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Why Would You Want to Become Jane?

March 1, 2008

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Cover of Becoming Jane By Kathleen O'Neil Staff Writer Recently, I viewed the film Becoming Jane. Many did not want to see this, thinking it would be a boring Victorian film about a boring Victorian writer, but these assumptions were wrong; quite the contrary, this film developed a true love story that most can still relate to contemporarily. To outline the fil...

An Inconvenient Book: Real Solutions to the World's Biggest Problems

March 1, 2008

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Cover via Amazon By Stephen Kane Entertainment Editor Please, do not allow the title to mislead you. Glenn Beck’s An Inconvenient Truth offers us simple, very commonsense solutions to major problems our country faces daily. The U.S. oil addiction, global warming, political correctness, illegal immigration, poverty, even pornography —all the bases are covered in this New Yor...

St. Patty's Day in Scranton!

March 1, 2008

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By Christine Lauff Staff Writer On Saturday, March 15th, the 46th Annual Scranton St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin at 11:45 a.m. This year it is being held in memory of Tim Cummings, Donald Regan and Monsignor Andrew McGowan. The parade will start on Wyoming Avenue and proceed to Lackawanna Ave...

The Man Behind the TV

March 1, 2008

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By Tony Calvario Staff Writer For this article I decided to interview Ryan Leckey from WNEP. Leckey is a reporter for the station and I always wondered how he obtained such an exciting job, and at such a young age. As a matter of interest, I am impressed w...

Literary Review: "Into the Wild"

February 1, 2008

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Cover of Into the Wild By Barry Strauss Staff Writer Jon Krackauer’s Into the Wild is written much like a mystery novel, except for the dire fact that the tale is actually a work of nonfiction. The work is a true-life story of a young man, Chris McCandless, who decided to go against the contemporary norms of our society. After graduating from a prestigi...

What to Watch Now?

February 1, 2008

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By Tony Calvario Staff Writer As we are all aware, the writer’s strike is still an on-going issue. This leaves many television viewers wondering “what the heck am I going to watch now?” Shows like “Desperate Housewives”...

"Wonderful Town" to Premiere Friday, February 22

February 1, 2008

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By Kristen Cantarella Staff Writer Next week, the Marywood Players will take a step back in time with three performances of Leonard Bernstein’s family oriented musical “Wonderful Town.” The story tells of the Sherwood sisters...

Campus Ministry: Practicing Charity Through Service

February 1, 2008

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By Roman Flores Staff Writer What is Campus Ministry? Does it entail reading scripture at the lectern during Mass, or making available the sacraments of the Catholic Church here on campus? Is it putting on retreats in order to...