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An Open Letter: To Those In Need of a Hug

ear Student Body, First of all, take a deep breath – A great, big breath. Fill your lungs with much needed air and let it all out along with all of that negativity that is silently stewing inside of you. Take a few more, if need be. It’s nearing the end of the semester, which…

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How to survive police encounters

Flashes of red and blue lights in the rear-view mirror can get the heartbeat racing, however, police encounters don’t have to be a fearful experience. Gary Asteak, attorney-at-law, spoke during a seminar called “How to Survive Police Encounters” in the Northampton Community College’s Lipkin Theatre on March 6. Asteak has been a criminal defense lawyer…

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Students grow through shared experiences at the LVAIC LGBTQ+ Student Leadership Conference

Over the weekend, students and faculty from various Lehigh Valley campuses, convened at Muhlenberg University for an all-day LGBTQ+ Student Leadership Conference. The event featured an array of workshops and discussions that rallied around this year’s theme of “Owning Our Stories; Creating Community.” Through these workshops, students learned how to use their voice and their…

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Pitt provides the best of both worlds

A 4-and-a-half-hour car drive across the state of Pennsylvania is how a prospective student gets to the University of Pittsburgh. Sights along interstates 78, 81, and 76 include numerous farms, mountains and plenty of tunnels. Coming out of the Squirrel Hill tunnel, the city of Pittsburgh comes into view. Many people clog the sidewalks of…

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