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[ 18 Feb 2014 | No Comment ]
Cigarette use is prevalent on Shippensburg University's campus. (Photo by Mary Grace Keller/The Slate)

By Mary Grace Keller/Asst. News Editor/ The Slate
Flip the lighter open, release a flame and inhale the No. 1 cause of preventable death in the United States.
According to the American Lung Association, cigarette smoking causes 393,000 deaths per year and nearly 50,000 deaths from secondhand smoke.
At Shippensburg University, smokers are not an unusual sight. Some congregate outside of the library and chat over Starbucks, while others smoke in between classes to relieve a little exam stress.
In college, students are especially vulnerable to smoking due to a lack of effective coping …

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[ 24 Jun 2013 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG — As the 4th of July gets closer, it is important that everyone remains safe in their holiday activities, according to Shippensburg Fire Chief Randy O’Donnell.
O’Donnell shared  information from the National Fire Protection Association, including that each July 4th, thousands of people are injured while using consumer fireworks and that nearly 90 percent of emergency room firework injuries involve fireworks that consumers are permitted to use.
A sparkler burns at a temperature of more then 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit and can give third degree burns. In comparison, glass melts at 900 degrees and …

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[ 29 May 2013 | No Comment ]
police car

SHIPPENSBURG — According to Shippensburg Police, a burglary was discovered Saturday at approximately 3 p.m. at a residence in the 300 block of East Fort St.
Reported stolen was a 36” flat screen television, a white Xbox 360 with controller and black remote, a silver Dell 18” laptop and charged and a black and white purse/bag containing some school items.
Anyone with information may contact police at 532-7676 or www.shippd.org.

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[ 27 Mar 2013 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG — Shippensburg Lions Club’s fourth annual spaghetti dinner will be from 4 to 7 p.m. April 11 in Premier Events, 429 E. Orange St..
Cost is $9; ages 3 to 10, $5.
Both meat and vegetarian sauces will be available, as will salad, bread, brownies and beverages. Take-outs are available.
It benefits the Leonard O. Beidel Scholarship, established in 1958, for a senior at Shippensburg Area Senior High School planning to attend Shippensburg University. So far, the club has awarded 52 scholarships. This year’s recipient will receive $200 each semester for four …

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[ 16 Nov 2012 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG — The following area students at Shippensburg University received scholarships this fall:
Kyle Baer, son of Daniel Baer, Greencastle, and Stephanie Baer, Shippensburg: Albert W. Freeman Pre-medical Scholarship, Clarence Schock Foundation Scholarship and Highmark Scholarship. A 2012 graduate of Shippensburg Area Senior High School, he is majoring in biology.
- Kathleen Lay, daughter of Larry and Bonnie Lay, Newville: Floyd M. and Dorothy Heisey Mains Scholarship. She is a sophomore majoring in elementary education pre-kindergarten to grade 4.
- Chandler McNew, son of Michelle McNew of Hamilton Township: Pennsylvania State System of Higher …

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[ 20 Sep 2012 | No Comment ]

The Slate
When Andrew Thornhill walked into Shippensburg University’s Rowland Hall 206 on Sept. 12 to speak to students about his experiences as an entrepreneur, the vibe of the classroom changed from an attitude of passivity to one of inspiration.
Thornhill is a successful entrepreneur based out of Seattle, Wash., who has worked in every industry from music to media.
Guest speakers have graced the halls of SU in the past, but what made  Thornhill stand out from the rest is his selflessness to share his success and insight with students.
This …

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[ 20 Sep 2012 | No Comment ]

Staff Writer/The Slate
Shippensburg’s music and arts venue The Thought Lot played host to four local bands Sept. 14.
The Black Black Beasts, Bratcore, The Young and the Restless, and Blayer Point Dujour & The Rockers Galore all played half-hour long sets.
The best show of the night was the first as Black Black Beast’s guitar-based instrumentals were played with poise and energy.
The five-piece Chambersburg-based band sounded like a slightly darker Explosions in the Sky for most of their set. A lot of their tracks were driven by guitars and bass, but …

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[ 20 Sep 2012 | No Comment ]
The Midtown Men

Staff Writer/The Slate
The best music from the 1960s was alive and well Friday night at the Luhrs Performing Arts Center all thanks to The Midtown Men.
The Midtown Men are the four-member group from the original Broadway cast “Jersey Boys,” – Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard, and J. Robert Spencer. Coming off a 50-city tour across the U.S. and Canada in 2010, they stopped by Shippensburg during their new tour promoting their album “Sixties Hits.”
They began the show by introducing themselves as the cast of the “Jersey …

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[ 20 Sep 2012 | No Comment ]

Staff Writer/The Slate
If you are reading this article, you should stop. Take a moment to look around you. Actually, look at all the people around you. Are they tall or short? Do they have long or short hair? Who exactly is everyone not on the outside, but on the inside?
Often we find ourselves “judging a book by its cover.” This unfortunate conscious  act is done every day by you and me.
On Sept. 13, at Old Main Chapel, more than 100 Shippensburg University students and staff came to listen to …

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[ 4 Sep 2012 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG – The National Weather Service in State College has issued a flash flood watch for portions of central Pennsylvania — including Franklin, Cumberland and Adams counties — as the remnants of Hurricane Isaac pass through the region.
Localized heavy rainfall hit the Chambersburg-Shippensburg region overnight.
Timothy W. Hawkins, geography and earth science professor at Shippensburg University, reported that a thunderstorm early Tuesday dumped 1.63 inches of rain on campus. At one point, the rain fell at a rate of more than four inches an hour.
In the month of August Shippensburg …