9/19/2023, 12:25pm

The Slate Speaks: Is the university transparent enough?

With a recent incident occurring on campus at McLean Hall, many students begin to wonder about safety. While this incident seems self-contained, it appears to be part of a much larger issue. Whenever something like this occurs on campus, an email is sent out, students are told that “it’s an active investigation,” and it is lost in history. 

9/15/2023, 5:01pm

The Slate Speaks: Is divorce really that bad?

With the fixation on celebrity couples, it’s no surprise this year has been designated as the year of divorce. Some of Hollywood’s biggest couples are cutting ties after years of matrimony. With this news, it is very common for people to immediately think that this will destroy their professional careers. That something terrible must’ve happened, or that one or both parties are at fault in some way. This however, speaks to a larger issue, the stigma around divorce in general.

9/15/2023, 5:00pm

Foreign Policy is part of the job

Last month’s Republican debate was a lot of things — frustrating, embarrassing, and entertaining to name a few. What it certainly was not was a good demonstration that anyone on the stage had a reasonable foreign policy. 

9/5/2023, 12:37pm

The Slate Speaks: Age Limit in Government

Of all the political turmoil we find ourselves in on a daily basis, the issue of age and our elected officials has become one in the same. With many state officials and those with the most power in our government getting up there in age, the question must be asked, should there be a cap to the age at which officials can serve.

8/29/2023, 12:00pm

The Republican Party is deeply unserious, but dangerous

While I cannot vote in the Republican primary thanks to my party affiliation, I always find the time to watch the debates. Perhaps it’s my penance for being a political science major. The first of the 2024 debates was held last Wednesday, and I can say without any exaggeration, it was the worst I have seen. 

8/29/2023, 12:00pm

Custodians: The unsung heroes of Shippensburg University

In the four years I have spent living on-campus, I will admit I never got to know the custodians who worked in each of my buildings.  My first-year was COVID-19, while sophomore and junior years kept me busy to the point where I practically lived everywhere but my dorm room. However, this summer was an eye-opener, and now I bring that message to all of you: Respect our custodians.

8/29/2023, 12:00pm

The Slate Speaks: Hollywood Strikes!

As of Tuesday, Aug. 29, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) has been on strike for 115 days and it’s been 47 days since the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) joined them on the picket line. This is the first time the WGA and SAG have been on strike together since 1960. 

4/25/2023, 12:05pm

Four years, one pandemic, one Shippensburg

Summer is right around the corner. Vacations are planned, projects are finalized, the sun is shining and the clock ticks down. And so, we get ready to end another semester at Shippensburg University. As I get ready to graduate on May 6, I cannot help looking back at my four years here.

4/25/2023, 12:05pm

The Slate Speaks: What can SU do differently?

As the semester draws to a close, it is always important to reflect on the year as a whole. The 2022-2023 academic year was one filled with many ups and downs, but many of these problems could be fixed for the foreseeable future.

4/25/2023, 12:05pm

SGA is in desperate need of change

Last year, I chose not to run for reelection to the Student Government Association (SGA) for one simple reason — I could not tolerate it any longer. The vitriol and infighting were too much, and it began to affect my mental health and academic performance. I am not alone — the past year has seen over a dozen resignations from the student senate and committees, many citing similar reasons.

4/18/2023, 12:23pm

The Slate Speaks: How we give back on Earth Day

Every Earth Day we ask ourselves, “What can we do to save the Earth?” Recycle more? Drive more fuel-efficient cars? There are plenty of options for students and others alike to give back to the planet we need to protect. Here is some advice from Slater staff members on going green this Earth Day and how they give back.

4/11/2023, 12:00pm

Give it a Thought: University Master Event Calendar

When a student wants to figure out what is happening on campus at any time, it is often a complicated and incomplete pro- cess. There is a weekly “On the Horizon” newsletter sent out by Campus Life that highlights some student organization events, Rec center events and classes, and information that they have had submitted to them for inclusion in the newsletter. 

4/11/2023, 12:00pm

Stop trying to avoid the news: Journalism matters

It seems like every time you turn on the news, all you see is the world on fire. Politicians would rather fight amongst themselves than propose any kind of solutions to issues like gun violence, climate change, economic disparities, racism, etc. However, as a journalism major, I have noticed a very shocking trend among people. 

4/11/2023, 12:00pm

Does Hollywood really have an originality problem?

So this week was an unusually big week for entertainment news. We had trailers for several new big releases like “Barbie,” “Blue Beetle” and “Spider-Man: Across the Spider Verse.” On the flip side of things we also got news that we would be getting remakes of all seven “Harry Potter” books as an HBO Max series and a live-action remake of “Moana” with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson reprising the role of Maui.