Blogs

  • A Review and Analysis of Sufjan Stevens’ “Impossible Soul” That Literally Nobody Asked For (5/10/2017) - By: Alyssa Murphree, May 9, 2017 I’ll cut to the chase. This is a completely unwarranted review and analysis of a song that was released in 2010. You may be wondering how or why I’m going to write a review of a just one single song. But this is no ordinary tune. This is the […]
  • Business Management, and Fashion Shows: My Follow-Up Interview with Tyler Wombough (4/28/2017) - A few weeks ago I interviewed my friend Tyler Wombough about his college football career. Since then my classmates have given me some other questions to ask him in a follow-up interview. This past Monday I had the privilege to do this follow-up interview with him about both his major at DelVal and the fashion […]
  • Psychology, and Penguins: An Interview With Alison Teter (4/28/2017) - I am a brother in DelVal’s chapter of the co-ed fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. In this chapter of the fraternity we have all different kinds of majors. I am an English Literature major; we have someone who is switching his major to Chemistry; we some Zoo Science majors; we have Small Animal Science majors; we […]
  • My Rant On Teaching Consent and the Sex Before Marriage Debate (4/28/2017) - By Taylor Blasko So this blog is a direct response to an article that one of my friends shared on Facebook entitled, “She Only Said ‘Yes’ Once.” Here is the link to the blog to make it clearer for you what I’m about to talk about: http://foreverymom.com/marriage/she-only-said-yes-once-reggie-osborne/ This blog basically says that society has ruined […]
  • Interview with Editor of The Gleaner (4/28/2017) - By Taylor Blasko I got to sit down with the editor of DelVal’s literary journal. If you all didn’t know, recently there was a gala for The Gleaner hosted on April 12th over in the Life Science Building. It did a great job of showcasing and having this year’s issue  make a debut to the […]
  • YouTube Success 101: Don’t Be a Terrible Parent (4/27/2017) - By: Alyssa Murphree, April 26, 2017 Last week on his show, Youtuber Phillip DeFranco opened up a can of worms that would leave the Youtube community, the internet, and the media up in arms. In the initial segment that appeared on The Phillip DeFranco Show, he accuses the channel DaddyOFive, a family prank channel, of […]
  • Undergrowth – A Brief Story (4/27/2017) - by Brandon Eckerd Deep within the undergrowth, beneath the starry sky and full moon, a small white rat shifts through the forest floor. The heat of the tropical sun still radiated off the damp leaves. His whiskers twitch as they brush against fallen logs and mossy stones. The thin-tailed rat lifts his head, catching the […]
  • Lakebed Leviathans (4/25/2017) - by Brandon Eckerd When you are a kid growing up around the lakes and rivers of eastern Pennsylvania, there is one creature that dwarfs all other life. These colossal animals can grow up to 40 pounds and to the size of a hubcap, if not larger. Their jaws can snap branches and bone like balsa […]
  • School Event: Track Meet 4/22 (4/23/2017) - by: Alyssa Ruffolo I am a member of the track and field team here at Delval. I love running, as you may have picked up on if you have read any of my previous blogs. I have run distance/cross country since high school, and as a transfer this is my first semester running for Delval’s […]
  • Something to Think About: the Word “Asian” (4/23/2017) - by: Alyssa Ruffolo There are many words which we have now eliminated or at least deemed unacceptable in our ever-changing vocabulary here in the United States. Words such as retarded, queer, and gay all once meant something different than they do now. There are also offensive words for probably every ethnicity and race that exists […]
  • My Party Pooper Rant on A-Day (sorry not sorry) (4/21/2017) - By Taylor Blasko I’m not even on campus this year and I’ve never been more irritated with A-Day. Yea, you heard me — A-Day, the fair thing that occurs every April on DelVal’s campus. It’s supposed to be fun or something, but as I get older I get increasingly more irritated with the whole thing. […]
  • Alice Through The Looking Glass: A Movie Review (4/21/2017) - By: Rachel Lyle, April 21st, 2017 My two  favorite books have always been Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll. So when I found out that Tim Burton was making Alice Through The Looking Glass I freaked out. I loved Tim Burton’s Version of Alice in […]
  • The Good In Everyone (4/21/2017) - By: Rachel Lyle, April 21st, 2017 I have now read the book Uprooted by Naomi Novik twice in my college career once for Women’s Literature and once for Introduction to Literature both with the same professor. In these two times reading the book I noticed somethings about the main character, Agneszka, including the fact that she finds […]
  • The Giver: A Review (4/21/2017) - By Taylor Blasko Lois Lowry’s young adult novel The Giver is one worth taking a look at again. Apparently, for people of my generation this was a common book that was both assigned in school or read for entertainment alike when we were all in middle school. I am actually one of the few that […]
  • How Airbnb is Making Us Rethink “Stranger Danger” (4/20/2017) - By: Alyssa Murphree, April 19, 2017 Earlier this afternoon while scrolling through my Facebook news feed, I came across a TED Talk that resonated with me on a personal level. The talk was given by one of the founders of Airbnb, Joe Gebbia, in February of 2016 and was called “How Airbnb Designs for Trust”. […]
  • Review: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness @ The Fillmore, Philadelphia (4/19/2017) - By: Alyssa Murphree, April 19, 2017 On Friday April 7, I had the pleasure of seeing Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness perform at The Fillmore on the Philadelphia stop of their Zombies in America tour. Having purchased my ticket in November, and writing a review of their latest album, you could say this was a […]
  • 5 Words & Phrases That Should Have Stayed in 2016 (4/18/2017) - By Molly K. Lichtner, 4/18/17 The English language is a beautiful, continuously changing and growing living thing; it does not stay stagnant.  The English language is also full of nonsense words whose meanings hold no greater discourse in the grand scheme of things.  All they do is bring down the collective creativeness of society through […]
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm (4/18/2017) - by: Alyssa Ruffolo While many people enjoy Curb Your Enthusiasm, starring the creator of Seinfeld, Larry David, I starkly disagree. I haven’t watched much of the show because I mostly used to tune it out when my boyfriend watched it every single day a few summers ago. He insists that I haven’t given it enough […]
  • Packing Anxiety (4/18/2017) - by: Alyssa Ruffolo I don’t know about anyone else, but I do not like being accused of being “the typical girl” — one because that statement overgeneralizes and being a feminist I don’t like being categorized (stereotyped) by my gender, but two because usually that phrase has a negative connotation which I do not enjoy. […]
  • Interview: Rosaria Angela & Her Experiences as an Italian Immigrant in the 1930’s (4/18/2017) - By: Alyssa Ruffolo Over Easter weekend, I spent some time with my family and had a chance to interview my grandmother who is first generation from Italy (full name Rosaria Angela). I have always taken interest to other cultures, especially Italian culture because it is in my family and is part of who I am/ […]
  • Women Can’t Be Strong? (4/14/2017) - By: Rachel Lyle, April 14th, 2017 In Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is depicted as being weak and not able to be a ruthless murderer when she has womanly traits. She can’t be strong when she is a woman so apparently she has to give up her womanly traits to become a man, like a man with […]
  • Marjane and Her Feminism in Persepolis (4/14/2017) - By: Rachel Lyle, April 14th, 2017 In her book Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi discusses feminist and feminism and the ways in which her and her female friends approached how to have equal dress codes for both genders. She talks about how the women were required to dress differently then men by the state and the rules […]
  • An Open Letter to All of My Homework (4/14/2017) - By Taylor Blasko Dear All My Schoolwork for the Rest of the Semester, Who is completing you? Because it ain’t gonna be me. It’s a hard no. Just because you’re literally the last few papers and projects standing between me and my bachelor’s degree, doesn’t mean you’re special. I’m not completing you. Like seriously, haven’t […]
  • Why We Need to Get Rid of the Idea of Gender Roles in Marriage (4/14/2017) - By Taylor Blasko I want to talk about something that sort of by its nature makes it political, but at the same time I’m not trying to comment on anything political. I’m merely just trying to suggest that the beliefs and lifestyle that I’m trying to talk about is problematic, at least to me it […]
  • Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos Livestreamed His Electromagnetic Brain Treatment, Here’s Why It Matters (4/12/2017) - By: Alyssa Murphree, April 12, 2017 Last week, myself and more than one million people who follow Passion Pit’s Facebook page (presumably) received a notification that frontman Michael Angelakos was currently livestreaming. While many artists and personalities use this feature as a newer medium of instant communication to update their fans, what Angelakos did was […]
  • Fact or Fiction: Becoming News Literate (4/9/2017) - By: Alyssa Ruffolo On Wednesday, April 5, Delval held a panel called Fact or Fiction: Responsible Journalism and Becoming News Literate. Featured speakers on the panel included Brian Stelter from CNN News and David Folkenflik of NPR radio. Some very interesting discussion was brought forth throughout the conversation, all centered around the question of how […]
  • Speak Up, Speak Clearly (4/8/2017) - by Brandon Eckerd I have recently become aware of a rather large problem. When I am talking to people, typically one-on-one or in a casual conversation, I tend to speak so quickly it comes out unclear what I am saying. I am not sure if this issue is a mechanical or mental issue, since I […]
  • APO’s Alumni Semi-Formal and 50th Anniversary Party (4/8/2017) - By: Rachel Lyle, April 7th, 2017 This past Sunday Delaware Valley University’s chapter of Alpha Phi Omega held its annual Alumni Semi-Formal, but his year it was a special one because our chapter, Sigma Nu, got to celebrate the fact that this year is its 50th anniversary as an active chapter of Alpha Phi Omega. […]
  • Interview: Why you should be an English major PART II (With a Prof) and how to make life decisions… (4/7/2017) - By Taylor Blasko Last week I explored the question of what it meant to be an English major with actual real life English majors at DelVal. This week I wanted to explore a similar question but with an actual real life English Professor here at DelVal. So this is an interview that I did with […]
  • My Feelings about the World of Poetry (4/7/2017) - By: Rachel Lyle, April 7th, 2017 I am going to, once again, talk about the Contemporary Literature course I took at DelVal that I talked about in an earlier blog. I am going to talk about one of the many forms of contemporary literature that we studied in this class, poetry, and the book we used […]
  • Take Back the Night (4/7/2017) - By Taylor Blasko Last Thursday, March 30th, DelVal’s chapter of the American Association of University of Women (AAUW) hosted Take Back the Night on campus in Moumgis Auditorium. The event created a really inspiring atmosphere to get people out for the walk. There were a lot of resources there including the Network of Victim Assistance […]
  • Foal Watch Diary (4/5/2017) - By: Alyssa Murphree, April 5, 2017 As a student in the Horse Breeding Management course, one of our assignments is to attend a foaling at the Breeding Center. The mare I signed up to watch for was Marie, who was my care horse sophomore year in Stable Management. Marie’s due date was March 26th, and […]
  • Make Your Own Fun (4/3/2017) - By: Alyssa Ruffolo While many young people complain that there is nothing to do in the Bucks County area, there are many great activities in the area and summer opens up the door to so many more possibilities. There are many parks great for hiking in the area such as Tamanend Park, Tyler Park, Warminster […]
  • Technology and Socialization (4/3/2017) - by: Alyssa Ruffolo As technology grows, we become less and less dependent on other people for basically anything. Is this good, or bad? Many who would argue that technology has positively improved life would probably argue for it because of positive changes it has brought such as improvement of safety, accessibility, and convenience. As far […]
  • This is a snail blog (4/2/2017) - by Brandon Eckerd Sometimes you don’t know what to write about. Sometimes you have to think of something on the fly. Sometimes you have to just break the mold and try something new. Sometimes you have to to write about a snail. Linus was small, cream-colored snail. He lived in a carved-out mushroom in Gastropolis, […]
  • ABC Networking Night (4/1/2017) - My shipment of business cards weren’t shipped on time. Not exactly the way I wanted things to start, but sometimes you gotta roll with the punches. I quickly scrounged up a business card for my department’s networking night and printed them out on flimsy computer paper. With my frail stack of embarrassingly amateur cards and […]
  • A Love Letter to My Bed (3/31/2017) - By Taylor Blasko   Dear Bed, We have a sort of clingy, unhealthy relationship…some would say…but I love you. But that’s how unhealthy relationships work don’t they? I’m dependent on you. I need you, and once I’m laying on you I can’t find the will power to get up. You’re the only reason that I […]
  • Do’s, Don’ts, and Oddities of the Restaurant Biz (3/31/2017) - by: Alyssa Ruffolo While working as a server is a very physically and mentally taxing job, I truly have enjoyed my experience with it so far. I serve at Longhorn steakhouse, where I have worked for about two and a half years now. I worked as a host for about two years and then recently […]
  • Modern Politics (3/31/2017) - by: Alyssa Ruffolo While many people believe that public figures such as movie stars and musicians should leave their political views out of the press and focus on their work, I have to disagree. I believe that if I had the power to speak to many people and make a difference, I would express my […]
  • A Theory on Travel (3/31/2017) - by: Alyssa Ruffolo Why is travel so important? Could more reasonable airfare prices and traveling fees potentially save the world? This may seem like an absurd hypothesis, but before you give up on this idea, consider the possibilities. We live in a time when international travel is only accessible to higher-class citizens. Many middle-class families […]
  • Culture Shock (3/31/2017) - by: Alyssa Ruffolo As I looked out into the bright, shining city of Chicago, I saw the moving rainbow speckles of a thousand tie-dyed shirts. It was the summer of 2015. My hair was short and blonde and up in a ponytail, wrapped with a bandana. I was sporting a homemade tie-dye shirt, ripped jean […]
  • Networking at Delval (3/31/2017) - by: Alyssa Ruffolo Today I attended Delval’s Networking Event 2017 at the Student Center. I did not know what to expect as I entered the building, but I was warmly greeted at the door, given a nametag, and briefly introduced to the setup and schedule of the event. I was impressed with the large selection […]
  • Guidance for Grad School (3/31/2017) - by: Alyssa Ruffolo Dr. Maisel is a professor at Delaware Valley University with her Ph.D in Linguistics. She was kind enough to participate in an interview with me about her post-secondary education, more specifically her graduate studies and the process, her advice, and how she got to where she is today as a professor at […]
  • Runner’s High (3/31/2017) - by: Alyssa Ruffolo Why are some people able to run 26.2 miles straight, yet I can barely run a mile? You may be wondering how some people have a passion for such a tiring, tedious sport. If you are one of those people who says that running just isn’t for you, you may want to […]
  • A Day in the Life of an American Female (3/31/2017) - by: Alyssa Ruffolo While some people may argue that women living in the United States today have equal rights to men, I must disagree. Leaving the law and the technicalities out of the equation, I want to discuss the part society plays in this on a daily basis. Although a woman may say and truly […]
  • Soul Surfer, a Movie Worth the Watch (3/31/2017) - by: Alyssa Ruffolo *WARNING: INCLUDES SPOILERS!* The movie Soul Surfer (2011),directed by Sean McNamara, is based on a true story about a young surfer named Bethany Hamilton whose arm was completely bitten off by a shark when she was only thirteen years old. Having already began to make a name for herself in the surfing […]
  • “No ASL Interpreters” at Inauguration 2017 (3/31/2017) - by: Alyssa Ruffolo Early last week, a Deaf man by the name of Mike Keathley posted a video on Facebook that soon went viral. Keathley, being a member of the Deaf community himself, was upset that (according to him) there were no sign language interpreters at the inauguration of president Trump. Upon further research, I […]
  • Interview: Why you should be an English major and also burning down the patriarchy… (3/31/2017) - By Taylor Blasko I tried to write this blog by interviewing two English students here at Delaware Valley University. Instead what sort of happened is both of my interviewees took over and I became a bystander/eavesdropper to this conversation. Which I think is a valuable thing. In this blog, I will try to recount and […]
  • Dove and Real Beauty (3/31/2017) - By: Rachel Lyle, March 31st, 2017 I mentioned this in an earlier blog but I’ll mention it again, in the Spring semester of 2016 I took a Women’s Literature course at Delaware Valley University. One of the many kinds of assignments that we were given were called Connections, which was basically a series of 4 […]
  • A Dairy Tale (3/30/2017) - By: Alyssa Murphree, March 29, 2017 A-Day is fast approaching, and for some DelVal students, a significant part of the weekend is the dairy show. Each year, all students regardless of major are welcome to work with and show a dairy cow at the fair. Last year, I took advantage of that opportunity, and while […]
  • Eating Healthy- Simple and Cheap (3/26/2017) - by: Alyssa Ruffolo Between working, going to college full time, and participating in school sports, I do not have much time or money to spend on eating healthy despite the fact that I care about my health very much. Over the years, I have struggled to find time and money to be able to eat […]
  • Movie Review: Get Out (*SPOILERS*) (3/26/2017) - by: Alyssa Ruffolo Get Out was not only makes-you-jump scary, it was truly haunting and left thoughts lingering in my mind all night after I left the theatre. The incorporation of racial issues in the movie is a huge part in what moves the viewer. In the opening scenes we see the main characters Chris (a […]
  • Rage and Gaming (3/25/2017) - by Brandon Eckerd Gaming with friends is both an amazing experience and an infuriating one. When things are going well and you are having fun it’s great. This is especially true in a competitive game, where the stakes are higher. This is a certain honor on the line and you fight twice as hard to […]
  • This One Summer: A Review (3/24/2017) - By Taylor Blasko I never thought a graphic novel that I read for Young Adult Literature class would stick with me and be so constantly relevant to my life. Every. single. day. of my life. Okay, that sounds drastic, but we read it in class a solid month ago probably and have moved on to […]
  • This One Night (3/24/2017) - By Taylor Blasko So looking back at the blog I just posted, which was a review about the graphic novel This One Summer, I’m realizing that maybe I wasn’t exactly clear on why that graphic novel keeps being so relevant to my everyday life. While I explained to you all my childhood problems, internalized misogyny […]
  • Yes I Own a Horse, No I’m Not Rich (3/23/2017) - By: Alyssa Murphree, March 22, 2017 I was thrown into the world of horse ownership at age sixteen when the horse I was free leasing from my 4-H leader at the time was in danger of being listed for sale. Catch and I went way back however. I was twelve when my leader purchased him […]
  • Feminism Reigns in the “Nine-Nine” (3/21/2017) - By: Alyssa Murphree, March 21, 2017 Like other workplace sitcoms, the Fox show Brooklyn Nine-Nine has everything you would expect from the genre. The office environment, the array of personalities trying to get along on the job, the extraordinary tasks that seemingly arise out of nowhere, and the comedians who make appearances in recurring roles. […]
  • I’m not here to be political… (3/17/2017) - By Taylor Blasko Have you ever wanted a way into talking about something that’s important to you without talking about the thing directly? Maybe you want to talk politics, but you really don’t want to talk politics. Maybe it’s just the whole concept of the personal is political…that’s basically where I’m headed. Disclaimer, this is […]
  • Ten Things All DelVal Seniors Are Thinking Right Now… (3/17/2017) - By Taylor Blasko Why doesn’t Spring Break last forever? I am not ready to continue with this rigmarole that is the end half of the semester. YESSS ALL THE SNOW DAYS, thank you snow days that made my second spring break!!! (if you’re anything like me, I went away to Florida for spring break and […]
  • My Diagnosis is Not a Catch Phrase (3/16/2017) - By: Alyssa Murphree, March 15, 2017 A mental illness is a condition which has the ability to impact a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, or behavior. A mental illness can affect a person’s ability to function or interact with others daily and have a profound impact on those around them, especially family and friends. A mental […]
  • Dinosaurs in the Yard (3/5/2017) - by Brandon Eckerd I am back home for spring break, which is a mixed feeling. On one hand, I don’t have to go to class. On the other hand, my life will be consumed by three presentations, two lab reports and a flow sheet for a snake necropsy. Putting aside the immediate and unrelenting pressure […]
  • Goat: Greek Anti-Hazing Movie Event (3/4/2017) - By: Rachel Lyle, March 3rd, 2017 Last night I went an event put on by the Inter-Greek Council at Delaware Valley University. The Inter-Greek Council or IGC is a council consisting of members from all Six of the Greek chapters on campus. They oversee the policies and processes of the greek chapters, make sure the […]
  • Everything But Nothing: Contemporary Literature (3/3/2017) - By: Rachel Lyle, March 3rd, 2017 So being an English Lit major one of the many Literature courses I had to take during my college career was Contemporary Literature. One of the many things we tackled in this class was the definition of the contemporary in the context of Literature. One of our assignments was […]
  • Finding the “Write” Career Professional Panel (3/3/2017) - By Taylor Blasko This past Wednesday the English Department, jointly with CSPD, hosted a professional panel of people who use writing in their careers and everyday job. Going to this event was bitter sweet for me, because for the past two years I have been the student organizer of this event and for once to […]
  • For Your Next Flight… (3/3/2017) - By Taylor Blasko Find a spot to pull up to at the terminal. Hurry to get your stuff out of the car because even though the car has its four ways flashing it still feels like you’re being rushed out of the spot. Hustle inside. Stand in the obnoxiously long line. People clearly inexperienced and […]
  • How Chickens Can Change Your Life (3/1/2017) - By: Alyssa Murphree, March 1, 2017 My mother and I dove headfirst into the world of chicken husbandry about four years ago. Our family had briefly owned chickens when I was a toddler, but after being attacked by the two surprise roosters we ended up hatching, it was in our best interest to rehome them, […]
  • Five Reptiles for First-Time Owners (2/26/2017) - by Brandon Eckerd Reptiles make for fascinating and endearing pets that do not require the same amount of attention as cats, dogs, and birds. They are safe for people with severe allergies or asthma. Many species can be handled safely by children over the age of five. However, choosing your own or your child’s first […]
  • Purchasing and Duplicating: An interview with Craig Norcross (2/25/2017) - By: Rachel Lyle, February 24th, 2017 My father is the Director of Purchasing at Delaware Valley University and with this position he has employees under him because of this connection, this past Wednesday I had the opportunity to interview one of these employees, Craig Norcross. The interview was quick and fairly painless for both of […]
  • An Interview: Your’s Truly… (2/24/2017) - By Taylor Blasko I got the idea for this blog a few weeks ago…and I shall now execute. This will not be a normal blog. Beware. Keep your expectations low and it will help all of us. Taylor: Why did you choose to come to DelVal? myself: I didn’t, and yet I did. My friend […]
  • Oh, dear fire alarm… (2/24/2017) - By Taylor Blasko Campus has been a pretty damn exciting place as of late. And by exciting I mean annoying. God-awful if you will. Like okay I get it, nobody could stop the resident DelValian squirrel from chewing through the one transformer that all of DelVal is run off of…but like seriously? I guess I […]
  • Rants of a Feminist English Lit Student (2/24/2017) - By: Rachel Lyle, February 24th, 2017 So I think I mentioned this in an earlier blog but I’ll mention it again, I am a student at Delaware Valley College majoring in English Literature. Because of this I have had to take an enormous amount of Literature courses, of which one was a Women’s Literature course […]
  • How Living On Campus Has Taken Years Off My Life (2/23/2017) - By: Alyssa Murphree, February 22, 2017 I had the idea of writing this post earlier this week, but coincidentally, I am currently writing it during the campus’s fifth hour without power after a squirrel chewed through a transformer (may they rest in peace). While this is a rare scenario, I cannot help but believe that […]
  • The Tale of Despereaux: A Review (2/18/2017) - By Taylor Blasko Kate DiCamillo’s young adult novel The Tale of Despereaux is a story told as a modern day fairytale. It draws the reader in like a fairytale would, but rather than saying, “Once upon a time…” the book gets even more explicit, “Come closer, dear reader. You must trust me. I am telling […]
  • Reflections On Creating a Church Library (2/17/2017) - By: Rachel Lyle, February 17th, 2017 Over this past summer I had the privilege of creating a library for my church. At the time my pastor knew that I wanted to be a Children’s Librarian and he also had a collection of christian/religious books that he wanted to turn into a library for the members […]
  • It’s That Time of the Semester Again.. (2/17/2017) - By Taylor Blasko That time of year has come. It may not seem like it but we are already in the midst of coming upon midterms. The semester is really much closer to an end than it may seem. I feel like it just started yesterday and yet my life is slowly spiraling out of […]
  • The Most Iconic Sketches of SNL Season 42 (So Far) (2/15/2017) - By: Alyssa Murphree, February 15, 2017 Live from New York! This season of Saturday Night Live has been a rollercoaster from the get go, truly paralleling the state of America and its political climate the past few months. Premiering at the height of election season, the writers have been on their A-game, creating truly memorable […]
  • 4 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started College (2/11/2017) - By: Rachel Lyle, February 10th, 2017 There are so many things I wish people would have told me before I started going to college for my bachelor’s degree. So if you are about enter college of some sort this post is for you. Here are 4 things I wish I knew before I started college. […]
  • My Experience at the 2016 Alpha Phi Omega National Convention in Pittsburgh (2/11/2017) - By: Rachel Lyle, February 10th, 2017 I am a brother in a co-ed service fraternity called Alpha Phi Omega. For me this fraternity is like a family. It’s place at school for me to go and feel loved and cared about. It’s a group of people I can talk about anything with, act any way […]
  • The College Application Nightmare. (2/10/2017) - By Taylor Blasko Why do they lie to you? In your senior year of high school they tell you to apply for all the scholarships. Apply even if you don’t feel you exactly fit the criteria. Apply to all the colleges and universities, even the ones you don’t think you’ll get into or don’t really […]
  • Questions I Have For the Caf… (2/10/2017) - By Taylor Blasko Why do you make Alfredo everything? There’s this thing where you’ll serve a food on Tuesday, such as broccoli, and then on Wednesday we get that same broccoli in Alfredo sauce.  Like, Alfredo sauce is honestly a terrible cover up for the fact that your food tastes like cardboard and salt so […]
  • So You Want to be a Pokémon Master? – Improving Game Design and Balance (2/9/2017) - Venusaur is owned by the Pokémon Company. For many players, the PokéDex is the pivotal point of gameplay. The goal of the game is to capture all the Pokémon to complete the PokéDex, which is more or less an encyclopedia of all the available Pokémon in a game. When Pokémon players use the term “generation,” it […]
  • The Gender Tag Project (2/8/2017) - By: Alyssa Murphree, February 8, 2017 Our views and ideals are constantly shifting as a society and a hot topic in today’s world is gender. Gender equality, gender identity, and transgender rights to name a few examples. People have taken to the streets to make their voices heard about these issues, last month’s issue of […]
  • An Open Letter to My Unexpected Best Friend (2/5/2017) - By: Johanna Marano February 5, 2017 Hi Boo, To be honest, I never expected our friendship nor could I see how we would grow and learn from each other. So I just want to say thank you for being your wonderful and amazing self. Thank you for deciding to join me on this crazy journey […]
  • Keeping Mantises (2/4/2017) - by Brandon Eckerd There is this common belief that it is illegal to kill a praying mantis. In actuality, there has never been any form of legislation to support this claim. This bit of information has changed the view of praying mantises; after all, if they are illegal to kill, they must have some sort […]
  • Women’s March on Washington (2/3/2017) - By Taylor Blasko On January 21, 2017 millions of people around the world marched. As one, we all raised our voices. People came for women’s rights. People came for immigrant rights. People came for environmental rights. Because women’s rights=human’s rights and that’s one thing we can get behind—is that we’re all human, that was the […]
  • Class of 2017 presents Senior Series: “Adulting 101” (2/3/2017) - By Taylor Blasko Admittedly, even getting my ass off my bed to go to this event was a form of adulting all its own, but I made it out to the Class of 2017’s Senior event “Adulting 101” this past Wednesday, February 1st, and I’m sort of glad I went. Upon walking through the door […]
  • So You Want to be a Pokémon Master? – The Nature of a Competitive Game (2/2/2017) -   Artwork by Ken Sugimori. Charizard is owned by the Pokémon Company. Pokémon is evolving, and I am not talking about your Pikachu turning into a Raichu. The series, and the entire gaming industry itself, are evolving into a legitimate sports scene, with all the fantasy leagues, gambling and internal drama associated with mainstream athletics. Pokémon […]
  • My Experience as a Press Intern at the Pennsylvania Farm Show (2/2/2017) - By: Alyssa Murphree, February 1, 2017 As an equine media and communications major who has grown up attending the Pennsylvania Farm Show almost every year growing up, I couldn’t be more thrilled to discover an internship opportunity at one of my favorite events last November. I had just completed the Writing for Public Relations class […]
  • Fun in the Commuter Lounge (2/1/2017) - By: Rachel Lyle, February 1st, 2017 So…..I am a commuter student at Delaware Valley University and I don’t drive which means I have to either walk everywhere I go, or ask my parents for a ride. I can’t always get a ride from my parents because they have important things that they have to do […]
  • Great Prizes At Delval Bookstore (12/9/2016) - As I went to return my textbooks yesterday I was hit with a pleasant surprise. Delval is making textbook returns fun and well worth it this year, just show up and enter to win awesome prizes. Wawa, Chili’s, Dunkin Donuts, and Chipotle  are just a few of the $25 dollar gift cards the book store are […]
  • Ginger Bread House Decorating (12/9/2016) - Last week Delaware Valley University held its annual winter holiday event, Ginger Bread House Decorating. It was held at the delval market right on campus. There is nothing like building a Ginger Bread House to help somebody get in the holiday spirit, and that’s exactly what happened this past Saturday. This event was open to […]
  • What Percent of The Relationship is Physical Attraction? (12/9/2016) - My mind likes to think about random things on a day to day basis. One thing that I was thinking about this past week is how much does physical attraction matter, in relationships? I’m sure we all have different answers to this question, as for me, I am engaged, and I believe I have an […]
  • Word Association (12/6/2016) - shoe cartoon Calvin Coolidge President Clinton knees screwed tool T-time knobby Al reverend kneel stained glass antique 5 points pizza brother Army Pawn Shop CD knife walk car laughing story Vincent Kentucky Mall girl family Pennsylvania rest stop turkey Reese’s cup roommates cold cat laser seashore sand moving art drawing nudes self-portrait writing sloppy neat […]
  • My Top 5 Comedic Influences (of all time)in (12/6/2016) - 5. Any cartoon. Some of the things I love about cartoons are: they make the impossible commonplace cartoons transplant the viewer to another place and time they have bright colors and bright colors capture my attention 4. Robin Williams. I cannot believe he is gone. Robin was: high-speed intelligent topical a chance-taker, and was willing […]
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (12/5/2016) - Harry Potter has become a huge franchise, with all of the books, movies and merchandise.  I absolutely love the Harry Potter universe!  Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is based on a book that the main character wrote which is basically a textbook for students to learn about the different beasts of the world.  […]
  • I’m happy when… (12/4/2016) - With finals week, almost here, I decided to list a few things that make me happy.  Hopefully, these will help me and maybe others to become less stressed during this week. I’m happy when… I am surrounded by my family.  I am a very family oriented person.  It brings me joy to have a relaxing […]
  • What it’s like to be a Counseling Psychology Major at a small University (12/4/2016) - Kwasi Amponsah is a junior Counseling Psychology major at Delaware Valley University and is one of my classmates. Delaware Valley University is one of the few establishments that offers Counseling Psychology as a major, which sets it apart. I know how I feel about the program here, but I wanted to get a classmate’s perspective […]
  • Finals Are Coming (12/4/2016) - The semester is finally coming to an end, and the pressure is on to finish with high grades and most of your sanity. I mean, that is the goal. It unfortunately does not always work out that way. If your finals do go a little badly this year, try not to fret. It is not […]
  • The End of Dirty Laundry (11/30/2016) - A few years ago, in 2014, I was recruited to be part of a new project at the Philly Improv Theater (PHIT). The Director,  Steve Kleinedler, was putting together a show unlike any other. The idea was to form a family onstage with a multi generational conceit, but luckily due to the actual age ranges […]
  • The Little Things (11/30/2016) - Its the littlest things in life that give us the greatest joy. I am a strong believer in that. I know many can object to this, but I have never found my joy in money or other materialistic things. Of course when I was young I loved getting toys and whatnot, but the older I […]

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