Dale Detweiler, pastor of the Shippensburg Church of the Nazarene, will be leading students from Shippensburg University on a mission trip to Puerto Rico in early 2020 after a hurricane struck the territory in 2017.
Hand-in-hand, together they stand.
Members of the Shippensburg community gathered on King Street Sunday just before the Veteran’s Day Parade to unite as a town against the recent troubles they have faced.
When strife rears its head, communities must stand hand-in-hand to face it. Members of the Shippensburg community will do just that this Sunday in the face of the recent troubles that have afflicted the town.
Jazmin Petrantonio’s field hockey journey began when she was only five years old. Living in Argentina, she grew up in a family that has a heavy background in sports. Her dad, a former basketball player, is a basketball coach. Her older sister played sports and Petrantonio often followed her to practices to soak in the atmosphere.
The crowd sighed in exhaustion as Marauders junior goalkeeper Autumn Peters denied Raiders sophomore Valen Alonso’s shot, much to the delight of the strong Millersville crowd that made the trip to Robb Sports Complex at Shippensburg University.
At Shippensburg University, students are recommended to join at least one organization on campus to gain experience and become part of the community. Homecoming King Ramses Ovalles knows this all too well as he is a part of seven different organizations.
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.
We live in a generation where everything is available in an instant. From news to Netflix to calculators that solve math problems for us, all that we consume is expected to be here and now, lest we get angry and put our foot through the computer or throw our phones into a lake.