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Category: Academics

The Only 15 Black Friday Tips You’ll Ever Need

If anyone knows Dan Yard, assistant controller here at the University of Mount Union, they know he loves a deal – especially on Black Friday. From Thanksgiving afternoon into the wee hours of #SmallBusinessSaturday, you can find Dan either looting …


What Does the New President-Elect Mean for Climate Change?

By:  Sophia Ramsey, Green Raider

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One of the things we need to look at when we get a new President is their policy on climate change and climate action. Why? Well, there are a lot of reasons, honestly. But we’ll …

“What Happened?”: An Election That Will Not Soon Be Forgotten

by Dr. Lori Kumler

After numerous polls indicated Clinton favored to win Tuesday’s election, much of the nation is left wondering what happened. This statement has two questions within it: how were the polls so wrong, and how did Trump …

The Uncertain Road Ahead

by Dr. Francis Schortgen

Addressing the 1992 Republication National Convention, Ronald Reagan remarked: “And whatever else history may say about me when I’m gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears, …

What is Transgender Communication and Why Did I Co-Edit a Book About It?

Laverne Cox. Chaz Bono. Caitlyn Jenner. Chelsea Manning.
Unique on Glee. Maura on Transparent. Cole on The Fosters.

These are just a few of the names of transgender people from news headlines and trans characters from popular television …


A Chat with April Mason

Name: April Mason, PhD
Major: Biology
Graduation Year: 1977
Original Hometown: Akron, Ohio
Where Living now: Manhattan, Kansas
Job Title/Employer: Provost and Senior Vice President of Kansas State University

Professional Life
When I graduated from Mount, I got a master’s …

Sticking to your Guns: The Out-of-Control Gun Culture in the U.S.

by Rebecca Cooper ’18, double-majoring in math and accounting

In 2015, 13,286 people were killed by firearms. There were 372 mass shootings, with 475 people dead, 1,870 wounded. There were 64 school shootings. 60% of all homicides in the United …

Again with the emails…

by Ethan McComb (Political Science)

We are less than a week out from the election and yet we have another email “crisis” on our hands. An FBI investigation into former Congressman Anthony Weiner for sexually propositioning a minor has uncovered …

Crisis of Democracy

by Jack DeSario, PSIS

The 2016 elections have been characterized as, potentially, being transformative by a number of analysts. Clearly, the 2016 elections will determine which party controls the executive and legislative branches of our government. Democrats need to win …

A Cold War Reheating

by Kyle Shepard, national security and foreign intelligence analysis major 

Around this time in 2012, Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, warned the United States that Russia would be the nation’s “number-one geopolitical foe.” Despite being subject to jokes and critiques, …