Go gay rights, from the mouth of a minister
Matt Ramsay is a Shippensburg University alumnus and Coalition for Campus Outreach (CCO) Minister. He is often spotted in the quad wearing his flat cap next to the sign “Ask a Campus Minister Anything!” In an interview with The Slate, Ramsay expressed his passion about the topic of homosexuality and the way the Christian church handles it. “This is a difficult issue for students to talk about, and for me as well.
Silence gay stereotypes, let kids be kids
What is “gay?” It could refer to homosexuality, but is there a cultural stereotype that is associated with the word, which I think is a problem.
Drink, drank, drunk: Dangers and prevention concerning the nectar of the gods
If Jesus turned water into wine, I say drink it, along with the holy spirits, and hell, beer too. Your drink says a lot about you, and it affects your health obviously, so there are a few things to consider before you make a liquor store run or take out cash for the bar.
Alumna Spotlight: Bethany Acker
Bethany Acker graduated Magna Cum Laude in May 2013, but she still goes to school every day. That’s because Acker, a recent Shippensburg University alumna, is an eighth-grade English teacher at Midd-West High School in rural Snyder County ing Pennsylvania.
Society’s perception of beauty
All of us have something we would like to change about ourselves — maybe it is a few pounds we should lose or a bump on our nose we would like shaved down.
A non-gamers admission: I’m game
Sweaty hands clench awkward-shaped plastic. I push forward the right side of the plus-sign shaped button as if my actual life depends on it, and my right thumb pounds “A” with the driving force of a jackhammer.
Oh say, does that star-spangled banner yet waver in the U.S.
When my section editor and I discussed the topic of immigration, I decided that I would not tackle the issue of strengthening laws or undocumented workers.
Ten years B.C.: Birth control responsibility
There were 305,388 babies born to U.S. mothers ages 15–19 in 2012, and according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC,) ironically enough, this rate has continually declined in recent years.
No capitalizing on capital punishment
It is 2000. The year of Y2K, Backstreet’s Back, and Nintendo’s Game Cube. According to The Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) for six years, William Nieves has been on death row, but this year, a Philadelphia jury has acquitted him of murdering Eric McAiely in 1992.
Reporting on Pot: Weed sparks a different journalism
Marijuana is now recreationally legal in two states. There are countless editorials that debate whether this should transition to the whole nation, but consider objective reporting on the matter.