8/23/2022, 12:00pm

The Slate Speaks: Advice for first-year students

Coming to college for the first time can be very intimidating. Maybe this is the first time you’re acting independently, or you’ve never been this far from home. While your freshman year can seem scary, there are many things you can do to make the transition into higher education easier.

6/27/2022, 2:07pm

The Ethics of Advertising

 When I began pursuing a college education, I was unaware that public relations was even a field of study, but it was something in which I quickly became interested.  

5/10/2022, 10:10pm

Why legal abortions are still the current pro-life answer

 Earlier this month, the leak of a draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion authored by Justice Samuel Alito in a case involving a Mississippi abortion clinic raised the prospect that America’s highest court would overturn the historic 1973 Roe v. Wade opinion that legalized abortion in all states in the U.S. 

4/26/2022, 12:00pm

Doubles Trouble: Being a twin in tennis

I would consider myself to be a fairly competitive person, as I’m sure many others do. Whether its academics or athletics, I always try to be the best I can be. Though I have a lot of very supportive people in my life, the most supportive person I have in my life is also my biggest competition: my twin sister Tierney. 

4/26/2022, 12:00pm

Consider being vegan-ish

Being vegan is often seen as infeasible and impractical, as vegans “don’t get enough protein,” are “hippies” and are “pretentious” as a result of their animal activism.

4/26/2022, 12:00pm

Don't tread on worms

As April brings in a season of showers, there seem to be a lot more worms on campus. Worms come up from the ground during a rainstorm and slide across sidewalks, pavement and parking lots.

4/19/2022, 2:01pm

Commentary: One small thing SU could do

Every day you learn something new, and that truly never stops being true. In one of the last classes I'll ever take during my time here at Shippensburg University, I learned about SU’s climate commitment. 

4/12/2022, 12:00pm

The Slate Speaks: Celebrity ‘public relations’-ships

We are surrounded by the media constantly, and every day we are flooded with news regarding celebrities and information about their lives. We are told everything about them, from what they eat to what they wear and even who they date. Their fame allows celebrities to endorse products or partner with brands to gain money and a bigger following. Sometimes it is hard to know what is real about a celebrity and what is just being done for a paycheck. 

4/12/2022, 12:00pm

‘Riverdale’ is the best trash on television

If you had told me back in 2017 that giving ’50s comic book icon Archie Andrews a six-pack would lead to one of television’s most popular series, I would have told you that was almost as funny as Chris Pratt playing Mario (as you can see hindsight is 2022). 

4/5/2022, 12:00pm

The Slate Speaks: The Right to Repair

In this world of same-day deliveries and endless phone upgrades, the idea of repairs seems unnecessary to some. To others, it’s a livelihood or a passion, and technology companies are making it harder and harder for these repairs to happen.

3/22/2022, 12:00pm

The Slate Speaks: YikYak and Internet Anonymity

YikYak is an anonymous commenting app based on location. When you open the app, you are met with comments that have recently been made within a five-mile radius and are able to ‘upvote’ and ‘downvote’ the comments as you see fit. YikYak launched in 2013 in order to, according to its developers, connect students on college campuses through conversation without the fear of labels. 

2/22/2022, 12:00pm

Commentary: Reflections on four years at Ship

“Often when you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” That quote is from Mr. Rogers, and I find it strangely comforting as I struggle with so many thoughts approaching graduation. Fortunately, I had the financial support of the Pennsylvania 60+ College Advantage program, so college debt is not one of them this time. 

2/22/2022, 12:00pm

The Slate Speaks:

Two Olympic athletes both tested positive for banned substances before the Olympic games began. One was removed from the competition completely, while the other remained in the competition. What’s the difference?