THE GANNON KNIGHT

Columnist passes torch to next year’s writer

April 27, 2011

By CAITIE RYAN and ROB LOPEZ staff writers As I prepared last week’s column, I knew it was going to be my last full column. I could not, however, pass up this week to finally thank all those who supported me throughout the...

Road to college takes twists and turns

April 13, 2011

When I was a little girl, I was highly convinced I would end up at Penn State University. I loved going to the football games with my family and I owned a lot of Penn State merchandise. In high school, we had to conduct a mini-project...

Students embrace summer job rush

April 6, 2011

As school winds down, students at Gannon University are looking for things to do for the summer. This usually means a summer job and/or internship. While some go home, others try to stick around Erie and utilize what the city...

Be God’s Mercy

April 6, 2011

“Where the world is merciless, be God’s mercy. Where the world is hopeless, be God’s hope. Where there is injustice, be God’s justice. Where there is sadness, be God’s joy.” These few sentences are the beginning...

Classes You Dread, But Shouldn’t

March 30, 2011

The one word that makes communications majors at Gannon University cringe and cower in fear is “thesis,” the dreaded class that all communications majors must take before completing their undergraduate degrees. The course...

Dispel negative thoughts about body image

March 23, 2011

Ah, springtime. The sun is shining – well, theoretically – birds are singing, the days are getting longer and the weather is warmer. This means spring and summer clothes are reappearing out of the depths of your closet. Suddenly,...

Constant weather changes to blame for campus-wide common cold outbreak

March 23, 2011

It’s that time of the year again when everyone seems to have a runny nose or a cough that echoes throughout the university. It always seems that when students come back from spring break and the weather starts to change,...

Question of meaning of faith easy to answer

March 9, 2011

What did you for spring break? How are classes going? What are your plans this weekend? What time is it? What did you have for lunch? What’s your major? Most of you can answer these questions right of the bat. In fact, many...

History of Irish holiday shows cultural balance

March 9, 2011

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a holiday associated with the color green, beer, leprechauns and shamrocks. It’s a day where suddenly the entire world has turned into Emerald City with everyone wearing green. ...

Unusual spring break trip proves relevant, senior travels to Boston to research future opportunities

February 23, 2011

Spring break is the time of the school year when most people go south for a week of fun in the sun away from school work. I, however, will go in the opposite direction and actually spend my break at school. My friend Nickie...

Computer crash leads to reboot of life

February 23, 2011

It all started when I found out I could not access my iTunes store. For some reason, my computer decided to give me major issues. It took my roommate and me a week of messing around with the computer to finally uninstall some...

Couples, singles celebrate romantic holiday

February 9, 2011

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. It’s a true moment in time filled with flowers, chocolate and heartfelt poems. Stores are filled with purple, pink and red decorations, and hearts are hung up where Christmas wreaths...

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