THE GANNON KNIGHT

What should I buy?

December 1, 2010

Christmas: it’s the season of joy, the season of giving, the season of stress. Every year it seems as though Christmas shopping turns into more of a hair-pulling, frustrating experience. Many people easily fall under the...

Volleyball team loses to Wheeling Jesuit in NCAA opening round

December 1, 2010

In their second consecutive NCAA playoff appearance, the Gannon University women’s volleyball team fell short in its first round game against Wheeling Jesuit University, losing 3-1 on Nov. 19. The Knights ended their r...

Early meets go swimmingly for Gannon

December 1, 2010

After rocky starts, the Gannon University men’s and women’s swimming teams have found their sea legs at the midpoint of the season. Swimming and diving coach Nathan Walters characterized the teams’ sudden hot stre...

Local student’s death prompts reflection

December 1, 2010

First it was a local story. Then it became much bigger than that, and shook up a whole community in the process. Saturday, the body of Mercyhurst College student Jenni-Lyn Watson was found by police in a park near suburban Syracuse,...

Sundays with dad turn sports fanaticism into family matter

December 1, 2010

Back when I was a mere youth, my father took me to my first Cleveland Browns game. I remember very little of my adventures into old Cleveland Municipal Stadium, the site at which the Browns played before Art Modell Houdini’d a...

End of Harry Potter means new beginning for writer

December 1, 2010

I remember the first time I read a Harry Potter book. I was in fifth grade and “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” found its way into my Christmas stocking. From that moment on I have been hooked. My entire family has...

Body modifications take on new spiritual meaning

December 1, 2010

This past September, a 14-year-old North Carolina high school student was suspended from school for refusing to remove a small piercing stud in her nose, a violation of the school’s dress code policy. It seems simple – rem...

SGA considers changes, restructuring of organization

December 1, 2010

Major changes may be in store for Gannon University’s Student Government Association, including amending the organization’s constitution, eliminating unnecessary committees and slashing the number of student representatives...

Abundant, raunchy sex scenes twist sweet love story into incredulous, predictable flop

December 1, 2010

Film director Ed Zwick could be given at least this much tribute: in the midst of the latest comedy-drama “Love & Other Drugs” – about an upstart pharmaceutical salesman who falls for a 26-year-old stage one Parkinson’s-afflicted...

Thanksgiving break sans technology teaches lesson

December 1, 2010

This Thanksgiving Break was unlike any other for me. Traditionally it was full of turkey, yams, sleep and more sleep, but in addition, I got to experience what it was truly like to step away from the world around me. It a...

Editor surprised at McDaniels’ ineptitude

December 1, 2010

As I watched Sam Bradford, the future of my favorite NFL franchise, carve up the Denver defense for 36 points, I only had one thought on my mind, and it had nothing to do with the St. Louis Rams. I was dumbfounded at ho...

Social work program to host annual dinner

December 1, 2010

‘Tis the season at Gannon University. Officially kicking off the holiday is the Social Work Program’s annual Christmas Dinner, which will take place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the University’s Hammermill Center, located...

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