Child-free? Okay with me

Published in The Snapper the week of November 8.

In a recent opinion article posted by The Snapper, Associate Opinion Editor Robert Beiler chronicled his experiences and his life aspirations, and eloquently described why he did not want children when he was older.

As it turns out, he is not the only one who feels this way.Read More »


APSCUF is officially on strike

Published in the Snapper the week of October 19.

The Pennsylvania State System for Higher Education, otherwise known as PASSHE, and the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, otherwise known as APSCUF, could not reach an agreement on their negotiations, leaving the potential strike to turn into a reality.Read More »

Nice weather, low gas prices will greet more than 36 million Fourth of July automobile travelers

Published on LancasterOnline and in print (front page, dominant story) on June 30.

Sunny weather and low gas prices make for an ideal traveling situation for many Americans this Fourth of July weekend.

With 43 million travelers across the United States expected to travel this Thursday to Monday, this year’s Fourth of July weekend is slated to beat the record of 42.3 million travelers set in 2007 and 2015, according to AAA.Read More »

Goodbye #24

Co-written with Sam Valentin.
Published April 21, 2016.

April 13 was not just another night inside the sold out Staples Center. It was a special night, a night filled with energy and emotions. The game ended with confetti falling from the rafters while number 24 exited the building one final time after putting on one last spectacle, an encore, dropping 61 points.Read More »

For those feeling blue, a community waits to help

Published April 21, 2016.

Feeling the blues, or feeling as though you have no one to talk to? There’s a community out there waiting to help. is a website created by psychologist Glen Moriarty in 2013. He created it because one night he was having a conversation with his wife about something that was bothering him. She was a great listener, and it made Glen realize how lucky he was to have someone as special as her in his life.Read More »

‘No Belles’ showcases female power in sciences

Published on April 7, 2016.

Eighteen women, in total, have won the Nobel Prize in the sciences. This makes up less than 3 percent of the 581 people who have been awarded the prize in sciences.

Three women and one ukulele-playing artistic director brought the story of some of these women, as well as women who were neglected in winning the Nobel Prize, to the stage. The show was called “No Belles,” and it was held in the Myers Auditorium on April 5. This is the first time that “No Belles” has been done in a university.Read More »