Megan Sawka Asst. Ship Life Editor


Black Experience Tribute showcases Ship's Black excellence

As a part of the university’s Black History Month celebration, the Shippensburg University Heritage Dance Company hosted their “Black Experience Tribute” on Feb. 23 in Memorial Auditorium. The showcase consisted of dance, music, poetry and film, highlighting the talent and experience of black students in Shippensburg. 

Top 10 rom-coms of all time

Some of my favorite movies in the whole world are romantic comedies, or rom-coms. Rom-coms are movies that contain romantic plotlines, but those that are generally light-hearted and humorous. These films are often overlooked in the film world, as they are seen as “chick flicks,” movies that women typically enjoy that men don’t see value in. However, I think that many chick flicks can be valuable to the viewer. Aside from many being genuinely good movies, they are light-hearted and fun and can take your mind off of the bad things happening in the world. Rom-coms are a form of escapism for many of us, including myself. 

Scott Pilgrim takes off in new anime

The series “Scott Pilgrim Takes Off” was released on Netflix Nov. 17 and changed the classic story around, with Ramona Flowers and friends taking the lead. 

Cats on Campus: The Tale of an ESA

A lot of students with mental and physical health issues benefit from having an ESA that lives with them. A lot of misconceptions exist about ESAs, however. Aren’t they just pets? How can they actually help students?

The Grass is Always Greener: Our Fascination with the Wealthy

Humans have a natural curiosity for lives outside of their own. The poor are intrigued by the rich, curious about the way that their lives differ from their own. Television in the 2000s featured many shows that glorified the wealthy and famous. Tabloids were splashed with the scandals and drama that occurred in Hollywood. 

Wicked: A reflection on the last 20 years

Every theater kid has an origin story – a moment where they realized their true passion for the arts. For many, this realization came from the musical “Wicked,” which just celebrated its 20th anniversary on Broadway. Ozians from the show’s past came together for the performance at Gershwin Theatre on Oct. 30, exactly 20 years after its initial performance.