THE GANNON KNIGHT

Food, music enrich Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa celebrations

December 8, 2010

As the snow comes down and encapsulates the city in a winter wonderland, students prepare to celebrate their favorite holiday traditions. For many, they are part of Christmas, but other students have Hanukkah and Kwanzaa traditions. Food and music are the staple of these traditions. For those who...

Mercyhurst students seek alternative ways to buy books

December 8, 2010

The most well-known way for students to buy their books is to purchase them at Mercyhurst College’s bookstore, but the variety of ways students can obtain textbooks seems to increase every year. Now that the required textbook list is posted online prior to each term, Mercyhurst students have the...

Body modifications take on new spiritual meaning

December 1, 2010

This past September, a 14-year-old North Carolina high school student was suspended from school for refusing to remove a small piercing stud in her nose, a violation of the school’s dress code policy. It seems simple – remove the stud and continue to attend school – but for Ariana Lacona, she sa...

SGA considers changes, restructuring of organization

December 1, 2010

Major changes may be in store for Gannon University’s Student Government Association, including amending the organization’s constitution, eliminating unnecessary committees and slashing the number of student representatives for each class. The obstacle: finding a way to put these ideas into action. SGA will vote on one proposed so...

Abundant, raunchy sex scenes twist sweet love story into incredulous, predictable flop

December 1, 2010

Film director Ed Zwick could be given at least this much tribute: in the midst of the latest comedy-drama “Love & Other Drugs” – about an upstart pharmaceutical salesman who falls for a 26-year-old stage one Parkinson’s-afflicted woman -- he’s at least trying to give movie-goers something...

Social work program to host annual dinner

December 1, 2010

‘Tis the season at Gannon University. Officially kicking off the holiday is the Social Work Program’s annual Christmas Dinner, which will take place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the University’s Hammermill Center, located on the corner of West Seventh and Peach streets. This year marks the 33rd...

Ten classic films bring Christmas cheer

December 1, 2010

The Muppet Christmas Carol Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie Bear and friends retell the tale. Michael Caine  as Ebenezer Scrooge should have won an Oscar for his ability to be mean to such furry favorites. Resident Muppet geezers Statler and Waldorf scare the “bejeezus” out of Scrooge as Robert and Jacob...

X-Box Kinect gives users chances to explore newest technological settlement

December 1, 2010

Seizure-like flailing has never been more fun with Xbox Kinect. Swing your arms wildly, lean side to side and “accidentally” hit your friend! You’ve now experienced the future of gaming with Microsoft’s peripheral for Xbox 360. Kinect is a revolutionary look at the way players interact with...

Mercyhurst College comes together after slaying of student

December 1, 2010

Time and space transformed. A time to gather again and return to classes - a sense of routine re-established after a short break. A place to celebrate evening Mass among peers in Mercyhurst College’s Catholic tradition. Christ the King Chapel offered neither on Sunday night for the Mercyhurs...

Sororities prepare events for spring recruitment

December 1, 2010

In preparation for spring recruitment, the social sororities of Gannon University will host a number of events in the coming weeks before Christmas break. The remaining events for this semester are designed to give interested women the opportunity to learn more about each individual chapter at Gannon...

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