Being “essential” offers new perspective

April 28, 2020

A couple of days ago, it hit me that I’m deemed “essential.” It seems a little weird to be considered essential for working in food service, when it is an industry that is so often looked down upon and belittled. I can’t...

A year to remember; thank you

April 27, 2020

My first year on The Gannon Knight editorial board was unlike anything I could’ve expected. I never would’ve expected when we put together our first issue in August that over the course of the school year I’d have to...

Goodbye, Gannon Knight

April 26, 2020

I wanted to spend some time flipping through the old bound volumes of The Gannon Knight before I graduated. I had it all planned out: I could slip into the office on a quiet Saturday morning and pore through the old issues,...

Stressed about uncertainties

April 21, 2020

If you ask me what day it is, I honestly am not sure without having to check my phone or wall calendar.  There are a lot of things I am uncertain about right now, and I know I am not the only one.  When quarantine started,...

Despite the semester end nearing, mandate to finish strong is still present

April 20, 2020

The last few weeks have been a challenge for many students, and that is no understatement. From being upended and told to leave campus and their daily lives, to undergoing reworked syllabuses, to unscheduled meetings and classes...

The role of toxic positivity in a global pandemic

April 15, 2020

Last week as I was appointed editor-in-chief of The Gannon Knight for the next school year, I found myself more anxious than excited. With the amount of uncertainty in the world right now, my generalized anxiety is heightened...

Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’ a pleasant distraction

April 6, 2020

With the world in a frenzy over coronavirus, and much of the population sheltered at home, there’s not a whole lot to do besides getting comfortable on the couch and watching some Netflix. I heard buzz going around about...

Acknowledging the bright stars in dark times

March 30, 2020

One of my all-time heroes is Fred Rogers, the Pittsburgh native who for decades educated and entertained millions of children with his show “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” on PBS. Mr. Rogers was noted not only for his cardigan...

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