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Focus on preventing shootings

October 6, 2015

[cft] It’s only right we bring campus shootings to the forefront in light of the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., Thursday. This incident, which left nine dead and seven wounded, is one […]

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IUP HoCo takes many forms

October 1, 2015

[cft] Homecoming festivities are about to get underway at Indiana University of Pennsylvania if they haven’t already. For some, homecoming signals a weekend chock-full of alumni celebrations – the parade, the football game and all […]

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Respect Indiana this HoCo

September 28, 2015

It’s that time of year again for Indiana University of Pennsylvania students: Homecoming weekend is right around the corner.  As a university, we’ve had some relatively “bad PR” over the past few celebratory weekends. IUPatty’s […]

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Let’s discuss sexual violence

September 25, 2015

[cft] Lady Gaga’s latest video, “Til It Happens To You,” premiered on YouTube Sept. 17 and portrays a hot topic: the subject of sexual assault at universities. In a study conducted by the American Association […]

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Speak up in September

September 18, 2015

[cft] Classes are in full swing, and by now, you’re probably feeling the weight of the semester stacking up on your shoulders. Life at a university can be hard, and if you’re struggling to keep […]

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Syrian refugees need refuge

September 15, 2015

An estimated 9 million Syrians have fled their homes since the outbreak of the civil war in March 2011, according to syrianrefugees.eu. Many people did not know about the numerous events happening within Syria until […]

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Ediorial: Divorce of church and state

September 11, 2015

[cft] A 150-man church choir. A bevy of supporters. Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.  These are all what awaited Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk, after she was released from prison Tuesday. Davis remained in […]

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Editorial: Deflating ‘Deflategate’

September 4, 2015

[cft] When you’re the biggest sports fan in a particular setting, the ice-breaking topic people choose when initiating conversation with you is usually sports -related, and that’s not a problem. Since Jan. 21, that sports-related […]

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No, Miley: We can stop

September 1, 2015

[cft] With the MTV VMAs Sunday, and the sports calendar in full swing, it’s an appropriate time to examine a lingering topic in today’s American culture:  Are children looking to the wrong people as role […]

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Journalists killed, mourned

August 27, 2015

The world is again left in utter shock after two WDBJ journalists were shot and killed during a live broadcast at approximately 6:45 a.m. Wednesday.  Alison Parker, 24, and photographer Adam Ward, 27, were reporting […]

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A thank you to the readers

May 1, 2015

[cft] With our 50th and final issue of The Penn hitting the newstand, a journey that started in late August is now complete. The editorial staff gives their parting remarks. Molly VanWoert, editor-in-chief: This year […]

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The Penn: A Year in Review

May 1, 2015

[ot-video type=”youtube” url=”https://youtu.be/L3j0f6_P_5E”] The 2014-2015 editorial staff at The Penn would like to take a moment to walk you through some of our favorite photographic moments, how we all got started at The Penn and […]