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Embracing the Spirit of Our Identity for a Second Year

Kydian Suarez, Staff Writer February 19, 2024

On Jan. 15, St. John Fisher University's second annual Spirit of Identity Week began, but this year they added a twist, making it a campus-wide opportunity for everyone to host their own events reflecting...

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School of Arts and Sciences Expects a Complete Department Reorganization

Mallory Schake, Editor In Chief February 15, 2024

St. John Fisher’s School of Arts and Sciences currently houses over 20 undergraduate disciplines, housing a diverse offering of majors such as psychology, biology, economics, sport management, English...

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President Rooney: An Inside Look at Recovery and Resilience

Kessan VanGronigen, Staff Writer February 7, 2024

President Rooney has been taking care of us for over eight years. It is now our turn to take care of him.  In the fall of 2022, President Gerard Rooney was hospitalized for bypass surgery on his heart....

The Sammies Management Excellence Medal Winners 2023

From Fisher to Serving America

Kydian Suarez, Staff Writer December 14, 2023

In October 2023, Fisher Alumni Gloria Shepherd received a medal from Samuel J. Heyman for the Service to America Medals alongside her peers Paul Nissenbaum and Maria Lefevre. They created and implemented...

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Fisher Students Host Toy Drive in Support of Local Charity

Sophia Smith, Staff Writer December 1, 2023

Be on the lookout for donation drop-off boxes around Fisher! The drive will run from Nov. 27 through Dec. 8. These donations can include toys for children of all ages, ranging from children’s picture...

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Celebrating the Spirit of Identity

Mallory Schake, Editor in Chief November 28, 2023

In the spirit of inclusion, the affinity clubs at Fisher have pioneered a new week-long series of events labeled Spirit of Identity Week. Riding the growth of DEI efforts on campus, the groups have transformed...

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The One Where We All Lost a Friend

Brooke Eastman, Managing Editor October 31, 2023

On Saturday, Oct. 28, it was announced that beloved actor Matthew Perry passed away at age 54. Perry was best known for his role as Chandler Bing from the hit sitcom Friends (1994-2004).  Perry was...

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Talk Saves Lives

Sophia Smith, Staff Writer October 18, 2023

TW: This article discusses the topics of suicide and mental health challenges.  “Suicide is a health issue and it’s absolutely preventable.” On Oct. 10, I attended the “Talk Saves Lives”...

In Loving Memory of Dr. Rob Ruehl (1974-2023)

In Memory of Dr. Rob Ruehl

Brooke Eastman, Managing Editor October 4, 2023

On Tuesday, September 19th, a campus-wide email was sent by President Gerard Rooney sharing the devastating news of the sudden passing of Dr. Rob Ruehl.  Dr. Ruehl ‘00 was a Fisher alumnus, returning...

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Brightspace: A New and Improved Learning Innovation Platform

Adelisa Badzic, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

Say goodbye to Blackboard, and hello to Brightspace. After 18 years of using Blackboard, the university will be making a switch. Brightspace will be taking over campus for our new web-based course-management...

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Muslim Student Association Hosts Ramadan Dinner

Nya Robinson, Staff Photographer April 23, 2023

Students at St. John Fisher University attended the Muslim Student Association’s Dinner to celebrate Ramadan. In honor of the Muslim religion, students enjoyed a very large dinner while being taught...

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Stalls for All: Gender-Inclusive Bathrooms Coming to Fisher

Mallory Schake, Managing Editor April 23, 2023

For many on campus, walking into a bathroom is something people do without a second thought - it’s as simple as stepping down the hallway to find the nearest mens or ladies room. But, some individuals...

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