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The Vault: Why you should play ‘Asteroids’

Within the dark recesses of the vault, behind the retro video games you might remember, is the awesomeness of “Asteroids”. “Asteroids” is an arcade space shooter released by Atari, Inc. in 1979. The player controls a small triangle that represents a spaceship. This spaceship is set right in the middle of an asteroid field that flying saucers occasionally traverse.

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A tribute to Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy, the inspirational actor who played the loveable Star Trek character Mr. Spock, was pronounced dead this morning, February 27th. He was 83. Nimoy’s wife, Susan Bay, confirmed his death, saying the cause was end-stage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Last year, Nimoy had confirmed he’d been diagnosed with the disease

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Lucky Leprechaun 5K coming to a levy near you

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clinton County is hosting their first 5K March 21, 2015. The 5K (The Lucky Leprechaun 5K run and walk) will take place on the levy near the university. The organization is looking to raise money to help with program activities and also get the local community and students at the university involved. Pre-registration is March 9, 2015, $20 and a guaranteed t-shirt.

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WBB advances to PSAC playoffs for first time since 1990-91

The Lock Haven University women’s basketball team clinched a PSAC East playoff spot for the first time in 24 years after they defeated Cheyney on the road 74-57. Head coach, Jennifer Smith brought her team back home to take on Shippensburg in their next game, which was also their final home game of the season. Before the tip, her four seniors were honored.

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Lower drinking age and lessen college troubles

First thing’s first; let me state that I am 21-years-old. That being said, I’m posing a question that applies to even those who are underage: should the drinking age be lowered? This is something I have always thought about, long before I even turned 21. All over the world, the drinking age is set at different ages. A lot of places, including the United Kingdom and Canada . . .

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Clubs seek to educate students about cultures

Though LHU is a primarily white campus, some clubs work to create a sense of multicultural awareness among the student body during the semesters. Several clubs on campus are devoted to helping students learn about cultures other than their own, either through membership or campus wide activities. hese clubs include the Black Student Union (BSU) . . .

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Kickin’ it back to the 80s

Hard at work again, the University Players are producing Lock Haven University’s rendition of the 1998 Broadway musical, “Footloose”. Featuring musical numbers inspired by the 1984 eponymous film, the musical was originally met with mixed reviews. Patrons praised the casting choices and upbeat musical numbers, but overall gave less than favorable reviews of the show.

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Winter weather woes will worsen

Everyone has noticed that this winter has been worse than the past few years. It’s a constant topic in most households but next year will be better right? Not likely, according to both NASA and NOAA. Our current winter conditions are going to continue for the next following winters and will get far worse if don’t do something to slow down the warming of the polar icecaps.

A&E

A swimmingly charming tale

A swimmingly charming tale

If you’re looking for a quick but entertaining read, then check out “The Mermaid’s Sister” which will be released on Mar. 1, 2015. The book was named Amazon.com’s 2014 Breakthrough Novel Award in the Young Adult Fiction category and is written by Williamsport resident, Carrie Anne Noble. I was able to read it prior to the release date thanks to Kindle First and never regretted picking it up.

Lifestyles

Sign of the Month: Pisces

Sign of the Month: Pisces

Those born under Pisces are known for their compassion and sensitivity. When a friend is in need, Pisces are the first to offer help and often come up with creative solutions to the problem at hand. Even when not outright told there is an issue

News

This week in news

This week in news

ESPN has suspended Keith Olbermann after he replies to a tweet from a Penn State Alum with “…Pitiful.” After Penn State graduate tweeted at Olbermann “We Are!” with a link to THON, the dance marathon fundraiser hosted by Penn State. Olbermann replied “…Pitiful.”

Opinions

Another March Madness

Another March Madness

The first time I pushed my mom in her wheelchair in public was about six years ago. We had to take my sister to Harrisburg International Airport at 3 o’clock in the morning and Mom was not up to relying on her cane to keep her upright. 11 years ago, after years of monthly trips to Johns Hopkins Hospital and a final nail-in-the-coffin ordeal fighting through some pretty traumatic medical negligence, my mom was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, or MS.

Sports

Wrestling rolls over Grand Canyon

Wrestling rolls over Grand Canyon

The Lock Haven University wrestling team (7-12) finished its regular season by dominating in senior night against Grand Canyon University (1-13) at the Thomas Fieldhouse. Before the match, the team honored its three seniors, including Ty Albright, Elias Biddle and Fred Garcia. Jake Field, No. 33 Ronnie Perry and Bobby Rehm started the night with all three wrestlers receiving forfeits

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