“The Mountain Echo,” the student-run newspaper at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD, published an article that was met with controversy. The article, “Mount President’s Attempt to Improve Retention Rate Included Seeking Dismissal of 20-25 First-Year Students,” written by Rebecca Schisler and Ryan Golden on Jan. 19, detailed the recently hired President Simon Newman’s plan to figure out which students were at risk
Around campus, I have heard some complaints about how much snow we’ve gotten recently, and before that people were happy that we hadn’t gotten much snow. It was basically spring! Not having snow is just unnatural. It’s winter. We live in a state that is meant to get snow this time of year. El Niño certainly has had an impact on the weather for
Please note the blogger mentioned added a disclaimer to the article discussed after its initial publishing claiming its content was “satirical.” Roosh V is a microbiologist turned blogger who has written cringe worthy articles such as “8 Things American Women Must Do to Themselves More Be Attractive for Men,” and “10 Reasons Heterosexual Men Should Leave America,” and has seemingly overnight became infamous for
For many years, a recreational gem of trees has been waiting, untouched, to be used by the Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) community. During the last couple of years, SNHU administration has contemplated turning a particular 25 to 35 acres of forest into a facility that would preserve the landscape (amidst all of the recent construction) and provide a beneficial, multi-use place for recreation.
Though I often receive condolences from friends that discover I have a birthday that falls exactly a week before Christmas Eve, I’ve never felt particularly cursed by the day of my birth. In all honesty, I always thought that having a birthday so close to Christmas was a blessing in disguise. It’s a commonly known fact that as a child, the worst part of
While most college students enjoy the holidays because they get to go home and open gifts galore instead of going to class and doing homework, it’s one of my most dreaded times. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy getting time off from school to go home and see my amazing little brother and sister, all the while not feeling guilty about the horrific amount
As a cashier, I have seen a lot of unsavory personalities throughout the holiday season. Obviously, the holidays bring stress upon everyone for a number of reasons, but that’s not an excuse to take your frustrations out on cashiers and salespeople. Now, not everyone does it but there are a select few that bring their Grinch out while shopping this time of year.
It begins anew every year at Thanksgiving. The second we cut the turkey it can be heard creeping over the horizon. It slithers through the radio, it assaults our ears at the store, and even follows us into the bathroom. I am speaking, of course, about Christmas music. Before the first day of December, Christmas music arrives once again to overstay its welcome. It’s
Don’t stress if you missed Black Friday or Cyber Monday. If you were smart and didn’t spend your life savings on Black Friday like I did last year, there’s still plenty of time left to find deals. Black Friday has some decent sales, but in reality, the items you got on Black Friday will most likely go on sale again at some point during
To give him some credit, just about all mascots give me the creeps, but there is something about Petey that goes the extra mile into terror town. Be it his emotionless doe-eyes, or his snarky smile, something about him just doesn’t seem right. We’ve all seen him enthusiastically motivating crowds at sporting events, meandering around campus giving high fives, and leaving a trail of