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Molly Kraybill is a senior photography major and the Web Manager for the Weather Vane.

  • Students Predict Election

    One right that is guaranteed to EMU students 18 years and older is the right to vote. This right was exercised by EMU students, faculty, and staff last Tuesday. Van provided by the Harrisonbug Democratic Committee shuttled people all day… Read More ›

  • Actor and Author Ted Swartz Shares Faith Struggles

    Something charged the air last Thursday night in Common Grounds at 8 p.m. About forty-five students sat around the stage in anticipation of a Spiritual Life Week event featuring comedic actor/author and 1992 Eastern Mennonite Seminary graduate Ted Swartz. Swartz… Read More ›

  • EMU Computer Recycling

    With multiple computer labs, including Visual and Communications Arts labs, that need to be updated every 2-3 years and classrooms equipped with computers, EMU generates a large amount of electronic waste. The build-up of outdated computers creates a problem for… Read More ›

  • Students Make Luminaries to Honor Lost Loved Ones

    Sometimes words cannot sufficiently express the human emotion of grief. This week, students decorated paper bags in remembrance of loved ones who died as a symbol of their loss. This evening at 7, candles will be placed into each bag… Read More ›

  • Prejudiced First Impressions

    First impressions can be detrimental to the beginning of relationships. The initial opinion you have of someone can be extremely deceiving, whether it is positive or negative. I remember thinking about first impressions during the journey to college in August…. Read More ›

  • The Penn Laird sky threatened rain on Saturday, but the ODAC Cross Country Championships at Peak View Elementary went mostly untouched by precipitation. The course conditions seemed to suit EMU’s men’s and women’s teams quite well, as both finished better… Read More ›

  • Word from the Co-Editor

    Appalachia has a legacy of violence surrounding the coal industry. Today, mountaintop removal perpetuates this violence, while dividing activists and miners who both contribute to the problem. I attended the Mountain Justice Fall Summit in Rock Creek, W.Va. to learn… Read More ›

  • Letter: Care For Creation

    Environmental protection is not a new concept to today’s society, as   climate science and its validity is being proven more and more everyday. However, there is still frequent opposition to the idea of taking care of and respecting our… Read More ›

  • Stop Using Amanda Todd

    The loss or death of someone you are close to can actually bring people closer. It can motivate people to let grudges go, to change bad habits, or appreciate the people and time they have because they realize that both… Read More ›

  • Letter Series: Citizens United

    On Jan. 21, 2010, the Supreme Court decided Citizens United in a 5-4 decision. Unhappiness about this decision started gradually but has grown into a call of protest against what people now see as its result. Calls to overturn it,… Read More ›