Chase Slenker Staff Columnist
Americans are tasked with a variety of obligations while granted various rights and opportunities depending on their age. According to the Cornell Legal Institute, the age of legal majority is set at eighteen years old and is the point in which a person gains “control over their own actions and affairs and becomes responsible for the decisions they make.”
Shippensburg University made many personnel and organizational changes in the past year with minimal communication to students. As an institution of higher education, the university has a responsibility to serve and engage students, and the university does that through its faculty and, more frequently, through its student affairs staff.
America has been known as a country of devout individualism since its foundation, with Alexis De Tocqueville commenting in 1835 in “Democracy In America” that the country breeds the dangers of “rugged individualism,” leading to majoritarian politics.
A few weeks ago, I was walking across the academic quad in front of the library when I came across a middle-aged man and his two daughters handing out little pamphlets. Now my initial reactions were both of intrigue and a desire to keep on walking past as quickly as possible.
I sat in the Harley Hall Multi-Purpose Room for Shippensburg University’s President’s Hour Oct. 7. This is an opportunity for students to share their feedback with the university president and her executive management team.
There have been massive pushes for people, particularly college students to get out and vote across the country and right here on our college campus.
The COVID-19 coronavirus has ravaged all over the world, leaving companies, governments and institutions with many challenging decisions to make including balancing financial vitality, health and continuing to deliver their mission.
With the upcoming election only 70 days away, Americans are left with an important choice to make: Who to vote for.
Shippensburg University has had pressure from students in the past year to add additional security and surveillance in and around our residence halls in order to address incidents occurring in the buildings as well as to prevent future problems.
In “The Thirteen American Arguments,” Howard Fineman covers questions and topics that Americans have been debating since the founding of our nation. The topics include “What is a person?” and the extent of presidential power.