Samantha Fuentes, 20, was a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when a gunman opened fire on Feb. 14, 2018. Fuentes was shot in the leg and further injured by shrapnel in her face and legs, some of which could not be safely removed. She uses her traumatic experience to prevent others from experiencing gun violence, speaking to groups to raise awareness and discuss gun violence and the trauma that ensues from it.

Parkland shooting survivor set to speak virtually

Madeline Bruce, Features Editor February 9, 2021

In the almost three years since tragedy struck Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., mobilization and communication have been key to changing the narrative surrounding gun control and...

University inclusion committee works to diversify campus

University inclusion committee works to diversify campus

Madeline Bruce, Features Editor February 2, 2021

Police brutality. Protests. Riots. Looting. The conversation of racial injustice in the United States has been a long, complex one, and it only seems to be getting more heated. Gannon University faculty...

Mental health issues are hard to deal with for students without a global pandemic. With COVID-19, students are facing these issues at a higher rate than under normal circumstances. Awareness and aid are crucial during this time, which is why Jill Merritt, Ph.D., and Renee Foradori are offering the Youth Mental Health First Aid Program for faculty and staff at Gannon.

Gannon faculty bring mental health training to campus

Anna Malesiewski, Assistant Editor February 2, 2021

Gannon University faculty members Jill Merritt, Ph.D., and Renee Foradori are offering the Youth Mental Health First Aid Program for faculty and staff. The program is aimed at identifying mental health...

Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

Chloe Forbes, Editor-in-Chief February 2, 2021

BOOKS “The Hate You Give” by Angie Thomas Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and the police shooting of Oscar Grant, “The Hate You Give” is a young adult fiction novel that explores...

Holiday Gift Guide for 2020

Holiday Gift Guide for 2020

Chloe Forbes, Editor-in-Chief December 2, 2020

With the holidays coming up, it can be hard not being able to see your family and friends due to COVID-19. However, you can always show how much you love and appreciate them with the perfect gift. This...

Jessica Belousov (left), president of the ASL club, and Hannah Warner, a member of the club, practice sign language. The club strives to bring awarness to the issues the deaf community faces.

Pandemic impacts deaf community

Ali Smith, Roundtable Editor November 10, 2020

Many people have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Quite obviously, those who have contracted the deadly virus and their families have been severely impacted by the virus since its explosion in March. However,...

Not only is the possibility of catching COVID-19 impacting mental health, but the social and economic implications are also taking a toll on people’s mental states. Quarantining, isolation from friends and family, fear of losing loved ones and the inundation of news about the virus can all cause mental health issues to be exacerbated or surface during the crisis.

Two pandemics could result from COVID-19

Anna Malesiewski, Assistant Editor November 10, 2020

While COVID-19 is a pandemic in terms of disease, it also has led to a different kind of pandemic: one that involves mental health. The virus is at the forefront of much of the national and global conversation,...

Students, faculty and stafff are optimistic about the return to classes for the upcoming spring semester after having a successful fall semester.

Expectations for the upcoming semester

Madeline Bruce, Features Editor November 10, 2020

Uncertainty has appeared to be the theme of this semester, with COVID-19 shaping operations at Gannon University. Now that it is almost finals week, it is safe to say that the Gannon community successfully...

Gannon University’s CHESS racial justice task force is part of a larger university-wide initiative to dedicate itself to becoming an anti-racist college in the wake of George Floyd’s death this summer.

CHESS task force sheds light on racial justice

Chloe Forbes, Editor in Chief November 3, 2020

“How do you think having people from throughout the humanities lends itself to adding different perspectives to the racial justice task force?” “I’m going to ask you to say that question again,...

Gannon’s Health Center, which oversees the university’s COVID-19 testing site and contact tracing, is located in the basement of the Harborview House apartments. Students should call the Health Center at 814-871-7622 with any questions and concerns about the virus or getting tested.

Gannon students share mixed COVID-19 experiences

Madeline Bruce, Features Editor November 3, 2020

There is no doubt that this year is filled with many unknowns, and it still is. COVID-19 has caused the world to change, and navigating that change can often feel like walking through a thick fog at night...

Ghostly tour set to tell haunting stories of campus sites

October 27, 2020

With the help of Eerie Erie owner Rachel Jessup, Gannon University’s Alumni Association will be hosting a virtual ghost tour Thursday at 7 p.m. During this tour, called Ghosts of Gannon, there will...

Voting trends for young people haven’t had a great track record in U.S. history. Young people often aren’t inclined to participate in government or politics, but the 2016 election appears to have incited civic participation in the younger generations.

Students voice opinions in upcoming election

Anna Malesiewski, Assistant Editor October 27, 2020

Tuesday’s upcoming election has been the source of an outpouring of opinions from United States citizens. Like the general population, Gannon University students have a variety of opinions and issues...

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