New album by Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness balances thought-provoking lyrics with fun dance beats

By Kellie Dietrich Editor-in-Chief Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness released its second album “Zombies on Broadway” on Feb. 10. The indie rock/pop album, full of well-written lyrics and music perfect for dancing, is a follow-up to the self-titled debut of Andrew McMahon’s solo project Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, which featured the Billboard Hot 100 single “Cecilia … [Read more...]

The protests outside my window: Election Day in NYC

By Lindsay Wigo Staff Writer Nov. 8, 2016. Some say it was one of the best days of their lives, and some wish it never happened. This was the day that our newly-inaugurated president, Donald Trump, won the 2016 presidential election. Most people spent this day as they normally would, probably working, maybe at home or just doing normal day-to-day things. I, on the other … [Read more...]

The Mascots and me: Volunteering at the AHL All-Star Weekend

By Steven Manzo Staff Writer Over the weekend of Jan. 28-30, Allentown hosted the American Hockey League’s (AHL) All-Star Classic; an event where the best of hockey’s rising starts come to show off their skills. The All-Star Classic was spread over three days and was filled with many different events including a fan fest, tailgates, a skills competition and finally, the … [Read more...]

Absence makes the heart grow fonder: Maintaining a long-distance relationship in college

By Jaci Wendel News Editor For the past four Valentine’s Day weekends, I’ve driven five and-a-half hours to the other side of the state in order to visit my boyfriend, who goes to Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh. Tolls and gas are expensive, the other drivers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike are annoying and often the winter weather makes it hard to make the journey. … [Read more...]

5 tips for healthy winter skin

By Jeana Teddick Staff Writer The old saying “you are what you eat” could not be more accurate. Beautiful, boast-worthy skin comes from nourishment within. According to dermatologists, micronutrients are essential for a healthy, rapid growth of skin cells. Here’s a simple list for you, packed with the correct balance of foods and nutrients that serve the dual purpose … [Read more...]