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Science of ‘The Martian’ gives viewers taste of deep space travel

Published: March 10, 2016 ALEX HABER Science & Tech Editor Released to theatres in October 2015, “The Martian” starring Matt Damon, follows the tale of survival of an astronaut stranded…

Scott Kelly returns after year-long voyage in space

Published: March 10, 2016 CATHERINE MURRAY Staff writer Astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth after spending 340 days aboard the International Space Station on March 2. On March 25, Kelly…

Alumnus returns to discuss scientific policy

Alumnus returns to discuss scientific policy

Published: March 10, 2016 ANNE KENNEDY Staff writer The University’s chemistry club recently invited alumnus Chris Yarosh to return to The University to speak about why scientists should care about…

Disney delivers positive message in ‘Zootopia’

Published: March 10, 2016 JOE EVANS Featured Columnist When it comes to animated films with a positive, educational message Disney is the king. The company’s older films are classics that…

40 Days Later : Student reflects on adapting to Scranton life

Published: March 10, 2016 Commentary by JIMENA PACHELI “Remember, Father Sivalon, a student is never late, nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to.” This is what…

Student reflects on time abroad in China

Published: March 10, 2016 Commentary by GREGORY WAGNER After studying for the fall semester in Beijing, China, observing, embracing and understanding a different culture while shedding my own preconceptions of…

USPB crowns Mr., Miss Scranton

USPB crowns Mr., Miss Scranton

Published: March 10, 2016 Nicole DiTolla Arts and Life Correspondent Jonathan ‘JoJo’ Crichton and Faith Yusko were crowned Mr. and Miss Scranton Thursday. The expansive variety of talent made it quite…

Student addresses pre-determined male, female roles

Published: March 10, 2016 Commentary by SERGIO CACERES When a mother is pregnant the first thing everyone talks about is what will the sex of the baby be? Will the…

Wacky World of the 2016 Election

Published: March 10, 2016 Commentary by JOE EVANS If one watched this past week’s Democratic and Republican debates, they would have noticed a drastic difference in tone. The Democratic debate…

Student draws inspiration from guest speaker

Student draws inspiration from guest speaker

Published: March 10, 2016 Shane Burcaw speaks of his optimistic outlook amidst obstacles Commentary by JESSICA NICKEL “My existence has consisted of nothing but one absurd event after another.” So…