Molly Foster - Managing Editor
For Amanda Cruickshanks, a senior art and design major at Shippensburg University, creating art is something that encompasses many of her oldest and fondest memories.
Some may say we are a species that craves comfort and pursues it in nearly all facets of life — in what we do, the people we associate ourselves with and the environment in which we settle down.
Much like Santa Claus who is said to trek the world by sleigh every Christmas Eve, making many stops to deliver bow-topped gifts to children young and old, Celtic Woman, on its “The Best of Christmas Tour,” made a stop in Shippensburg on Thursday to deliver the gift of music to the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center.
It is said that dogs are man’s best friend. This is true for many self-identified dog people, but for some, dogs are more than pets or best friends. And no, I do not mean those who see their dogs as family members, but rather, those who find an outlet to live a more independent life through their companionships with the tail-wagging animals.
Leaving home for college can be a frightening transition for many young adults, as they are cut free from parental supervision to care for themselves for the first time in their lives.
Shovel in hand, Roneka Jones, intern at Shippensburg University’s Women’s Center, blanketed tulip bulbs with a layer of soil in the Jamie Fecker Garden by Lackhove Hall last Tuesday for SU’s annual tulip planting ceremony.
Before Jordana Wagner, a senior art and design major, enrolled at Shippensburg University three-and-a-half years ago, she was passionate about art — she took every art class her high school offered — but was not sure who she was as an artist.
With outstretched arms, Christopher Kovats-Bernat, an American anthropologist and one-year visiting anthropology professor at Shippensburg University, brought to words the tattoos that adorn his skin from elbow to wrist. The Haitian flag, Voodoo spirits and phrases penned in foreign script are among the eight.
While most people were coating their bodies with mosquito repellent to avoid the blood-sucking pests this summer, Bailey Bzdak, a senior geoenvironmental studies and biology major at Shippensburg University, was seeking them out.