The Wood Word

Bishop Martino Legacy One of Impact and Controversy

October 1, 2009

By Kevin Zwick Outlook Editor After six turbulent years as the head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton, Bishop Joseph Martino retired August 31st from his post. For some, this is a sad occasion, but for others, it is a relief. My first experience with Bisho...

Federalism and Its Discontents

October 1, 2009

By Kenny Luck Staff Writer The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a think-tank which tracks and monitors militia groups, has recently released a report citing evidence of an increasing number of anti-government militias in the...

Bring Back the Old Facebook!

April 1, 2009

By Marie Fitzsimmons Outlook Editor Think back to a few years ago when life was good and college students had Facebook all to themselves. Those were the days! No parents trying to stalk their children, or your boss and coworkers rea...

New Facebook Changes…Do You Like It?

April 1, 2009

By Daniel Sputa Staff Writer (Courtesy of Solid Cactus) Recently, Facebook introduced new changes to the layout of their Home Page. As usual, this sudden change made some people uneasy and they’ve started to express their disagreement...

Ain't No Party Like a Scranton Tea Party!

April 1, 2009

By Kevin Zwick Staff Writer Parking in downtown Scranton is terrible. I drove around for a half-hour trying to find a spot to park. I drove past the ‘Tea Party’ about three or four times before I found a spot. Fifty cents...

Rihanna, Chris Brown Set Bad Examples for Fans

March 1, 2009

Image by Express Monorail via Flickr By Amanda Toth Editor-in-Chief The first week of February was not a good time for celebrities. Olympic record-setting swimmer Michael Phelps was photographed using drugs and baseball superstar...

Parade Day is "Scrantastic"!

March 1, 2009

By Lauren Smith Staff Writer If you’re like me, then you probably look forward to the Saturday before Saint Patrick’s Day or “Parade Day” as it is often called here in Scranton. According to the Saint Patrick’s Parade Association of Lackawanna County, wh...

Landing a Job in 2009

March 1, 2009

By Marie Fitzsimmons Outlook Editor In just a few short months I will be graduating from Marywood University. Last year at this time I was looking forward to May 2009. I couldn’t wait to get out into the real world and start...

Advice for President Obama

March 1, 2009

Image via Wikipedia By Kevin Zwick Staff Writer I thought it was funny to be asked to write an article about giving advice to President Obama. I just graduated from Marywood this past fall semester and I am on the hunt for that elusive thi...

Inauguration Summarization

February 1, 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...

Does Martin Luther King Mean Off for All?

January 31, 2009

Image via Wikipedia By Katie LaDue Staff Writer This question has been asked many times and this article answers the question on whether or not students at our University should have Martin Luther King Day off. This may also provide an explanation fo...

It's Still Easy Being Green

January 31, 2009

Image via Wikipedia By Amanda Toth Editor-in-Chief Back again from last issue, here are more tips on how to live a greener life. The Wood Word hopes that these tips will be helpful to you and that you are able to use them in everyday life. Buy ...