THE GANNON KNIGHT

Gannon senior strives for Miss Pennsylvania

April 30, 2014

Most college students will spend the first weeks of summer break starting an internship, training for a job or – if they’re lucky – relaxing on a beach. Stephanie Owens, a senior sport and exercise science major at Gannon...

University’s evaluations need re-evaluated

April 30, 2014

“If I died and went straight to hell, it would take me a week to realize I wasn’t in this class anymore.” That’s what I’ve found myself thinking at several points throughout this semester. Now that it’s almost over,...

Frigid winter weather warrants a little whining

April 9, 2014

“I hate it here. I hate it here. I hate it here.” That was my mantra walking to class this morning. No, wait. That was my mantra walking to class every day this year. I try not to complain about the cold – I really...

For prime drink specials, head to the Plymouth

April 9, 2014

One evening early in my freshman year, my new roommate and I were looking for a place close by to eat dinner. Already sick of cafeteria food and unfamiliar with the area, I tried to remember anywhere my brother – a Gannon alum...

Can students learn without receiving grades?

April 2, 2014

Ask yourself: If you didn’t have to worry about grades, would you still take your classes seriously? I began pondering that subject when I came across an article titled “5 Real College Classes You Should Have Taken.” Its...

Local glass fusing class awakens inner artist

March 26, 2014

Marshall McLuhan said that art is anything you can get away with. I tend to think a little differently. I believe art is whatever you want it to be. And last week, I wanted it to be a fused-glass suncatcher. I’d heard a friend...

You can’t wake me up in the dead of night, Luke Bryan

March 19, 2014

“If you wanna call me, call me, call me / You don’t have to worry ‘bout it, baby / You can wake me up in the dead of night / Wreck my plans, baby, that’s all right.” No, Luke Bryan, it’s not all right. The first...

Vice President of Academic Affairs: Hannah Smerker

March 19, 2014

Why are you running for VP of Academic Affairs for a second year? This position was a perfect fit for me, and I have truly enjoyed the past year as VP of Academic Affairs. I have been able to not only meet influential leaders on campu...

When favorite shows ‘jump the shark,’ depression ensues

March 12, 2014

You know when you’re writing a paper and you’ve said all you can think to say, but you haven’t reached the length requirement so you just start spitting out a bunch of nonsense that’s barely related to what you were initially...

Project offers books, hope for local refugee children

February 26, 2014

Gannon University’s criminal justice majors are not only learning about violence prevention, but actively trying to prevent violence. The department’s new Books for Refugees project works to reduce the risk of violence...

Tasty sandwiches, flatbreads on tap

February 26, 2014

You’d think a place called the Tap House wouldn’t have much to offer besides beer. However, the quaint little pub in downtown Erie has a surprising number of quality dishes for the under-21 crowd and those looking for a more...

Aspiring marketers step up to the plate

February 26, 2014

Students in Gannon University’s sport management and marketing program have hit the big leagues. As part of the 2014 College Ticket Sales Training Program, they’re collaborating with the Cleveland Indians to gain practical...

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