Archive for October, 2015

Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut

October 26, 2015 at 11:32 pm 0 comments
SVC to visit the BBC

SVC to visit the BBC

October 26, 2015 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

Dr. Jessica Harvey of the Communication Department will be overseeing CA-115, Global Media Abroad in the spring semester of 2016. The class will be traveling to London, England on a seven-day journey to learn about the creation and purpose of international media. In addition to being an educational experience for students, the trip also provides a large amount of down time for students to explore the city on their own. This will allow students to maximize their education by submersing themselves into the culture of an unfamiliar place. “I wanted to do something that would teach students about global media in a way that was more innovative than just sitting in a classroom and reading about different media systems in different countries,” Harvey said. On May 9, 2016, students will begin their journey at the Pittsburgh International Airport and complete an eight hour flight to London. Depending on what timeRead More

Firestone finds success in Golf

Firestone finds success in Golf

October 26, 2015 at 6:57 pm 0 comments

While golf might not be the first sport that comes to mind in relation to SVC Athletics, a small community of players relish the time when they hear the clear sounds of golf clubs connecting with their intended targets and smell the aroma of freshly cut grass. Women’s golf team captain Samantha Firestone happens to be one of those players. Each year, she represents SVC at regional and state golf competitions. Golf season takes place in the first half on the fall semester and the last half of the spring semester. The women’s golf team has experienced a strong season so far. They came in second place to Washington and Jefferson College after the conclusion of the first half of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championship rounds. A cumulative 72 holes, 36 in the fall and 36 in the spring, decides this particular championship. The team has also placed second to PointeRead More

ESPN documentary filmed at SVC

ESPN documentary filmed at SVC

October 26, 2015 at 6:55 pm 0 comments

On Oct. 5, New York City based film crew MinusL Productions visited Saint Vincent College to film David A. Jones, the Shack’s current food service supervisor. Jones made history for his remarkable performance in Mixed Martial Arts fighting (MMA). Jones will be featured in a documentary created by ESPN called “Tough Guys.” The documentary is set to air on ESPN’s “30 for 30” or the HBO Sports Network in 2016. “30 for 30” documentaries present people and events that have made a profound impact on sports history. As reported by StandThemUp, a website dedicated to some of the most prominent fighters of Pittsburgh, Jones first made history on March 19, 1980 when he fought in the first MMA match in the U.S. at the Holiday Inn in New Kensington, Pa. It was described as the “Tough Guy Championships.” Jones fought against Mike Murray, another Western Pennsylvania MMA fighter. The fightRead More

Bearcat basketball gears up for the season

Bearcat basketball gears up for the season

October 26, 2015 at 6:53 pm 0 comments

After a long, but crucial, preseason packed with lifting, playing pickup and working on individual skills, both the men and women’s basketball teams are ready to tackle this year’s competition. The teams started their seasons this week with high hopes and expectations to take their previous success to the next level. Both teams have unfinished business to attend to. The men’s team has won the conference tournament and been crowned Presidents’ Athletic Conference champions for the past three seasons. The title lands them an automatic bid in the national tournament, but unfortunately, every year they have been sent home after losing in the first round of play. The Bearcats hope to change that this year. “We have proven to be more than capable of winning the PAC,” said senior player Pat Jones. “Our goal is to advance in the NCAA tournament and make a statement on the national level.” TheRead More

Photo by Peter Wojtechko, Jr.

A look at Benghazi: timeline and testimony

October 26, 2015 at 6:53 pm 0 comments

On Sept. 11, 2012, beginning at 9:40 p.m., the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya fell under attack. U.S. and Libyan forces protecting the compound were quickly overwhelmed and separated from U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. Stevens and State Department information management officer Sean Smith took shelter in a main building, which militants then set on fire. Stevens and three other Americans were killed. Stevens’ death was the first time a U.S. Ambassador was killed in the line of duty since 1979. U.S. personnel who retreated to another building were attacked for two hours before security forces overcame them. At 11:00 p.m. a U.S. surveillance drone appeared over Benghazi and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta also met with President Obama at this time. At 1:00 a.m. a U.S. rescue team arrived in Benghazi and saved 30 Americans. At 4 a.m.Read More

School shootings, A U.S. epidemic

School shootings, A U.S. epidemic

October 26, 2015 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

On Oct. 1, 2015 a school shooting took place at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. The attack left 10 people dead, including the shooter who took his own life, as well as 9 injured. The shooter was identified as Chris Harper Mercer who was not only a student at Umpqua, but was also enrolled in the class he opened fire on. Additionally, it has been reported that Mercer targeted Christians by asking the students in the classroom what their religion was before shooting them. It was also discovered that threats of the shooting had been posted on an anonymous online chat site, 4chan, where some users gave him advice to aid him in his killing process while others did not support the idea. On Monday, Oct. 5, colleges and universities in Philadelphia were on high alert after threats were posted on 4chan targeting them. The safety alert was issuedRead More

The Journey Towards the New Speaker of the House

The Journey Towards the New Speaker of the House

October 26, 2015 at 6:50 pm 0 comments

On Sept. 25, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), announced at his weekly press conference that he would be stepping down as Speaker of the House on the Oct. 30. Not more than two weeks later, on Oct. 8, Boehner’s handpicked successor, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), suddenly dropped out of the race. All eyes are now back on Speaker Boehner.   The speech that Boehner made on Sept. 25 came as a shock to most Americans outside the beltway. Many in Washington, and Boehner himself, knew that his time had come a while ago. Boehner had been receiving a lot of blowback from fellow Republicans, such as Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Justin Amash (R-MI), over the way he has surrendered to President Obama’s legislative agenda. Boehner, who turns 66 in November, even acknowledged the trouble that has arisen, “This prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable harm to the institution [Congress].”   ButRead More

SVC Volleyball focuses on mental toughness as season nears end

SVC Volleyball focuses on mental toughness as season nears end

October 26, 2015 at 6:50 pm 0 comments

Despite starting off the 2015 season with a losing record, the Saint Vincent College Women’s Volleyball team knows that they have what it takes to add more numbers to the win column. The Bearcats have had their goals set high from the season’s start and still strive to accomplish them as the 2015 season moves forth. Following a 2014 season where the Bearcats went 18-13, the team had their goals set high heading into 2015 in order to improve upon their winning season a year ago. Coach Sue Hozak said, “Every year our team has the same goal, to win a conference championship.” Hozak, who has been coaching the Bearcats since 1985, added that the Bearcats have several other goals that lead up to the team’s ultimate goal of a PAC championship. “We also want to take care of the little things about and of our team,” said Hozak, “ThisRead More

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New “Twilight” Novel: an absolute failure

October 26, 2015 at 6:46 pm 0 comments

Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight series, brought life back to the Twilight franchise with the release of a new novel, Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined. The re-worked version of the first Twilight novel swaps the genders of the original characters. Readers can now learn how the story would unfold if Bella were Beau and Edward were Edythe.      Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined was released on Oct. 6, ten years after the original Twilight made its debut. Life and Death has debuted at #5 on USA Today’s bestseller list. Meyer admits her inspiration for the new novel came from her desire to do something special for the tenth anniversary. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Meyer stated that after recently seeing college graduates at her book signings and realizing she saw many of them ten years ago at signings as young teenagers, “the message I’m coming away withRead More