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Sketchers Shape-Ups: lose weight while walking

November 18, 2010

Jeremy Barket Staff Writer In between all of the commercials and print advertisements for weight loss products, I am sure you’ve all seen Skecher’s Shape Up sneakers. Between Kim Kardashian telling you to “take these pills” becau...

London Calling: Studying Abroad in England

October 7, 2010

Alison Trautmann Editor-in-Chief I am a devout Anglophile. Everything that I love comes from England. The books I read the music I listen to, the movies I watch. During the spring semester, I had the chance to study abroad i...

For $75,000 Money CAN Buy Happiness?

October 7, 2010

Image by Thomas Hawk via Flickr Roxanne DeAngelo Staff Writer Money has been the driving factor of life since man can remember. Ancient kings and civilizations have been destroyed over the want of money and even today we have many...

Straws? Don’t you mean “Instruments of Environmental Destruction”?

October 7, 2010

Alison Trautmann Editor-in-Chief Straws. More than just a way to get a drink from your cup to your mouth. They’re just plain fun and when you’re in college, the simplest things can be the most fun or make your day a bit brighter...

The Happiness Movement: Pop Culture, Money, and Science

October 7, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Mandy Boyle Staff Writer For the past decade or so, there’s been quite a shift in the way we think about how we feel. The shift is toward positivity and psychologists, behavioral specialists, authors, and entrepreneurs have noticed...

Seniors Say Goodbye

April 1, 2010

The Wood Word would like to thank its seven graduating editors for their years of hard work and dedication, and wish them best of luck with their future endeavors! Here, we take a look back at their baby pictures and glimpse ...

A Letter From the Editor

April 1, 2010

Dear Marywood Community, As a graduating Editor-in-Chief, I feel obligated to write an open letter to thank those who have made it such a pleasure for me to attend Marywood. I am honored to have served you this past year, and...

College Life After All

March 1, 2010

Image by kory pence via FlickrBy Donya Albert Staff Writer I walked onto a college campus for the first time at age 26. I’m told that Marywood is a smaller school and I’m almost positive that the person who said this was dead wrong. My name is Donya, I have two sons ages...

"Jersey Shore": Entertaining or Offensive?

March 1, 2010

Image by Getty Images via Daylife By Anthony Castellano Staff Writer G.T.L., known by the cast of “Jersey Shore” as “Gym, Tan, and Laundry”, is just one of the new catch phrases that has helped propel the show’s cast to stardom as the show has become an overnight reality show s...

Writing a Resume the Right Way

February 1, 2010

By Anne Marie Coar Staff Writer “Start a résumé sooner rather than later and let it be a document that grows with you.”  Ms. Christina Whitney, assistant director of Marywood University Career Services, believes this is...

Taking Up Space: A Special Guest Commentary

February 1, 2010

Image via Wikipedia By Anonymous Editor’s Note: It’s really a sad state of affairs for a student newspaper when all the staff but one is graduating at the end of this semester, and yet barely any student writers come to the meetings to write fo...

Should Marywood Have 24-Hour Access to the Library?

December 1, 2009

By Nicole Eatz Staff Writer Marywood University's Library hours are Monday through Thursday 8am-11pm, Friday 8am – 7pm, Saturday 8:30am – 7pm, and Sunday noon – 11pm. The University of Scranton students have 24-hour access to their library, but only to certain areas. The questi...