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The Future of Islam The Rise of Radical Islam and Islamophobia

In Opinion/Editorial by Joshua Griffin

There is no religion that is more controversial than modern day Islam. Nowadays, when we think Islam, we think terrorist attacks, wars in the Middle East and constant hate crimes. We often wonder how things got to such a confusing and divided place. Asking questions, like why do we correlate Islam with terrorism? What is causing such a radical shift …

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The Fake News Phenomenon Writer, Joshua Griffin, gives his take on understanding and avoiding misinformation

In Download Live Wire, Opinion/Editorial by Joshua Griffin

“Fake news” is the buzzword that has dominated much of the current political main stage. Both mainstream and alternate media have been using this term, though many Americans are unfamiliar with what this term truly means. Even political figures have repeated the term in their speeches and on their social media. So, what is it exactly and how can you, …

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Creating Media Who really has the power behind content?

In Download Live Wire, Media by Ismael Miranda

Media needs a creator. These are people who usually create because they have a passion or story to tell. This has allowed for a multitude of stories. Entering the modern age the average person can develop, produce, and distribute various forms of media. The ability for content creators to communicate directly with their fans via social media leads to a unique …

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Mental Health Spotlight: Dissociative Identity Disorder A mental health disorder with more mythology than fact

In Download Live Wire, Health and Wellness by Ismael Miranda

We all have moments of dissociation. Moments when the mind wanders, lost in a daydream or in-depth train of thought. Moments when one can become oddly aware of them self and pull away in a situation that is overwhelming or stressful. Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is characterized by the presence of two or more distinct or split identities or personality …

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The conscientious student Faculty panel chimes in with tips on college success

In Community/World News by Emilie Stoltzfus

On Jan. 26th, five faculty members discussed expectations they have of their students during Prof 1:1, a question and answer session with the professors of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College. Dr. Matthew Goodman, Dean of Academic Affairs, hosted Prof 1:1. He asked the panel to advise students, “How do I become a conscientious student?” During this informative open forum, participating …

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The appeal of fear lurking in the mindset of horror fans Professor Shoemaker sheds light on dark matters

In Media, Opinion/Editorial by Ismael Miranda

Horror is a topic that strikes many people as odd. Despite the stigma, there are many people who find appeal in the macabre. Whether we are aware of it or not, dark tales makes us feel safe. For the average person, life is simple. We have stress and responsibilities, but our lives are for the most part uneventful. This is …