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Can you go a day without media?

April 3, 2011

Lisa Piccolo Peace and Justice Editor Lisa Piccolo conducts experiment on modern media in our daily lives 24. The number of hours that are included in a day. How many hours do we spend talking on our cell phones, on the Internet or listening to music? Recently, for an assignment...

Butt huts unused by campus smokers

April 3, 2011

Amber Mohrmann Staff Writer Have you ever noticed the clear bus stop looking structures around campus? These structures have been deemed “butt huts” by many members of the Marywood community. They are meant to be used by...

Pajamas to class, are you for or against it?

April 3, 2011

Jeremy Barket Layout & Web Editor He said... Okay, we’ve all seen them.  Pink Floyd themed.  Pigs with wings themed.  Solid colored, flannel, generally non-form fitting, and the just rolled out of bed and came to class...

Reading and writing are powerful gifts

April 3, 2011

Dr. Laurie McMillan English Department How often do you and I groan about the reading and writing we have to do? (Yes, professors groan just like students do, but don’t tell anyone, because it’s a secret.) Meanwhile, in place...

Fueled by news

April 3, 2011

Joseph Petro Outlook Editor Practical apps for smartphones Apple has recently released two new applications that may serve a practical use for our everyday, busy schedules.  According to Comcast.net News on February 8, iPhone re...

Word on the Street: What’s YOUR opinion on WeCar/SmartRide?

February 6, 2011

Samantha Eayler Sophomore Musical Theatre Major “I’m bummed, I will miss Smart Ride because I used it and it was useful.” Andrea deVillers Junior Early Childhood/Special Education Major “I think WeCar will be very usef...

Changes in transportation options present new challenges for students

February 6, 2011

Editorial Board Transportation options for Marywood students have changed significantly since the beginning of the 2011 spring semester. Marywood students have seen substantial changes in transportation due to the elimination of the Smart Ride program and the release ...

First Wednesdays begin at the library

February 6, 2011

Annette M. Fisher Guest Contributor We have all heard of TGIF.  Most of us will either reply, “Thank God It’s Friday,” or “Let’s go to TGI Friday’s.”  Well, there is a new acronym in town and it is “FWL.”  Ther...

Winter freezes commuters

February 4, 2011

Bob Hannon Staff Writer As most are well aware, Marywood recently adopted a new compressed schedule for days with delays. All classes prior to a specified time (generally between 10am and noon) are delayed and all classes a...

Think philosophically

February 4, 2011

Meaghan P. Godwin Philosophy Department What can I say in 500 words that will be worth reading but that won’t get me into any trouble? It might not be possible. Is anything actually worth reading if it isn’t scintillating? People tend to pay little at...

Fueled by News: Facebook adds AMBER alerts to social network

February 4, 2011

Joseph Petro Outlook Editor Facebook just got more proactive with protecting its users. According to The Washington Post, Facebook has teamed up with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to make AMBER Alerts bull...

Marywood sets good example with “going green” efforts

February 4, 2011

Joseph Petro Outlook Editor Let’s face it.  In these hard economic times we are all trying to save a little green and so is Marywood University, but they’re saving a different kind of green—the environment. In recent yea...