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Dear Harm-Self

I am truly, truly sorry this had to happen to you! But as Mary Oliver once said, “Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.” I know it is very hard right now. […]

Greek Life in Higher Education

By Josie Barton Fraternities and Sororities across Colleges and Universities provide conflicting elements to the overall health and success of affiliated students. Greek life can offer student development, scholarships and academic improvement. Although it can improve student engagement, Greek life renders many consequences: hazing, sexual assault, binge drinking, […]

The Big TEN

By John Robbins Big Ten Conference headquarters, located in Rosemont, Illinois, voted to start playing football on October 24th. On August 11th, the Big Ten schools’ presidents voted to cancel all fall sports, including football, with the hope of playing the season in the spring of 2021. After […]

Answers vs. Inquiry

By Josie Barton Many high schools fail to communicate to its students the jump from regulated high school education to the permissive college lifestyle. Students are suddenly handed access to freedom, responsibility, and different teaching styles. High School students are rarely given space to freely think and question. […]

THE NFL IS BACK!!

By Austin Balaschak Thursday September 10th, 2020 at 8:30 p.m., what seemed impossible merely two months ago has now kicked off! I am referring to the NFL season. In the season opener, it was the defending Super Bowl champions the Kansas City Chiefs pitted against the Houston Texans. […]

Growth Mindset

 Casandra Stolz The mind is a powerful tool. But are we as evolved beings, taking care of our awareness? The mindsets adopted into daily routines has an exponential effect. Thoughts can either prevent change or allow new skills to blossom. The majority of the public is not taught […]

Longietti: More than $161,000 in funding for targeted support to area students

HERMITAGE, Aug. 25 – Funding totaling $161,189 will ensure Mercer County schools with identified groups of underperforming students have the resources to help those students succeed, state Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, announced today. “The pandemic has created new obstacles for all educators and schools everywhere, but those with underperforming […]