William “Bill” Hoffman and Olivia “Livv” Faenza are the 2022 Homecoming Royalty for Shippensburg University, as announced at the homecoming football game on Saturday. Both seniors were honored and excited to have been selected.
Shippensburg University’s Homecoming Parade made a triumphant return on Saturday, after a 12-year hiatus. The parade started in town at 10 a.m. at Fayette and King streets. The parade traveled along King Street, then onto Prince Street and made its way up to Old Main and around the fountain.
Shippensburg University celebrated Diversity Week from Sept. 26-Oct. 1, and to kick off the events, guest speaker and advocate for persons with disabilities, Theo Braddy, shared his story and advice on how students can combat racist and ableist stereotypes.
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.
Hurricane Ian made landfall in Cayo Costa, Florida, on the afternoon of Sept. 28. As a Category 4 system, Ian is the third major hurricane since 2017 to make landfall in Florida. Gov. Ron DeSantis called the damage “historic.”
Students and faculty flocked to the lawn of Gilbert Hall on Friday to witness the unveiling of the Quilt to Cover Us All, an annual project organized by the office of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA).
Dr. Manuel Ruiz, Vice President of Inclusion and Belonging, hosted Pedro Rivera, president of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, to give a speech on the future of diversity on college campuses on Tuesday, September 20. Prior to joining the college, Rivera served as the Pennsylvania Secretary of State and served as chair of the board’s Council of Education.
Hurricane Fiona has caused major damage to the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico, leaving many without power and water access days after passing through. Fiona moved slowly toward Puerto Rico but was only a Category 1 hurricane when it touched down last Sunday. Different parts of the island received anywhere from 6 to 30 inches of rain, with the southern part receiving the most rain. The rain also caused flooding in rivers across the island, with the Arecibo River rising 13 feet in one hour. The rises led to flash flooding and mudslides in certain areas with some regions measuring 25 inches of rain by Monday morning.
The world was shocked on Thursday, Sept. 8, when Queen Elizabeth II passed away at her Balmoral estate in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Immediately upon her death, the throne was passed down to her son Prince Charles who became King Charles III.
Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine has been happening for over six months now, with no end in sight. However, Ukrainian forces have made significant gains on Russian territory in the northwest region of Kharkiv. In the past two weeks, Ukrainian forces have launched a similar counter-offensive in the southern Kherson region. When Russian forces moved south to combat this, the northern offensive pushed even harder.
On Sept. 15, Shippensburg University’s Student Government Association (SGA) held a meeting in the Orndorff Theatre to discuss bus transportation for students, committee reports and to grant voting rights to committee members.
Your friends are not your friends if they don’t like you. That seems redundant, but I feel the need to say it anyway. I learned this lesson the hard way before coming to college, and it has reshaped the way I view my relationships with other people.
Since August, Pakistan has faced intense amounts of flooding unlike anything seen before in the nation’s history. It is described as a “crisis of unimaginable proportions” by Sherry Rehman, Pakistan’s federal minister for climate change.