View Post

It’s a kind of “Minecraft”

In Reviews by Editor

Article by James Farbo Each game of “Minecraft” is a randomly generated world of its own, many times the surface area of our little Earth, but built of blocks. That cluster of leaves is a block, you can gather them with the shears that you made from two iron bars, and then you have one block of leaves to do …

View Post

Confessions of a registered nursing student

In Opinion/Editorial by Shawn Reed

I wish I could say that my summer was uneventful. I wish I could say that I spent almost every single day playing Diablo 3. I wish I could say that I spent the time wisely cleaning and organizing my home in such a way that reminds us all of country décor and cinnamon, but for the most part I …

View Post

What I learned from my 10-year-old

In Opinion/Editorial by Editor

Article by Heather Roark I was sitting in math class one day this summer listening to the professor talk about the rules of exponents. Once again I found myself in a foreign place. I found myself sweating with a wrinkled scowl, intently trying to understand the world of algebra. It was as if I were in an ancient Egyptian tomb …

View Post

Cross Counter: Gun Control

In Opinion/Editorial by Shawn Reed

Each month our “Live Wire” editors will be sharing their unique views on current media events and pressing issues. Tracy Rennecker, editor-in-chief, James Farbo, managing editor, and Shawn Reed, assistant editor contributed. This month we address gun control issues surrounding the worst mass shooting in United States history. On July 20th, 2012 James Holmes allegedly opened fire in a crowded …

View Post

I “choose” civility

In Opinion/Editorial by Editor

Article by James Farbo Reading through the Civility Task Force proposals left me mildly nervous about its goals, and I certainly brought those concerns to my interview with Dr. Washington. I found the answers unsatisfactory, obfuscated at worst, but I cannot attribute to conspiracy what I can simply attribute to lack of preparedness. To be clear, I don’t think that …

View Post

5th annual Lancaster Pride Festival

In HACC News by Shawn Reed

“It’s a beautiful day for pride,” proclaimed the Lancaster Pride Facebook page. June is Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender (LGBT) month in the city of Lancaster, and on Saturday, June 16, nearly 2,000 people attended the fifth annual Lancaster Pride Festival hosted in Buchanan Park. The family friendly event provided live music, entertainment, food, craft vendors, and informational booths. This year …

View Post

HACC suffers growing pains

In HACC News by Shawn Reed

The start of the semester has a soundtrack. The low and gentle hum of students returning, the introduction of faculty, and the struggle for parking is being met this semester with a change. In response to decreased enrollment, decreased funding from supporting school districts facing independent budget concerns, and decreased support from the state of Pennsylvania, an aggressive reorganization plan …

View Post

Q&A on the Civility Task Force

In HACC News by Editor

Article by James Farbo In March, 2012, “Live Wire” acquired a four-page document entitled “Lancaster Campus Civility Task Force: Proposals and Recommendations.” It contains the framework of a campus-wide promotion for “behavior that is respectful, courteous, and helpful to all members of the College Community.” According to The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, San Francisco State University and Temple …