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Inauguration Summarization

February 2, 2009

By Amanda Toth Editor-in-Chief Following President Obama's Inauguration, The Wood Word spoke with several Marywood students about their thoughts. "I watched some of it. I think that Aretha Franklin was pretty bad. I also don't...

SNL: An Election Factor?

December 2, 2008

Image by TaraLivesOn via Flickr By Nick DeMarco Staff Writer We all saw it, and we’ve seen it in elections past: a presidential candidate is portrayed on Saturday Night Live to a chorus of laughs all over America. After a few w...

Orientation Expectation

December 2, 2008

By Katie LaDue Staff Writer This year’s freshman class is all too familiar with last summer’s orientation slogan, “No debate, Marywood ‘08”. They spent a weekend on campus in July that introduced students to things like do...

Campaign Ads: Is it Positive to Be Negative?

December 2, 2008

Image by Renegade98 via Flickr By Nick DeMarco Staff Writer People, both locally and all around America, are breathing a bit easier knowing that they’re not waking up to campaign ads, as well as  phone calls; and who can forget ...

The Dawn of New Politics & Death to Divsion

December 2, 2008

By Kevin Zwick Outlook Editor “You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’" - George Bernard Shaw Being a student of history, I know the historical significance of the 2...

This Liberal Loves America

December 1, 2008

Image by Rakka via Flickr By Amanda Toth Assistant Editor-in-Chief One of my biggest pet peeves in American politics is the notion that liberals love their country less than conservatives. Take, for example, Representative Michele ...

Marywood Mock Election 2008 Results

November 1, 2008

Because of the overwhelming success of last semester's Mock Election, The Wood Word decided to hold a special mock election for November's general election. Over 500 people participated! Take a look and see how the Marywood communit...

The College Student's Guide to Surviving an Election

November 1, 2008

Image by tastybit via Flickr By Robert Suski Staff Writer It has once again returned, a time where neighbor is against neighbor, friend against friend, brother against brother. No the South has not tried to secede from the U...

Palin as Progress for Women's Movement

November 1, 2008

By Kevin Zwick Outlook Editor When Sarah Palin was chosen by Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain to be his Vice-Presidential running mate, it definitely caused a stir in the political world. Senator Hillary Clinton has just run an epic campaign aga...

Candidates on Middle Class: What They Propose

November 1, 2008

Image by Eric (a.k.a. Hervé) via Flickr By Nick DeMarco Staff Writer With the elections looming, one of the most important topics for both candidates is the middle class, the class in American society that is often faced with ...

An Outrageous Statement

October 1, 2008

By Kevin Zwick Staff Writer “A small–town mayor is like a community organizer, but with actual responsibilities.” –Gov. Sarah Palin, Republican Vice Presidential Candidate These are some of the most ridiculous words eve...

Joe Biden: From Scranton to the White House

October 1, 2008

Image via Wikipedia By Ian Isbitski Staff Writer Joe Biden is a true Scrantonian; he was born and raised in Scranton--only two blocks away from Marywood University.  Biden was born on November 20th, 1942 and from there, he bega...