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By MEG B.
…ends up on my blog. This past weekend was the annual Girls Cookie Weekend at the cabin. This isn’t my cabin but I may have already claimed a bed in the loft. The Professor is a dear friend and fellow teacher who also worked for NASA because she’s that stinking smart.
Her family owns the cabin, which really should double as the setting for an L.L. Bean photo shoot. We are currently working on matching jammies – the lab puppies and fuzzy slippers are next. This trifecta of cabin …
SHIPPENSBURG >> On Monday, November 25th, West End Fire & Rescue, provided the Shippensburg School District with 5 food baskets and turkeys for families in-need during the Thanksgiving holiday. At the last company meeting, the members of West End Fire & Rescue contributed monetarily to purchase the food for the families.
West End Fire & Rescue wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season.
By Jessica Richardson, Staff Writer/The Slate
Bottles, cans, cartons and boxes all hung from a single strand from tree to recycling bin in the academic quad. This caught attention the week of America Recycles Day, which took place on Friday, Nov. 15.
America Recycles Day is a nationally recognized day set to encourage people to take the pledge to recycle and also inform people of what can be recycled.
Shippensburg University Environmental Club organized the display to represent a single stream of what items go into a recycling bin to inform the campus.
By William Kauffman, News Editor/ The Slate
A number of incidents involving BB shootings on campus have the University Police looking for a suspect who could face charges ranging from criminal mischief to assault.
Near the beginning of the semester, a student was visiting a friend in McLean Hall, rolled into the hallway on an office chair and was shot in the right cheek by a BB. Before he could look to see what happened, he heard doors slam and no one was in sight.
That student required medical attention at Chambersburg Hospital …
by JIM HOOK
SHIPPENSBURG — Shippensburg Mayor Bruce Hockersmith has won a fourth term.
Hockersmith, a Democrat, beat Independent candidate Frank Cressler 420-252, according to unofficial results. He took 63 percent of the vote. Hockersmith won the West End precinct in Franklin County 178-83 and the two Cumberland County districts.
Hockersmith, 304 W. King St., has served as mayor of Shippensburg for 12 years. He won both the Democratic and Republican nominations in the May primary election.
Cressler, 9400 Molly Pitcher Highway, is a businessman in the borough.
Cressler said he wanted to facilitate things …
By Emily Shope, Staff Writer, The Slate
Shippensburg University’s Homecoming Committee is at it again — raising money for charity, that is.
On Thursday, Oct. 28, as part of the weeklong series of events, the SU Homecoming Committee hosted a lip sync competition in order to get the student body excited for Saturday’s football game against West Chester and to raise funds to donate to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Central Pennsylvania.
At 8:30 p.m. there was a line from the doors of Memorial Auditorium, stretching back to the sidewalk, wrapping nearly around …
By Carolyn Seibert-Drager, Staff Writer, The Slate
When was the last time you thought about what to do if a fire broke out in your home?
If you live on campus at Shippensburg University, you are reminded every month, when residence hall staffs conduct fire drills and health and safety inspections.
If you live off campus, it may have been a while. There likely was a fire drill at your high school during your senior year. As far as what to do if there is a fire, you may have been taught to …
By Laura Kreiser, Staff Writer, The Slate
The theater was packed as fans walked into H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center Oct. 10.
The crowd waited in anticipation for one of country music’s most popular and recorded singers, Vince Gill.
Singing hits such as “Go Rest High On That Mountain” and “I Still Believe in You,” he reminded everyone why he is one of country music’s most famous artists.
Starting the night off with one of his most famous songs, “One More Last Chance,” the crowd settled in for a night of good old …
By William Kauffman, News Editor/The Slate
Shippensburg University’s Environmental Club has won a battle to get single-stream recycling back at Bard Townhouses.
During March through May of this year, the Environmental Club used its own resources to collect the recycling at Bard.
According to Sarah Komisar, president of the Environmental Club, the club attempted to get a truck from the university for the recycle collection, but was unable to.
Members of the club used their own vehicles. Professor Ben Culbertson, club adviser, used his bio-diesel-fueled truck for some weeks.
In other weeks, the club’s vice …
By Mary Grace Keller, Asst. News Editor/The Slate
Living on a Pennsylvania farm in the late ’90s, Sue Rudy and her husband Vern first took in a homeless person as an act of faith.
Believing that they had a mission to fulfill, the Rudys bought a second home and welcomed more homeless people. Realizing the community need, by 1999, Silence of Mary Homes was founded. Today there are five homes located in Harrisburg, Pa., and two in Fort Wayne, Ind., that serve more than 700 people.
Silence of Mary Homes is a non-profit …