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Profile: Being transgender at Gannon and beyond

Profile: Being transgender at Gannon and beyond

December 4, 2019

If Renée Laufer had to describe herself in one distinctive quality, it would probably be that she is soft. She is an introvert. She is sensitive. She loves to hang out with her friends and watch “Adventure Time.” She plays Pokémon in her free time and occasionally writes poetry. Her friends would...

The final countdown: students study for exams

The final countdown: students study for exams

December 4, 2019

Thanksgiving break is over, heaving students into testing season. For most students, it is a time of major stress and immense pressure to do well on their exams. With semester grades on the line, how are students preparing for the quickly approaching finals week? The first and most important thing to...

High school senior reflects on college class

High school senior reflects on college class

December 4, 2019

This school year, I took my first college class at Gannon University as a high school student from Collegiate Academy. The course I was enrolled in was LENG 111, a required freshman English course. I had heard stories from friends about what to expect from the class and in assignments, so I had some...

Celebrating women’s suffrage

Celebrating women’s suffrage

November 20, 2019

Should the Centennial Anniversary of the 19th Amendment be Celebrated? In the fall of 1919, exactly 100 years ago, the activists of the women’s suffrage movement were less than a year away from ending a 70-year fight for equal rights. Suffragists had spent years organizing, protesting, lobbying and...

Gannon hosts International Education Week

Gannon hosts International Education Week

November 19, 2019

Gannon University will continue its observance of International Education Week with several events, including a presentation that focuses on ethical consumerism. International Education Week has been observed since 2001 when the U.S. Department of State and the federal Department of Education created...

Gannon receives grant for residency program

Gannon receives grant for residency program

November 13, 2019

Gannon University and Erie’s Public Schools have been awarded a planning grant to create a residency program that will better prepare student teachers for the field, and hopefully recruit a more diverse population of students to the program. Currently, students spend 14-15 weeks in their student teaching...

Teachers combat stress in the classroom

Teachers combat stress in the classroom

November 13, 2019

Before becoming the director of education at Gannon University, Janice Whiteman was a principal in the Erie Public School District. Each day she would stand in the hallway as students walked in to start their school day. “One day, there was a young man, a seventh grader, always very neat with his...

Post columnist speaks at Hammermill Center

Post columnist speaks at Hammermill Center

November 12, 2019

The Hammermill Center swarmed with eager listeners Thursday night as George Will took the stage to discuss debt, healthcare, family disintegration and the power of the government as a part of the Jefferson Educational Society’s Global Summit XI. Ferki Ferati, president of the Jefferson group, began...

CHESS offers interesting new classes for next semester

November 6, 2019

With advising day just around the corner, it is time to look at the classes available for next semester. Some of these classes are new, and some are just outside the box of the regular curriculum, giving students a chance to expand their academic experience. One of the classes offered will be History...

Student debt effects mental health

Student debt effects mental health

November 6, 2019

College students come from all over and have different experiences, but there is one thing that unites virtually each and every one of them: student debt. As one of the leading stressors for college students, these financial burdens are constant sources of anxiety. Recent studies conducted by CBS have...

Gannon hosts second annual Hackathon event

Gannon hosts second annual Hackathon event

November 6, 2019

Billboards are up all over town announcing Gannon University’s second annual Hackathon Cybersecurity Competition, which is scheduled for the next two Saturdays. The event originally was launched as a marketing and recruiting tool for the new I-HACK programs and to raise awareness of what Gannon has...

Gannon’s U-Knighted Store serves students

Gannon’s U-Knighted Store serves students

October 30, 2019

The New York Times recently released an article stating that nearly half of college students are going hungry due to the lack of money or resources to get groceries. To combat this on a local level, Gannon University has implemented an on-campus service known as the U-Knighted Store. What was once...

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