The Lycourier

These heels were made for walkin’

October 9, 2014
Jordyn Hotchkiss
Entertainment Editor

Theatre department opens season with controversy: "The Distance from Here" review

October 9, 2014
Dan Zebrine
Editor in chief

“What the hell has this world come to?” an older audience member mumbled as he and his group left the theatre not even a quarter way into the show.

Can’t kick the reign: Soccer remains undefeated

October 9, 2014
Trevor Endler
Staff Writer

On Sat., Sept. 27, the men’s soccer team faced off against their strongest opponent yet and still pulled out the win against fifteenth ranked Rochester in overtime.

Bump, Set, Spike of the season

October 9, 2014
Trevor Endler
Staff Writer

The women’s volleyball team hosted their second weekend tournament of the season from Oct. 3-4 in Lamade Gymnasium.

The Warriors pulled out an even 2-2 split over the weekend bringing the team to a 12-9 record overall.

Real men wear pink: “Pink out” game ends in victory as Warriors crush Stevenson 31-10, remaining undefeated.

October 9, 2014
Trevor Endler
Staff Writer

On Saturday the Warriors faced off against fellow undefeated team,  Stevenson at David Pearson Field in the middle of their long MAC conference run.  The Warriors, decked out in pink for Breast Cancer awareness,  symbolized the rigorous fight behind the hue.

Gone Greek

October 9, 2014
Jenny Reilly
Staff Writer

For the fraternities and sororities, Sept. 26 was one of the biggest days on campus: it was Bid Day.
After two weeks of recruitment the greek houses gave out their invitations to potential new members and excitedly waited for the big day to arrive when their bids would be returned.

Is that thunder I hear?: Station manager Kaitlyn Gulotta welcomes twelve new DJs to the campus radio station, WRLC 91.7

October 9, 2014
D.C. Keys
Photo Editor

With the Fall Semester well underway, Williamsport Radio Lycoming College, or WRLC 91.7 the Thunder is officially up and running.

Junior Kaitlyn Gulotta has taken the position of Station Manager after Chelsea Watts graduated last spring.

Kissing away cancer

October 9, 2014
Victoria Vandervort
Staff Writer

Annually, October is commemorated as Breast Cancer awareness month. To advocate for this cause, the campus has pulled their efforts together into tackling the disease.

For old times’ sake

October 9, 2014
Sarah Jaran
Copy Editor

On Sept. 28, members of the Creative Arts Society and the History club met outside Williams Hall to take a trip to the Renaissance Faire of PA.

Located in the Lancaster area, the Renaissance Faire is open from early summer to late fall.
The two clubs went because they were trying to experience a different era of living.

Whatever the Letter

October 9, 2014
Victoria Vandervort
Staff Writer

On Wed., Oct. 1 students gathered around a table in Pennington Lounge when Whatever the Letter, a local screen-printing business came to the college.

Snowden celebrates banned books week

October 9, 2014
D.C. Keys
Photo Editor

Sept. 21 through 27 the John G. Snowden Memorial Library recognized banned books week. The library does this to celebrate the freedom to read.

This year they had a display of banned and challenged books from their own collection and held contests for prizes.

Admissions hosts first open house

October 9, 2014
Jenny Reilly
Staff Writer

On Oct. 4, the college hosted its first Admissions Open House of the school year. Despite cloudy skies over 50 families came to visit Lycoming’s campus.

The program began with opening remarks from President Kent Trachte and Jason Moran, director of admissions.

Troiano challenges bipartisan politics

October 9, 2014
Dan Zebrine
Editor in chief

Nick Troiano, a native of Pike County, Penn., has been drawing national attention in recent months.  At the age of 25, Troiano is the youngest candidate for the United States House of Representatives in the upcoming mid-term elections, hoping to represent the 10th District of Pennsylvania.

Bored? BINGO!

October 9, 2014
Jackie Croteau
Opinion Editor

Manhunt continues for alleged cop-killer

October 9, 2014
Jenny Reilly
Staff Writer

It has been four weeks since Eric Frien of Canadensis PA, allegedly murdered Pennsylvania State Police Corporal Bryon Dickson and severely injured PSP Trooper Alex Douglass, on Friday September 12, and the Pocono area is still on edge.

Microsoft experiments with Xbox One price drop in the U.K.

October 9, 2014
JohnPaul Keith
Staff Writer

Microsoft has officially dropped the price of the Xbox One in the U.K. This Kinectless version, which originally cost 429.99 Pounds ($695.88), is now only 329.99 Pounds ($534.05).
The price drop now makes this version of the Xbox One cheaper than the PlayStation 4, which currently costs 349.99 Pounds ($566.41).

Student Senate updates

October 9, 2014
Jackie Croteau
Opinion Editor

Student Senate is celebrating its 20th anniversary and, yes, there will be cake! President Greg Vartan opened the meeting on September 22 with this bit of excitement, and proceeded to praise the senators for their “immense strides” on the list of goals.

Vs. Victoria: Should we be excited for seasonal Pumpkin Spice?

October 9, 2014
Elizabeth Gallen
Special to the Lycourier

YES!-Fall is my favorite time of year. The leaves change, the temperature drops to perfect sweater weather, and it means it’s the time of year for PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES!

Oh captain my captain, don’t go!

October 9, 2014
Shannon Bolin
Sports Editor

I’m a firm believer that football season doesn’t officially start until the World Series ends. Although the Yankees didn’t even make it to the playoffs, it’s been an emotional rollercoaster after Derek Jeter announced he was retiring earlier in the season.

U2 “Songs of Innocence”: iTunes’ free album

October 9, 2014
Sam Ferraro
College Life Editor

In case you were unaware, if you have an iTunes account, you also have the new U2 album. You’re welcome, everyone.

“Final Fantasy X HD Remaster”

October 9, 2014
Ryan Krebs
Staff Writer

Family weekend fun

September 25, 2014
D.C. Keys
Photo Editor

Sept. 19 through 21 was the annual family weekend, a time when the students’ extended families are invited to campus to participate in fun activities together.

Students enrich education experience in Europe: Study abroad offers opportunities for learning around the globe

September 25, 2014
Jordyn Hotchkiss
Entertainment Editor

This past year many students traveled across the oceans to other parts of the world to further their education. The college had students go to Germany, Sweden, England, Honduras and many other places around the globe. Students went for various reasons, ranging from an archaeological dig to a marine biology diving experience.

Adding to the ARC

September 25, 2014
D.C. Keys
Photo Editor

This year Professor Christopher Reed joined the Academic Resource Center team as assistant director of the Academic Resource Center and director of the not-yet-established mathematics center. He is designing the math center to be a part of the Academic Research Center by fall of 2015.

Football remains undefeated

September 25, 2014
DC Keys
Photo Editor 

The warrior football team won 28-13 against King’s College Monarchs on Saturday.  The stands were packed as Family Weekend participants were in attendance, increasing the energy at David Pearson Field.

Tennis looks up after loss

September 25, 2014
Shannon Bolin
Sports Editor

The Men and Women’s Tennis team refuse to let the losses to Kings define the remainder of their season.

Men went down 0-9 and Women lost 3-6. Despite their loss, both teams are looking hopeful for their next match is 3 p.m. Friday at Bruce Henry Park.

A sweet trip off campus

September 25, 2014
Jennifer Reilly
Staff Writer

The Campus Activity Board sponsored its annual trip to Hershey Park on Sunday, Sept. 14.
Under clear, sunny skies roughly 40 students enjoyed a day of thrilling rides and, of course, some Hershey’s chocolate.

The Graffiti Party was smokin’

September 25, 2014
Sam Ferraro
College Life Editor

Each year, Lambda Chi Alpha puts together what to some students is known as “Highlighter” and to others is known as “The Graffiti Party.” Almost as legendary as their annual “Toga Party,” this get-together was unforgettable after a small fire broke out in the fraternity’s lounge.

Questioning campus

September 25, 2014
Sarah Jaran
Copy Editor

Collin Rice joined the college’s faculty in the fall of 2013 as the new philosophy professor, teaching courses that involve logic and ethics.

He is a philosopher of Science and the Mind, choosing to incorporate two extremely different disciplines in order to try to decipher truths in life.

What’s the rush? Greek life makes a statement on campus

September 25, 2014
Dan Zebrine
Editor-in-Chief

Last week began the recruitment process for Greek life.

This process involves a period of about two weeks during which fraternities and sororities hold events for interested students to meet current members and get a feel for what Greek life is about.

Treasure ahoy: Stickers!

September 25, 2014
Sarah Jaran
Copy Editor

At 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 13, pirates in all shapes and sizes met in the Creative Arts Society (CAS) lounge in Williams Hall. The location was changed from years past, which was outside the ramp to the CAS lounge, as a result of the rain that came throughout the day.

United Campus Ministry gets colorful

September 25, 2014
Sam Ferraro
 College Life Editor

On Friday Sept. 12 around 3 p.m., members of United Campus Ministry gathered on the quad to set up for their tie-dying event. The organization invited the campus community to bring whatever they wanted to tie-dye that afternoon. Students brought a slew of unique items such as shoes, socks, and handkerchiefs.

Theatre department offers lots of laughs at Monologue Wars

September 25, 2014
Sarah Jaran
Copy Editor

Alpha Psi Omega, the thespian honor society, sponsored the first ever Monologue Wars at 8 p.m. on Sept. 15 in the Mary L. Welch Theater.  The event was created and organized by  Katie Buffum, senior and historian of the society.

GDS holds charity auction in honor of lost sister

September 25, 2014
Victoria Vandervort
Staff Photographer

On Saturday, around 10 A.M. you probably noticed a packed East Hall coffeehouse.
Families, students, and staff gathered for the annual Brandy Sudol auction held by the sisters of Gamma Delta Sigma.

For over twenty years, the sisters have honored the memory of their lost sister Brandy Lee Sudol.

Student senate and sustainability committee updates: Sept. 8 and 15

September 25, 2014
Jackie Crouteau
Opinion Editor

Student Senate met at 9 p.m., on Sept. 8 and Sept. 15.

At the first meeting, President Greg Vartan spoke on sending out an email to all students with the names of the people belonging to various senate committees, such as the Food Committee or Public Relations Committee.

Snaps for slam poetry: The Asia Project entertains students

September 25, 2014
D.C. Keys
Photo Editor

At 7 p.m. on Saturday September 13 students gathered in the East Hall coffeehouse. They came with one goal to hear slam poetry sponsored by CAB. They got that and much more with the Asia project.

Editorial: Why are we here?

September 25, 2014
Jackie Croteau
Opinion Editor

“…the rituals and patterns of life in college—entirely separate from the classroom have consistently overwhelmed the curricular experience for most students. And that extracurricular life has displayed aspects of anti-intellectualism that directly contradict and undermine the stated academic ideals...” 

Staff Opinion: Swiping left to Yik Yak and Tinder

September 25, 2014
Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard of or even dared to download apps such as Yik Yak or Tinder. Yik Yak is an anonymous forum exclusively for text posts, which cannot exceed 200 characters, and the only people allowed to posts are within a 1.5 mile radius. Yes, that means Wilpo townies too, if that doesn’t make your skin crawl even more.

A game review: Destiny

September 25, 2014
Ryan Krebs
Staff Writer

Microsoft buys Mojang for $2.5 billion

September 25, 2014
JohnPaul Keith
Staff Writer

So, it seems the rumors were true. Mojang has confirmed on their website that they are being acquired by Microsoft for $2.5 billion.

Back to school with Schmidt and Jenko: A review of "22 Jump Street"

September 25, 2014
Lindsay Darrow
Staff Writer

It’s back to school for Morton Schmidt and Greg Jenko, played by Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, except this time they are college students.

Love, music and a broken vacuum: “Once” review

September 25, 2014
Makenzie Smith
Staff Writer  

Remembering 9/11

September 11, 2014
Jacqueline CroteauOpinion Editor

Students thanks alumni donors

September 11, 2014
Sam FerraroCollege Life Editor
On Aug. 29, a tent was pitched by several members of Long Hall and some faculty and staff, on the grassy patch between the academic center and Heim. 

Kicking out a win

September 11, 2014
Trevor EndlerStaff Writer
The men’s soccer team started their season the best way possible; with a win.  It was a hard fought ninety minutes but the Warriors came out with a 1-0 win against Ursinus.

XC invitational foreshadows season

September 11, 2014
DC KeysPhoto Editor
Cross Country is off and running. On Aug. 30 2014 the self-proclaimed ‘wolf pack’ ran its first race. With 3 runners placing in the Top 10, a new era has begun.

Lyco runs on alumni gifts

September 11, 2014
Sam FerraroCollege Life Editor
The college’s funding is based heavily on the donations of many alumni who aim to assist the college through monetary contributions. This form of funding goes toward the Lycoming Fund and the college’s endowment.
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