The Student News Site of Gannon University since 1947


The Student News Site of Gannon University since 1947


The Student News Site of Gannon University since 1947


Previously spread around campus, all of the “mask required”and “keep distance” signs have been removed from all academic and residential buildings.

Gannon University lifts campus-wide mask mandate

Chloe Palmiere, News Editor March 9, 2022

For the first time since the summer of 2021, wearing a mask is now optional in all indoor spaces on Gannon University’s Erie and Ruskin, Fla., campuses. The lifting of the mask mandate was made official...

Former Diocese of Erie Bishop passed away on Sunday, February 26 at St. Mary’s in Erie.

Former Erie Bishop Donald Trautman dies at age 85

Madeline Bruce, Editor-in-Chief March 9, 2022

A public viewing was held Sunday for the Most Rev. Donald Trautman, bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Erie, who died Feb. 26 at age 85. Trautman served the Gannon University community in numerous ways...

Gannon University lifted its mask mandate Wednesday, making masks optional indoors on both of its campuses.

BREAKING: Gannon University lifts mask mandate

Madeline Bruce, Editor-in-Chief February 23, 2022

Gannon University announced Wednesday that masks are now optional indoors on both its Ruskin, Fla. and Erie campuses. The announcement was sent out via email at 4 p.m., and the lifting of the mask mandate...

The 2020 Guatemala ABST trip focused on learning about the programs of the San Lucas Mission and learning about Guatemalan and Indigenous history.

ABSTs make a comeback after pause due to COVID-19

Molly Begeman, Staff Writer February 23, 2022

With spring break approaching, many of Gannon’s students are planning on going back home and relaxing, but there are some who are getting ready to serve others. The Center for Social Concerns and...

Freshmen Nate Taylor (left) and Joe Pfleger are running for chief-of-staff and president for the current SGA election on Gannon’s campus.

SGA debate forum introduces the 2022-2023 candidates

Michael Guido, Managing & Sports Editor February 23, 2022

The Student Government Association (SGA) held a forum for the president and chief of staff candidates in the Zurn Science Center Thursday. The forum, the first one held in-person in several years, was...

Gannon University’s Black Student Union hosts many different events during the month of February focusing them around Black History Month.

Black Student Union roundtable focuses on cultural issues

Chloe Palmiere, News Editor February 16, 2022

Gannon University’s Black Student Union will be hosting a roundtable at 5:30 p.m. Thursday to discuss various issues in and around the Black community.  The event will take place in Room 104 of the...

Gannon University announced on Friday that the beloved Hammermill Center has a new sponsor, Highmark PPO Blue, changing the name for a third time.

The Hammermill now known as the Highmark Events Center

Chloe Palmiere, News Editor February 16, 2022

What was once known as The Audi, and more recently The Mill, is now known as the Highmark Event Center.  Gannon University’s beloved Hammermill Center will be getting renovations from a new sponsor,...

Kimberly Morrow, a licensed therapist, anxiety and OCD expert, will be coming to Gannon to present a workshop.

Interactive Wellness Workshop to take place Thursday

Jillian Wells, Staff Writer February 9, 2022

An interactive wellness workshop will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Gannon University Recreation and Wellness Center as part of Wellness Week. The event has been titled “Living Well as a Student...

Gannon University’s Office of Leadership and Development and Campus Engagement’s Winter Involvement Fair was canceled due to lack of interest.

Gannon University’s first Winter Involvement Fair canceled

Molly Begeman, Staff Writer February 9, 2022

A lack of student interest resulted in the cancellation of Gannon University’s Winter Involvement Fair. The event, which was scheduled to take place Feb. 4 in the Waldron Campus Center, was meant...

Steve Mauro, Gannon University’s vice president for Strategy and Campus Operations, is leaving to become the new president of Alfred State College.

Mauro transitions into president at Alfred State College

Madeline Bruce, Editor-in-Chief February 2, 2022

Steve Mauro, Ph.D., Gannon University’s vice president for Strategy and Campus Operations, has been appointed president of Alfred State College in Alfred, N.Y. The appointment, announced Jan. 25,...

 Alpha Gamma Delta’s members relax as they are getting ready to meet the new recruits for the semester.

Fraternity and Sorority Life holds its spring recruitment

Chloe Palmiere, News Editor February 2, 2022

Gannon University’s Fraternity and Sorority Life is having its spring semester recruitment and it is starting to feel more like “normal” for the first time in a couple of years. The recruitment...

The first CHESS Speaker Series event will be on multilingual signage around Erie and how Gannon can be a more inclusive community partner.

First CHESS Speaker Series event is set for Feb. 8

Jillian Wells, Staff Writer January 25, 2022

Gannon University’s Spring CHESS Speaker series starts off in the beginning of February with a discussion of multilingual signage in Erie. Dr. Ashley Yochim, an associate teaching professor in English...

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