New school, new possibilities

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One week ago, Gannon University held a ceremony to officially open the new School of Communication and the Arts, which sits at the corner of West 7th and Peach streets. Gannon announced plans for the building after the Fall 2013 semester, when enrollment at the university increased by over 200 students – a recently unheard […]

What I did with a BA (and MA) in English

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Amidst all the warnings, I became an English major. English majors aren’t real majors, they scoffed. Why are you majoring in the language you’ve spoken for 18 years? they questioned. Print media’s dead, they shouted! There’s no money in a career in writing, they whispered. Don’t go swimming for 15 minutes after eating, they purported. […]

From floppy disks to bleeding-edge technology

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A decade before there was such a thing as a “blog,” I attended Gannon as an undergraduate science major. In the late 1980s, I spent many hours in labs doing things such as classifying and dissecting sea creatures for Dr. Stan Zagorski’s invertebrate zoology class. I also spent many hours in the office of the […]

Don’t rain on my parade (just hire me!)

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The word(s): don’t rain on my parade Even though I’ve got a few years before graduation, I sometimes like to poke around job search engines. Why so early? Whether I’m watching the news or standing in line at Wegman’s, I hear phrases like “in this economy” or “with the job market so bad,” or my favorite, “the […]

[NEW BLOG] The Word: Move-in day brings smaller electronics, same emotions

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Introducing Edge’s newest blog, “The Word,” by April Shernisky, Class of 2015. April is a journalism communications major from Hermitage, Pa. Her blog is inspired by her favorite “Colbert Report” segment of the same name. Today’s word: déjà vu I was eleven years old the first time I stepped foot on Gannon’s campus. We were […]

Playing (and Writing) for the Love of the Game

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A few months back, I picked up the beat for Gannon University’s softball team at our school newspaper, The Gannon Knight. For the entirety of the softball season, I reported on the team. The whole process left me with quite a few striking quotes, especially from Tom Jakubowski, the team’s amicable and wonderfully honest head […]

Athletics and Academics Balanced in D-II

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During basketball season, I alternated working at the scorers table and behind the live feed camera. At the start of every game, everybody would stand for the national anthem. Turning to my right, I always noticed the same thing – a simple blue and white NCAA banner with the phrase “I chose Division II.”

10 Ways to Explore Other Cultures in Erie

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Being an international student myself, I know how important it is to identify with places that feel like home and to try new things. Therefore, we present you with 10 ways to explore many cultures and satisfy your soul, spirit and stomach while you’re at Gannon. 10. Visit Happy Garden Chinese restaurant. Erie may not […]

Many Different Jerseys, Just One Team

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Whenever I look back on my earliest days at Gannon University, I’m always amazed by the tiniest of details that really impacted how my last four years have gone. From the location of a freshman dorm room to the singing of a certain song, the little things can truly modify someone’s experience. For example, I […]

GU Sports: A Healthy Obsession

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Good news, sports fans. Alex “Q” Bieler, senior journalism communications major and assistant sports editor for The Gannon Knight, is joining Edge as our sports blogger. We hope you’ll enjoy Q’s insight and sense of humor as much as we do. Sports obsession is a versatile creature. Around the globe, athletics enthusiasts take many forms. […]