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Opinion

The dangers of anonymity on social media

April 21, 2016

[cft] Yik Yak, an anonymous social media application available for Android and iOS, is used on many college campuses as a means of casual communication between anyone in the immediate area. On the IUP feed, […]

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The Penn Staff

A step in the right direction

April 18, 2016

[cft] Pennsylvania recently joined 23 other U.S. states in the legalization of smokeless forms of medical marijuana. The House voted 149-46 in favor of Senate Bill 3 Wednesday, and Gov. Tom Wolf signed it into […]

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The Penn Staff

April Showers Bring Great Entertainment

April 11, 2016

As the saying goes, April brings rain showers.  However, a sports fan would insist that the fourth month of the year provides many other things. While the title “March Madness” suggests that the college basketball […]

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Opinion

Awards show right to tackle #OscarsSoWhite

February 29, 2016

[cft] The Academy Awards had no shortage of stars grace the Dolby Theatre stage Sunday, and host Chris Rock didn’t hesitate to make mention of the Oscars’ infamous lack of nominee diversity. In many ways, […]

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The Penn Staff

Staying motivated midsemester

February 15, 2016

[cft] The middle of the semester is fast approaching, and before you know it, the end will be in sight. As tests and projects mount up and stress potentially builds, it’s more important now than […]

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Opinion

Avoiding the next “Snowzilla”

January 25, 2016

[cft] Nobody knows what each winter season will bring, whether it be snow, sleet, hail or all of the above.  But in the case of the recent, massive winter storm dubbed “Snowzilla” that engulfed the […]

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Opinion

What we’re really asking for is…

December 4, 2015

[cft] The holidays are fast approaching, and for many, it’s time to start filling out wish lists to give loved ones. For some, it might be an iPhone, for others, tickets for the Adele tour. […]

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Opinion

Don’t fret Friday the 13th

November 14, 2015

[cft] Friday the 13th is here. But instead of actively avoiding the inevitable black cats of mishap and steering clear of any unoccupied ladders, why not embrace this weekend – and the not-so-cheery day that […]

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Opinion

Mizzou resignation’s a curious one

November 9, 2015

[cft] In the midst of several protests over racial tensions at its flagship campus in Columbia, Mo., the president and chancellor of the University of Missouri, Timothy M. Wolfe, resigned Monday as many requested. You’ve […]