The Wood Word

"But Mom…It's Not My Fault!"

March 1, 2010

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By Christina Morozov Staff Writer Sorry Mother Nature, but it looks like an innocent round of the blame game has prolonged your stay under the greenhouse. At the Copenhagen Climate Summit, 110 world leaders met to pit a battle agai...

Battling Hunger in Our Backyard

February 1, 2010

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By Andrea Fritchey Staff Writer We’re all in need. The current economic situation in America has not been easy for any of us. Thousands of people have lost their jobs, leaving families without food, shelter, and the basic necessities...

Microfinance: An Answer to Global Poverty?

February 1, 2010

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By Mandy Boyle Advertising Sales Manager/Entertainment Editor When Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunus and his Grameen Bank were honored with the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, the world was introduced to a new way of thinking when...

Postcard Campaign for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

February 1, 2010

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By Victoria Clarizio Staff Writer In the coming weeks Marywood will be participating in the Postcard Campaign for Comprehensive Immigration Reform which is being sponsored by Justice for Immigrants, a campaign started by the...

Chicken Man of Guatemala

February 1, 2010

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By Chuck Fisher Peace & Justice Editor A rooster crowed. I turned to the Guatemalan man up the slope from me and asked in my pathetic Spanish, “Como se dice, uh…… “pollo hombre?” I wanted to make conversation and pr...

Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise.

December 1, 2009

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Image via Wikipedia By Katie O'Neil Staff Writer AIDS. This is a topic we hear about on the news or maybe from studying in class. Those who love RENT know about living with AIDS. However, this is still a very relevant issue bec...

The New Endangered Species

December 1, 2009

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By Christina Morozov Staff Writer The Susquehanna River spans approximately 444 miles across three different states on a path ending at the Chesapeake Bay. It is a vivacious habitat full of different species of aquatic and non-aquatic animals and plants. Ho...

Vegetarianism and the Environment

December 1, 2009

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By Victoria Garafola Staff Writer Ever wonder how you can save the rainforest, cut back fossil fuels, prevent pollution, help stop world hunger and still make it to class on time? Then you should consider the options of a vegetarian...

Thinking of the Soldiers During the Holidays

December 1, 2009

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By Colleen Dunn Staff Writer We are in the heart of autumn. Halloween has come and gone, the leaves are continuing to fall, and the Scranton temperature is dropping each day. With the brisk air waking us up, we know we are approaching...

A Mistake Gone Well

December 1, 2009

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By Fr. Brian Van Fossen Chaplain A couple months ago I placed in the paper an open invitation to ask questions concerning - well really anything.    As I look back on the article I thought it would be mostly questions dealing...

The Life of St. Alphonsus Liguori

December 1, 2009

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By Josh Rumage Staff Writer St. Alphonsus Liguori is one of the most important figures in the Catholic faith. With his firm discipline and a sense of love and compassion from his mother, he was able to persevere in his education, which lead to great achievements in his life. St. Alphonsus Liguori was ...

Green Christmas

December 1, 2009

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By Kristen Wroblewski Staff Writer My name is Kristen Wroblewski.  I'm a junior environmental science major and vice-president of the Pugwash Eco Club.  I know that lots of people have questions about how to "Go Green" this...