7 ways Erie preps for the holidays

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Although this “great lake” town is known for its summers, its winter months are not given enough hype. Just as any community-based city would, Erie gets ready for the holiday season two months early. These seven basic attributions color the city during the holidays: 1. Lights. Beyond the decorations lining the streets of downtown Erie, […]

Trampled by the season

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The word(s): The (real) most wonderful time of the year November is my favorite month. For me, November means comfort food – mashed potatoes and gravy, apple pie, peppermint hot chocolate. It means fleece jackets and fuzzy toe socks and electric blankets. And with the biting chill of winter, November brings television sweeps, during which […]

The great pumpkin (and my musings on fall)

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The change of seasons is so clearly evident, so ingrained in the psyche of human experience, we as a collective culture should never be surprised by it. We all know that it’s going to happen and we have all experienced it numerous times. Yet when it comes time for summer to disappear into the shifting […]

David’s Break Plans: Skype, Skyrim and Snow Gear

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Wow, is it really the end of the semester already? I’ve had my fair share of long days and weeks, but time has flown. I’ve had my nose in my books for the entire semester only to look up and find it’s Christmas break. And I have never been happier! Okay, that’s an overstatement, but […]

Students Hit the Slopes for Fun – and for Credit

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It’s 6 p.m. on a Wednesday evening – what are you doing? While many of us are eating dinner or starting that philosophy homework, 53 lucky Gannon University students are arriving at Holiday Valley, a ski resort in New York for their weekly skiing class. The six-hour class, taught by Abbey Bower, Ph.D., of the […]

No Car on Campus? No Problem

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Right around this time of the year, there’s a fever that goes around. Got any ideas? No, it’s not Saturday Night Fever.  I don’t know about you, but cabin fever is striking me hard this winter. It’s that crazy, itching desire to get out of the apartment, go places, see friends, have some fun in […]

Student Voices: No Winter Blues for Gannon Guides

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It’s true, Erie winters are often cold and snowy, but Gannon students make the best of it! Nobody knows our campus better than the Gannon Guides, the dedicated students who give tours to visiting families like yours.  They know how to fend off the winter blues. So, we asked them how they get through the […]

The Joe Show: The Wisdom of Santayana and Punxsutawney Phil

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“To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.” —George Santayana So far, in Erie, we’ve had a fairly light winter. The week before winter break ended, I was expecting to go snowboarding at Mount Pleasant (only about 30 minutes from Erie) a […]