Battle of the Books

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What does the phrase “battle of the books” mean to you? If you envisioned something resembling a snowball fight, but with literature as a substitute projectile, you may be disappointed. It is actually more like a quiz bowl for local middle and high school students. On March 3rd, Gannon will be hosting the Battle of […]

I can’t read: The story of how I got glasses

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When I was in high school, my test scores statistically did not make any sense. For some reason or another, I managed to score advanced in reading on the PSSAs (Pennsylvania’s standardized state test). That sounds like I would score highly on the SAT’s right? Nope. When I went to take the SATs, I completely […]

9 offbeat gift ideas for college students

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It’s that time of year again, when you find yourself running around looking for holiday gifts for friends and family. Usually, I have lots of questions like, “What does this person want?” “What don’t they already have?” “People like socks, right?” Don’t get stumped trying to find creative gifts this holiday season. Here are some […]

N is for Nash

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Whether you need some research help, want to grab a DVD for the night or just want to find a good book to read, the Nash Library is the place to be. After being completed in the fall of 1972, the library was dedicated on September 5, 1973. It was later named the Nash Library […]

My perfect summer of pencils and paperbacks

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Summer is finally here, which means, as an old school rhyme goes, “No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers’ dirty looks.” Well, at least there’s no more dirty looks for me this summer. The books and pencils, however, are in abundance.

GU students set new goals for new year

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It’s a new year and a fresh start for students at GU. Many students have some ideas as to what they would like to accomplish in the second semester. Take a look at what students have their minds set on for the spring. King Fatumbi, freshman mechanical engineering major: One of my goals is to […]

Reading, Recharging and Planning for Senior Year

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For most college students, summer vacation means packing up all of their stuff and piling it in the car for the trip back to their hometown. Since my hometown is only 20 miles away, and I have an apartment off-campus, it simply means that I no longer have to go to class. After being in […]

How Ben Franklin Helps Me Teach

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Well, my first placement of student teaching is almost over! The past seven weeks have gone by so fast. Words alone cannot describe the experience I had student teaching in a preschool autistic support classroom. Although I was hesitant at first, I can honestly say that the placement has given me new knowledge as I […]

Reading With Your Son: A Bonding & Learning Moment

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When you walk into an elementary education classroom and observe the bookshelves, what type of books do you typically discover? “The Very Hungry Caterpillar?” “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie?” “The Rainbow Fish?” Now don’t get me wrong, these are all great books written by outstanding authors. However, we need to take a closer […]