Mara Eberle


Frederick Douglass Institute hosts ‘Black is the Color of Love’ panel

Shippensburg University’s Frederick Douglass Institute (FDI) hosted the “Black is the Color of Love” panel and discussion Tuesday to shed light on black love and intimacy.  Sharnine Herbert, liaison for FDI, introduced the organization, the panelists and the purpose of the event. Each panelist had a specific topic to present and educate the audience on, all of which surrounded the topic of black love.

Brainrot: TikTok’s harmful effect on adolescent minds

By now, the internet is well aware of the young girls on TikTok participating in anti-aging rituals or boys beginning to worry about the shape of their jawlines before they hit puberty. While it would be stating the obvious to say that short-form content is destroying all of our minds, I believe it is crucial to acknowledge those who are most susceptible to it — adolescents. 

The Reflector hosts Halloween open mic

 The Reflector, Shippensburg University’s literary journal, held a Halloween themed open mic on Thursday evening, allowing students to share music, poetry and short stories. 

'It's a human thing:' MSA quilt reveal

The largest unveiling to date of the Quilt to Cover Us All, an annual project organized by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) at Shippensburg University, was last Friday on the Gilbert Hall lawn. The quilt’s unveiling was the finale of Diversity Week 2023, which saw an uptick of nearly 400 student participants. There were “1,163 unique students in attendance this fall compared to 779 last year” at the numerous events, according to Manny Ruiz, SU Assistant Vice President for Inclusion and Belonging.

Welcome Back, AAPIO!

The Asian American Pacific Islander Organization (AAPIO) hosted a Welcome Back Kickback on Thursday evening to welcome new and returning members.