The Voice https://buvoice.com The Student News Site of Bloomsburg University Mon, 21 Oct 2019 18:12:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 First Word https://buvoice.com/2443/opinions/first-word-3/ https://buvoice.com/2443/opinions/first-word-3/#respond Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:30:58 +0000 http://buvoice.com/?p=2443 At the center of American politics, Congress decided to investigate impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. Impeachment of a president is rare, considering only two have ever been tried. In the case of President Trump, the House has launched an impeachment inquiry over the President’s phone call with the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky.

Impeachment refers to charges being brought against a federal official by the House. It begins when the House starts an inquiry that examines reasons why impeachment should be pursued, typically led by the House Judiciary Committee. Witnesses are first questioned and evidence is examined before a vote is reached.

Once the committee adopts charges, it then goes to the full House for vote. Once the House passes the charges, the individual becomes impeached and is subject to trial by the Senate, in which it votes on the impeachment charges. If passed by two thirds vote, the individual is removed from office and barred from serving in any office or public trust under the United States as per Article 1 Section 3 Clause 7 of the Constitution.

Impeachment can be pursued for treason, bribery, or any high crime or misdemeanor as stated in Article 2 Section 4. In the case of impeachment of President Trump, there is no evidence of any attempt to commit a crime by talking to the leader of Ukraine.

Democrats argue President Trump committed an impeachable offense by threatening to withhold military aid to Ukraine unless they cooperated with the President by investigating former Vice President Joe Biden’s son’s possible corruption in a Ukrainian gas company.

Democrats argue that the President was soliciting foreign aid in his reelection campaign by asking the leader of Ukraine to investigate this possible corruption case and report back to the President. Facing congressional pressure, the White House released a transcript of the President’s phone call with President Zelensky.

When the United States gives foreign aid, it can be removed at the President’s request for any reason. In the transcript of the phone call released by the White House, nothing is mentioned of military aid to Ukraine, but rather a corruption case that President Trump was asking for assistance from the Ukrainian government in examining.

If the President did seek to withhold military aid from Ukraine and use it as quid pro quo to his advantage, why would he release the transcript? The President understands he is not above the law, especially because even if he did believe that he was, he would have not released the transcript to the public.

In the case of the second whistleblower report, how can the President be guilty of soliciting foreign aid in his reelection campaign if he has not used it to his political advantage? In his conversation, the President asked if Ukraine was willing to help examine possible corruption charges by an American businessman in a Ukrainian company.

The American government has a responsibility to oversee the well-being of its citizens both at home and abroad. If an American citizen is under investigation by a foreign government for possible breaking of the law, the federal government has the responsibility to be involved. Joe Biden’s son was never prosecuted, as the prosecutor responsible for investigating Biden’s business practices was removed by the previous Ukrainian President, under pressure by then Vice President Joe Biden. The case was never investigated until this year by the Trump Administration.

With Joe Biden acting as Vice President under the Obama Administration, pressuring a foreign government to drop an investigation of his son meant that he was using the powers of the Vice Presidency to influence the actions of a foreign country to protect a member of his family from criminal prosecution. Is this not an example of using political office to favor oneself or one’s family?

Secondly, how can the President be guilty of using foreign aid for his political benefit when the contrary is happening? A Quinnipiac University poll from September 30 shows that support of removing the President from office has grown from 37 percent of registered voters to 47 percent, a 10 percent increase in the two days in which it was conducted. 

Even CNN conducted a poll showing impeachment support has grown 6 percent from May 2019 to September 30. With both polls showing impeachment support growing, how can President Trump be guilty of using foreign aid to his benefit when more people are supporting his removal from office?

The impeachment inquiry against the President is politically motivated. When the House last launched an impeachment inquiry against a sitting President, it was in 1998 when Bill Clinton became impeached over lying about the Lewinsky affair to Congress and obstruction of justice originating from a lawsuit by Paula Jones. The Republicans controlled the House. The Republicans allowed Democrats to be involved in the impeachment process by allowing them to directly question witnesses and evidence.

President Clinton got to confront his accusers, unlike President Trump who has no idea who is accusing him of wrongdoing; even Congress and the American people are not sure who the whistleblowers are. In the current inquiry, these whistleblowers have not testified to Congress and their claims have not been corroborated. Until they do so, the impeachment inquiry is based off allegations, not facts.

Though impeachment is uncommon, when it does occur there is a precedence that is followed. The impeachment process of Richard Nixon began with the passage H.R. 803 officially giving power to the House Judiciary Committee to conduct an investigation. Impeachment of Bill Clinton began with the adoption of the Starr Report. Adoption of the Starr Report led to the House passing two articles of impeachment against President Clinton.

The inquiry against President Trump was launched on allegations from whistleblowers, with no resolution or independent investigation launched, but by word from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. This is the first impeachment inquiry launched not based off precedent, but rather a willingness to remove President Trump from office.

Robert is a sophomore Political Science major and is a member of the BU Republicans.

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Volleyball sweeps Lock Haven 3-0 https://buvoice.com/2457/sports/volleyball-sweeps-lock-haven-3-0/ https://buvoice.com/2457/sports/volleyball-sweeps-lock-haven-3-0/#respond Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:30:53 +0000 http://buvoice.com/?p=2457 The Bloomsburg University women’s volleyball snapped it’s two-game losing streak this past Tuesday night, when it bested the Lock Haven Bald Eagles in a 3-0 victory. With the win, the Huskies improve to 7-13 overall with a 2-6 mark in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) play thus far this season. Bloomsburg finished the 2018 season with a 6-22 record.

The Huskies now boast a 3-7 record on the road, and have only played two home games this season, splitting them 1-1. Bloomsburg will finally be back at home this weekend for the first time since Oct. 5, when it welcomes conference opponents Pitt-Johnstown on Friday and Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) on Saturday.

As one could expect, junior Alyssa Cianciulli had another stand out game with 15 kills and a pair of service aces, while the sophomore Mary Kate Mooney lit up the floor and had 11 kills during the match, as well as, nailing a hit at a clip of .300. 

Sophomore Sydney Buell contributed to the Husky offense with 10 assists along with a pair of service aces. A notable 12 assists and two service aces were earned from the freshman Brooke Kratzer. 

The first set of the match was a tense one, with the Huskies just narrowly beating out the Bald Eagles with a 25-21 win. 

In the second set, the Huskies really started to put the pressure on and the Bald Eagle defense could not keep up and fell 25-14. For the third and final set of the match, there was some more fight from the visiting team, but they could not stop the momentum of the Huskies and were defeated 25-19.

It was an impressive performance for the Huskies, no doubt as they were able to hit .198 for their match, along with a .250 in their dominating second set win of 25-14. 

The Huskies maintained dominance in all aspects of the game, leading in kills (27-24), digs (43-34), aces (9-5), and assists (25-21).  If they can keep up this style of play, the Huskies have a real chance of raking in some more wins in the PSAC. 

The Bald Eagles fell even further in the conference with this defeat, as they still remain winless in the conference at an 0-8 record and overall record of 6-12. 

This is the second loss the Bald Eagles are suffering to the Huskies. The last matchup between the teams last season, saw a much more narrow victory for the Huskies, as they bested Lock Haven 3-2, once again in Lock Haven. Surely the Bald Eagles are feeling some bad blood for the Huskies. The tension between the teams will likely be palpable when they face off for the second time this season on Tuesday, November 12. 

The Huskies now face three upcoming games at home with two being conference matches, if they are able to continue to play at this level, they should have no problem keeping up that win streak. 

Their next opponent is the University of Pitt-Johnstown Mountain Cats. A look into the schedule of these Mountain Cats shows a prime target for a Husky victory. 

Sitting at a better overall record of 8-8, the real weakness in the Mountain Cats is in the conference record. Having a measly 1-6 conference record and an away record of 2-2, the Huskies could easily defeat them and more importantly, improve their own conference record.

Following the Mountain Cats is a matchup against the Crimson Hawks from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The overall record of the Crimson Hawks is worse than the Huskies at 3-13, with a conference record of 2-5. 

They are another team that the Huskies have a real chance of beating. Playing at home is another added benefit for the Huskies that could give them the edge they need to secure a victory.

The last home game for awhile is against the Susquehanna River Hawks. Being a non-conference meet, this takes the pressure off the Huskies, as the River Hawks are having a very successful season. 

The River Hawks boast a 12-game win streak currently, and sport an overall record of 21-3. They will prove to be quite the challenge for the Huskies, but perhaps home-court advantage will work in their favor. 

This Friday, October 18 marks the return of the Huskies to the Nelson Field House, where they will battle against the Mountain Cats from Pitt-Johnstown starting at 7:00 p.m. 

The weekend does not end there for the Huskies though, as the next day starting at noon, Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Crimson Hawks will travel to the Nelson Field House for yet another home volleyball match for Bloomsburg. Come out and support the Huskies.

For more information on the Huskies win over Lock Haven, and this weekend’s conference matchups, please visit BUhuskies.com

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Freshman student found dead; details remain unclear https://buvoice.com/2479/news/freshman-student-found-dead-details-remain-unclear/ https://buvoice.com/2479/news/freshman-student-found-dead-details-remain-unclear/#comments Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:30:52 +0000 http://buvoice.com/?p=2479 A freshman BU nursing major “was found deceased” on October 15.
Nicholas Medveckus, a native of Pennsburg, Pa., died due to an “unexpected illness” according to an obituary; no additional official details surrounding his death were available as of press deadline.
This is the third instance of a student death since the start of this semester.
In an email on Tuesday to the BU community, Acting Vice President for Student Affairs James McCormack extended condolences to Medveckus’ family and asked that the community “keep Nicholas’ family and friends” in their thoughts.

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No room at Nelson https://buvoice.com/2460/sports/no-room-at-nelson/ https://buvoice.com/2460/sports/no-room-at-nelson/#respond Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:30:51 +0000 http://buvoice.com/?p=2460 Last fall, a new sports team was created at Bloomsburg University, creating a fight for room in Nelson Field House. 

Space was made for women’s volleyball, which resulted in softball’s move to a new locker room located in the old forestry building.

Members of the softball team found out about the move in the fall semester of 2018 and have since adjusted and are feeling better about the changes.

Balee Leeser, a junior on the softball team, explains: “At first everyone was in shock, just because we weren’t open to change…we understand what had happened wasn’t in anyone’s control and we’re thankful for all of the efforts that were put into helping us adjust.”

Many steps must be taken when adding a new team to the athletic department, and in the end,  it must coincide with the guidelines established in Title IX. 

Kathy Heitzman the Associate Director of Athletics is versed in keeping the athletic department in accordance. She explained that the volleyball team needed something to use, and moving softball would be more beneficial and easier for everyone since their field is more remote.

“It does put their locker room closer to their field…most student athletes from [softball] would just grab their stuff and go straight to the field…they don’t have a need to come back to the field house” Heitzman said. 

Lesser was in agreement, but also expressed difficulties they faced. 

“When the weather is nice, we don’t really have a place we get ready for practice – we just meet at our field.” 

Lesser also continued and explained the challenges of having a locker room apart from Nelson. 

“We practice inside the majority of our season, and it is somewhat of a hassle not to have our own secured meeting place” she said.

Currently, Nelson houses sixteen of the nineteen Bloomsburg sports teams, as both tennis and now softball occupy individual facilities near their respective courts and fields.

Future plans for upgrading the softball and baseball facilities are being discussed, but no final decisions have been made at this time.

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Maintaining hope in a seemingly hopeless time https://buvoice.com/2445/opinions/maintaining-hope-in-a-seemingly-hopeless-time/ https://buvoice.com/2445/opinions/maintaining-hope-in-a-seemingly-hopeless-time/#respond Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:30:47 +0000 http://buvoice.com/?p=2445 Our world would be nothing without hope. Sometimes I think that we forget the power behind such a small word. In this constant storm of negativity, it is only the hopeful who will change the world: who can see the world for what it is and want to change it, make it better.

Many of these people are young – Millennial or Generation Z. Most of us in college right now are Gen Z, and people younger than even us are attempting to change the world. Realistically, one might wonder if they should even bother. Isn’t it just hopeless anyway?

But we know better. I see it every day of my life

Students on this very campus hold the door for me every single day. I’ve never met them, nor do I have any idea who they are. Yet they do it anyway out of the kindness of their hearts. Someone else knocks all of their papers off their desk onto the floor. People around them jump to help clean it up.

On a larger scale, young people are attempting to change our world in drastic ways. The climate change activism is practically lead by a 16 year old, Greta Thunberg, who has somehow convinced us all to join in with her and others to do what we can to fix this issue. 

Malala has made great strides in inspiring young people around the globe to support the education of young women in countries where access is limited. March For Our Lives is another huge movement led largely by high schoolers.

Clearly, we are not as complacent as everyone wants to believe we are. I’m tired of people constantly insisting that we are a bunch of “snowflakes” who freak out over everything. It’s just untrue. We speak out for what we believe in; we have hope that we can change the world.

Just because you don’t like what we have to say doesn’t mean you shouldn’t listen.

That’s not to say that we’re perfect, because we certainly aren’t. Some of us depend on our parents to help us do our taxes because our schools neglected to teach us how. Some of us burst into tears when faced with a rat in our house because we don’t know how to get it out.

One must wonder: if we can’t do these simple things, how can we possibly try to make the entire world a better place?

It’s quite simple: it wasn’t up to us what we learned in school. It wasn’t up to us what our parents taught us about “life.” We didn’t get to decide what we learned and when we learned it. A lot of us just had to work with whatever we were given.

And now that we’re getting older, we know that it’s time to make a change. We know that our voices are valuable. 

Since we weren’t given a chance to learn these things or to grow up in a world where the older generations care about the environment or equal pay for all genders, for instance, we’re giving ourselves the opportunity.

What lies at the center of all of this is, of course, the most important thing of all: hope. I was reading Michelle Obama’s Becoming last month and there was a quote that Barack Obama sometimes used that he borrowed from a book he once read: “’Do we settle for the world as it is, or do we work for the world as it should be?’”

Young people embody this quote, no questions asked. We see what the world could and should be like, and we will settle for nothing less. We know that we have the capability to produce change, even if it’s only in small ways. Hope is the driving force behind our ideas.

It’s time to stop belittling young people for trying to change the world when we’ve barely been in it. Our voices are important and should never be silenced, whether we are trying to promote global change or just speak out about smaller concerns. 

Kristin is a junior English major and is the Assistant  Op/Ed Editor for The Voice.

 

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‘Treat yourself” https://buvoice.com/2441/opinions/scheduling-skills-abound/ https://buvoice.com/2441/opinions/scheduling-skills-abound/#respond Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:30:41 +0000 http://buvoice.com/?p=2441 Over the course of my three and a half years here at Bloomsburg, I have had all sorts of schedules: the heavy MWF 50 minutes classes, the once a week six to nines, and the eighteen plus credit workloads. During my tenure, I believe I have found the perfect balance.  

The best schedule I have found is to have your classes heavy and early. Having classes early allows for an early end too. 

In my perfect world, my classes would end no later than 1 p.m. The dreaded 8 a.m. classes are liked by no one. But in the long run, waking up early and getting classes out of the way is a major key in finding a good balance.

It allows for time during the day to study and to socialize at night. I found this the most convenient during my times living on lower campus. 

One other goal of mine is to load up on classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Having most classes only twice a week allows for an easy transition into the weekend and also back into the work week. 

The downside to the Tuesday and Thursday classes is that they are 75-minute class periods. They can seem to go on and on, but personally, having to go to campus for one less day is worth the extra 25 minutes.

The third goal of mine every semester is to have a class that meets only once a week.

During my seven semesters so far, I’ve had three night classes that met just one time a week. Some of these classes were just to fill my general education points (i.e. Exercise and You, Meteorology), while others were to fill out my major’s requirements (i.e. History of Photography). 

I know it contradicts my earlier statement of “the earlier the better,” but it’s one less day of having to go class. 

My last goal is to treat yourself; find a class that genuinely interests you. A class that you will not dread going to every single day. 

Whether it be one the art classes offered, a class you can workout in, or just a class that you feel compelled to take.

For me, it was Meteorology my sophomore year. There was just a certain allure to it. It also helped that it was a night class that knocked out some GEPs. 

Scheduling can make or break your next semester. It can wreck you entirely or set you up for success. 

If you want to take my advice to not make the same mistakes as I did, then try to follow my model. It’s worked pretty swell for me. 

And one last piece of advice: don’t forget to set your alarms! 

Ed is a senior Art major and Digital Managing Editor for The Voice.

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Black culture empowers BloomU https://buvoice.com/2422/features/bloomsburgs-bcs-sit-down-interview/ https://buvoice.com/2422/features/bloomsburgs-bcs-sit-down-interview/#respond Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:30:36 +0000 http://buvoice.com/?p=2422 Bloomsburg University has a variety of many different clubs, organizations, Fraternities, and Sororities. There are enough clubs for any student to be involved in. One of the many organizations that involves everyone of different cultures and backgrounds is the Black Cultural Society. Black Cultural Society hosts their meetings every Wednesday at 8:30pm. 

The Black Cultural Society (BCS) is an organization dedicated to the African/ African American students at Bloomsburg University. The organization started in the 1970s. Was once called the “Third World Cultural Society.” It wasn’t till 1984 the Black Cultural Society was born. The Black Cultural Society welcomes each and every one of a different background. 

Within this organization, before starting any meeting, the organization likes to open up with an ice breaker. These ice breakers are games to help include everyone. They can be playful roast battles, paired off in groups of getting to know one another. In each meeting there’s a different ice breaker. The organization allows everyone to speak their minds about the topics they hold each week. These topics pertain to the conversation of comedians taking jokes too far, Zodiac signs, various other topics. At the end of every BCS meeting a person representing other organizations or Sororities and Fraternities that are catered to Black students let’s others know about what upcoming events that organization is holding. 

I recently sat down with the Black Cultural Society. To find out what the organization means to leaders of this organization. Trying to articulate what it means to be a part of this successful organization such as the Black Cultural Society.

What does the Black Cultural Society mean to you as a group?

“The Black Cultural Society does not mean it’s just only for just black students. There is no exclusivity when it comes to our organization. We talk about topics that anybody can comment on. We don’t just always talk about what is happening in the Black community. The organization although is for our black students who attend Bloomsburg University. We want everyone of a different background to show up. It’s a safe space for a black student to speak their mind and feel comfortable. While we all may share different opinions, that is completely fine. We ask that you show up with a positive energy and most importantly  have fun.” 

Why do you think an organization such as Black Cultural Society or any organization catered to African/ African American students is important at Predominantly White Institutions?

“African American and African Students are not seen as often when attending a PWI. It’s important for a student who is black to have someone who looks like them and has a voice. Representation is important to have when you are needing guidance or a mentor from someone who not only looks like you but has already been through the ropes. To find someone who looks like you give you reassurance or a guide when you feel confused, or doubtful about anything. 

Now that most of BCS’s leaders are graduating from Bloomsburg what do you guys hope to see in the future for the Black Cultural Society?

“We hope to be universally known. Not just to be known by the Multi- Cultural Center but to be known around different states. There are Black students who are coming from New York, to New Jersey, to Philly, and different parts of Pennsylvania. It would be wonderful that they knew about our organization especially when they don’t know anyone on campus yet and are looking for a safe space to come speak their mind or just to make friends.

 For the future we hope to see the Black Cultural Society continue to be a great organization for everyone to enjoy. 

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Angel shot saves lives https://buvoice.com/2414/showcase/angel-shot-saves-lives/ https://buvoice.com/2414/showcase/angel-shot-saves-lives/#respond Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:30:33 +0000 http://buvoice.com/?p=2414 A person should not limit their fun because of an uncomfortable situation. They should not feel tense while at a bar or club because of the behavior of other people. Telling a person to stop or no doesn’t always solve the problem. Sometimes when we are put into this situation it can be very hard to get yourself out. 

Especially if you are alone with no one to help you, how can you guarantee your safety? Over the past couple of years, a group of inventors has developed a shot named the “angel shot” to get you out of a possible dangerous situation. 

Trying to leave an uncomfortable situation is not always easy. A person may become persistent, hostile or physical. It all started in St. Petersburg, Florida when they put up a sign in the women’s bathroom. It stated, “ Is your Tinder date not who they said they were on their profile? Do you feel unsafe or even just a tad bit weird? If so, order an angel shot.”

There are three “flavors” in the order. Order an Angel shot ‘neat’ and the server or bartender will escort you to your car. An Angel shot ‘with ice’ means the person needs an uber or taxi. Order an angel shot with ‘lime’ and they bar will call the authorities. Luckily for those bars who have tried it have yet to have any need to use this. 

This has yet to become an epidemic for all bars. However, this idea has been brought to here in Bloomsburg. The new(ish) bar in town,’the study”, has posted a flyer relaying the same information about the angel shot onto the bathroom stalls.  

The problem that occurs with ideas as such is the exposure it gets. With all the exposure it gets, the most people know about it and less discrete it becomes. Those dates who are being hostile or persistent will become worse if notices your attempt to flee. This goes for the same for ideas like the “black dot”.When placing a black dot on your hand, professionals can know that you are experiencing domestic violence but you can’t reach out for help because your abuser is watching your every move. This is a great campaign but again, with more people aware of this, the abuser may see it catching on to the movement. 

Another secret way to get help is asking Siri to “charge your phone to 100 percent”. Please be advised not to use this unless you are truly in trouble. Calling the police with a false claim can get you into a lot of trouble.  

There are many other different ways people have created ways to help others in a time of need. There are always resources on campus you can also go to if you need to speak to someone. Safety always come first. 

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PREVIEW: Football back on the road at ESU https://buvoice.com/2463/sports/preview-football-back-on-the-road-at-esu/ https://buvoice.com/2463/sports/preview-football-back-on-the-road-at-esu/#respond Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:30:27 +0000 http://buvoice.com/?p=2463 The Bloomsburg University football team will look to snap a four game losing streak when they travel to Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference for East Stroudsburg University this Saturday, Oct. 19. 

Bloomsburg now holds a 1-5 record on the season with a 0-3 mark in divisional play.

The improbable almost became reality for the Huskies last Saturday, as their upset attempt over conference rival and number 12 ranked West Chester fell heartbreakingly short at 20-17.

Both defenses came out strong rendering the game scoreless through the first quarter. Finally, at the 6:59 mark of the second quarter, the Huskies drew first blood. Right on the edge of the red zone, freshman quarterback Logan Leiby channeled his inner Lamar Jackson and scrambled for a 12-yard touchdown run to culminate the nine-play, 67-yard scoring drive that elapsed 5:21 from the clock. 

 It seemed BU’s scoring drive shocked some life back into West Chester’s offense, as they marched down the field right to pay dirt as Elijah Hall brought in a six-yard touchdown pass from Mike Piperno. A miss from West Chester’s kicker Andrew Chegia, however, gave the Huskies a 7-6 advantage heading into the locker rooms. 

After playing extraordinarily well in the first half, BU’s defense cracked slightly to open the half by allowing an 80-yard touchdown reception from Piperno to Seth Degree. After the extra point was booted through, the Golden Rams took their first lead of the game at 13-7 with 11:32 remaining in the third.

Taking the field for their first second-half possession, the Husky offense responded with another long clock-chewing drive. Moving the ball 64 yards on nine plays, the offense sputtered at West Chester’s eight-yard line, resulting in them settling for a 25-yard field goal by freshman kicker Cameron Schollenberger. Cutting the score to 13-10 with 6:48 left in the third quarter. 

Then right as it seemed West Chester was going to complete their second straight touchdown scoring drive, BU’s secondary had other ideas, as redshirt freshman defensive back Cameron Young intercepted Piperno in the endzone to swing the momentum back in Bloomsburg’s favor.

Unfortunately, the offense couldn’t take advantage of the momentum shift going three and out. 

Now with the ball back, West Chester didn’t miss out on their opportunity this time as Piperno tossed his second straight long TD pass on BU’s defense. 

This time a 40-yard streak down the right sideline to Dan Neuhaus increased West Chester’s lead to 20-10 after the extra point with 54 seconds left in the third quarter. 

Beginning the fourth quarter, BU’s offense struck again, keeping the hopes of an upset bid alive. Marching 86 yards in seven plays, including a 42- yard reception by redshirt freshman wide receiver Steve Arrington and a 25 -yard reception by redshirt junior wide receiver Michael Allen whose been a focal point in the Husky offense all season. 

Sophomore running back Khalil Nelson put the cherry on top of the drive with a five-yard run to the crib to cut the Husky deficit back to three with 9:10 remaining in the game after Schollenberger banged the extra point through the uprights. 

Once again, our defense made plays late, halting West Chester’s offense and giving our offense the ball back with 2:14 left in the game. Starting at their own nine-yard line, the offense marched for three consecutive first downs to bring the ball to their own 44-yard line before West Chester signaled for a timeout with 38 seconds left in regulation. 

After an offensive holding penalty and defensive pass interference, the Huskies were set with the ball on their own 49 yard-line. 

Leiby fired an incomplete pass the next play but still left time for one play, and sadly for BU, West Chester showed why they’re ranked 12thin the country when Jackson Taylor strip-sacked Leiby allowing the Golden Rams to recover as time expired. 

As much as this loss hurts, stepping back, the Bloomsburg’s Football Team has a lot to be proud of from this effort. They totaled their highest offensive output yards wise with 294, earned a season-high 20 first downs, and also finished with a season-high 161 yards on the ground. 

That top-notch play will need to continue for the Huskies as they travel for another tough road test against PSAC rival East Stroudsburg University (ESU). 

Sitting at 5-1 overall and 2-1 in the PSAC, ESU averages an impressive 35.8 points per game while only giving up 17 points to their opponents. ESU’s offense is led by redshirt sophomore quarterback Jake Cirillo who’s totaled 1,350 pass yards, 12 TD’s, 5 picks, and 65.9 percent completion percentage, and shows some dual threat ability averging 59.17 rush yards per game with three touchdowns. 

Also on the ground, the Warriors lean on redshirt junior Devante Robinson who’s emassed eight touchdowns and an average of 48 rush yards per game this season.

Our Huskies will look to break their four-game losing streak and spoil the Warriors homecoming game when they take the field at 2:05 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 19. 

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Signify’s welcomes with open hands https://buvoice.com/2418/features/signifys-welcomes-with-open-hands/ https://buvoice.com/2418/features/signifys-welcomes-with-open-hands/#respond Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:30:26 +0000 http://buvoice.com/?p=2418 Signify is a club that meets up to help students practice and improve their American Sign Language skills within a supportive environment. You do not need to have any back ground in signing itself.

We will help you with whatever it is you need. If you just want to obtain the basics, we can help you with that as well. You can be in any of the majors the university offers, you do not need any direct link to the American Sign Language/English Interpreting or Deaf Education majors. Any and all majors are welcomed!

 For those students who are currently enrolled into American Sign Language classes, Signify can now provide transportation to and from Deaf Events, as part of your class requirements.

Currently, Signify is putting the finishing touches on our Deaf Sports Day, which will be held on Sunday October 27, 2019 from 2:00pm-6:00pm at pavilion 1, down at Bloomsburg Park. 

There will be games, food, fun. Come out to get away from the campus for a bit and just relax. The next event that Signify is hosting is our annual Deaf Awareness Day, which will be held on Saturday November 16, 2019 from 12:00pm-4:00pm, there is a $5.00 entry fee, which will come with entry to the event, and 5 bingo cards for the bingo games we will be playing. 

There with be presenters during this event to explain to students how it was growing up as a Deaf child and how it affected them throughout school and what it is they do today.

Come check out our bi-weekly meetings Tuesdays in Bakeless 211 at 5:00pm-6:00pm and on Wednesdays in Navy Hall 221 at 3:10pm-4:00pm. Our next meetings are Tuesday October 22nd and Wednesday October 23rd.

If you would like to contact us we are available at:Instagram: bu_signify_club, Facebook: Signify Bloomsburg and Email: signifybu@gmail.com. 

See you there!

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