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
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Mat Kearney, singer, songwriter from Eugene, Oregon releases an absolutely stellar album February 24th that has potential to be one of the best albums we have to hear in 2015. Granted, we are only two months into the year and we still have a lot of great music ahead of us, I just couldn't find better words to describe 'Just Kids.'
The 87th Academy Awards ceremony was held Sunday night and the winners used their acceptance speeches as an opportunity to take a stand for social issues. Among the memorable acceptance speeches, Patricia Arquette, winner of best supporting actress for her role in Boyhood, talked about equal pay.
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.
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