The Wood Word

Writing a Resume the Right Way

February 2, 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 2, 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...

A Possible Three Party System?

December 1, 2009

Image via Wikipedia By Kevin Zwick Outlook Editor The recent Congressional race in the 23rd District of New York was a possible glimpse into the future of the American political system. The heated campaign between a Democrat, Re...

Musical Cliches and Pseudo-Songwriters: Two Rogue Songwriters' Views on Song Craft

December 1, 2009

John Oates via last.fm By Kenny Luck and Phil Yurkon Staff Writers “I have expressed my deepest feelings through songs. Don’t be afraid… you have to be fearless.” This is how John Oates, one-half of the pop duo “Hall and Oates”, who rose to the top of the pop...

Anti-Intellectualism Revisited: Why Are Americans So Stupid?

November 1, 2009

By Kenny Luck Staff Writer “Our anti-intellectualism”, wrote historian Richard Hofstadter, “is older than our national identity”. In 1964, Hofstadter’s book, Anti-Intellectualism in American Life, won the Pulitzer ...

Is All the World A-Twitter?

November 1, 2009

Image via Wikipedia By Mandy Boyle Advertising Sales Manager/Entertainment Editor I confess. I'm one of them. I @ reply, retweet and Follow Friday. But what exactly does that all mean? Well, to start out with, I'm one of millions...

Students Suffer in Bad Economy

November 1, 2009

By Nicole Eatz Staff Writer This year students are struggling with the high costs of college. In my opinion, the bad economy should not affect students. No one should be penalized for not having enough money. That is why we have...

And Now For Something Completely Different

November 1, 2009

By Kevin Zwick Outlook Editor The year was 1969. It was a hallmark year for many reasons: Woodstock and the end of the Hippie Era; the Manson murders; the Beatles’ rooftop concert; and Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. It...

Security's Hard Work Goes Unnoticed

November 1, 2009

By Amanda Toth Editor-in-Chief I'm sure everyone on campus has, at one time or another, heard someone complaining about the Security department. These complaints, mostly about parking tickets or a lack of parking spaces, are usually some...

Security's Hard Work Goes Unnoticed

November 1, 2009

By Amanda Toth Editor-in-Chief I'm sure everyone on campus has, at one time or another, heard someone complaining about the Security department. These complaints, mostly about parking tickets or a lack of parking spaces, are...

Change Not Derange: A Republican Perspective

October 1, 2009

Image by Fibonacci Blue via Flickr By Josh Rumage Staff Writer Everyone gets sick occasionally. But nowadays with the battle over health care in Washington, D.C., it may not be a good time to fall ill. For the last few months...