‘Opinion’

  • Last, great frontier proves to be space between own ears

    Sep 8, 11 • 919 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    It’s been at least two weeks since we’ve moved into our new non-air conditioned apartment and I’ve yet to sleep underneath any covers. But tonight, I’m not sure whether it’s the heat or my insomnia that’s keeping me awake. After wrestling with my...

  • Change you can believe in

    Sep 8, 11 • 960 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    People have issues with change. And I’m not talking the: we-can’t-be-in-this-long-distance-relationship-anymore-because-you-joined-a-cult-while-I-was-away kind of change. I’m talking the quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies kind. This one time I was...

  • Big love comes from small families

    Sep 8, 11 • 983 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    I’m from a small town, and an even smaller family. When I say small, I mean that I have four first cousins and that I can count on 1 1/2 hands the number of people that show up at holiday gatherings. We all even live within a 15 minute drive of each other....

  • New buildings step in right direction

    Sep 8, 11 • 905 Views • Knight VisionNo Comments

    For most of us in The Knight newsroom, the immaculately crafted interior of North Hall remains a mystery. Although we haven’t gazed upon the spiral staircase with our own eyes or placed our hands under its pristine faucets, The Knight is a group of...

  • Couple contests for perfect wedding

    Sep 8, 11 • 982 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    Until recently, I would never consider using the word “progressive” to describe my good ol’ hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania, “ultra conservative” is usually what comes to mind when I think about this town. Growing up in Erie sometimes felt like being...

  • First impressions and second chances

    Aug 18, 11 • 1422 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    When my college friends get together, Steve Huether likes to tell the story of the first time he met the rest of Finnegan 4-West during move-in day freshman year. He likes to set the scene like it’s a low budget Hype Williams music video. As he strolls in...

  • Four years of good memories follow in walk to graduation

    Apr 27, 11 • 1672 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    Memory is a funny thing. In one moment, a nostalgic flood will wash over you, the next, your mind is as blank as the Microsoft Word document I’m writing this column on. Just the other day I was talking to my mom when a certain phrase she used drew my mind...

  • Editor reaches end of college journalism career

    Apr 27, 11 • 1612 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    This is it. My last Tuesday production night of The Knight. My last column. As I write this, the end of three years of my life will come in less than 12 hours, and yet it doesn’t feel real. Tonight when I leave the office, I will never need to put together...

  • Reflection on past events creates nostalgic mindstate

    Apr 27, 11 • 1465 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    Everyone has their list of firsts that they’ll never forget – first job, first kiss, first car or whatever else. I can definitely say that my favorite first, no matter what else happens in my life, will be Gannon, also known as my “first college...

  • Telling untold stories serves as young journalist’s ambition

    Apr 27, 11 • 1360 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    The last chord of The Beatles’ “A Day in the Life” – the final track of the band’s 1967 album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” – serves as a sonic statement of all things final. That epic E-major expresses what ultimate conclusiveness...