Campus Ministry participates in national campaign against hunger

Campus Ministry participates in national campaign against hunger

October 22, 2014

September was Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign to help fight and raise awareness about hunger in the United States. The campaign was established by the non-profit charity organization Feeding America, and the SVC Campus Ministry contributed to the effort by collecting and donating food for a Christian community center in Pittsburgh. Starting Sept. 4, Feeding America encouraged the public to participate in Hunger Action Day by wearing orange to promote awareness of hunger in America throughout the month. Additionally, Feeding America asked those interested to volunteer at one of its food pantries. The organization reported that one in five children in the United States deal with hunger on a daily basis. Feeding America also stated that in 2013, 49.1 million people lived in households struggling for food, 43.5 million of which were in poverty. Feeding America aims particularly to help children, a group that is especially affected by hunger.Read More

SVC soccer looks to improve as season closes

SVC soccer looks to improve as season closes

October 22, 2014

The 2014 Saint Vincent College men and women’s soccer teams have gotten off to a slow start early on this fall. With a little under half of the season remaining, the Bearcats look to make the most of their remaining games. Entering the season with new coach, Ashley Shasko, the women’s team expects change. Shasko, a 2007 graduate of SVC and a 4-year starter on the soccer team, said, “Fitness is a strength that we have really worked to build this season.” Although the Bearcats’ 1-10 record doesn’t exactly impress, Shasko looks to work with the team on improving in the future. “For the second half of the season,” said Shasko, “we need to focus on our mental toughness and playing a complete game. Consistency is the key for the second half of the season.” According to senior captain Elly Colvin, “The team has improved each game, and we look toRead More

Secret Service gaffes draw public attention, criticism

Secret Service gaffes draw public attention, criticism

October 22, 2014

Though the White House is among the most heavily guarded buildings in the world, a Sept. 18 security breach and the United States Secret Service’s response to it have prompted concern and outrage from politicians and the public. Controversies surrounding the Sept. 18 incident, in addition to concerns pertaining to White House and presidential security lapses earlier in the Obama administration, resulted in a turbulent week in Washington as embattled Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned her post on Oct. 1 amidst further pledges of reviews of agency practices by Congress and the Department of Homeland Security. The recent string of White House incursions has raised questions about the Secret Service’s readiness and ability to effectively protect the President. On Sept. 18, Omar Gonzalez, a veteran of the Iraq War, scaled and jumped over the fence on the north side of the White House, sprinted across the lawn to theRead More

Selfie-taking may be shifting societal norms

Selfie-taking may be shifting societal norms

October 15, 2014

The recent release of the Apple iPhone 6 in September may mark the continuation of a slow technological shift for society. As smart phones become the new status quo for cell phone users, more people have the ability to photograph and record, which opens up a host of potential issues for societal standards. Most people who have social media accounts will often open their newsfeeds and see a flood of close-up photos of their friends, sometimes on a daily basis. The trendy and possibly narcissistic phenomenon of “taking selfies” has swept the social media world and popular culture. The word “selfie” is the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2013, further demonstrating how snapping pictures of oneself, in several different locations and perhaps with several different people, has become a regular pastime in technological society. The activity has even become something of an extreme sport. YouTube is filled with recordingsRead More

Looking at the big picture

Looking at the big picture

October 15, 2014

Older students are running around applying to grad schools, taking tests to get into them and attempting to successfully graduate from the school they’re in now, while younger students are looking ahead and making decisions about internships and life at SVC; and above it all, the opening line from Fox’s “Red Band Society” pilot comes to mind: “It’s weird how people get hung up on stuff that doesn’t really matter, until something that matters really happens.” Now, looking at the mountain of stress avalanching onto students (and every other living human), it’s hard to say that this “stuff” doesn’t really matter. And there’s a reason for that: it does. But there are varying levels of importance that “stuff” can have. The key seems to be keeping all the “stuff” in perspective: to step out from the frame of chaos that is personal life now and then to glance over theRead More

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