Features

Survey and Interviews Challenge Sexual Assault Statistics

Sexual assault cases are making headlines across the U.S. in many industries and environments, and college campuses are no exception. “11.2 percent of all students experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence or incapacitation (among all graduate and undergraduate students),” according to the Report on the Association of American Universities Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct. This would equivalate
Letters from the Editors

Thank You, Student Leaders

On behalf of the Penmen Press, it was with our great pleasure to accept the Scott W. Caswell Outstanding Student Organization Award at last night’s Leadership Awards Banquet. Our staff has worked tirelessly throughout the year -- summer, winter and spring break included -- to fulfill our mission of writing SNHU’s story. We are honored to be recognized for the work we put into
News

SGA Voter Turnout Down 13 Percent Since 2015

This spring election for Student Government Association (SGA) senate and executive board saw the lowest voter turnout rate in five years, with only 15 percent of the eligible student population participating (421 students). This represents a 13 percent decrease since spring elections of 2015, with the presidential election of Caroline Fleming and Sarah Lawton. Last April’s spring elections (Ashlee Lindsey v. Ryan Evaul) saw
Penmen Abroad

Studying Abroad and Mental Health

Students preparing to study abroad have a lot to organize before leaving for a new country. Between packing and other physical steps needed before studying abroad, it is also key that students consider their own mental health before departure. Sophomore year, before departing for my study abroad trip to Italy, I thought about how I anticipated responding to such a big change. Knowing I
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Out of the Darkness Walk Raises $11,835 for Suicide Awareness and Prevention

The Center for Community Engaged Learning hosted its second annual Out of the Darkness Walk on Sunday, April 8, raising $11,835 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (ASFP). Coordinator Izzi Proia was pleased with the turnout for the event, despite the unseasonably cold weather. “I feel great,” Proia said. “I think it was a great day for people who have been struggling lately,
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Out of the Darkness Walk Sheds Light on Suicide Awareness

This upcoming Sunday, April 8, the Center for Community Engaged Learning will be hosting their annual Out of the Darkness Walk which benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). SNHU community members can form teams for the walk and raise money to fund research, education, advocacy and support for those affected by suicide. SNHU students can make a team at afsp.org/SNHU. At the
Penmen Abroad

The Importance of Walking: Studying Abroad by Studying the Small Things

Studying abroad presents many unique opportunities for reflection and growth. Study Abroad Director Stefano Parenti has rebuilt his philosophy based on the book “A Philosophy of Walking,” by Frederic Gros, which discusses how important it is to slow down, appreciate the small things and rediscover what it means to be human. “You’re doing nothing when you walk, nothing but walking,” writes Gros. “But having
April Fool's News

APRIL FOOL’S: Paul LeBlanc Announces New Partnership With Fetty Wap

Each year, almost exactly around this time of year to be exact, University President Paul LeBlanc announces a new, wild career endeavor for the upcoming year. While his 2017 campaign for president of the United States did not play out as he had hoped, he is not letting this setback keep him from pursuing different dreams. Paul LeBlanc has announced that he will be