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 […]

Business: The Future of a Decentralized Network  

Business: The Future of a Decentralized Network   By Aiden Messett and Taylor Chiesa – Staff Writers When one thinks of cryptocurrency, perhaps the first image that comes to mind is the proverbial bitcoin or even a poorly pixelated picture of a monkey NFT. However, the exuberances displayed by participants of the 2021 crypto craze have […]

Inflation: What is to Blame

Inflation: What is to Blame By Joseph Gale, Brooke Levengood, and Aiden Messett – Staff Writers Inflation has dominated the news as Americans continue to voice their concerns over the eroding value of their hard-earned wages. As the costs of rent, gasoline, food and retail goods continues to climb, many people are looking for a […]

The Debate for Senate: Fetterman vs Oz  

The Debate for Senate: Fetterman vs Oz   By Victoria Scruse – Staff Writer As November draws closer, the race for Senate is almost coming toward the finish line between Lt. Gov. John Fetterman and Dr. Mehmet Oz as they prepare to debate in October.   Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a Pennsylvania native, currently serving as the […]

Ever-Growing Tower Of Student Loan Debt

Ever-Growing Tower Of Student Loan Debt By Aiden Messet and James Murray | Staff Writers There is unlikely to be a single college student in our entire country who is not irked by the amount of debt they will soon find themselves in upon graduation. Student loan forgiveness has been a hot political topic of […]

Upcoming Ethics Seminar On Campus

Upcoming Ethics Seminar On Campus By Kelly Nee | Managing Editor The Center for Ethics and Excellence in Public Service is hosting a conference on Saturday, April 9. This Inaugural Conference on Ethics and Excellence in public service will take place in Brennan Hall between 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Between 8 and 9 a.m. there will […]

Scranton Alumnus Writes Book On Kennedy Progenitors

Scranton Alumnus Writes Book On Kennedy Progenitors By Phil Rauch | Editor in Chief Neal Thompson, University of Scranton alumnus (‘87), wrote his sixth book on the immigrant Kennedy progenitors, Bridget Murphy and Patrick Kennedy. They were the great grandparents of the famous John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Teddy Kennedy. They were the […]

Dialogue participants discuss what freedom means to them

Dialogue participants discuss what freedom means to them By Erin MacKay SCRANTON- City Public Health Coordinator, Rachna Saxena, said she wants to find out more about what is going on in the world. “I am here to learn and find out what is going on, to hear the views of other people and to learn […]

Gerry Zaboski Explains High Tuition and Financial Aid

Gerry Zaboski Explains High Tuition and Financial Aid By Jackson Feiner | Staff Writer SCRANTON – Attending The University of Scranton provides a unique experience that many other institutions don’t provide, but it can come with a heavy financial burden. The total direct cost (which means not including financial aid, scholarships or grants) to attend the […]

City of Scranton Introducing Rent, Mortgage Assistance to City Residents

City of Scranton Introducing Rent, Mortgage Assistance to City Residents Adversely Impacted by COVID-19 By: Phil Rauch | Managing Editor The City of Scranton is going to be providing rent and mortgage assistance to citizens struggling to pay during COVID-19 shutdowns that have caused business closures, loss of income, and shortened work hours. According to […]