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Print endures digital take-over

Alyssa Dreihaup
Staff Writer

As a child, you are taught that reading is important in life. Reading means success.

It also means escaping to a new world you never thought possible to exist.

Physical books are still an important part of our lives and will always be relevant even with technology knocking on the door.

Books have always been a part of people’s lives, but an invention has helped books get to many more readers over the last few years: the eReader. Read the full story

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Club plans Earth hour

Britnee Ganster
News Editor

With a global focus on “going green,” Students of Edinboro for Environmental Defense (SEED) is working to make sure Edinboro cuts back.

Under the supervision of professor Karen Eisenhart, the club meets on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in room 223 in Cooper Hall. The group currently has between 15 and 20 members and is looking to expand. All students are welcome.

President Anthony Dinch is trying to have an event every month whether it is a field trip, event or speaker. Past events have included a French Creek cleanup and numerous campus cleanups. Read the full story

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FAFSA deadline looms

Britnee Ganster
News Editor

Though students might be able to neglect most obligations over spring break, they need to be sure they file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before Edinboro’s March 15 deadline.

The FAFSA determines which grants and loans a student is eligible to receive. Students can file their FAFSA at any time as long as they are enrolled in school, but Director of Financial Aid, Alyssa Dobson explained certain awards like work study or the federal supplemental educational opportunity grant (FSEOG) might not be available after March 15.

For programs like work study, the school gets a certain amount of money from the government and they can distribute it as they see fit. They use the FAFSA to determine which students qualify for these programs. All students who submit the FAFSA before March 15 will be considered for these awards, but they cannot be guaranteed after that. Read the full story

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Students’ lifestyles have potential to raise awareness

Logan Lilly
Voices Editor

As students we are often overlooked when it comes to fixing problems in the world. This is a huge mistake.

Throughout time students have been on the forefront of innovation and problem solving.

Huge organizations like Facebook and Dell Computers were started by students. When it comes down to it students have the ability to change anything if we put our minds to it and combine our skills. Read the full story

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Student savings lack consideration

Lauren Ganzenmuller
Staff Writer

Money is everywhere. Whether it’s flashing its value at you while you are spending it or you hear about it from the media, banks, credit card companies or politics, money is always on the brain.

My biggest concern I have today is that many of college students in their 20s do not really know how important it is to start saving for the future.

You’re probably thinking being a college student is an excuse to not save money; it isn’t. Read the full story

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Exercise ensures happier people

Lauren Ganzenmuller
Staff Writer

Upon watching the movie “Legally Blonde” many times over during my teen years, a quote from the movie got stuck in my head: “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands. They just don’t.”

Strange, I know, but the reason that this quote kept floating around my mind was because I didn’t really know what the main character meant by this statement. Due to education in many health-based classes, as well as several psychology classes, I finally understand what this statement illustrates.

Endorphins can be described as a group of hormones that interact with receptors in the brain that often reduce pain, relieve stress and give individuals a sensation of euphoria. Endorphins act like opiates to reduce the feeling of pain, and are often referred to as the body’s natural pain reliever.  Endorphins can be released upon exertion of energy such as participating in physical activity.  Read the full story

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Beatles still inspire 50 years later

Logan Lilly
Voices Editor

It was 50 years ago on Sunday, Feb. 9, when families all across America gathered around their televisions to see this strange new band from England on the “Ed Sullivan Show.” The lights came up, the band played their songs and America and the history of music was forever changed. This inspirational band was called The Beatles.

After 50 years, no band has had nearly the cultural impact that The Beatles had on 1964 America. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came to America at a time when we were a nation in distress. President John Kennedy was assassinated two months before The Beatles arrived, the Vietnam War was heating up and tensions of the Civil Rights movement had gotten more intense than ever. Truth be told, Americans needed something to look up to, we needed heroes and we found them in the four lads from Liverpool.

The question you might be asking yourself is, why should I care after all these years? The reason we are still celebrating The Beatles today is because they were a band that was unlike any other and their music still touches our hearts and transcends time itself. Read the full story

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Exercise ensures happier people

Lauren Ganzenmuller
Staff Writer

Upon watching the movie “Legally Blonde” many times over during my teen years, a quote from the movie got stuck in my head: “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands. They just don’t.”

Strange, I know, but the reason that this quote kept floating around my mind was because I didn’t really know what the main character meant by this statement. Due to education in many health-based classes, as well as several psychology classes, I finally understand what this statement illustrates.

Endorphins can be described as a group of hormones that interact with receptors in the brain that often reduce pain, relieve stress and give individuals a sensation of euphoria. Endorphins act like opiates to reduce the feeling of pain, and are often referred to as the body’s natural pain reliever.  Endorphins can be released upon exertion of energy such as participating in physical activity.  Read the full story

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Beatles still inspire 50 years later

Logan Lilly
Voices Editor

It was 50 years ago on Sunday, Feb. 9, when families all across America gathered around their televisions to see this strange new band from England on the “Ed Sullivan Show.” The lights came up, the band played their songs and America and the history of music was forever changed. This inspirational band was called The Beatles.

After 50 years, no band has had nearly the cultural impact that The Beatles had on 1964 America. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came to America at a time when we were a nation in distress. President John Kennedy was assassinated two months before The Beatles arrived, the Vietnam War was heating up and tensions of the Civil Rights movement had gotten more intense than ever. Truth be told, Americans needed something to look up to, we needed heroes and we found them in the four lads from Liverpool.

The question you might be asking yourself is, why should I care after all these years? The reason we are still celebrating The Beatles today is because they were a band that was unlike any other and their music still touches our hearts and transcends time itself. Read the full story

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Media ignore important issues for trivial amusement

Jideobi Ezeonu
Staff Writer

As the green and blue confetti fell from the sky, the Seattle Seahawks’ head Coach Pete Carroll hoisted the Lombardi Trophy, symbolizing they had won the Super Bowl.

The New Jersey and New York police officers set up a task force in order to try to stop an issue that takes place every year in most major sporting events.

Every year, while people are enjoying their wings, consuming a lot of alcohol, yelling at football players who will never know they exist and flooding social media with complaints about the halftime concert, girls and women from all over the country are being stripped away from their families, and taken to a completely new state to serve as a profit for their “bosses.” Many of them also come from other countries against their will.

This is sex trafficking. It is a major issue that does not get enough recognition in the media.  Read the full story

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