‘Opinion’

  • Editor claims victory after trip to dentist

    Sep 15, 11 • 779 Views • Opinion1 Comment

    by He’s standing about two inches away from my face and staring intently at me. I have the urge to laugh. Don’t laugh, I think to myself. That would be horrible. This is serious business. After all, this man intimately knows an important part of me. My...

  • Finding God on Gannon’s campus

    Sep 15, 11 • 542 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    by Life can bring about many experiences that test our decision to be kind and merciful. It can be a tough order to fill when we have been harmed. The old “eye for an eye” ethical stance seems to be the knee-jerk reaction. Jesus warns us against this in...

  • Spaniard’s heart, soul displays finer aspects of sports

    Sep 15, 11 • 500 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    by I don’t always watch tennis, but when I do, I prefer Rafael Nadal. Sure, it might be partially due to those puppy dog eyes but only partially. I’m only human. Mostly it’s because of his gumption and the way he simply does not quit. I sat riveted...

  • Bus stop adds color to life

    Sep 15, 11 • 599 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    by I missed the bus. It had already proved to be a fairly dreadful day, as I had unintentionally left my cell phone at home and my last class of the day ended more than a few minutes too late. But missing my bus put the icing on the cake. As I contemplated...

  • Editor reflects on post 9/11 world

    Sep 15, 11 • 517 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    by Sept. 11 is certainly a date all of us will remember. Everyone remembers where they were and how they reacted to the tragic events that unfolded on that morning. I was in sixth grade at the time, just starting out at James S. Wilson Middle School in Erie....

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

    Sep 8, 11 • 472 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    by 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...

  • Change you can believe in

    Sep 8, 11 • 581 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    by 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 • 535 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    by 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...

  • New buildings step in right direction

    Sep 8, 11 • 502 Views • Knight VisionNo Comments

    by 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 • 566 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    by 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...