Zachary Davis


Album Review: “We’re All Right” by Shin High Foxes

The Shin High Foxes are a local indie/rock band with punk influences that help them create a unique blend of music only seen in Shippensburg, Pa., and the surrounding areas. “We’re All Alright,” the band’s first EP (extended play) will be releasing at the end of May, but we snagged an advanced copy to give you a sneak peak. The album starts off with a musical prelude, which I found a bit boring, not knowing what to expect.

Alumni help students find pathway to success

On Thursday, April 17, the Shippensburg University Career Center along with Alumni Career Services and Alpha Kappa Psi (Shippensburg’s Business Fraternity) presented “Pathways to Success.” The conference for Ship students, grad students and alumni brought in hundreds of visitors thanks, in part, to its powerhouse speaker lineup. Roger Serr kicked off the conference with a welcome, followed by a keynote from Christopher Jackson, an alumnus from the class of 1997.

Fly no more: The story of Flappy Bird

Borrowing a graphical style from the 80s and game mechanics from the 90s, Dong Nguyen had a seemingly overnight hit on his hands, but he let it go; leaving the over 50 million people who had already downloaded it to wonder, “Why?” Flappy Bird was created by one man and released for free on both iOS and Android, the two major smartphone operating systems.

Swinging into existence

Shippensburg University’s new golf club started “for the love of the game,” according to its president, Jeremy Rivers and treasurer Eric Rife, who answered almost simultaneously the question, “Why did you want to start this club?” Fellow seniors Josh Shearer and Brendan Zimmerman make up the rest of the cabinet of the newly formed club. “Myself, Josh and Brendan were all roommates sophomore year, fall 2011, and Eric hung out with us all the time,” he said, speaking of the vice president and secretary, respectively. The foursome began playing in their small group at Caledonia Golf Club in Fayetteville, Pa.

Former Biscotti restaurant finds itself in familiar hands

The coffee bar café formerly known as Biscotti, located on 300 N. Earl St., has changed owners and is now known as Wheel House Café. The change happened in mid-December, when Biscotti owners, the Skiles and Freeman families, sold the business to a team consisting of a husband and wife as well as a family friend.

PA moves toward privatization of management for lottery

On Jan. 12, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue announced that it had awarded a 20-year private management contract to Camelot Global Services PA, LLC. According to spokesperson Jay Pagni, the commonwealth is looking for the lottery to turn in a more stable form of revenue as the senior population increases.