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Volume 63 No. 9

SU organization encourages students to vote Samuel Fegan Staff Writer

With election day right around the corner, Shippensburg University’s Ship Votes is doing all it can to ensure students are prepared to go out and vote for the candidates of their choice in the upcoming election. The non-partisan organization encourages voter registration, voter education and getting out to vote among the student body. The organization offers free registration in the lobby of the Ceddia Union Building (CUB) on Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Ship Votes also offers rides to the polls on Election Day if students are registered to vote in Shippensburg.

Maddie Holland, Ship Votes fellow and sophomore, said she encourages students to register to vote locally. “We encourage people to register in Shippensburg because you’re here for four years,” said Holland. “Your voice matters.” While it may not be a presidential election year, Holland said the votes of college students still matter. “College students don’t realize how important their voice is in elections,” she said. “Statistically speaking, we’re one of the smallest groups that come out to vote and it’s our future. “In my opinion voting is just a civic duty and sometimes the things that happen in our elections are corrupt, but if you vote you

can change those things,” Holland said in regard to her vote this Tuesday. “You should vote if you want your voice to be heard, because you can end up in a situation where you have elected officials and politicians that don’t do a good job of representing you,” said SU student Emahni Walker on why he’ll be voting this Tuesday. Ship Votes will offer rides to the polls on Election Day out of the Orndorff Theatre in the CUB. All students are welcome; however, if they are first time voters, they will need to provide their registration card and photo identification, according to Holland.

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Ship Votes encourages students at various events, including Democracy Day, to vote. The organization also offers rides to the polls and voter registration.

SU student named THIS intern, serves at Capitol Emma Tennant Asst. News Editor

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Top: Tours of Shippensburg University are offered twice a week by the history and philosophy department to share the history of the school. Left: A “dink” that SU freshmen would wear signifying their academic status. Right: One of the many activities held in Stewart Hall throughout its long, chronicled history at SU.

Walking tour offers history of SU Sara Romage

Guest Contributor

What is that bridge connecting Horton Hall and Old Main for? Can an upperclassman still toss a freshman into the fountain outside Old Main? These questions and more can be answered on a Shippensburg University History Walking Tour. SU History Walking Tour, offered by the history and philosophy department, celebrates the history of SU and the arrival of the 150th anniversary of the university. Interested students and community members can discover Shippensburg University stories, history and traditions, according to Meghan Turtle, graduate assistant for the history and philosophy department and tour guide. Turtle explained the importance of understanding the past of the university. “The SU History Department feels that it is important for students and the

members of our community to know the roots of our school. We have a rich and interesting story that not everyone knows. Through the SU History Walking Tours, we are working to change that,” Turtle said. Founded in 1871, SU was originally named “The Cumberland Valley State Normal School.” A Normal School teaches students the “norms” of education. Old Main was the first building to be built and was the entire campus for students at that time. In the early 19th century, Turtle said the strict separation of males and females was the norm. The top two floors were residency dorms that separated the males to the east wing and females to the west wing. Students were subjected to strict regulations including formal attire, males had to wear suit and ties and females had to wear formal dresses. Students could only “go to town” on Saturdays and had to be home by “lights out” at 10 p.m.

The bridge to Horton Hall separated the sexes and was home to many pranks involving cows and “panty raids.” The bottom two floors of Old Main housed the offices, classrooms, chapel and a schoolhouse for children. Everyone from the university was required to live in Old Main during the school year including students, professors and even the president. In the late 19th century, the lobby of Horton Hall was called “The Court of Horton Hall” and was a main socializing area for students. This was home to the only pay phone in the building, students made sure not to forget the number, which was 9443, Turtle said. Turtle said freshman students were not allowed to socialize at the fountain between 1930 to 1971. They had to also wear a “dink” which was a small beanie cap, a bow tie, black socks and a sign around their neck signifying their freshmen status. See “TOUR” A3

Shippensburg University senior Marcus Huertas has been chosen to represent SU in The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) for the fall 2019 term. THIS is offered to students at universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), and one student from each university is chosen to enter the program. Huertas, who is a United States Marine Corps veteran and political science major, is interning in the Office of the Speaker of the State House under Rep. Mike Turzai. Michael Greenberg, a political science professor and THIS campus coordinator at SU, said THIS has been running for around 30 years and is well-established in Harrisburg. The program places students in many different executive and legislative offices, and whereas many students in the program have an interest in public policy, THIS has opportunities for students who are interested in a variety of fields. “I often had students with an interest in history or planning or economic development and placements at sponsors such as the PA Historical and Museum Commission clearly fit their interests,” Greenberg said. He also recalled placing business students with interests in human resources into the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. “From my experience the director always seeks placement that fits the students’ major and career goals,” he said. Students who participate

in THIS balance roughly 40 hours in the workplace per week, on top of a threehour evening course and a semester-long research paper, according to passhe. edu. Greenberg said the opportunities a student may receive after participating in THIS can set them apart. “Students gain exposure to the process and develop skills and contacts that set them apart from other applicants,” he said. He also mentioned that THIS will make a resume stand out. “Marcus has demonstrated the discipline and dedication that will make him an excellent representative of Shippensburg University, as a THIS student and beyond,” Greenberg said in anSU News press release. Huertas, like any other student in THIS, is responsible for his tuition and fees. However, he will be able to take part in all of these opportunities, as well as having the opportunity to live in Harrisburg with a $3,500 stipend for living and other expenses. Students interested in THIS can contact Greenberg at

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Marcus Huertas

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Upperclassmen could ask a freshman any question relating to the student handbook or sing any college song. However, if the freshman did not know the words or answers they were thrown into the fountain by a senior, according to Turtle. On a more serious note, the fountain was the students meeting spot during the Vietnam War before going to Carlisle to participate in anti-war protests. Throughout the past 150 years, Shippensburg University was home to many traditions, growth and history. As SU continues writing its history, Turtle said the department will

NEWS continue telling it. “A lot of change, and a lot of adaptation as we’re coming up on our 150th anniversary in 2021, it’s a great time to see how far we’ve come but also where we’re going,” Turtle said. The 30-minute-long tours are offered every Tuesday and Friday at 2 p.m. through Nov. 22. Those interested should meet at the fountain in front of Old Main. The tours are sponsored by the SU Department of History and Philosophy and the Applied History graduate programs. For more information, contact Turtle at mt6454@ship. edu.

November 5, 2019

October rainfall sets record

Fair to offer students ‘real world’ personal finance, money skills Emily Light

Guest Contributor

Students will be given the chance to gain experience and knowledge on how to save money and budget at the upcoming financial reality fair. Students can learn these tips and more at the second annual financial reality fair, which is sponsored by Pennsylvania’s Credit Unions and PSECU, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Ceddia Union Building Multipurpose Room A from 3:30-5 p.m. Participants will gain practical personal finance skills through fun “real world” activities, according to Allison Gayer, PSECU campus community manager, Students will enter the event with a desired job in mind. Based on their chosen job, students will be given a set salary for that job and will go around to stations at the fair, choosing how to spend their “salaries,” Gayer said. The financial reality fair will not only help students set realistic salary expectations when they graduate, but also help them think about how other expenses will impact their futures. These expenses could be renting a house, buying a car or owning a pet, Gayer said. Gayer said the fair will show students how to save and prioritize money. Not only will there be real hands-on experience on what life will be like after graduation, but participants will also learn the importance of saving and budgeting their

money wisely. At the fair, there will be representatives to teach students how to budget money and how to pay off student debt in a timely manner. Financial counselors and representatives from financial aid will also attend to help students see how small changes can have a great impact on their savings. Juniors and seniors are especially encouraged to attend the event, Gayer said. But all students are welcome. “It is never too early to start developing good financial habits,” she said. By attending this fair, students can start on the right track with money when they graduate and enter the real world, Gayer added. Gayer offered some financial tips for students interested in financial education. She stressed the importance of students having to know how much loans really are and that students should try to keep them at a minimum. Gayer also talked about savings and building up credit for students. “It is important to have some money aside for savings,” she said. Gayer explained when purchasing a product with credit, students should think wisely and make smart decisions on what they’re spending their money on and if it is something that they truly need. All students are encouraged to come, and all participants will be given a $5 voucher for Dunkin’ Donuts.

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The financial reality fair and the PSECU Financial Education Center offer students the opportunity to learn more about managing their finances.

Timothy Hawkins /Department of Geography and Earth Science

This past October was the fifth wettest October on record and only had one daily high of 93 degrees for the month on Oct. 2, according to Tim Hawkins of the Shippensburg University Geography and Earth Science Department.

Appeal seeks to overturn victims’ rights referendum decision Mark Scolforo

Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP)Pennsylvania’s chief elections official asked the state Supreme Court late Thursday to overturn a lower court’s ruling that prevents the state from immediately counting or certifying results in next week’s referendum on a crime victims’ rights constitutional amendment. Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar’s emergency application argued that the ruling a day earlier by Commonwealth Court Judge Ellen Ceisler will suppress voter turnout and “foment irreparable uncertainty’’ among voters. She told the justices that if they do not act as she is requesting, it will taint the results of the voting on Tuesday. She argued that Ceisler wrongly did not stay the effect of her decision, thereby denying Boockvar her legal right to appeal without having the injunction take immediate effect. “The Commonwealth Court has told the electorate that their vote will not be counted in the normal course, and may never be counted,’’ wrote lawyers with the attorney general’s office, representing Boockvar. They said reversing the decision

PASSHE continues system redesign Noel Miller

Asst. News Editor

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) is in Phase 2 of its complete system redesign to ensure lasting student and university success. What started as a top-down review of PASSHE in the fall of 2016 became a system redesign to address problems affecting state universities. Now, PASSHE seeks to become a sharing system to strengthen the 14 universities that comprise the system. “The State System is redesigning itself in response to an array of challenges that confront public higher education nationally but are acutely concentrated in Pennsylvania,” according to According to David Pidgeon, PASSHE director of public relations, the redesign plan is currently on-schedule. The system redesign has three phases. Phase 1 is establishing priorities and addressing immediate needs, Phase 2 is defining the vision and making detailed implementation plans and Phase 3 is executing plans with review for improvement. A historic budget and policy approval by PASSHE’s Board of Governors last month has ensured the redesign’s continuous pace. The plans made in Phase 2 deal with affordability for students, financial stability for the universities and making new technology accessible to all 14 universities as well as improving academic programs. The affordability and financial sustainabil-

ity of the system have been priorities during the redesign. Over the summer, PASSHE announced that in-state tuition would be frozen for the first time in over 20 years in response to affordability concerns. The update also said that a systemwide university financial sustainability policy is being put into place. When asked if the policy would implement the same standards on all universities, Pidgeon said “In some respects, yes.” The financial sustainability policy, for example, sets forth standard terms and metrics for all universities to measure their financial well-being.” Another key aspect of the sharing system is improving the online learning opportunities for Pennsylvania state school students. Instead of each university having a separate online learning platform, the redesign is looking to create one platform shared by all 14 schools, according to Pidgeon. He also said the online learning system will be cost-efficient and could bring in new revenue. While the plans are still in development, specifics on other technology and new learning programs have not yet been shared. The PASSHE redesign is scheduled to be complete by January 2021. “State system universities will be the most affordable and accessible postsecondary option for all Pennsylvanians, disproportionately serving low-income students and students of color as well as first-time and returning adults,” according to a PASSHE press release.

won’t affect the plaintiffs’ legal challenge, no matter whether the referendum passes or not. “Once the election has been tainted by the injunction it cannot be remedied after the fact if (Boockvar) prevails on the merits,’’ they argued. The Supreme Court’s prothonotary office issued an order that gave the attorney general until 10 a.m. Friday to file a brief. The plaintiffs, led by the Pennsylvania League of Women Voters, have until 4 p.m. Friday to respond, suggesting the high court is poised to act quickly. A spokesman for the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, which represents plaintiffs in the case, declined comment on Boockvar’s request. The amendment , part of a national “Marsy’s Law’’ campaign, would enshrine into the state constitution a set of victims’ rights, including to be notified about, attend and weigh in during plea hearings, sentencings and parole proceedings. It also requires a prompt and final conclusion of cases and post-conviction proceedings, as well as the right to full restitution. Ceisler ordered that her injunction remain in place

until the underlying legal challenge to the amendment was concluded, including appeals. Earlier Thursday, the Department of State told counties to handle the Tuesday voting as they normally would, saying the state agency does not expect them to take any action regarding the proposed amendment. Counties are expected to count their votes on the referendum following normal procedures and forward the results to the Department of State. Doug Hill with the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania said the state’s guidance was appreciated. “Their basic ‘how to handle it’ is do nothing different,’’ Hill said. “Nothing different on how we count, how we post. No special notice in the polling place on the injunction and where it stands.’’ Ceisler said the amendment would have immediate, profound and irreversible consequences for the rights of accused and the criminal justice system. She said the ballot question did not fully inform voters of what the proposal will do, and that the amendment improperly combined several elements that should be voted on separately.

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Student Government Updates • All senators were in attendance except senators Joshua Bream, Ryan Gandy, Student Trustee Stephen Washington and President Aven Bittinger. They were excused. • RHA will hold a President’s Hour on Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. in Naugle Hall. • APB reported successful homecoming programming • A campus safety walk was conducted; updates will be made to campus. • Budget training for SGA-recognized groups will be held from Nov. 14-22. • Police continue to install new security cameras around campus


November 5, 2019

State-owned university faculty to vote on accord AP Wire Service Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Thousands of faculty members at Pennsylvania’s 14 stateowned universities will be voting later this month on a tentative contract agreement finalized last week. The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties said votes will be held on the 14 campuses between Nov. 11 and Nov. 13, and the votes will be tallied in Harrisburg. If a majority of the approximately 5,500 members vote in favor of ratifying the pact, it will go to the board of governors of the State System of Higher Education for approval. Details of the accord, which would run through June 2023, will be released after ratification. The pact would replace a one-year contract that expired June 30 for faculty at the universities, which nearly 96,000 students attend. In 2016, contentious bargaining resulted in

a classroom strike lasting three days, the first in the system’s history. Negotiations this time proceeded quietly, with union president Kenneth Mash calling the talks “productive and collaborative’’ and system chancellor Daniel Greenstein praising union leaders for “trust and teamwork we have established to help solve our shared challenge.’’ Last month, system officials asked the commonwealth for $100 million over five years for changes including an expanded online learning system and steps to share and consolidate services, measures intended to address enrollment and financial problems over the past decade. APSCUF represents about 5,000 faculty at the state system universities: Bloomsburg, California, Cheyney, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, Edinboro, Indiana, Kutztown, Lock Haven, Mansfield, Millersville, Shippensburg, Slippery Rock, and West Chester universities of Pennsylvania. The union also represents coaches at the universities who are still in contract talks.


Your World Today

Commentary: News coverage should not be determined by popularity

Jonathan Bergmueller Editor-in-Chief We live in a generation where everything is available in an instant. From news to Netflix to calculators that solve math problems for us, all that we consume is expected to be here and now, lest we get angry and put our foot through the computer or throw our phones into a lake. Without a doubt, this is a symptom of the dependence modern American society has on the internet. It seems no matter what career you go into, you will have to use the internet. When we became more reliant on the internet, we also became more connected, and even dependent, on social media. Today, it seems like we consume all our news through Facebook and Twitter. Even Snapchat and Instagram have news sections where you can read big stories from multimedia slideshows. And through this differ-

ent venue of consumption, we have been granted freedoms and powers to share and help promote brands of our favorite publications. Because of this, off-brand websites such as Buzzfeed, Daily Mail, ComicBook. com and more post trendy content that inevitably gets many clicks and shares. This buries real news provided by real journalists, and as a result, these websites eat all the advertising revenue, which hurts the real news organizations. These websites cater to audiences’ tastes, which are further insulated and reinforced by algorithms that only show content related to user interests based on websites they have visited before. Journalism should not be a pluralistic process, where the most popular or widely accepted story is deemed the most important. Journalists should strive for objectivity. And journalists must not be punished for breaking the “bad” news to an audience that doesn’t want to hear it. John Milton once proposed a “marketplace of ideas” — that when all ideas are free to be expressed, the best would inevitably float to the top by their own merit, and not based on

what people wanted or did not want. However, the algorithms present on social media change the game, and make the ideas that resonate more with people float to the top based on their interests. These trends have forced many members of the newsmedia to package their content not as news, but as entertainment in order to even compete with sensationalistic third-party startups. Even Donald Trump packaged his political campaign as a reality TV show, and not necessarily as a professional shoot for the presidency. This is because we are becoming less and less consumers of information, and more and more consumers of entertainment — and we are not better off for it. A system in which news must be packaged as entertainment can only be fought through conscious consumption of news assembled by professionals — The New York Times, or the Washington Post. You won’t always hear the news you want the way you want, and it may be inconvenient, but constant consumption of sensationalistic websites like Buzzfeed only degrade our society.

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The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties and the Pennsylvania State System of Education (PASSHE) came to an “agreement in principle” for a contract in September. PASSHE asked the commonwealth for $100 million over five years for coming changes to the system.

Pelosi comes to Pennsylvania as Democrats try to fix 2016 errors Marc Levy

Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will speak at a Pennsylvania Democratic Party fundraiser Friday, three years after Donald Trump’s victory in the state stunned Democrats _ and focused their attention on ensuring it doesn’t happen again. The dinner at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia is a key part of state Democrats’ plan to take back one of the nation’s premier presidential battlegrounds in 2020. In beating Democrat Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania, Trump became the first Republican presidential nominee to win Pennsylvania since 1988. For Democrats, Pennsylvania is an outsized electoral prize: Harry S. Truman in 1948 was the last Democratic presidential candidate to lose Pennsylvania but win the election. The state party chairwoman, Nancy Patton Mills, said she hopes to make the dinner a powerhouse fundraiser every year to generate money and enthusiasm right before the election. Like the dinner, Tuesday’s election is an opportunity for the party to test some of the concepts they are trying to perfect before the 2020 election. “Everything we’ve done since 2016 has been in the direction of never letting it happen again,’’ Mills said. “We’ve analyzed and we’ve analyzed our analysis to make sure it doesn’t happen

again.’’ Now, the party is employing a larger field staff ahead of an off-year election to build relationships with candidates for local offices, county parties, labor unions and activists, including independent progressive groups that sprung up after Trump’s victory. Five organizers are staffed around the state to do whatever it takes to help, whether phone-banking for local candidates, showing up at events, helping get volunteers to fill county committee posts or acting as a liaison to the state party. They are also encouraging county parties to organize candidates for local offices, so everybody campaigns for one another, as a ticket. The hope is that those relationships and volunteer networks will be in place when the Democrats pick a nominee, with just a few months to go before the 2020 election. Democratic Party strategists and activists have identified a few reasons they were caught by surprise by Trump’s victory in 2016. They say Clinton’s presidential campaign relied too heavily on paid media at the expense of going door-todoor to engage voters, particularly in areas beyond the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh metropolitan areas. Some county parties had also fallen into disrepair, they say, and some county party activists felt neglected. Had Clinton’s campaign invested more in knocking on doors, she might have won

votes even in areas where she was beaten badly, party strategists say. At the very least, they say, the campaign would have known how badly she would lose in some counties. “They never went to their doors and asked,’’ said Mike Mikus, a Democratic campaign strategist. “There was no human intelligence because we weren’t going to people’s doors and saying, ‘Hey, who are you going to vote for?’ And that was problematic.’’ In more than half of Pennsylvania’s counties, fewer registered Democrats voted in 2016 when compared with 2012’s presidential election, while more registered Republicans voted, according to state data. Now, the message from top party figures is the need to fight for votes in every corner of Pennsylvania. It is having an effect, said Paul Stefano, Lawrence County’s party chairman. At the Lawrence County Democratic Party’s picnic fundraiser a couple weeks ago, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Congressman Conor Lamb and state party vice chairman Sharif Street showed up. “It’s not just us calling to say, `Hey, can the lieutenant governor come to our event?’’’ Stefano said. “They’re saying to us, ‘Are you hosting an event? We have these people ready to come.’ I look at that as a sign that we’re making contact with people on the ground, everywhere.’’

State Police Briefs Woman arrested, found to be in possession of marijuana Pennsylvania State Police conducted a traffic stop shortly after 2 a.m. on Oct. 20 at North Earl Street and Fort Street. Police said 29-year-old Amy Stone, of Steelton, was in possession of a small amount of marijuana. She was arrested and transported to Cumberland County Prison.

Man charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors Pennsylvania State Police announced charges against Michael Aaron Kauffman, 38, of Lititz in cases dating back to 2011. According to police, Kauffman was charged with multiple counts of felonies and misdemeanors including rape, rape of a child, statutory sexual assault, involuntary indecent sexual intercourse, sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault. Police also charged him with aggravated indecent assault of a child, indecent assault, indecent exposure, incest, endangering the welfare of a child, corruption of minors, unlawful contact with a minor, reckless endangerment, simple assault and harassment. Kauffman was taken into custody on an arrest warrant and was arraigned in district court on Nov. 4. He was unable to post bail and was taken to the Cumberland County Prison.

This Week on Campus Tuesday:


A Time Management noncredit course will be held in Rowland Hall Room 101 at 6 p.m.

Pi Lambda Phi’s wristband fundraiser will be in the Ceddia Union Building lobby at 11 a.m.



“Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare will perform in Memorial Auditorium at 6 p.m. Tickets are $8.

“Beautiful-The Carol King Musical” will perform at the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $59.



Jeanne Robertson will perform at the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $39.

Pablo Cruise will perform at the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $32.


Tuesday, November 5, 2019


The Slate Speaks

Health should take priority in the lives of students Breast Cancer Awareness month is coming to an end and No Shave November is beginning. The weather is beginning to get colder and flu season is coming in full swing. Health is very important and students’ health should be prioritized. Students face many stresses in their lives, from working jobs to completing coursework to maintaining adequate social lives. However, something else that comes with being a college student is the struggles that come with maintaining personal health. Students do not always have time to take care of their health, and the high demand and stress of work that comes with attending college means placing your health on the back burner. Because of the high demands of most college classes, taking a sick day is not an

option. The amount of time outside of the classroom that a student must spend on work is taxing. Oftentimes students do not get a proper amount of sleep to function. Students often prioritize their health less than their student activities, academics, sources of income and social lives. When these problems are not addressed, they become much worse for the students who are just trying to make ends meet financially or meet the demands of their class and work schedules. Students also have excessive amounts of contact with one another. The seat students sit in during their 2 p.m. history class may have been occupied by several other students that day alone. Needless to say, professors do not sanitize each individual desk between classes, meaning by the time that stu-

dents come in for class, their desk is covered in germs and bacteria. Plenty of hands also touch doors and stairwell railings that students come into contact with throughout the day, as well. What complicates things is the lack of hand sanitizing stations around campus. What few stations that do exist are frequently empty. Many soap dispensers in the bathrooms of academic halls are also not filled enough to be usable throughout the day, meaning that students are limited in their options to clean their hands during the day. Personal hygiene is a subject in which many students are not educated. All students come from different backgrounds, and the university should incorporate educational elements to help all first-year students achieve

the same level of personal health and hygiene. The Etter Health Care Center in Naugle Hall offers free STI testing and free flu shots. However, students do not often use this resource to their advantage. The lack of information about the services Etter offers makes it hard for students to know what is available to them. The school should make knowledge about student health resources more publicly available, advertising the different health programs and medical services it has to offer to students. Some things students can do to improve their health and cleanliness are: having hand sanitizer, avoiding touching door handles and other surfaces, getting checked more often, taking a mental break to help alleviate stress and also just being aware of one’s health.

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Students need to remember the bare necessities of basic at-home health care. Each student should have a box of tissues and a jacket for this chilly weather.

Give it a thought: Imagine what 100 % looks like

Chase Slenker Staff Columnist

The Shippensburg University community and campus life is often fragmented into smaller groups. Our university is defined more so by our individual groups and lacks a central school spirit. The truly disappointing part of our campus climate is the large percentage of our population that is not involved on campus. Many broad-based categorical groupings are used by students to explain this lack of involvement. First-year student, senior, on-campus resident, commuter, international student and so on are just a few of the labels that do no justice to

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explain why large numbers of people are not involved in our campus culture. Many issues persist on campus, the solution of which requires collective action: Diversity and inclusion, sustainable usage of resources, campus cleanliness, financial woes, lack of kindness, lack of campus spirit and poverty in our community. These are only a few issues existing on campus. Campus and community support, philanthropic giving, environmental advocacy and school spirit and pride are carried out by only a small percentage of the population. I see the same faces at cultural diversity events, professional development workshops, community outreach projects, intercollegiate athletic matches and games and school spirit-related events. That same small percentage carries the burden well-beyond proportionality. Conversely, I see dozens to hundreds of students who are involved with one or no clubs, organizations, Greek Life, sports teams or philanthropic organizations. The day for them is for their academics as well as personal leisure. That is it. I am not trying to say that academics are not important, because they are in fact the reason we are all here both liter-

ally and according to our taxes. However, there is a lot of time in college to be filled with non-academic engagements. I am not aware of everyone’s individual circumstances and by no means am saying that everyone who isn’t involved on campus is purposely choosing to not contribute to the greater community and culture; however, I know for a fact that many are. I call on the population of SU to step out of its comfort zone, put down the Xbox, sacrifice some sleep and give back to the greater good. Imagine what could be achieved if not just 25% of the campus but 100% or at least 75% purposely and positively contributed to the issues that face us all. Our campus would be more welcoming, inclusive, environmentally friendly and spirited. We would share in communal “Go Red Raiders!” pride. Don’t just imagine. Give it a thought, then join multiple of our more than 200 clubs, organizations, sports teams or Greek organizations. Don’t just join but become an actively engaged participant. The time is now.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019


Ship Life

SU homecoming queen learns more about herself through experience Chaela Williams

Asst. Ship Life Editor

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Eames wants potential homecoming runners to remember they are representing the university.

After missing her opportunity to become prom queen in high school, Eliza Eames was stunned to be this year’s Shippensburg University homecoming queen. Eames is a senior psychology major and disability studies minor from Honey Brook, Pennsylvania. On campus she works as a Resident Assistant (RA) in Naugle Hall and is part of the orientation staff on campus. Eames is a member of the sorority Phi Sigma Sigma where she held the positions of risk management chairmen, social chairmen and was a part of the recruitment team during her sophomore

and junior years at SU. She refers to the sorority as her second family. Eventually, Eames wants to be the director of fraternity and sorority life at a southern university. She is looking at southern graduate schools to get close to her Louisiana roots. “Right now I’m looking at University of Louisville,” Eames said. “I really love their [graduate] program and I’m also looking at Shippensburg and Indiana University of Pennsylvania.” Out of all of her many passions, the Special Olympics holds a special place in Eames’ heart. She started volunteering at the organization during her freshman year and found her passion

teaching others to swim. She is determined to continue volunteering at the organization for the rest of her life. During her free time, Eames enjoys calligraphy and watercolor painting. She is also an avid fan of the Harry Potter series and is a self-described Slytherin. “You can find me watching the movies or reading one of the books any day of the week, it’s what gets me calm,” Eames said. Eames is currently interning at SU’s Office of Equity, Inclusion and Compliance. She helps handles the discrimination, violence and sexual based harassment on campus. She is also an intern at Project Green Dot where she

SU homecoming king gives advice to future runners Justin Hawbaker Ship Life Editor

At Shippensburg University, students are recommended to join at least one organization on campus to gain experience and become part of the community. Homecoming King Ramses Ovalles knows this all too well as he is a part of seven different organizations. “I am pretty involved on campus,” Ovalles said. “I always have to thank the Office of Multicultural Affairs (MSA), Ms. Diane Jefferson and Mrs. Kapri Brown for making me into the leader I am on campus today.” The seven organizations Ovalles is involved with include being the president of the Latino Student Organization, the diversity facilitator

for the Building Bridges program and a student-worker for the First-Year Experience and Community Engagement Office. He is also involved as the vice president of finance for the Student Government Association (SGA), a board member for the Shippensburg University Student Services Inc. (SUSSI), , a chair member for the Student Government Association Budget and Finance Committee and is a member of B.R.O.T.H.E.R.S. Each letter of B.R.O.T.H.E.R.S. represents a different accomplishment or goal. Born in the Bronx, New York, Ovalles began his SU journey as a biology pre-med student before transitioning into studying law.

ShipTALKS: What to do if you want to live off-campus? Apartment-hunting as a college student is often exciting and terrifying; you’re striking out on your own for the first time in your adult life. Here are a few things to keep in mind when searching for your next home. Off-campus housing includes College Park Commons, Bard, Rocktowne, Rocktowne Townhomes, Creekside, Brookside, Madison Court Apartments, Deerfield and Roxbury Ridge apartments. As per the Shippensburg University residency requirement, all students who have fewer than 60 credits by the first day of classes of the semester of enrollment are required to reside in university housing. That means all second-year students under 60 credits are required to live on campus. Exceptions include first-year or second year students who reside full-time within the home of their parents or legal guardians within 35 miles of campus; those who are 21 years old; those who are legally married and second-year students who have a 3.2 GPA or higher after their first two semesters

on campus. Writing a checklist of what your “must-have” items when researching apartments will be helpful. Think about the things you do not want to compromise on, such as pets or smoking rules. Taking a tour of the apartment before you sign a lease can help you envision how it would look like to live there. Utilities like air-conditioning, heat, electric and Wi-Fi are not always included like they are with on campus housing. What is included and not included are usually outlined in your lease and on your application. Besides monthly payments, complexes often have one-time fees for applications, security deposits, background checks, credit reports and other things specific to that complex. Some complexes ask you to pay your first month’s rent at the time of signing the lease. Paying and budgeting for an apartment is no joke—make sure that you can afford it without stretching yourself too thin. Sincerely, The ShipTalker

trains other staff members. When she first started at SU, Eames had no intentions on being on homecoming court when she first started at SU. In high school, she was nominated for prom queen during her senior year but backed out due to her shy nature. Eames decided to run for homecoming queen in college. During her time on homecoming court, Eames volunteered for 34 hours at Shippensburg Produce Outreach and the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter.

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“I would probably continue to pursue medicine if I didn’t study law,” Ovalles said. “I attended Shippensburg University because I had mutual acquaintances from my hometown that already attended the university, and many of my graduating class in high school planned to attend Ship as well,” Ovalles said. Ovalles, a senior, plans on staying at SU to receive a Master’s Degree in Public Administration before moving on to law school. Overall, Ovalles deemed homecoming as a great experience and passed on advice to future runners.

What is your favorite Thanksgiving meal?

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Ovalles plans to continue his education by getting a master’s degree and making his way to law school.

Recipe of the Week: Cinnamon Pancakes Ingredients: -

1 egg 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder 6 tbsp brown sugar, packed light 1/2 tbsp cinnamon, ground 3/4 cup powdered sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1 tbsp of vegetable oil 8 tbsp butter, unsalted 2 oz cream cheese 1 cup milk

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1. In a medium bowl, stir butter, brown sugar and cinnamon together. Scoop the filling into a quart-sized heavy ziploc bag and set it aside. 2. In a small pan, heat the butter over low heat until melted. Turn off the heat and whisk in the cream cheese until it is almost smooth. Sift the powdered sugar into the pan, stir and add in vanilla extract. 3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk in the milk, egg and oil, just until the batter is moistened. 4. Pour 1/3 cup of batter into the pan. Reduce the heat to medium low. Snip the corner of the bag of cinnamon filing and squeeze filling on top of the pancake to make a swirl. 5. Cook pancake for 2-3 minutes then flip on other side for additional 2-3 minutes. 6. Re-warm the glaze and drizzle on top of pancake.

Emily May, sophomore “Mashed potatoes or ham! My family does sugar-cured ham and it’s so good!”

Hayden Rowe, junior My favorite thing to eat at Thanksgiving is my grandma’s baked mac ‘n’ cheese. It’s super rich and cheesy.

Gian Pagan, junior In my family we don’t eat turkey but we eat Puerto Rican-styled pulled-pork every year.


Tuesday, November 5, 2019


SU welcomes broadway hit ‘BEAUTIFUL’ to Luhrs Zoey Lomison Asst. A&E Editor

Broadway hit musical “BEAUTIFUL — The Carole King Musical” is coming to Shippensburg University on Thursday, Nov. 7. The Tony and Grammy award-winning musical will hit the Shippensburg community with dozens of pop classics including, “You’ve Got a Friend,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and “One Fine Day.” “BEAUTIFUL” thrilled

audiences on Broadway for six years and is now traveling the country, bringing the experience to Shippensburg University students and to the Shippensburg community. “BEAUTIFUL” takes the audience from the beginning of King’s career, her sudden rise to stardom and her becoming one of the most successful solo acts in music history. The musical will be performed in the Grove Theatre in the Luhrs Performing Arts Center and will begin at 7:30

p.m. Tickets range in price from $59 for upper balcony seating to $79 for front balcony seating. The tickets for “BEAUTIFUL” qualify in the Pick 6 promotion sponsored by the Luhrs Center. If six of the same amounts of tickets are purchased for six indicated shows, a 10% discount will be applied at checkout. However, Pick 6 tickets cannot be purchased online. For more information, contact the Luhrs Center Box Office at

Brass, string ensembles perform fall recital in Old Main Chapel

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The SU Brass Ensemble, directed by music professor Trever Famulare, performed in Old Main Chapel. The group has 32 members and features all brass instruments. This year, the group was joined by a six-person percussion section.

Members of the brass ensemble’s trumpet quartet (from left) Shae Wawro, John Butler, Sydney Simmons and Patrick Love, perform during the recital.

Billboard Top 10 The six-person string ensemble, directed by music professor Mark Hartman, played Mimi Rabson’s “Sambosaurus” and “Mimi’s Minor Mambo,” among others, during its portion of the recital on Sunday, Nov. 3.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019


Football, E2


Women’s basketball, E3

Field hockey strikes gold with Petrantonio Matt Gregan

Asst. Sports Editor

Jazmin Petrantonio’s field hockey journey began when she was only five years old. Living in Argentina, she grew up in a family that has a heavy background in sports. Her dad, a former basketball player, is a basketball coach. Her older sister played sports and Petrantonio often followed her to practices to soak in the atmosphere. Petrantonio has been playing field hockey for most of her life. However, she had no connection to the United States until one fateful day led her to where she currently is: Shippensburg University. “I originally didn’t choose to come to Shippensburg — it wasn’t even in my plans to come to America to study,” Petrantonio said. “My first idea was to go to Europe and play field hockey there.” However, her plans changed when she met Tara Zollinger, the head coach of Shippensburg University’s field hockey team. Zollinger was in Argentina scouting in an attempt to recruit student athletes to play at Shippensburg. “I was watching a showcase and saw Jazmin play at that showcase,” Zollinger said. “And from there I was able to contact her and recruit her to come here [Shippensburg].” Petrantonio accepted Zollinger’s offer. There was only one concern: She did not know where Shippensburg, or even Pennsylvania, was on a map. Her only experience in the United States was going to Disney World a few times as a child. Making the adjustment to both the college life as well as living in the United States was daunting. “It was very hard for me being surrounded by my family every single day,” Petrantonio said. “My mom is a housewife, so she is always at home. It was hard to do the transition of being at home with my mom and my sisters every day to being not by myself, but being independent and doing things in the past I haven’t done by myself.”

However, she did not let her struggles affect her on the field. Zollinger commended Petrantonio’s adjustment to living in the United States and playing field hockey for Shippensburg. “If she did, it wasn’t too evident,” Zollinger said when asked if Petrantonio struggled to adjust. “From day one, she really embraced our culture and assimilated into the United States’ style of competitiveness and play as well as the whole college atmosphere. She really did a great job of assimilating and stayed true to herself but also, as a first-year student, would ask questions when she didn’t quite understand things.” On the field, Petrantonio became a good distributor for the Raiders as she tried to fit in with the other players on the team. That season, the Raiders had a strong group of seniors who helped Petrantonio adjust to the United States and become the person and player she is today. As a freshman, Petrantonio finished with 12 goals and a team-leading 12 assists. She was the third or fourth option for the Raiders in their penalty corner attacks. She began to grow more as a scorer in each of the next two seasons. She exploded for 28 goals and six assists as a sophomore while helping the Raiders capture their second consecutive NCAA Division II National Championship. Her role in the team’s penalty corner strategy grew throughout her sophomore season. She went from being the third or fourth option to being the first option. Zollinger credits two things for Petrantonio’s scoring explosion in 2018 and 2019: the combination of stepping up to fill the void left by the graduation of the team’s core players, and the increased role in penalty corners. “It was a combination of personnel change, in her first year we had different people playing up front that she connected with in a different way, and her role on the attack penalty corners,” Zollinger said. “She’s our main corner hitter now, whereas her first


Name: Winston Eubanks Sport: Football Position: Wide Receiver Class: Redshirt Junior Major: Exercise Science Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Image courtesy of Bill Smith/SU Sports Info.

Jazmin Petrantonio’s 29 regular season goals were the most in the PSAC. year she was the second or third one we would go to. I think that has been what’s exploded her scoring. And each year she’s getting better and better — she’s improving her own game.” Her explosion as a sophomore earned her a slew of awards, including the Longstreth/NFHCA National Player of the Year. Teams made some adjustments to combat Petrantonio’s attacking style of play this season. As a result, her role on penalty corners has gone from being the “hitter” to being more of a passer and distributor. “Our penalty corners are very similar to a power play, it’s seven people

against four,” Petrantonio said. “My freshman year I was surrounded by an amazing group of players and I was just there supporting. Right now, I’m just more of a passer and distributor of those plays; I’m sometimes the hitter. Because coming to my third year and having such a season my sophomore year, some teams adjusted to it and now we have to find a way around.” She got off to a slower start this season, but both she and the rest of the Raiders have made the necessary adjustments and now find themselves hosting a game in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) tournament on Tuesday. She fin-

ished the regular season with 29 goals and eight assists, both of which lead the team. Petrantonio has built quite the field hockey resume at Shippensburg, and she still has one more year left. However, her post-collegiate plans do not include playing field hockey. She is majoring in international management and wants to pursue a career in sports management in Argentina. Whatever the case, she knows she will always have a place in history at SU as a member of two (and counting) national championship teams.

Eubanks pulled in 10 catches for 129 yards and a career-high three touchdowns in the Red Raiders’ 65-32 win over Lock Haven University. The 10-reception effort was the third of Eubanks’ career, and it was the 14th time in his career that he totaled more than 100 receiving yards in a game. Eubanks is 8th in the PSAC with 48 catches and 7th in the PSAC with 740 receiving yards.

Volleyball picks up two more wins over Kutztown, ESU Abigail Lee Guest Writer

Images courtesy of Bill Smith/SU Sports Info.

Gabriella Johnson became the 11th Raider to join the 1,000/1,000 club.

The Raiders honored five seniors (from left to right): Samantha Webber, Faith Loehle, Kendall Johnson, Gabriella Johnson and Megan Forstburg.

Shippensburg University volleyball had a very successful weekend at Heiges Field House with two wins against Kutztown University and East Stroudsburg University while celebrating their Senior Day. Senior Gabriella Johnson recorded her 1,000th career kill on Friday against Kutztown to become the 11th in school history to achieve the feat and the eighth to have 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs. The crowd went wild with roars, and the players on the sidelines were jumping with excitement. Senior Kendall Johnson got her 1,000th career kill on Saturday against East Stroudsburg to become the 12th Raider in history to make that accomplishment, after Gabriella Johnson the day before.

In Friday’s match against Kutztown, the Raiders had a bad start to the first set. Assistant coach Dan Labonte said after the first set that the women did not have a great warmup. The Raiders woke up in the middle of the set and were able to come back and fight, but could not take the first set, losing 30-32. The Raiders were ready to go after the first set and were able to win the next three sets and wrap up the match, 3-1. Each set, they limited errors and put the ball down sooner. The final match scores were 30-32, 25-21, 25-19, 25-14. Gabriella Johnson not only recorded her 1,000th career kill but also recorded 20 kills, two aces and 19 digs in that game. Saturday’s Senior Night game started off great for the Raiders as the momentum from the previous night’s

win against Kutztown carried over. The emotions ran high, as the game could have been the last time this group of seniors compete together on their home court. The East Stroudsburg Warriors took the Raiders to 5 sets on Saturday, but Shippensburg was able to pull through and win the match 3-2. Senior Samantha Webber was on fire, recording 24 kills. It was anyone’s game in the fifth set with the Raiders trailing 16-18. SU limited its errors and the team was consistently putting balls down to come out on top against ESU. The final match scores were 25-21, 22-25, 25-19, 2628 and 18-16. Shippensburg is now 13-1 in the PSAC. The Raiders will compete next at Lock Haven University on Nov. 8.



Eubanks, offense lead Red Raiders over Lock Haven Chris Wurtz Sports Editor

Seven days after scoring just five points in a road defeat against Kutztown University, the Shippensburg University football team more than doubled its season high in points scored in a 65-32 romp over Lock Haven University on Saturday afternoon at Seth Grove Stadium. The Red Raiders (3-6, 3-3 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East) racked up 541 yards of offense on the hapless Bald Eagle (1-8, 0-6) defense, including 350 yards through the air. The high-scoring affair was close for the majority of the first half, as the Red Raiders led just 23-20 with under four minutes remaining before halftime. But SU piled on three more touchdowns in the final three minutes of the second quarter, extending its lead to 44-20 at the break. The rout was on from there, as the Red Raiders continued to pour it on before pulling most of their starters early in the fourth quarter. Touchdowns came in

bunches for Shippensburg. Redshirt sophomore Brycen Mussina threw four of them, three in the direction of redshirt junior Winston Eubanks and one to redshirt sophomore David Balint III. Graduate student Luke Durkin rushed for two scores, and even redshirt senior receiver Kyle Haines found the end zone on the ground on a gadget play. The Red Raider defense earned itself a score of its own when redshirt senior Dennis Robinson returned an interception 42 yards for a touchdown. The Mussina-led offense was more inclined to take downfield shots — particularly to star receiver Eubanks — and coach Mark Maciejewski was blunt in his explanation of the enhanced aerial assault. “Listen, one of the best players on our team, we hadn’t been getting the ball to,” Maciejewski said. “So we gotta make an effort to do that. Nobody worries about the long ball [against] us, because we don’t throw the damn long ball. So, we were gonna make sure we were doing it today.” The two-time PSAC East-

November 5, 2019

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Winston Eubanks pulls in one of his three receiving touchdowns against Lock Haven. His three scores were a career high, and his 129 receiving yards were his second-highest total of the season. ern Division First-Teamer Eubanks ran circles around the overmatched Lock Haven defense, tallying 10 receptions for 129 yards and a career-high three touchdowns. Balint III continued to cement his name in Red Raider history, breaking the program’s single-game record for receptions in a game by a tight end for the third time this season. His 13 receptions broke the record he set just a week ago and went for 168 yards and a touchdown.

Durkin led the ground game with 21 carries for 105 yards, while redshirt sophomore Jaelen Thompson picked up 43 yards on five carries. Defensively, Shippensburg allowed a decent chunk of yards but was able to escape trouble often enough by forcing five turnovers. “The turnovers were huge for us, to tell the truth,” Maciejewski said. “Because they led to those 21 unanswered points before halftime, which

we needed when it was 2320 at one point in the second quarter.” In addition to Robinson’s pick-six, redshirt sophomore Trey Paul made a leaping interception in the second quarter. Paul’s nine tackles paced the Raider defense in the win. The Red Raiders recovered three Lock Haven fumbles, all three of which freshman Jacoby Sherard had a hand in. He forced two of them and recovered the third.

Redshirt freshman Tyler Petucci forced the other one, while redshirt sophomore Cameron Tinner and redshirt freshman Roland Norfleet each had a recovery. Sitting in fifth in the PSAC East at 3-3 in conference play, the Red Raiders travel to East Stroudsburg University (5-4, 2-4) next Saturday for a 6:05 p.m. battle at Eiler-Martin Stadium.

Image courtesy of Bill Smith/SU Sports Info.

SU’s Izzy Weigel and Kelsy Fitzgerald pose with family on Senior Day.

Image courtesy of Bill Smith/SU Sports Info.

Junior Emily Stauffer nailed the game-winning goal in the final minutes of SU’s game against Millersville. The goal was her sixth of the season.

Field hockey finishes regular season with two wins Women’s soccer hosts Senior Carmine Scicchitano/The Slate

Kasey Doss made a career-high 13 saves in the Raiders loss to West Chester.

Day against West Chester Courtesy of SU Sports Info.

The Shippensburg University women’s soccer team ended up on the wrong end of a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division matchup at No. 23 East Stroudsburg on Wednesday, falling 4-1 to the Warriors on a dreary night at Eiler-Martin Stadium. Shippensburg (7-9, 5-9 PSAC East) could not overcome a 2-0 deficit sustained just 13 minutes into the match on goals scored by Hailee Reinhardt. East Stroudsburg (11-4, 10-3) scored 97 seconds into the match and had established a 4-0 lead by the 57th minute. SU got one back in the 76th minute on the third goal of the year by freshman Lauren Ocker — who finished a

corner from sophomore K.K. O’Donnell. Sophomore Kasey Doss made eight saves for the Raiders in the loss. Shippensburg out-cornered the hosts, 7-4. ESU had a 12-9 edge in shots on goal. The Raiders have finished with nine shots on goal and eight shots on goal in their two matches against East Stroudsburg this season — marking the second and third-highest outputs against the Warriors this season. The Shippensburg University women’s soccer team could not slow down visiting West Chester on Saturday, as the Raiders dropped a 7-2 decision to the Golden Rams in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC)

Eastern Division matchup on Senior Day from David See Field. Shippensburg (7-10, 5-10 PSAC East) honored Kelsy Fitzgerald and Izzy Weigel before the match. Weigel scored both of the Raider goals on the day, bringing her season total to six. West Chester (11-3-1, 103-1) blitzed the Raider cage with 24 shots on goal and did not allow a corner kick in the match. Sophomore Kasey Doss made a career-high 13 saves for the Raiders. Freshman Cassidy Skilton made her collegiate debut, working the final 17 minutes. She totaled four saves. Shippensburg concludes its season at 4 p.m. Wednesday against Mansfield from David See Field.

Matthew Gregan Asst. Sports Editor

The Shippensburg University field hockey team completed its regular season with a pair of wins in the season’s final week, including a 3-2 win over Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) opponent Slippery Rock University. The Raiders (12-5, 8-2 PSAC) began their week with a 6-1 win over Frostburg State University on Wednesday. The win secured a spot as the third seed in the PSAC. Shippensburg blitzed Frostburg State, totaling 46 shots with 30 of them being shots on goal. Junior Jazmin Petrantonio opened up the scoring with a penalty stroke goal in the fourth minute of the game. She finished with five goals in the win. Frostburg State never got off the ground. They found

themselves down 3-0 after the first quarter and the Raiders never gave their offense much opportunity to get anything going. Frostburg State totaled only five shots. The lone goal of the game for Frostburg State occurred in the 33rd minute of the game when Brooke Lafayette scored on a loose ball in front of the net. Sophomore Jenna Sluymer scored her eighth goal of the season late in the game to cap off the Raiders’ 6-1 win. The Raiders traveled to play Slippery Rock University on Friday, beating them 3-2 in a game that was close throughout. Petrantonio opened up the scoring in the first quarter with a goal off of a penalty corner. Slippery Rock responded with a goal four minutes later by Lauren Marks that tied the game. The game remained tied un-

til midway through the third quarter when Jessie Trube scored off a rebound to give Slippery Rock a 2-1 lead. Petrantonio scored her second goal of the game to tie it up at two in the 47th minute. Junior Emily Stauffer scored the game-winner in the 58th minute off a pass from Petrantonio. The Raiders outshot Slippery Rock 21-9, but a strong combined effort from Slippery Rock goalkeepers Maddie Murphy and Hannah Nurse (14 combined saves) kept the Rock in the game until the end. Petrantonio, who scored a combined seven goals in two games this week, finished the regular season with a conference-leading 29 goals. Shippensburg finished the season as the third seed in the PSAC and will be hosting a quarterfinals game on Tuesday at 4 p.m. against Millersville University.


November 5, 2019


Seven Raider wrestlers win at Clarion Courtesy of SU Sports Info.

Image courtesy of Bill Smith/SU Sports Info.

Ariel Jones set SU’s single-season scoring record last year with 609 points. She averaged 25.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.

Women’s basketball prepared to take leap Isaiah Snead

Asst. Sports Editor

The Shippensburg University women’s basketball team has had two straight losing seasons led by a young core. But with more experience and some new faces in the fold, the Raiders are looking to return to their winning ways. The Raiders will return 11 players from last year’s squad, including all five starters. Although the team will have no seniors for the second straight year, it has

seven juniors and five sophomores with experience. Among the returning players are junior guard Ariel Jones and sophomore forward Aunbrielle Green. Jones was a Division II Conference Commissioners Association All-America Third Team honoree and is fresh off setting SU’s single-season school record for points (609). Green is the reigning Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Freshman of the Year and was selected to the

All-PSAC Eastern Division Second Team after averaging 12.8 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. Shippensburg’s team will feature some new faces as well, including a pair of transfers. Junior guard Destiny Jefferson comes from West Chester and was on the All-PSAC First Team last season, averaging 16.2 points per game and shooting 37.6 percent from three. The other incoming transfer, junior Erin Gibbons, led Mansfield in scoring last season with 12 points per game and made 52

three-pointers. Green is hopeful the new additions will have a positive effect this season. “We have new additions to the team who will make a difference and we have a deeper bench so we will have fresh legs,” Green said. “We also have more experience this year so it’s been easier learning the plays and getting them down.” With a team full of high-level players and experience now under their belt, the Raiders are looking to get back to the playoffs.

“Our expectations are to make the playoffs and grow together as a team and work together to reach the PSAC Championship,” Green said. Expectations are high for this season’s squad. They were ranked third in the PSAC East preseason coaches’ poll. Shippensburg’s season kicks off this weekend when it hosts a Conference Challenge and competes against Wheeling University on Friday and Frostburg State University on Saturday.

The Shippensburg University wrestling team opened the 2019-20 season with competition in the Clarion Open. Seven Raiders had at least one victory on the day. Sophomore Colton Babcock reached the championship quarterfinals after a victory by fall in 4:53 over Bloomsburg’s Justin Hayward. Redshirt-freshman Danny Scheib was a double-winner at heavyweight. In the consolation bracket, Scheib posted a 7-3 decision against an unattached wrestler and a 10-2 major decision over an unattached wrestler from Penn State. Senior Derek Berberick scored a victory by fall at heavyweight over Cleveland State’s John Kelbly in 1:47. Redshirt-sophomore Pat Duggan scored a 13-8 decision in the consolation bracket against an unattached wrestler from Kent State that included four takedowns and a two-point near fall. Sophomore Jake Downing won his opening match at 133 pounds by pinning Edinboro’s Richie Markulics in 2:00. Redshirt-sophomore Austin Klucker also won his opening match with a pin at 184 pounds over Ryder Goob. Read the full story at

Swimming wraps up dual meet competition Courtesy of SU Sports Info.

The Shippensburg University men’s swimming team honored its three senior swimmers in style Friday night with a 112-90 dual-meet victory over Clarion to conclude the home portion of the schedule in competition from Donald N. Miller Pool. SU swam exhibitions in the final two events of the night. The Raiders posted the fastest time in nine of the 11 events contested Friday and recorded an impressive 18 times that satisfied the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) qualifying standard. Seniors Jeff Beyer, Nick

Bloom and Adam Fox each had at least one PSAC cut on the night. Beyer won the 1,000-yard freestyle in 10:07.28 and the 500-yard freestyle in 4:56.05. Bloom took second in the 200-yard backstroke in 2:01.36 and swam the 400-yard IM in 4:27.69. Fox touched the wall in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.81 seconds and in the 100-yard freestyle in 49.75 seconds. Junior Hunter Keck won two events Friday, taking gold in the 50-yard freestyle (22.22 seconds) and the 100yard freestyle (47.81 seconds). Carmine Schicchitano/The Slate Read the full story at

The men’s and women’s teams wrapped up the dual meet portion of their schedules on Friday. Both teams are back in action November 21-23 at George Mason University’s Patriot Invitational.

This Week in Raider Sports Tuesday



- Field hockey vs. Millersville, 4 p.m. (PSAC Quarterfinal)

- Women’s basketball vs. Wheeling, 6 p.m.

- Volleyball at Bloomsburg, 10 a.m.

- Men’s soccer at Lock Haven, 7 p.m.

- Men’s/women’s XC at NCAA Atlantic Regionals, 10:30 a.m.


Friday (cont.)

Saturday (cont.)

- Women’s soccer vs. Mansfield, 4 p.m.

- Volleyball at Lock Haven, 7 p.m.

- Women’s basketball vs. Frostburg State, 6 p.m.

- Men’s basketball vs. Virginia Union, 8 p.m.

- Football at East Stroudsburg, 6:05 p.m. - Men’s basketball vs. Virginia State, 8 p.m.


Tuesday, November 5, 2019


Autumn falls over Shippensburg community Fall is in full swing in Shippensburg. Shippensburg University dining services held a fall pumpkin fest where students decorated pumpkins, drank pumpkin spice lattes and ate soup from bread bowls. APB also held a fall fest, where students painted pumpkins and decorated jars. Township residents decorated their front porches and lawns with flowers, pumpkins and Halloween decorations. Trick-or-treating continued on Halloween despite heavy rain and winds. Pennsylvania has a longer and more var-

ied fall foliage season than any other state in the nation, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DNCR). Franklin and Cumberland counties reached peak fall colors between Oct. 31 and Nov. 6, according to the DNCR. Photos courtesy of Meghan Schiereck, Jonathan Bergmueller, and Carmine Scicchitano.


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