Dining Hall Disaster

Students have recently noticed some issues in the dining hall with long lines, food quality and moldy products. Sodexo responded to the complaints in an interview with Sodexo’s General Manager, Daniel VanAvery. As seen on social media platforms such as the SNHU Barstool Instagram, students have reported receiving moldy bread, salad with plastic in it, uncooked steak, uncooked chicken, and rubber bands around broccoli.

Mask Mandate To Be Lifted

SNHU President Paul LeBlanc sent out a school-wide email on October 21 stating that the mask mandate will be lifted starting November 1. Vaccinated staff and students will have the option to go without a mask while those who are unvaccinated will still be required to mask up. The decision to pull back on mask requirements was based on the vaccination status of the

Cross Campus Construction

All across the SNHU campus there is caution tape, fences and warning signs surrounding sites under construction. These sites include the SETA (School of Engineering, Technology and Aeronautics) building, Penmen Stadium and the quad stairs on the green space. The work being done on each site varies in scope, but the stairs, most notably, have caused students to have to change their routes or

Crime on Campus: The Clery Report

With the annual Clery report now released, the faculty and students of SNHU now have access to public data that shows the safety profile of the campus. While the data only extends to last year, it provides a trend of how crime has shifted in three years (2018, 2019, 2020). With the advent of the COVID pandemic, there is a clear comparison for how

COVID Cases on Campus

The semester is in full swing, but with it have come several COVID cases. According to the SNHU COVID-19 Dashboard (locatable at, there is one student positive on campus. The Dashboard states that it is updated weekly and "serves as a way to offer transparency to the SNHU and surrounding communities." However, that information is from the testing period ending on September 30.

“Home Sweet Homecoming” to Proceed Virtually for Fall Semester

Homecoming season is around the corner for SNHU and students are gearing up for the festivities. However, it has been announced that Homecoming will move forward virtually for the 2021 fall semester. “For the safety of our entire community, Homecoming will be virtual this year,” said Associate Director of Student Involvement Colleen Lubin. “The University has put our current COVID-19 policies in place to

How to SNHU: Campus COVID Guidelines

The fall 2021 semester is approaching fast. Students are excited for the opportunity to return to campus for the first time in over a year and a half. Just as many are excited for their first time living on campus. However, with the rapid spread of the Delta variant of Covid-19, SNHU has released a statement about what precautions will need to be taken
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Letter From The Editors: Finally: Welcome Back

Welcome. Back.  While the past 18 months have been difficult for everyone, our patience has gotten us back to a place where we can all be together. No matter what this time has looked like for you, the sacrifices that have been made come in all shapes and sizes. With that being said, as the leaders of the Penmen Press, we want to say

How to SNHU: Combating Boredom on Campus

The fall 2021 semester is in full swing, and with it come new challenges for students. Not only must the first years adjust to campus life, but so too must the sophomores, juniors and seniors after a year of remote learning. While some never got to be on campus, the rest haven't been on campus in over a year. The return is exciting, however,

SNHU Reacts to Shortened Winter Break

SNHU came to the decision to shorten the traditional three-week winter break down to two for the 2021-2022 school year. The break will begin on December 21 and end on January 3, which is when classes resume for the 2022 spring semester. "The change was a result of aligning the term start dates across the University for all 8-week and 16-week courses, both campus