Comic books climbing high

The daily reads of Patrick McAuliffe have flourished into a multi-billion dollar entertainment phenomenon. “I got into comics young, but the super hero movies started when I was young, too,” said McAuliffe, 27, of Orlando. He has been watching and reading since the trend of comic book movies started lightly in the early 2000s with…

More students opting for first two years at community college

Michaelyn Hoeres is unsure what she wants to study in college.  The Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18-year-old, who graduated from Freedom High School in June, worried about paying thousands of dollars per credit for general education requirements. So, she’s spending her first two years of higher education not on a sprawling University campus, but instead at Northampton…

Americans weigh in on Trump…so far

If Gary Bochner could go back in time, he’d do November differently. Bochner, 58, who voted for Donald Trump says that he would vote for another candidate. Bochner says that seeing that President Trump has not done any of the things he promised and has even made enemies with many world leaders, he is rethinking…

Free College is not in the near future for Montana

Officials in Montana choose not to prioritize free college in the upcoming years because they would rather keep tuition prices low, according to the Director of Financial Aid at the University of Montana, Kent McGowan. “The Montana State Legislature shows no interest in Financial Aid Programs, and would like to keep college affordable by keeping…

Diverse social groups extend learning about cultures

People interviewed in Northwest Washington, D.C. agreed on Wednesday that diversity is necessary in social groups in order for people to have a better understanding of different cultures. Though some did not have diversity within their circle of friends, all believed that it presents an opportunity to learn and appreciate differences within other individuals. “You…

Campus arboretum staff brings bees back

WASHINGTON, DC–American University officials are focused on the preservation of bees because of their integral role in the pollination of various plants on campus, which is an arboretum. The bee population worldwide is dying quickly and the number of dead is only growing with each passing year, according to Bee Informed Partnership, a research consortium. This…

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Architecture on college campuses influences atmosphere for students

WASHINGTON, D.C –Students and alumni say that both the architecture and atmosphere of their college campuses have enriched their educational experiences. Most interviewed this week in Northwest Washington, D.C. said that traditional campus architecture–those schools with brick and stone buildings–has character and helps tell the story of the university’s history. “You get a true sense…