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Category: Involvement

The Scary Truth About PLASTIC

By Mallory Glenn, Green Raider

Did you know that during the last decade, we have produced more plastic than the amount that was produced throughout the entire 20th century? Statistics show that the typical American throws away nearly 200 lbs. …

Tailgating Treats: Dorm Room Edition

Raider alumni flock from all corners of the Earth, the only color in sight is purple and the sweet smell of brunch waffles wafts along the cool autumn breeze—football season is upon us and with football, comes tailgating. While tailgating …

13 Ways to Pinch Pennies While Studying Abroad

Posted on September 15th, by Alex Camp in Hands-on Experience, Study Abroad, Studying. No Comments

If you want to study abroad but don’t want to break the bank, or if are self-funding the trip – here are some pointers to make it doable:img_0213

1 – Choose a low-cost country

AKA a country where the currency …

Immerse Yourself in Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunities

by Rachel Brumenschenkel ’18, double-majoring in marketing and management

Doesn’t it seem like everyone—parents, professors, peers—is telling you to get involved on campus? Well, I, Rachel Brumenschenkel, am also going to tell you to get involved. Probably multiple times. I …


8 Signs You’re a Die Hard Purple Raider Fan

Posted on September 1st, by Alex Camp in Athletics and Intramurals, Community. No Comments

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It’s the start of the semester & campus is buzzing with the excitement of seeing your friends and settling back into your true home away from home. With Fall sports in full swing, practices underway, and the first football game …

10 Things NOT to Do on Your First Day of College

So, you got in, you accepted the offer, you went to Target with your mom and bought the shower caddy, the desk organizer, the fresh sheets, maybe even a new pair of jeans or two. You’re moved in, you have …

8 Things You Didn’t Learn at Preview

There are things you probably weren’t told while on a tour or at Preview. You’ll learn them after being on campus for a little bit. Hi, I’m Cody Rohaley ’17 and I’m a marketing major, leadership and economics minor, brother …


Thoma’s Travels Vol. VII | Malaysia

Posted on August 9th, by Jim Thoma in Professors, Study Abroad. 3 comments

13627133_10207939389135431_9044503893251862016_nAfter venturing through Thailand, my wife, Judy, and I flew an hour south to Penang in West Malaysia, near the Thailand border. There are many UMU alumni from Penang. Some have or are working for Dell and Intel which manufacture …

From Cornfields to Rio

There are a lot of incoming first-year students this year to Mount Union’s campus and many of them have achieved athletic success. However, very few have faced the adversity that Class of #Mount2020 member A.J. Digby has faced throughout his …

Thoma’s Travels Vol. VI | Cambodia and Thailand

Posted on August 1st, by Jim Thoma in Professors, Study Abroad. No Comments

After leaving Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, my wife Judy and I took the bus into Cambodia. The trip was about 8 hours including the immigration exit in Vietnam and entry into Cambodia. Along the way we had two …