campus opened several new dining options. A few of those places include Freshens in Kriner Hall, The Sub Shop and Chick-fil-a, both of which are in CUB.
On Wednesday night, the Shippensburg wrestling team traveled to Bloomsburg for a dual meet with Bloomsburg University and Kings College. The Raiders defeated the Monarchs 26-24 but were shutout by the Huskies 57-0.
Shippensburg University held an introductory training program for those interested in becoming a Silent Witness. Blaise Liffick, a Millersville University professor and the program’s Operations Director, led the ‘Facing the Hate: Peacekeeping on Campus with Silent Witness Peacekeepers Alliance’ presentation.
The Student Government Association held its final meeting of the Fall semester on Nov. 18, in the Naugle Hall conference room. The public meetings throughout the semester have been held in various locations on campus.
The search for the next Shippensburg University President has begun. At last week’s Council of Trustees meeting, members of the council were appointed to a presidential search committee. While the interim president position, filled by Charles Patterson, was filled rather quickly last semester, presidential searches typically take longer.