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Geese invade campus, leave droppings on walkways

  They’ve been camping out on walkways and lawns for the past week. They may have honked at you as you walk to class. And if you’re especially unlucky, you may have stepped in their green-colored droppings. Canada geese have arrived on campus, where they have especially been spotted congregating between Cattell Library and Mitchell [...]

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Shawn Floyd prepares for classes.

When away from Rome: Shawn Floyd discusses Catholic faith at evangelical campus

“It’s hard to summarize…because, I would say that the decision itself was the result of at least 10 years of thought and reflection and considerable wrestling with a variety of theological issues,” said Associate Professor of Philosophy Shawn Floyd about his journey from a Methodist upbringing to Roman Catholicism. Though Floyd said that his experience [...]

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To dance or not to dance?

  Does dancing make babies? I have been a dancer for most of my life. It’s in my blood—I’m a Zumba instructor and I teach in the dance club on campus. I feel wrong if I don’t dance. But I haven’t been a Christian most of my life. I didn’t grow up wondering if dancing [...]

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Audio feast for fall: 12 songs to kick the midsemester blues

  Fall is my favorite time of the year. It’s cool, but not cold. The pace feels a little slower. It’s perfect for the outdoors–hiking, camping, etc. I hit my stride creatively and intellectually during this time of year. The midsemester crunch really puts a damper on things, though. Fortunately, all my favorite music seems [...]

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“One Book, One Community” selection weaves tale based on true story

  The Disappearing Man was this year’s One Book, One Community pick for Canton. Written by Doug Peterson, The Disappearing Man recounts the true story of Henry Brown, a slave who mailed himself to freedom in a box on a 27-hour trip to Philadelphia, Pa. Peterson divides the book into two parts, the 27-hour trip [...]

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Oh, Sleeper goes post-apocalyptic on Children of Fire

  Among Christian bands, Oh, Sleeper has never been afraid to make bold and sometimes uncomfortable statements with their music. For instance, the title of the Fort Worth, Texas-based metalcore band’s debut album, When I Am God, seems at first glance to be a blatant declaration of self-worship; on closer inspection, it’s revealed to be [...]

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WATCH: Pioneer coach Heather Grovemiller manages life in coaching and music

  Entering her third season as head coach for her alma mater, Pioneer women’s golf head coach Heather Grovemiller talks about her life in music, her relationship with her parents and her job as a coach. A new twist this year for Grovemiller and her lady Pioneer golfers is the addition of Heather’s father, Larry [...]

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GALLERY: Pioneers get crushed by NAIA #1 St. Xavier 52-10 in Homecoming game

  All photos by Beka Castillo, a photographer for Aviso AVW. Captions by Chris Sherwood, sports editor for Aviso AVW.  

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BLOG: Collaborating on photo story makes job easier

  This is the first time Aviso AVW has done an all-photo story. As photo editor and one of the only photographers, being thrown into a job of this magnitude was a little intimidating. If it weren’t for Lisa Heath, it would have been an impossible task. Lisa and I went around to many of [...]

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Band director scheduled to leave midsemester

  The end of the month will bring with it the official departure of Professor Cynthia Bridges, band director and professor of upper level music education classes. She made the announcement to students at band camp near the end of August. Chair of the Music Department, Dr. David Donelson, said the announcement came at a [...]

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