Many across the globe were given a celestial treat during the early morning of Tuesday, Nov. 8. This is the last total lunar eclipse until 2025 and has been dubbed the “Beaver Blood Moon.” It began its penumbral phase around 3 a.m. It was visible across the entire country.
Democrats were handed a massive victory in the battleground state of Pennsylvania as Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman found victory in their respective races for governor and senator in Tuesday’s midterm elections.
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.
“If University 101 is a student’s hardest course, we are not doing our job.” Alex Karlheim, Director of First Year Experience (FYE) at Shippensburg University, sees those words as a professional mantra. Karlheim helped develop University 101 (UNIV 101) and supervises the dozens of Peer Anchors that work to help incoming first-year students transition to the college atmosphere.
The PAGE Center is holding an eating disorder support group for students this semester every Tuesday. Titled “The Friend I Never Wanted,” the group meets every week to provide each other with ways to overcome their struggles.
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.
Pennsylvania’s general election is just two weeks away. On Nov. 8, Pennsylvania voters will decide on the next governor, senator and congressional representatives, along with other various positions. The two most important competitions can be seen running for the senator and the governor positions.
Just Stop Oil is an environmental activists group based in the United Kingdom. The group’s main goal is to persuade the UK government to halt production of new fossil fuels. They hold 20 to 30 meetings per week so that anyone has an opportunity to let their voice be heard.
A 21-year-old student instructor teaches various cycling classes in the ShipRec (REC) at Shippensburg University (SU) every Wednesday and Thursday, which can help with improving your health and meeting new people.
Election Day on Nov. 8 is almost here as citizens are encouraged to register by Oct. 24 to be able to vote in the election. This election voters will be deciding the state’s new senators, governor and attorney general. Most importantly, voters will choose between Biden-backed former Lt. Gov. John Fetterman and Trump-backed Dr. Mehmet Oz.
The Shippensburg University Pennsylvania Election Research (S.U.P.E.R.) Map launch party took place on Wednesday, Oct. 12, in McFeely’s Cafe. A class of Wood Honors College students spent the first eight weeks of the semester compiling credited voter data from each county, entering it all into their database, creating the Geographic Information System (GIS) and reaching out to reporters to introduce the S.U.P.E.R. Map to them.
My time at Shippensburg Univerity has not been all sunshine and rainbows. A lot of the painful lessons I learned in high school have come in handy as I deal with these problems as an adult without my parents’ help.