OPINION


9/19/2017, 7:25pm

Ship Sound Off

The goal of this series is to give students a platform to express their opinions on one issue per week. 


9/12/2017, 7:32pm

Misconceptions abound regarding DACA

This labor day weekend, I was fortunate to speak with immigrants in the Reading, Pennsylvania, area and share their stories as part of a literary project called Writing Wrongs. 


12/3/2019, 12:00pm

Give it a thought: Modified SU scholarship will increase enrollment

Whenever students apply to Shippensburg University, many are offered the Raider Success Scholarship as a means of decreasing the cost of their tuition and to encourage them to choose SU over all other schools. Its purpose is additionally to reward students who are high academic performers. That Raider Success Scholarship funded through the university was previously provided to students with a 1150 SAT and 3.5 GPA or higher to the amount of $2,000 for up to four years. 


11/19/2019, 12:00pm

Give it a thought: New housing policy

As the fall semester starts to wind down, Shippensburg University student email inboxes are filling with information for not just the spring semester. Information is pouring in about housing selection for fall 2020. 


11/5/2019, 12:00pm

Commentary: Give it a thought: Imagine what 100 % looks like

The Shippensburg University community and campus life is often fragmented into smaller groups. Our university is defined more so by our individual groups and lacks a central school spirit. The truly disappointing part of our campus climate is the large percentage of our population that is not involved on campus. 


10/15/2019, 1:45pm

Commentary: To raise the smoking age, raise the draft age

  A bill titled the “Tobacco-Free Youth Act” is making its way through the United States Senate committees. The bipartisan bill, sponsored by majority leader Mitch McConnell (R) and former vice-presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine (D) would change the federal smoking age from eighteen to twenty-one. 


9/19/2019, 8:35pm

Commentary: Fair, biased newsmedia

Last week I wrote my commentary “Mending the Rift” about the need for Americans to be open to other people’s ideas and not be afraid to discuss political matters. The purpose? To foster community in our nation, to understand differences and gain insight on other possible solutions to our nation’s problems.


4/2/2019, 7:38am

Social media perpetuating spread of misinformation

The dawn of social media brought about a quick and efficient method of mass communication that has the potential to allow an enormous amount of information to rapidly reach the hands of a large percentage of the world’s population.