8/30/2022, 12:00pm

Skip Intro: Opening credits and what makes them good

What is it that makes binge-watching so magical? Is it the feeling of excitement of watching a series for the first time and needing to know what happens next? Or is it, perhaps, that feeling of comfort watching ten seasons of a series you’ve seen a million times before? Never before have audiences been given such access to the shows they love.

8/30/2022, 12:00pm

The Slate Speaks: FOMO and the Stress of Social Media

 It seems almost pointless to rattle on and on about the internet and how it has shaped our modern world. We essentially have created the world we live in today on the foundation of the internet. 

8/23/2022, 12:00pm

The inaccessibility of Broadway hurts everyone

When COVID-19 shut down the whole of the world, many fans of musical theatre found themselves living with uncertainty: the uncertainty that Broadway may never return, or even live theater in general. Thankfully, though the intermission was long, Broadway did return. 

8/23/2022, 12:00pm

A First-Year’s Guide to Reisner

Arriving to a new school and going to the cafeteria for the first time can be an intimidating moment. You might wonder: where do I sit? What is there to eat? Who do I sit with? However, you can rest easy, because this is not your average high school cafeteria. 

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.