9/27/2022, 12:00pm

Hurricane Fiona tears through Puerto Rico, rips Eastern Canada

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.

9/20/2022, 12:00pm

Queen Elizabeth II laid to rest

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.

9/20/2022, 12:00pm

Ukraine Recaptures Russian-Controlled Territories

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. 

9/20/2022, 12:00pm

Flooding in Pakistan Proves Catastrophic

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.

9/13/2022, 12:00pm

Artemis Launch Delayed

NASA delayed the Sept. 3 launch of Artemis I due to leaking issues with the fuel. The mission was delayed on the day of the launch as engineers noticed a leak when they started to fill the rocket’s fuel tanks. The leak in the fuel tank could emit hydrogen gas, which is a flammable substance and poses a threat to the safety of the mission. The pressure of the fuel lines was also altered while engineers were cooling the lines down to the temperature needed to store the hydrogen. 

9/13/2022, 12:00pm

SU Holds 9/11 Memorial

Members of the campus community gathered outside on Monday in remembrance of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. A brief ceremony was held outside of the Ezra Memorial Library. 

9/13/2022, 12:00pm

UK Gains New Prime Minister

On Monday, Sept. 5, Liz Truss was elected as the next Conservative prime minister of the United Kingdom. She is taking over after the three year administration of Boris Johnson, who stepped down as prime minister in July. Truss will now be entrusted with helping the U.K. recover from its worst economic downturn in decades. She is also the first prime minister to take office in a post-Brexit Britain.

9/13/2022, 12:00pm

SGA holds first meeting

Shippensburg University’s Student Government Association (SGA) held a meeting on Sept. 1 at which Vice President Kennedy Holt shared that elections are coming up and petitions to run were due on Sept. 2.

9/13/2022, 12:00pm

SGA President Hare resigns

Student Government Association (SGA) President Andrew Hare stepped down from his position on August 23. The resignation was due to undisclosed personal reasons. Vice President of Finances Chase Slenker said that responsibilities are being shared among the other officers to better distribute the workload. Slenker will be speaking at the SGA Open House in place of the president. 

8/31/2022, 12:28pm

Manhunt requires a shelter-in-place order

On Friday, Aug. 26, at 3:26 p.m. a shelter-in-place alert was sent out to all Shippensburg University affiliated persons via text and email. The alert was sent after the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) initiated a manhunt following a police incident near the Roxbury Treatment Center, which is approximately 1.7 miles from the campus of SU. 

8/30/2022, 12:00pm

CDC overhaul includes Fauci’s resignation

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), as well as the top medical adviser to the U.S. president, announced that he will be stepping down from his positions in December after nearly five decades of service.

8/30/2022, 12:00pm

President Biden delivers campaign promise of debt cancellation

One week before student loan payments were set to resume after the pandemic pause, President Joe Biden cancelled student debt for millions of Americans. Biden also plans to extend the payment pause for another four months. The debt cancellation only applies to graduates who make under $125,000 a year or households who make less than $250,000 a year. Graduates who applied for the Pell Grant can now have up to $20,000 in loans forgiven, and other loan recipients can be forgiven for up to $10,000. 

8/30/2022, 12:00pm

Shippensburg’s 41st Annual Corn Fest returns to King Street

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.