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 …

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 …

[REDACTED]: I Guess I’m a Writer Now

I never considered myself to be a writer. For years, I would fruitlessly attempt to put down words to a page. I’m an actor at the Schuster Theatre – so words mean a lot to me – but I’ve always struggled to create from nothing. Writing is difficult for a number of reasons – clarity of thought, appropriate use of …

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 …

Text my Facebook and tweet me on Google+

Dear [Redacted] readers: Thank you for trying to get in touch with me. Unfortunately, you failed to follow protocol. I’ve come up with a list of digital prioritization to let people know how to contact me (or really anyone). Phone call: Only use this if a) you’re dying, b) you need something right this second or c) we already discussed …

The Squid and the Bumblebee: A [redacted] parable

We go to a Catholic university, so we’re used to hearing parables (short stories that mean something else). I’m now going to tell you one that has to do with two friends: the bumblebee and the squid. Note: Names have been removed to protect those involved. Any resemblance to people (or animals) living or dead is purely coincidental. Especially you, …