My name is Rich Sterner, and I am running for State Senate District 33 in the Pennsylvania Senate which includes all of Adams County, the eastern half of Franklin County, Cumberland County around Shippensburg, and York County around Hanover.
Worldwide, we are undergoing unprecedented times as a pandemic sweeps the globe, economic hardships proliferate, riots and protests unfold in the streets and political polarization intensifies as the election nears.
The COVID-19 coronavirus has ravaged all over the world, leaving companies, governments and institutions with many challenging decisions to make including balancing financial vitality, health and continuing to deliver their mission.
With the COVID-19 coronavirus still on the rise, Shippensburg University students must make the necessary adjustments if they wish to remain on campus. This means social distancing and wearing masks and limiting interactions with others.
In a time of national uncertainty and unmitigated chaos, the Republican National Convention (RNC) acted as a beacon of hope for the future and was a much-needed reminder of who we are as Americans, where we came from and where we will go.
I eat a steady diet of reality crime shows, cultivated by an early interest in forensics. I recently caught the episode “The Last Dance” of the show “The Perfect Murder.” In the show’s last frame, Karen Silas tells of meeting in prison her daughter’s killer where he apologized. Silas said the expression of remorse “was so freeing.” Without giving the meeting a name, Silas had engaged in restorative justice. Restorative justice is a form of punishment where an offender accepts responsibility and takes the chance to repair the hurt the offender caused.
Without any pomp and circumstance, the Democratic National Convention was virtually broadcast last week to a national audience. Although lacking the grandeur of a traditional assembly, the Democrats produced an innovative and engaging program.
The Democratic National Convention kicked off Aug. 17 and conveyed a predominant mantra of destruction and disarray directed not only at President Donald Trump’s time in office but at our country’s basic principles.
Today in our country we are facing many issues. Sickness being the one at the forefront of the media, and racial injustice on the back burner. Both of these things are issues that have infected the human race since the beginning of time. Why is that?
Shippensburg University has had pressure from students in the past year to add additional security and surveillance in and around our residence halls in order to address incidents occurring in the buildings as well as to prevent future problems.
The Shippensburg Borough Council is set to vote on a non-discrimination ordinance that identifies and prohibits discrimination against people based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.