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Inside look: Rugby team reaches playoffs

Commentary By Mike Dombrowski The Scranton Norsemen clinched the fourth and final playoff seed in the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Conference with a decisive win over Drexel University this past weekend. This…

Local county fights Airbnb

Jordan Reis Business Editor Airbnb is a website that allows people to put a room in their house or apartment, or their entire house or apartment, up for rent to…

Renowned economist discusses immigration

Patrick Budicini Business Correspondent On Tuesday, members of the Scranton community, university students and faculty members gathered for the much-anticipated 31st annual Henry George Lecture. This semester’s lecture, sponsored by…

Student highlights Elm Park Methodist Church

Commentary by Nora Backus In today’s constantly evolving world, society is always looking for advancement in culture. Individuals desire the newest developments in technology, medicine and even religion. The United…

Meet the Jesuits: Ronald McKinney

Meet the Jesuits: Ronald McKinney

Lauren McKeown Staff Writer The Rev. Dr. Ron McKinney, S.J. is a professor of philosophy at The University and has been teaching here since 1984. In addition to his role…

Insects contain comparable nutrients to red meat, UK, China study suggests

Insects contain comparable nutrients to red meat, UK, China study suggests

Anne Kennedy Staff Writer Have you ever wanted to eat a bug burger instead of a hamburger? Recent research from scientists in the UK and China has shown that bugs…

Helium reserves may be depleted in 30 years

Helium reserves may be depleted in 30 years

Elizabeth Harasym Science & Tech Editor Many may be taking for granted the gas which fills our party balloons and causes those squeaky little voices we all know and love.…

Mixing alcohol, energy drinks mimics negative effects of cocaine on brain

Mixing alcohol, energy drinks mimics negative effects of cocaine on brain

Luis Britez Science & Tech Correspondent If you are thinking about mixing alcohol and energy drinks this upcoming weekend, think again. A study performed by Richard van Rijn, an assistant…

Letter to the Editor: Professor defends medical marijuana

Commentary By Professor Neill Ackerman, Ph.D. Some things don’t make sense, and a prime example is why the Drug Enforcement Administration stubbornly refuses to remove marijuana from a Schedule one…

Scranton rave downtown features Cedric Gervais

Scranton rave downtown features Cedric Gervais

Commentary By Ariana Berardi Scranton was lucky enough to bring Cédric Gervais to The Leonard. A small Theatre downtown for Halloween. It was never expected that someone with such a…

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