Schedules may get longer, but basketball season seems shorter
Football is now a memory, leaving basketball fans to watch undistracted the thrills of games such as Syracuse's overtime win against Duke last weekend. But for as great as the college basketball season is, it's far too brief.
5 favorite 2014 Super Bowl ads
Dozens of polls around the web tried to track the best ads of Super Bowl 2014, and while the results vary, there are a few that appear on most of the "best of" lists.
Nationwide campus sexual assaults a call to action
When I arrived in Meadville, I was thirsty for nature and finding a sense of place in my new town. My landlord suggested Ernst Trail.
While same-sex case looms, late-night comics give verdict
This week, our governor made an unintended appearance on “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart, as the punchline of gag about a “Homophobic Olympics.”
International students experience all new pressures in U.S. immersion
Imagine being a young, 13-year-old sixth grader or teenage high school student who is whisked away from the comforts of family, friends and food you grew up with to be sent away on a plane destined for a distant foreign country, thousands of miles from home where no one speaks your language.
Keep fans in their seats; dump the extra point
Extra point kicks are boring, predictable and passé. There's no question that the National Football League should save us all some time and dump them.
Know your passion, follow it and the light of purpose will find you
Teaching is learning. Learning is living.
Outside the Box: Fundamental tenets of journalism also apply to creating a good life
In my first semester at Allegheny, I explained the fundamental tenets and practices of journalism. I stressed that fairness and accuracy in reporting, writing and photography are essential. Hitting the deadline is imperative. I told students that a misspelled name, a factual error or a late story or photograph would result in a zero.
There's always a way to pay it forward and Support Our Troops
It has been a while since I wrote. With so many things going on in life, it seems immediate priorities overtake other areas, doesn’t it?
Raising minimum wage is the moral high ground and smart business
I think that the minimum wage for adults should be increased to the level of a living wage. Hearing that utterance from me might cause some of you to think I have gone soft in the head with increasing age, but please be assured that those who know me will vouch that I am as hardheaded as ever.
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