Midterm Election Results

Midterm Election Results By Jackson Feiner – Staff Writer Since election day on November 8, all votes have been accounted for in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PA’s 8th district, which contains the greater Scranton area, had three major elections to vote in.   The gubernatorial race was between Josh Shapiro (D) and Doug Mastriano (R). With […]

Midterm Elections Put Economic Policy in Focus 

Midterm Elections Put Economic Policy in Focus  By Aiden Messett and Ryan Hanley – Staff Writers Inflation has joined the list of hot button political issues that are usually emphasized during political campaigns. As many Americans place blame on the Democratic party for feeding record high inflation, many expected a “red wave” of Republican victories […]

COVID-19 and Inflation Cause Tuition to Rise

COVID-19 and Inflation Cause Tuition to Rise By Alex Nunez – Staff Writer Tuition rates for this semester will rise by over 3%, according to a University official. The rate increase is thanks to the dual crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and inflation.  Tuition rates have become a growing concern for parents as the price of […]

New Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Rises to Power 

New Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Rises to Power  By Victoria Scruse – Staff Writer According to Diana Mastrull, a staff writer from the Philadelphia Inquirer, upon the death of PA Supreme Court Justice Max Baer, Debra Todd will take his place as Supreme Chief Justice.   Todd, a Democrat from Western Pennsylvania will become the first woman […]

A New Era of Business in the Post-Pandemic EconomyA New

A New Era of Business in the Post-Pandemic Economy By Ryan Hanley and Aiden Messett – Staff Writers Despite the highly apparent misfortunes that the pandemic has brought upon society, it is always beneficial, although difficult, to look on the bright side.   If there is one thing that history has taught us, it is that […]

Will you vote and why? Campus weighs in on voting

Will you vote and why? Campus weighs in on voting and issues ahead of Nov. 8 elections Nov. 8 is Election Day. Students in COMM 384: Digital Media: The Aquinas asked people on campus whether they vote or plan to vote, as well as what they think is the most important issue facing voters. Aidan […]

Matt Cartwright Talks Policy With University Students

Matt Cartwright Talks Policy With University Students By Victoria Scruse and Jackson Feiner  – Staff Writers On November 8, people across Pennsylvania will be heading to the polls for the statewide elections. People will vote for governor, senator and in some districts, their congressperson.   The University of Scranton and the greater NEPA area belong to Pennsylvania’s […]

 PA Governor Bout: Shapiro v. Mastriano  

PA Governor Bout: Shapiro v. Mastriano  By Jackson Feiner – Staff Writer 2022 is full of elections across the country. On November 8 Pennsylvania voters will be heading to the polls to place their ballot.   Pennsylvania has two monumental elections coming up in November, the gubernatorial and Senate race.   Lackawanna county has three big elections […]

Teachers Union Wins First Contract In Five Years

Teachers Union Wins First Contract In Five Years By Alexander Nunez – Staff Writer The labor union representing the University of Scranton faculty has won a new contract five years after its most recent contract. The victory comes after negotiations were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   The union, called the Faculty Affairs Council, is […]

Local Government Represents Scranton at White House 

Local Government Represents Scranton at White House  By Victoria Scruse – Staff Writer SCRANTON—Mayor of Scranton Paige Cognetti continues to fulfill the needs of community members since her 2020 election win.   Recently, she awarded five microgrants to businesses that are new or in early stages of development. The grants range from $2,500 to $5,000. Cognetti’s decision […]