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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Erie A to Z: Bayhawks

Erie’s abundance of minor league sports offers entertainment for all kinds of sports fans. Hockey fans have the Erie Otters, baseball fans have the Erie Seawolves and basketball fans have the Bayhawks. The Erie Bayhawks are the local NBA Development League team based in downtown Erie. The team is known for once having Jeremy Lin on its team, and rosters an exciting …

Erie A to Z: Asbury Woods

Asbury Woods, a local nature park and outdoor trail network, is located at 4105 Asbury Road Erie, PA 16506, and all the trails are open during daylight hours. Not only is it a great place to exercise away from campus, but it gives students the ability to see a side of Erie away from concrete slabs and busy streets. For you nature lovers …

Edge Radio – Fringe Fest Erie 2015

For the second installment of Edge Radio, I went to the office of Jax Kubiak (technical director of the Schuster Theatre and producer of Fringe Fest Erie) to talk about the exciting month of theatre ahead for our community. Go to www.gannon.edu/schustertheatre for more information!

How ‘Any.Do’ can make you a better student

Like many college students, I struggle with time management. I feel as though there are a million things on my plate at any given time, and remembering every single task, meeting, assignment and event seems to be a Sisyphean ordeal. I tried writing down things in a planner, but I’d often forget to bring it with me. I tried updating …

5 reasons why you should check out Gannon’s accounting major

1. Dozens of career paths. Students who study accounting can go on to become auditors, business consultants, financial planners, forensic accountants, tax attorneys, tax preparers/planners, budget analysts, FBI special agents, financial accountants, internal auditors, internal revenue agents or managerial accountants. The “possibilities” are endless.   2. A growing field. Accounting is a valuable tool in the business world, and it’s estimated that …