Character U’s 2018 freshman orientation a success

By Emma Downes Staff Writer When it comes to new experiences, first impressions really do mean everything. Whether it is an unfamiliar place, acquaintance or opportunity, how you are introduced makes or breaks your attitude towards that newness. Character U took on the formidable challenge of welcoming a huge number of nervous freshmen to the next most important stage of … [Read more...]

Disney wage increase: Generosity or publicity measure?

By Noah Goldberg Staff Writer Recently the Walt Disney Company announced that it will be increasing the minimum hourly rate for its employees at the Walt Disney World Resort to $15 by the year 2021. This pay hike, along with a $1,000 bonus to all full-time employees at the vacation resort, was agreed upon following a near week long contract negotiation with union … [Read more...]

Catholic Priest Scandal: How Hierarchy and Community Clash

By Andrew Beers Staff Writer In early 16th-century Europe, priests and others in Catholic hierarchical clergy began selling indulgences as a way to collect money to build new churches. Lay people could purchase these indulgences in return for forgiveness of their sins. This was questioned by others in the Catholic Church and inspired Martin Luther to write his famous … [Read more...]

Nuclear Weaponry is Terrifying

By Christopher Shaddock Editor-in-Chief The world is probably the safest it has ever been. People on average live longer due to progress in medical care, there are less wars due to nations allying with each other and there is less violence in general due to there being fair laws enforced by authorities. Even though our world feels like a utopia to people living 100 years … [Read more...]

Can we lower the number?

By Antonia Spano Layout Editor According to DonateLife.org, 22 people die every day waiting for a life-saving transplant.That’s one person for every year that the average senior is alive. The number increases every year. I remember when I was ten years old, the number was around ten. Then, it was close to seventeen when I was seventeen. Today, April 12, is my 24th … [Read more...]