2017 was a big year for The Penmen Press, as we launched PenmenPress.com in early September and have redefined how we tell SNHU’s story. As we celebrate the new year and reflect on the past one, we wanted to share PenmenPress.com’s Top 10 stories from 2017!

#1 Email Malfunction Leads to University Wide Chain

The initial email from Student Affairs was regarding Homecoming. (image credit: Nick Klotz)

Over 350 emails were exchanged on the University College Student (UC_Student) listserv beginning late in the evening of Friday, September 22, with the final email being sent almost 24 hours later. This email chain spurred a variety of responses from students ranging in amusement, anger, frustration, memes, and even sender’s locations and phone numbers.

#2 Restaurant Spotlight: Chez Vachon Dishes Out Large Portions of French-Canadian Favorites

(image credit: Nicholas VonSchantz-Ricci)

Chez Vachon may have the most misleading name of any restaurant in Manchester. Based on the name alone, many would be inclined to think that this is an upscale French restaurant in the middle of the city; however, this could not be further from the truth.

#3 Leah Richards Starts New Leg of her SNHU Journey in Both Student Success and the Learning Center

Leah Richards with her wife and CCEL Director, Elizabeth Richards (left) and their two children. (image credit: Leah Richards)

The new school year brings changes for everyone, students and faculty alike. For some, however, these changes are more drastic than others and bring about a change in title, office and mindset. For Leah Richards, the 2017-2018 school year brought brand new positions, challenges and goals that needed to be set to ensure the success of SNHU Students.

#4 CAPE Announces Fetty Wap as Major Concert Artist

The Major Concert sold out within 12 hours.(Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)

This year’s Major Concert artist has been revealed at tonight’s Big Money Bingo. Rap artist Fetty Wap, known for hits “Trap Queen” and “679” will be performing at SNHU on October 13 in the Athletic Complex Fieldhouse. Supporting Fetty Wap will be SNHU alum Matt Corman.

#5 $500,000 in Damage During Two Alarm Fire and The Power of the SNHU Community

Greeley – Saturday, November 18. (image credit: Josh Walker)

On the night of Saturday, November 18, Greeley, (a 12-unit apartment style residence hall located on the west side of campus) witnessed a fire break out between the second and third floors. Eight fire engines, three ladder trucks, one rescue truck and one ambulance reported to control and manage the fire and resulting damage.

#6 Alternative Break Locations Revealed

CCEL students in the Dominican Republic (image credit: CCEL)

The Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) released their Alternative Break trip locations today at the Involvement Fair. There will be five trips occurring during spring break this year, including four domestic trips and one international trip.

#7 Tiago Fernandes Battles Through Illness to Become First Player to Reach Semi-Finals of ITA’s

(image credit: SNHUPenmen.com)

After a tremendous performance in the men’s tennis opening match against Colby Sawyer, senior Tiago Fernandes of Porto, Portugal rallied his way into the semifinals of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) East Regional Championships at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 25.

#8 Domino’s Dishes Out Devastating News — Pie-Hards React

(image credit: Nick Klotz)

In no uncertain terms, pizza is essential to any college student’s survival. Students’ options for a late night bite have now been cut in half, as Domino’s has made the decision to cease delivery to SNHU’s campus. This decision was made effective on the 24th of last month.

#9 Gunshots Heard from Campus – Public Safety Responds

(image credit: Nick Klotz)

Gunshots could be heard from campus on the morning of September 21. Public Safety’s Captain Roger St. Onge confirmed that these sounds were a result of a routine firearms training conducted at the Hooksett Police Department’s facility near the Merrimack River. The Hooksett Police Department confirmed that Manchester SWAT was using their facility.

#10 Adjusting to Life Abroad in South America

Schoenbeck at lagoon 13,400 feet into the Atacama Desert, one of the driest places in the world. (image credit: Sarah Schoenbeck)

Sarah Schoenbeck, class of 2019, cut her summer short to study abroad at the Universidad Viña del Mar (UVM), Chile, on July 29. She is the second SNHU student to study at UVM since the partnership was established in 2013 and she hopes to bring awareness to the program.

 

Megan Palmer
Megan is an alumna of SNHU, formally the Editor-in-Chief of the Penmen Press. She was an English Language and Literature major with minors in communication and education, and she dedicated herself to the growth and success of SNHU's student-led newspaper. In addition to the Penmen Press, Megan also worked in the Deborah L. Coffin's Women Center, conducted extended research projects with SNHU's club for undergraduate research, and sang with her barbershop chorus.

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