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.

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.

Quiet, class

You know what really ticks me off? People who feel the need to talk during class. Sure, I understand if one drops a pen and a “thank you” is exchanged or someone sneezes and there’s a “bless you” from across the classroom. That’s just common courtesy. However, when I hear conversations about stuff like what tattoo someone is getting, the latest trend on social media or someone’s drunken escapades from the weekend, that is when I become infuriated.

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.

LHU takes Katsucon

LHU’s very own Anime Club had the pleasure of attending Katsucon, a three day convention held at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. February 13-15. This was their 21st year holding the convention. People come from all over the east coast to cosplay, meet the guests, socialize with friends, shop and have an all-around good time.

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