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Demolition of the Conover Apartments underway after serving the university for 65 years

Named after a beloved university professor, demolition marks the end of an era for the Conover Apartments. A large, vacant lot in a high-density area of campus will be left in its place.

As food delivery apps struggle to make profits, Grubhub is still a staple of campus life

Grubhub: a staple of college life. Not only do college students order food delivery through Grubhub and similar apps when they are in need of a late night snack, they order it to purchase food at on-campus restaurants. Editor-in-chief Tara Lennon explores the purpose and benefits behind the university’s partnership with Grubhub.

A university free of dress code

Despite existing since the late 1700s, the university has never had a dress code — not a formal one anyway. Historically, there were societal expectations of what to wear and what not to wear that have evaporated with time. In light of recent controversy over attire restrictions in educational settings, the university remains uninvolved, and students share their appreciation for a university that does not enforce a dress code.

Slow progress on sustainability office leads to student frustration

On Earth Day 2022 university President Dennis Assanis promised to have a sustainability office up and running by the fall semester. Yet as the semester stretches over the halfway point, the office is still nonexistent. Although there has been small progress made, students are frustrated by the lack of communication about updates and delays in the creation of the office.

2022 midterm elections recap: Democrats keep control of the Senate with the U.S. House still up for grabs

The 2022 midterm elections took place on Nov. 8, however, some races have yet to be called, including 14 U.S. House races. The Democratic Party has kept its control of the Senate. Currently, in the U.S. House, the Republican Party has garnered 217 seats, while the Democratic Party has 204. 218 seats are needed for a majority so it is still up for grabs.

Student perspectives on marijuana legalization in Delaware

After a bill that would have legalized up to one ounce of marijuana for people 21 years and over got vetoed yet again, residents in Delaware are frustrated. Students at the university share their opinions on this issue.

How the Lerner College operates

A look into the inner workings of the Lerner College. Students and the dean of the college discuss how Lerner gets its resources and what these resources provide to students.

Smith Hall’s new coffee shop promises to “lead coffee to a more sustainable future”

Dining Services’ latest addition provides the university community with a convenient option for coffee, tea and light sandwiches that are “sustainable, above fair and always traceable.”

University students react to Parkland trial verdict

On Oct. 13, the verdict for the Parkland shooter trial was announced, letting the world know that Nikolas Cruz would receive a life sentence instead of the death penalty. University students weigh in on how they feel about the verdict of this trial.

Students and librarians discuss the limited hours of Morris Library

The university's library hours do not always fit students' schedules. Possible renovation plans proposed by the librarians could be made to help give students a place to study that is open longer.

The costs and conditions of on-campus housing

Dorm life at college is already stressful, but when there is no air conditioning throughout the hot months, the transition to college as a freshman can be even harder. The director of Residence Life and Housing discusses the logistics of housing the university’s freshman class, and freshmen share what life is like in unairconditioned dorms.

The Biden Institute welcomes former secretaries of state ahead of 2022 midterm elections

With election day just around the corner, the Biden Institute of Public Policy welcomed former Secretaries of State of Pennsylvania and Kentucky, Kathy Boockvar and Trey Grayson. They discussed with students and faculty the need for legitimacy in this crucial midterm election and how they used their positions to maintain this ideal.

Trends in student spending on course materials and ways to combat the high cost of physical textbooks

Student spending habits on course materials, such as textbooks, have been on the decline in the past decade. Inclusive access, open educational resources and various online retailers are contributing factors to the steady decline of student spending in regards to learning materials.

Jack Posobiec comes to university; students take to Memorial Hall to protest

On a rainy Monday night, students gathered outside Memorial Hall to protest the presence of conservative activist Jack Posobiec on campus. Posobiec was a replacement speaker for Candace Owens in Turning Point USA's Live Free Tour.
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