THE GANNON KNIGHT

Decline in sports viewership threatens sports leagues

October 20, 2020

In a year as crazy as this one has been, it may not come as a surprise that sports viewership is down. But when you look further into it, the recent drop in viewership may be more concerning than you think. For starters, the...

Experiencing COVID-19 in a more intimate way

Michael Guido, News Editor

October 20, 2020

Since COVID-19 captured the attention of the world in the spring, it has steadily spread, affecting people of all age groups and all economic backgrounds. Simply put, this virus does not discriminate and it will capture whoever...

Being a commuter in the pandemic

Anna Malesiewski, Asst. Editor

October 20, 2020

Even without all of the new restrictions that are in place as a result of COVID-19, it is more difficult for commuter students to make friends and be fully involved in the Gannon community than residential students. Add necessary...

Social justice and established institutions

Madeline Bruce, Features Editor

October 13, 2020

I’m taking a U.S. Government and Politics Class this semester, and in my class a few weeks ago, the professor told us that young people are losing faith in established institutions. This statement had the connotation that this...

Sports betting gaining popularity in the U.S.

Alex Pepke, Sports Editor

October 13, 2020

Over a year and a half ago, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized sports betting in the United States, leaving it up to individual states to decide whether they would make it legal in their respective states. Not all, but many states...

The importance of midsemester breaks and safety

Benjamin Haylett, Arts & Leisure Editor

October 13, 2020

I don’t presume to speak for the student body of Gannon University, but I feel fairly confident that just about everyone on campus is feeling the same way I am. I am in serious need of a break. Between the steadily increasing...

Disappearance of inclusion in America

Chloe Forbes, Editor-in-Chief

October 13, 2020

We need to repent for benefiting from a system that allows for oppression of other races and sexes. That is the message that a white priest from the Diocese of Erie repeated at the Black Lives Matter march that I attended this...

NFL’s COVID-19 outbreak could be detrimental

Alex Pepke, Sports Editor

October 6, 2020

As much as we fans did not want to see it happen, it has happened. The NFL has a COVID-19 outbreak on its hands.   Over this past week, more than a dozen Tennessee Titans players and staff have tested positive f...

MLB playoffs

Alex Pepke, Sports Editor

September 29, 2020

The MLB playoffs are upon us. Starting this week, the American League and National League wild card series’ will kick off postseason play. It hasn’t been a normal regular season, and it won’t be a normal postseason either. T...

Ginsburg leaves behind generation of strong women

Madeline Bruce, Features Editor

September 29, 2020

I think that I’ll always remember where I was in the exact moment I found out Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. I’m not just saying that for dramatic effect, either. Her death, while not exactly a shock, is one of those life moments...

Changing the death toll of veterans

Ali Smith, Roundtable Editor

September 29, 2020

Twenty-two. That is how many veterans commit suicide daily. As National Suicide Prevention Month comes to a close, I think it is important to the remember that 17% of American suicides that occur each day are veterans. In March...

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