Women’s soccer earns 1-0 win against Elizabethtown

By Kyle Kern, Co-Editor in Chief 

The Susquehanna women’s soccer team faced Elizabethtown on Oct. 21 and secured a second-place spot in the Landmark Conference with a 1-0 win. The lone score of the entire game came at the feet of senior forward Alyssa Bolger in the second half.

The win means that the River Hawks will be hosting the Landmark Conference Tournament the week after their game against Moravian. It will be the first time for Susquehanna to host the women’s soccer tournament. They will host Catholic University in the conference-semifinal match on Nov .1.

Both teams were scoreless in the first half, until early in the second half. The River Hawk’s were awarded a free kick, which was taken by freshmen defender Colbie Cummings.

Cummings kick was received by junior forward Emily Sullivan, who promptly kicked the ball towards Bolger, who was able to one touch the ball and put it past the goalie for the lone score of the game two minutes into the second half. Cummings and Sullivan each recorded an assist for the score. Bolger had the most shots on the River Hawks as well with four.

Both teams were almost similar with fouls as Susquehanna had eight and Elizabethtown reached seven. The River Hawks were out-shot by Elizabethtown in the first half (4-1) however, in the second half the River Hawks held a 7-3 shot lead. Senior goal-keeper Jennifer Thorsheim had her fourth shut-out game as she held the Elizabethtown Blue Jays scoreless and had four saves throughout the game.

Bolger was named the Landmark Conference Player of the Week for the second week in a row for her contribution to the River Hawk’s win. The lone score was her tenth one of the season, tying her for eighth for the all-time single-season scoring list. Her 21 points also puts her in the top-10 on the single-season list for that as well.

This week the women’s soccer team moves on to 13- 3-1 overall and hosts Mora- vian (9-5-1) as their last regular season home game. Game time is at 1 p.m. Bolger and 10 other seniors will be honored as part of the opening ceremony for the game.

“This was a team win and I am so proud of them. This is our first time hosting in the conference tournament and it is a great honor that we are not going to take for granted,” head coach Nick Hoover said.

SU drops to Elizabethtown at home

By Alyssa Gehris, Staff Writer

Susquehanna’s field hockey team gave up a 3-1 loss against conference foe and rival Elizabethtown on Saturday at Sassafrass Field in Selinsgrove.

The game got off to a late start with a two hour delay of game due to referee scheduling problems.

Before the delay of game, Susquehanna honored their five senior players Jordan Berkepile, Julia Hasircoglu, Abbey Kemble, Courtney Purnell and Cayla Spatz as a part of their senior day activities.

Scoring for the game started late with Elizabethtown’s senior midfielder Megan Eppley scoring with a minute and thirty seconds left in the first half of the game.

Elizabethtown’s senior midfielder Emma Christman then brought the team to a 2-0 lead with her goal around 56 minutes into the game.

Susquehanna fought back quickly with a goal by sophomore forward Heather Casey only 44 seconds after Elizabethtown scored their second goal. Sophomore forward Hunter Pitman had the assist on the play. Pitman also led the River Hawks in shots on the day with five.

The Blue Jays scored their third goal and the final goal of the game in the 68th minute. A penalty corner gave Elizabethtown sophomore forward Madison Kubik the opportunity to complete their victory with this final goal.

Elizabethtown put up 19 shots on goal with Susquehanna sophomore goalkeeper Emily Digaetano having six credited saves on the day.

Also credited with defensive saves were Susquehanna’s senior defense Abbey Kemble, sophomore defense Ciara Middleton and sophomore defense Tess Omlor.

Susquehanna put up seven shots on goal with Elizabethtown junior goalkeeper Margo Donlin having a total of five saves on the day.

Both teams were close with fouls being 24-21 Elizabethtown and penalty corners 5-2 in favor of Elizabethtown.

Susquehanna now has a standing of 8-8 with 2 wins in the Landmark Conference.

The loss snapped the River Hawks short two-game winning streak, where they beat Drew and Randolph-Macon.

The River Hawks will play their final game of the regular season at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at Moravian College. The Moravian greyhounds come into the game with a 2-15 record (1-5 Landmark).

Moravian started out the season rough with eight of their first nine games being a loss. Their only bright spot was a 12-0 win over Sweet Briar (Va.) College.

Their only win in conference play this season was a 2-0 win over Drew College on Sept. 30, and are coming into the game off of a 3-0 loss against Juniata College. Since that win against Drew, the Greyhounds have lost seven- straight games with a goal differential of 33-1. They are second to last in the Conference.

Football picks up win over previously unbeaten Ursinus

By Rachael Cataldo, Staff Writer

Senior running back Cameron Ott rushed for 175 yards, including two touchdowns, to help the Susquehanna University football team defeat the visiting Ursinus College Bears 21-14 in a key conference matchup on Saturday, Oct. 21.

“It was a great team win,” said Ott. “We were able to establish our run game early which opens up a lot of other things offensively for us.”

Ott was the key cog in a ground attack that accumulated 209 rushing yards, the most for the River Hawks since the first game of the season against the Lycoming Warriors.

Senior quarterback Nick Crusco finished the day 12-21 for 163 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions.

“We ran the ball extremely well over the weekend and that is something we would like to continue to see,” Crusco said.

Both teams failed to score during the first quarter. Susquehanna moved the ball, but shot themselves in the foot with a fumble that haulted a drive and missed a field goal.

Both Crusco and Ott said that the team will need to “eliminate penalties and turnovers” in order to become “more consistent and put up the numbers” they want.

The River Hawks were the first to score in the second quarter with an eight-play drive. Ott capped the drive by rushing for an 11-yard touchdown, making the score 7-0 with under five minutes to go until the half.

The River Hawks extended their lead to 14-0 in the second half on their first possession with an 89-yard scoring drive and another touchdown run by Ott. Ott rushed for a total of 31 yards in the drive.

Also in that drive, Crusco threw a big 50-yard pass to sophomore Mikah Christian.

“Mikah has been playing great with big plays almost every week,” Crusco said.

Christian, before his 50-yard grab, also had a 13-yard catch. He would lead the River Hawks in receiving yards on the day with three receptions for 67 yards, and senior receiver Diamente Holloway was right behind him, hauling in five catches for 43 yards.

The Bears answered with their next drive, completing a 24-yard touchdown pass to make the score 14-7 halfway through the third quarter.

Susquehanna responded with a touchdown on their next drive. Ott carried the ball for 26 yards and Crusco finished off the play by running the ball into the end zone for a commanding 21-7 lead.

Ursinus freshman quarterback Thomas Garlick completed seven passes and then rushed for a 12-yard touchdown to cut Susquehanna’s lead to 21-14 with just four minutes remaining.

The Bears averaged 222 rushing yards per game, however the strong River Hawk defense limited the Bears to just 92 yards on Saturday.

Junior Connor Thompson led the defense with nine tackles. Sophomores Craig Roumes and David Simpson each had eight stops. Roumes also had a sack.

Finishing with six tackles each were sophomore Danial Shelton and juniors Ricky Reyes and Jason Brougham.

The River Hawks travel to Gettysburg tomorrow for a 1 p.m. game and return home to face Juniata for the final regular season home game on Nov. 4 in the annual battle for the Goal Post Trophy.

The Bullets come into the game with a 2-5 record with a 42-35 win against Juniata and a 28-14 win over Moravian.

A big reason for Gettysburg’s struggles this season are due to their inability to convert on third down. The Bullets currently have a 37.29% conversion rate.

Their offensive line play has also been shaky at best with their quarterback being sacked 22 times this season, which will be a problem for them going up against Susquehanna’s strong defensive line of sophomore Tucker Garner, sophomore Caleb Cash, and senior Kyle Micik.

The Bullets also have given up almost 450 yards per game this season, and while the Susquehanna offense has not put up amazing numbers this season, they have a number of playmakers such as Ott, Christian and Holloway that could easily break open this game into being a blowout.

Susquehanna currently sits at 4-2 in the Centennial Conference and must win out the remainder of their schedule and hope for losses from Franklin and Marshall and Johns Hopkins if they hope to have a chance in bringing home a conference title.

Game time for the River Hawks is at 1 p.m.

Lights, Camera, Action!

By Megan Ruge, Co-Editor in Chief 

It’s Halloweekend movie enthusiasts, and if we are being honest, 2017 has been all about the nostalgia. This year, I have decided that our list of Halloween flicks will be throwbacks from the kinder years. Whether you have filled your weekend with costumes and endless parties or have decided to stay in, the flicks will be perfect throw- backs to revisit, or even great to play on the big screen as a Halloween party backdrop.

If you are perusing Netflix, they have made it easy for you to find all of the best Halloween worthy movies on their site by opening a whole new category titled “Halloween Favorites.” In this menu, you will be able to further filter the films to find exactly what you’re looking for.

The first film that Netflix has available for your nostalgic viewing pleasure is “The Addams Family.” This film will bring you back to the “dark ages” of childhood where a young girl and her fat brother were the most frightening thing around and a dismembered hand roamed the halls of a creepy gothic mansion. In the film, you will meet the famous Addams family and experience all of their ghoulish antics, experience for yourself what family means for the Addams’.

The film follows the story of the family as a stranger ascends upon them. This stranger claims to be a family member, but the Addams family is unsure as they have never heard of him. If you have never seen the film, you will have to watch to find out whether the Addams’ em- brace him with open arms or if he is part of some evil plot.

The next Netflix film is an all around classic. “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is an exception to the “stay in your own holiday” rule. “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is easily both a Halloween and Christmas movie. Really, this film is for any time of the year, but it fits well here because it encompasses both holidays.

In the film, Jack Skellington, the king of Halloween Town, finds himself in Christmas Town. A new discovery for him, Skellington decides that he wants to claim dominance over this town as well as his own, expanding his power and influence over two holidays instead of just one, which is kind of what the film itself does. Skellington takes over Christmas and in the end, realizes that handling something he isn’t well versed in is much harder than he thought. Christmas under Jack is not a success and he is forced to reevaluate.

Our final Netflix film is “Gremlins.” We remember this film fondly for giving us nightmares about what happens when you feed the little

monsters, referred to as gremlins, at night. I’m sure you re- member thinking it happened with every pet and refused to feed your hamster after dark. After seeing “Gremlins” for the first time, I couldn’t sleep for a week. I felt like if I closed my eyes, my animals would attack me in my sleep, surface from under the bed and everything would go haywire.

The film, though meant to be a lighthearted scare, really was a lesson about responsibility. It taught us that following the rules, especially with living things, was important. It would also be hilarious to look back and laugh at what used to scare the living daylights out of us.

Our final film can be found, not on Netflix, but on the Freeform app. “Hocus Pocus,” a time honored Halloween tradition, is a movie I cannot start Halloween without. ‘Tis the season for scaring small children, so why not show a film about stealing their remaining lives to grow younger.

In the film, “Hocus Pocus” follows the story of three witches known as the Sanderson Sisters who look for ways to remain young in Salem during the witch trials. Hung for witchcraft, they vow to return and finish their business on earth. One fateful Halloween night in “present day,” the witches return, fulfilling their prophecy and once again looking for their youth.

‘She Loves Me’ to explore ‘commentary, humor, sentiment’

By Darian Rahnis, Staff Writer 

The musical “She Loves Me” will be performed in the Degenstein Center Theatre on Nov. 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 5 at 2:30 p.m.

“She Loves Me” follows Georg and Amalia, two European perfumery workers who do not see eye to eye during the 1930s.

After Georg and Amalia respond to a “lonely hearts advertisement” in the newspaper, they wait excitedly for responses to the love letters they frequently exchange with their respective secret admirers.

Working to discover the identity of these secret admirers, Georg and Amalia must withstand many twists and turns along the way.

The musical premiered on Broadway in 1963 and was revived in 2016, when it was the first Broadway show to be live-streamed.

Three cast members from the musical participated in “In Performance: A Student Musical Showcase” in Stretansky Concert Hall for Homecoming Weekend.

Juniors Caitlin Barnes and Daniel Reynolds and sophomore Katy Trunz performed three songs from the musical to give the audience a taste of the show.

In addition to Barnes, Reynolds and Trunz, there are 20 other cast members in the fall musical.

Reynolds, who was cast as the male lead Georg, is working opposite of Trunz, who is play- ing the female lead Amalia. The show is directed by adjunct professor of theater Aaron White.

Sophomore Lena Costello, who has different ensemble roles throughout the musical, said cast members have been hard at work during rehearsal.

“It’s a lot of work, but if you don’t leave rehearsal exhausted, you’re not doing it right,” Costello said.

According to Costello, there are many life lessons the audience can take away from the musical.

“The show showcases all sorts of different relationships through different ages and stages of life. There are romantic relationships, but there are also relationships between friends and colleagues, colleagues so close that you consider them family,” Costello said.

Costello also said that every member of the audience will be ale to relate to some aspect of the show, even though it is set in a different time and presents different mind sets, cultures and customs. White also praised the characters in the show and highlighted their wellroundedness and relatability to audience members.

“[She Loves Me] is a gem of musical theater that tells a charming love story with character-driven songs,” White said. “The show also offers wonderful roles for women, which are always in demand for our department.”

“‘She Loves Me’ is truly an ensemble piece where each of the principle characters are fully- drawn people,” White continued.

White also compared the musical to other well-known works that have been critically acclaimed in the theater industry.

“The roles are wonderful for actors because they’re so well-drawn,”White said. “The songs rival Stephen Sondheim and Lin-Manuel Miranda in how deftly they reveal character layer by layer.”

“They yank at the heart strings and are so satisfying to perform,” White added.

White also said that the musical is generally unknown, despite its success.

“Even after three successful runs on Broadway with many Tony nods, it seems that the general public [is] either unaware or surprised by the merits of the show,” White said.

White continued to say that the show explores gender, although it is an older work.

“It is a finely crafted and delicate piece of theater,” White said. “It is an older piece, but there are some interesting gender politics baked into the story.”

“Underestimated women who persevere, a predatory Lothario and our main couple embody the war of the sexes for majority of the first act,”

White said. “It’s interesting to hold it up to the mirror of the current moment in American social dynamics.”

“But I think we’re doing a good job striking the right balance between commentary, humor and sentiment,” White continued. “I suppose you never really know until it’s in front of an audience, but it’s a challenge and a joy to discover and embellish each facet.”

White added that the show has a sentimental aspect for him. “It was one of the first musicals I ever performed in outside of my high school as a teen and I was lucky enough to perform it as a professional as well,” White said.

White also praised the cast and their work on the show. “I’ve been blessed with a talented and warm group of folks who have a sharp sense of humor and playful spirits,” White said.

“Many of them are upperclassmen and are gaining skill and confidence in crafting a performance and I think that shines,” White continued.

“I am excited for the region to see the show,” White said. “It is my hope they will, as I have, fall in love with it.”

Turn It Up

By Liz Hammond, Digital Media Editor 

Everyone has that one staple album in their collection: the one they listen to when there’s nothing else of substance out there.

For me, it’s “Current” by Tame Impala. It was released in 2015, which seems so long ago, but this album doesn’t age.

Every listen to this album gets better than the last. The opening song “Let It Happen” doesn’t have any guitar on it, which is unusual for Kevin Parker. The song just sounds like one big repeated synth and really brings you back to the days of disco.

This album is a testament to what Parker can do and how he rivals other bands that try to do the same thing. His synth patterns are unrivaled on songs from the album like “Nangs” and “Gossip.”

The one song off “Currents” that always gets me is “Yes I’m Changing.” If you ever need a song to pick you up when you’re feeling down, I suggest this one. It is the most uplifting song.

The lyrics, “Another version of myself I think I found/ at last,” give me hope that yes, times are hard right now, but that doesn’t mean I’m stuck. This is something that all of us need to be reminded of at times.

“Eventually” is that one song you need to hear after going through a breakup.

Essentially, the song preaches that you and your happiness come first before the other person.

The lyrics, “But I know that I’ll be happier/And I know you will, too/Eventually,” make it clear that it’s okay to put yourself first and it’ll work out in the end for the other person. According to Parker, it pays to be optimistic.

The one song that everyone needs to add to their playlist right now is “The Less I Know the Better.” Every time I play this song, people always ask me what it was because it’s truly just a jam. This is Parker in his finest form: the song has the simplest guitar riff, but it won’t ever get out of your head.

In this song, it’s him calling out a girl that he likes for being with someone else. He doesn’t want to know all the details, but he knows that he wants her, hence the name of the song.

Then the song “Past Life” comes on and it’s Parker going off into this long monologue at the beginning. It’s really bizarre and you get really odd looks when it comes on when your music is on shuffle, but still.

“‘Cause I’m a Man” is one song that could put me to sleep: it has such a light tone and Parker’s voice is soothing, but the meaning and lyrics behind the song are so important.

Even in 2015, he was examining the role of masculinity in a relationship.

With the lyrics, “You wanna know why I always think I’m right?/I can never accept defeat and let it slide/I have no voice if I don’t speak my mind/ My weakness is the of all my pride/I’ll tell you why/‘Cause I’m a man, woman,” it’s all satire of what men are supposed to be in a relationship.

You might have heard HAIM’s remix of this song, and truly it was incredible. Their voices did so much for the song: the group gave it more depth and control.

That song isn’t the only one covered by an equally famous artist. The song “New Person, Same Old Mistakes” was covered by Rihanna.

Most people thought that it was her own because she changed the title to “Same Ol’ Mistakes” and changed up the beat, but now you can dispel that rumor.

Her cover definitely lived up the hype: all the lyrics are the same but her voice, yet again, adds a new dimension to the song that Parker was previously missing.

This album has gotten me through some really hard times in my life and if I didn’t share that with someone I would be upset with myself. I think that everyone needs to hear these songs because so many of them bring to light what we all deal with on an everyday basis

Visiting writers bring ‘unique’ literary styles to Susquehanna

By Kelsey Rogers, Assistant Living & Arts Editor 

Fiction writers Claire Vaye Watkins and Derek Palacio gave readings of their works on Oct. 26 in Weber Chapel as part of Susquehanna’s Seavey Reading Series.

Watkins is known for “Battleborn,” a collection of short stories that take place in rural Nevada, giving readers an insight of what happens on the outskirts of the American West.

Watkins received the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award and a Silver Pen Award from the Nevada Writer’s Hall of Fame.

She is also a Guggenheim Fellow, which is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated a capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts, according to the Guggenehim Foundation website.

Earning her MFA from Ohio State University, Watkins wrote “Battleborn” as part of her thesis, which was published in 2012. Since then, she released a novel titled “Gold Flame Citrus” in 2015. She is currently an assistant professor at the University of Michi- gan and previously taught at Bucknell and Princeton. During her visit to Susquehanna, Watkins decided to read a new piece of work to the audience, titled “The 10 Item Edinborough Post-Partum Depression Scale.”

“I picked it because the climax is set at Wegman’s,” Watkins joked with the crowd. “It’s not often that you get to read a piece for the exact people it was written for.”

The story was in the form of a common diagnostic tool used to detect post-partum depression in new mothers. The format and ideation was drawn from the overlap that occurs between fiction and nonfiction, according to Watkins.

The story is written in sections, based on the 10 questions that are asked in the diagnostic exam.

“I remember to tell people how many there are,” Watkins said. She noted that no matter how much fun the reader is having, they are questioning how many items are on the list.

Derek Palacio, a former adjunct professor at Susquehanna and Bucknell, gave a reading of his debut novel, “The Mortifications,” which was published in 2016.

Along with his novel, Palacio has also written a novella, “How to Shake the Other Man,” which was published in 2013 and the short story “Sugarcane” which appeared in the O. Henry Prize Stories 2013.

“The Mortifications” follows a Cuban family that flees to the Northeast, leaving everything they had known for a new life. As years pass and they grow and transform in their new world, they learn that the father they left behind is still alive.

Palacio decided to read a selection from the end of the novel, where the life of the book is coming to a close.

“It’s a favorite part of mine,” Palacio said. “One of the very first things that I knew that happened in this book was that [the daughter] would become a mystic.”

Palacio said he knew that the character would help others transition from life into dying and death, but nothing else that would happen.

“It was a kind of a really rare and beautiful plot moment to see the way that the role would become integral to the final movement,” Palacio said.

Sophomore Kaila Snyder said the authors gave her inspiration for her own writing, whether it be poetry or prose.

“I thought both of the writers today were unique in their own ways,” Snyder said. “I thought it was a great event.”

Sophomore Justin Yavorski said it was interesting to witness two different perspective of writing.

“I really liked the personalities of the authors,” said Yavorski, who is a creative writing major.

The Seavey Reading Series features seven writers throughout the duration of the 2017-2018 school year. The next writer to make an appearance will be Ishion Hutchinson on Nov. 13 in Stretansky Hall.

Senior calls to donate for hurricane relief

By Michael Bernaschina, Staff Writer

This past summer, myself, 11 other students, and our two program directors traveled to Puerto Rico for our two week GO Short program. While we were there, we worked with a couple service groups, one being El Proyecto ENLACE Del Caño Martin Peña, whose mission it is to restore the body of water known as El Caño Martin Peña, as well as assist the surrounding area, in overcoming poverty, which became impoverished due to its pollution.

Unfortunately, ENLACE was heavily affected by the recent Hurricane Maria. In effort to assist them in rebuilding, our group has begun trying to raise money through GoFundMe.

To advertise our efforts, we’ve designed and printed flyers to be distributed around campus, detailing what we’re doing and where money can be donated. Students in our group have also visited other GO classes to spread awareness for what we’ve been doing, using a Power-Point designed by other students from our group. A video was also made, featuring pictures from our trip, as well as the devastation Puerto Rico experienced following the hurricane.

Within the first week or so of being up, the GoFundMe page reached just over $100 of an arbitrary $5,000 goal, but has since seen an increase.

“Once we really started marketing it and beefing up the page, and actually utilized our students’ skills to enhance the page, it helped,” said Molly Roe, Faculty-led Program Manager in the Global Programs department, and one of our two program directors on the trip.

The page has currently raised $1,340 of its $5,000 goal in the month since it’s been up. According to Roe, the majority of the money raised has come from Susquehanna University faculty and staff. “I’m proud of what we’ve done so far, I do think that since we really started marketing it, it has gotten more attention,” Roe said. “I’d love to see even more because I’m seeing the posts from the organization about what they still need, and it’s a lot.”

“So I’m optimistic that we can continue the efforts and I’m proud of what we’ve done so far, but it is just kind of a start,” she added.

For those who wish to donate to the cause, you can do so at www.gofundme. com/GOPRProyectoEnlace.

Director’s Discussion

By Eli Bass, Director of Jewish Life

Bob Marley teaches us that “If you know your history, than you will know where you are coming from.” Knowing and understanding history also challenges us to face up to deep injustice of the past. In Charlottesville this summer, white supremacists fought to keep monuments of General Robert E. Lee, who fought to maintain slavery. The monuments are a historical record of those who supported enslaving and subjugating based on race.

Round year anniversaries are times to look at and face history. As a staff member who serves Jewish students at a school with Christian roots, I also need to grapple with its history. I want to take a moment to look into the person of Martin Luther. Luther was a prolific author who wrote and dictated many volumes of works. He was a monk and a powerful teacher. He translated the bible into a German that could easily be read by the people. His publication of Ninety-five Theses” on Oct. 31, 1517 developed a schism with the Catholic Church, which created the protestant reformation. This is the 500th anniversary which many Lutherans are celebrating this week. Luther’s contribution to the development of Christianity is unquestionable.

As a Jewish person, I also need to grapple with another side of Luther as the author of “On the Jews and their Lies”. Luther was the author of texts, which were utilized, to justify and promote attacks on Jewish people throughout a period of over 400 years. Luther worked to inspire his followers to commit terrible acts. Luther urges followers “to set fire to their synagogues or schools and to bury and cover with dirt whatever will not burn, so that no man will ever again see a stone or cinder of them. This is to be done in honor of our Lord and of Christendom.”

During the holocaust, Luther’s works were a large part of the theology utilized to validate genocide of European Judaism. The Nazi party regularly held up “On the Jews and Their Lies” at Nazi rallies as they worked to gain support of Germany’s Lutherans. The 500th anniversary of the “Ninety-five Theses” is a chance to reflect on Luther’s story. Talking about Luther requires us to look at his entire person including his ugly hatred directed at the Jewish people.

Today, I’m also reflective on the modern Lutheran church. Susquehanna has an affiliation with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. After the holocaust the ELCA church began to confront the theology of its namesake. In 1994 the ELCA released their “Declaration of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to the Jewish Community.” This declaration demonstrates the church confronting its past, “In the long history of Christianity there exists no more tragic development than the treatment accorded the Jewish people on the part of Christian believers. Very few Christian communities of faith were able to escape the contagion of anti-Judaism and its modern successor, anti-Semitism.”

Lutherans belonging to the Lutheran World Federation and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America feel a special burden in this regard because of certain elements in the legacy of the reformer Martin Luther and the catastrophes, including the Holocaust of the 20th century, suffered by Jews in places where the Lutheran churches were strongly represented.”

My exposure to the Lutheran church has helped me to see both the large strides of the church has made to confront its history and others where Luther’s theology can be scrubbed of his ugly record with the Jewish community. Today’s ELCA is committed to interfaith diversity and dialogue. I have seen its leaders like those of so many other religious communities acknowledge that much work is still required. It is because of these modern commitments, that I’m proud to work at an ELCA affiliated school.

Knowing and confronting our history and recognizing the misdeeds of those who preceded us help us to be better people and better communities. I believe this is the way we make progress and grow.

Editor offers advice to all with classes

By Matthew Dooley, Forum Editor

Pulling up their inbox, students may begin to notice a new email from their advisor. This is the signal for students to ready themselves for the next semester.

However, this occasion may not hit everyone in the same way, especially since the second half of this semester recently began.

Students may begin to take their second semester into view as a new start in a continuous sequence of life. It is not uncommon to be surprised by how quickly registration can catch up to you.

Registration is an annual event all students undergo to advance in their academic careers. This is the chance for choose their course load, explore different majors, and proceed down a squirrel covered road to the end of their school year.

For senior students, this will most likely be their final chance to register for Susquehanna University courses. While, the first-years rush to their advisor sessions to start deciding if the major they came to SU with, is actually what they wish to study.

Depending on the advisor, you may want to have an idea of what courses you wish to take before the initial meeting, so the advisor can lift the hold and allow your course registration to be validated.

Prior to the meeting, mysu.edu will update its course list for “Spring 2018.” Once logging in, go to the “Self Service” tab and hit “Current Student” tab.

Afterwards, you will be able to click on “Registration.” A list will appear. The first point on the list is “Search for Sections.” I mainly use this to search for courses. Once your advisor has lifted your load, go back and hit “Registration”, but instead of “Search for Sections” hit “Fall/Spring Register for Sections.” Here you will be able to put in the courses you plan to take next semester.

Using this method, the students will be able to discover a courses’ pre-requisites and if the variety of core curriculum courses that hang over every students’ Susquehanna University career.

Also, starting October 30th, students will be able to register for courses over winter break. Depending on the course, it may be offered in an online capacity or be solely to be taken on campus.

Along with mysu.edu, students will be able to lookup “Spring 2018” courses in a newspaper format. Courtesy of The Quill, students will receive a course list published on newsprint.

Based on past issues, the paper often has the courses for the two upcoming semesters will be distributed to student mailboxes on campus.