REDACTED: Tough professors prepare us

One of my favorite classes this semester is Media Management, taught by AJ Miceli, director of the School of Communication and the Arts. Often seen as one of the most difficult classes in the communications department, it takes a look at the strategic and analytical nature of managers in an ever-changing field. Naturally, as a student manager, I do my …

REDACTED: I go to counseling. So what?

I go to counseling. Some may know this about me, but others may take this as a surprise. After all, you wouldn’t suspect an editor-in-chief of a student-run publication who is a member of a leadership group, president of an honors organization and very active in his community to go to counseling. And yet, that’s exactly the problem. Even though …

Speed Writing: The art of starting (and finishing) that essay

For many, writing an essay can be a difficult assignment. The blank page or white screen stares at you, mocking your lack of ambition to start writing. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can write quickly and efficiently while still minimizing errors (and even giving yourself some time to edit). Here’s how to do it. STOP EVERYTHING …

REDACTED: Analog Productivity

For years, I’ve struggled with time management. I’ve always wanted to do more, put more on my plate and couldn’t seem to find a system to manage all of those details that kept falling through the cracks. This, obviously, leads to severe stress. How can anyone focus on relaxing during a break if you have the constant looming suspicion that …

My life as a Roman Emperor

In this week’s edition of REDACTED, I talk about a time I was (read as: performed as) a Roman Emperor and the real-life application of Laban movement in everyday life! Acting has a lot of basis in real life, and application in a variety of industries. And yes, this photo is of me as Tiberius: But if you get past …

What makes a ‘Real Erie Guy’?

Cory Vaillancourt is not the person you would expect to write a history of one of the most prominent figures of Erie’s history. Not only was he born and raised outside of the city and state, but he gives off a vibe that is more VICE than History Channel. Vaillancourt seems like he should be off writing the next Great American …

How to Navigate Time Management without Losing Your Mind (or Sleep)

The start of the semester can be a grueling time for students. With classes, co-curricular activities and work, the idea of keeping everything balanced is not only ethereal, but seemingly impossible. Over the past weeks, I’ve had to act as Editor-in-Chief of Edge Magazine (20 hours per week), attend a full schedule of classes (18 hours per week), work at …

History of Gannon University: Part 1

Gannon University has been a pillar of the City of Erie for decades. Yet, the history of Gannon University is far richer than most people would image. The University began as a mission of the Catholic Church, which has influenced its goals and teachings since its inception.     The namesake of Gannon, Bishop John Mark Gannon, was born in …

[REDACTED]: Fail boldly

Often, we credit universities for being an area for students to succeed. We see it every day: students being recognized for their accomplishments, faculty being given plaudits for achieving great success in their field, etc. But we forget that universities, and the educational system itself, are based on the idea of failing safely. Unlike any other job or community, a …

Erie A to Z: City Council

Most students live in Erie for four years of their life and move on once they graduate. However, with a bit of motivation you can determine more about the city with a short visit to City Council meetings. While to many these bureaucratic meetings may seem mundane, much of what it means to live and work in Erie is determined …