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The Reader’s Recovery

Sophia DiBattista sodibattista@ursinus.edu      Ursinus students have been asking why The Reader disappeared. Students at Ursinus have seen this girl solemnly reading for about […]

The “Cubed Curve”

Skylar Haas  skhaas@ursinus.edu      For 42 years, the “Cubed Curve” sat on one of the busiest streets in Manhattan, New York: the corner of […]

Meet the Charles Rice post-graduate research fellows

Sophia DiBattista sodibattista@ursinus.edu Alum Doug Hickey, ’15, will spend a year abroad helping veterans struggling with their mental health, a topic he is deeply passionate […]

Geology professors go under the IDC

Courtney Duchene coduchene@ursinus.edu Soon after the construction of the IDC began, two Ursinus Environmental Studies professors found themselves donning hard hats and walking down into […]

L.A.X. strives to meet the need for representation of Latin American culture on campus

Kevin Leon keleon@ursinus.edu L.A.X. is taking campus by storm, and we don’t mean the lacrosse team. A new affinity club for Latinx students was launched […]

Meet Quinn Gilman-Forlini

Sophia DiBattista sodibattista@ursinus.edu Ursinus welcomes back its former graduates with open arms, as seen in past homecoming and alumni events, and Quinn Gilman-Forlini ’15 is […]

Finding Truth: 12 Angry Jurors

Sienna Coleman sicoleman@ursinus.edu Directly after a son is tried for the murder of his father, the jury takes its recess and holds an open-eye vote […]

Sigma Rho Lambda: past, present, future

Sienna Coleman sicoleman@ursinus.edu Sigma Rho Lambda is not gone. It is still a group. The fraternity still has an identity on campus. Its letters and […]

Student Club with Real Money

Shelsea Deravil shderavil@ursinus.edu      The UC Investment club began as two students who learned about the stock market through stock simulation games; the winner […]

Where does your tuition go?

Madison Rodak marodak@ursinus.edu       While living on Ursinus’ campus and paying for various services—as well as, of course, tuition—it’s easy to wonder where […]

Fringe fun: Ursinus’ 19th annual Fringe Festival

Modeled after the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, the Ursinus Fringe performances are a free, avant-garde style of theater. This year’s festivities featured new events, such as […]

The Grizzly’s Forebears: Caffeine pills and togas

“You know the chicken in Wismer is almost never cooked through, right?” I would confidently bet you that every student who learns, lives, and eats […]

Two-Legged Dog Runs Away…Then Finally Finds Forever Home

Shelsea Deravil shderavil@ursinus.edu Last Saturday, many students were shocked to see an email blast from Professor Domenick Scudera that asked for help finding his lost […]

Return of the Ursinusaur

Sophia Di Battista  sodibattista@ursinus.edu Don’t worry, a meteor strike didn’t wipe out the campus’ favorite dino.      Steve the Ursinusaur announced his return to […]

IDC, but they do: professors weigh in on the IDC

Madison Rodak maodak@ursinus.edu They’ve been waiting, and now it’s here. After nearly two years of construction, professors have held their first classes in the Innovation […]

Picnic and One-Act shows

Clara Kiss clkiss@ursinus.edu      Nearly every spring, Breakaway Student Productions (BSP), Ursinus’ student-run theatre group, puts on a One-Act Festival featuring student performers, designers, […]

A celebration of the past and future

Emily Jolly emjolly@ursinus.edu      Allison Cook and Christopher Tan were recognized for their achievements on campus over Alumni Weekend with the presentation of the […]

Ursinus LGBTQ athletes speak out

Xichang Wu xiwu@ursinus.edu      The Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) will be holding an hour-long panel discussion in the Institute for Inclusion and Equity […]

Ursinus College Dance Company welcomes spring

Sophia DiBattista sodibattista@ursinus.edu      The Ursinus College Dance Company (UCDC) will be performing their annual spring concert from Thursday, April 19 to Saturday, April […]

Students present at Celebration of Student Achievement

Julie Krasutsky jukrasutsky@ursinus.edu      Celebration of Student Achievement (CoSA) will be held on April 19. According to the Ursinus website, on that day attendees […]

Senior awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Sophia DiBattista sodibattista@ursinus.edu      Benjamin Allwein ’18, biochemistry and molecular biology major, recently received a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue research on tuberculosis in India. […]

Summer looks Bright for Dr. Lori Dagger

Skye Gailing skgailing@ursinus.edu     On Feb. 21, Knox College announced the first cohort of scholars to participate in its newly established Bright Institute, a program […]

Brock House: rebranding SPINT

This story is part of a satire issue for the week of April Fools.  Robin Gow rogow@ursinus.edu    SPINT has a long tradition of creating […]

Art students forced out of Ritter

This story is part of a satire issue for the week of April Fools.  Daniella Statuti dastatuti@ursinus.edu     Ursinus athletes stormed Ritter this past […]

Eat your way through edible books

Sophia DiBattista sodibattista@ursinus.edu      Grab your aprons because the annual Edible Books Festival is coming Friday, April 6 to Myrin Library. Since 2005, the […]

Kings, queens and everything in between

Paige Szmodis paszmodis@ursinus.edu      On Saturday, Mar. 24, the Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) held the second-annual student drag show at 7 p.m. in […]

History professor’s legacy becomes more historic

Joe Makuc jomakuc@ursinus.edu      On Mar. 9, 2018, the Bucks County Historical Association created the Ross Doughty Award in honor of retiring Ursinus history […]

What’s next for retiring professor Dr. Carol Cirka?

Xichang Wu xiwu@ursinus.edu      After 18 years of dedication to Ursinus College, Dr. Carol Cirka will retire this year from the business and economics […]

“Clybourne Park” comes to Ursinus

Sophia DiBattista sodibattista@ursinus.edu       Bruce Norris’ award-winning play, “Clybourne Park”  will be coming to Ursinus’ Blackbox Studio Theater this March from the 22-25. “Clybourne […]

SASA hosts Philly lion dancers

Valerie Osborne vaosborne@ursinus.edu      The Ursinus Southeast Asian Student Association (SASA) will be inviting the Philadelphia Suns to perform a traditional lion dance in […]

Digitizing the past, present, and future

Serena Schaefer seschaefer@ursinus.edu     While the college works on its plans for the upcoming physical Commons, the Ursinus College Digital Commons continues to grow, entering […]

Say yes to positive sex education

Sophia DiBattista sodibattista@ursinus.edu      The Campus Activities Board (CAB) held their annual Sex Toy Bingo event on Friday, Feb. 16 in Lower Wismer. The […]

Celebration of professor achievement

Emily Jolly emjolly@ursinus.edu      Every year at commencement, Ursinus presents awards to faculty members to celebrate their achievements as mentors and teachers. Nominations are […]

Digital Skills for the Liberal Arts

Sophia DiBattista sodibattista@ursinus.edu      The Digital Liberal Arts (DLA) Fellows are having their first workshop session on Feb. 23, from 2 p.m. to 4 […]

Take a sip at LGBTea Time

Paige Szmodis paszmodis@ursinus.edu      After the Institute for Inclusion and Equity (IIE) recent opening this semester, the space is now hosting a new program […]

Everyone can make an impact on the world

Emily Jolly emjolly@ursinus.edu      Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, a podcast star, activist, musician, and professor of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University, spoke to […]

Major setback requires minor improvisation

Emily Jolly emjolly@ursinus.edu      Dr. Holly Hubbs of the Ursinus Music Department exhibited some of her flexibility and quick-thinking skills on the afternoon of […]

In remembrance of Gary Hodgson

Johnny Myers jomyers@ursinus.edu      Gary I. Hodgson Sr. died at the age of 80 on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 at his home in Upper […]

Campus safety welcomes a new family member

Xichang Wu xiwu@ursinus.edu      The Ursinus family welcomed a new member this winter when William McCoy joined Campus Safety as its newest safety officer […]

Tune in to “Tune Out”

Kevin Leon keleon@ursinus.edu      Sophomore student Tommy Armstrong is set to premiere his movie, “Tune Out,” at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, at […]

Prepare your stomachs for the holidays

Lefse Recipe      Courtney DuChene      In large pot bring to a boil the following ingredients–stir to combine.      10 cups water […]

Ursinus students celebrate the holidays

Ana DerSimonian andersimonian@ursinus.edu      As winter rolls in, its long dark days are brightened by the celebration of the many diverse holidays that make […]

Ursinus students in the theater

Emily Jolly emjolly@ursinus.edu Ursinus students have the exciting opportunity to participate in internships during their time here as students. Students have the extra advantage of […]

The great pie conquest of 2017

Sophia DiBattista sodibattista@ursinus.edu      Ursinus College’s annual pie eating contest was held on Nov. 15 in Upper Wismer. Twelve fierce competitors sacrificed clean faces […]

Build character, write now

Johnny Myers jomyers@ursinus.edu      November is nationally recognized as “Writing Month,” spurring its own holiday tradition, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). To celebrate, Ursinus’ […]

Pride shines at Ursinus

Paige Szmodis paszmodis@ursinus.edu      Walking through Lower Wismer in the past week, members of the Ursinus community may have noticed the new walls and […]

The history of a historian

Sophia DiBattista sodibattista@ursinus.edu      Who would’ve thought that Ursinus College was once a junglegym? All the towering buildings, scattered sculptures, and sinuous pathways would […]

Ursinus’ Dr. Margee Kerr discusses how we feel about fear on “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”

Emily Jolly emjolly@ursinus.edu      For many people, there’s a sense of thrill in watching horror films or going to haunted houses, but have you […]

Families take over Ursinus

Alyssa Myers almyers@ursinus.edu This past weekend was Family Weekend, an annual event the Leadership Development and Student Activities Office put together for a weekend packed […]

“Food Evolution” sparks debate

Johnny Myers jomyers@ursinus.edu On Oct. 23, the Parlee Center for Science and Common Good (CSCG) hosted a screening of the documentary “Food Evolution” produced by […]

Something wicked this way comes

Johnny Myers jomyers@ursinus.edu      There is no doubt in my mind that Ursinus College is haunted by ghouls, ghosts, and nightmarish fiends from a […]

Sustainability Week brought fall fun to Ursinus

Johnny Myers jomyers@ursinus.edu      This year, Sustainability Week focused on the BikeShare program, revamped after a vacancy last year, as well as other new […]

Digital aid for humanities

Sophia DiBattista sodibattista@ursinus.edu      Ursinus’ Digital Liberal Arts Working Group (DLA) uses students as a resource to help humanties students and faculty with digital […]

A perspective from the past

Emily Jolly emjolly@ursinus.edu      If you have ever participated in one of the many internship opportunities offered at Ursinus, you probably have Dr. Rebecca […]

Breaking through the Haze

Madison Bradley mabradley@ursinus.edu      On Wednesday Sept. 27, poet and spoken word artist Ashlee Haze visited the Ursinus campus for an animated and intimate […]

A new species comes to Ursinus

The Grizzly Staff grizzly@ursinus.edu      The Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event has yet to come to Ursinus College, home to its very own dinosaur. Ursinus’ local […]

Home is where the bear is

Emily Jolly emjolly@ursinus.edu      There’s no place like home for John S. Bera, who has returned to his alma mater as the new director […]

Beekeeping society creates some buzz

Skye Gailing skgailing@ursinus.edu      Some Ursinus students might be afraid of bees, others might only like them for their memes, but junior Johnny Myers […]

The final member of Pi Omega Delta

Kevin Leon keleon@ursinus.edu      Senior Brandon Carey is the final remaining member of Pi Omega Delta (POD). After years of the fraternity hemorrhaging members, […]

A fairy tale in the English department

Emily Shue emshue@ursinus.edu      Summer 2017 has been busy for Ursinus’ visiting creative writer, Anna Maria Hong. In July, her first book of poetry, […]

Ursinus welcomes a new AD to Main Street

Courtney DuChene coduchene@ursinus.edu      This fall, EJ Madarasz is joining the Residence Life staff as an assistant director for the Main Street houses. Madarasz […]

First-year advising is on beat

Emily Jolly emjolly@ursinus.edu      During the convocation for the class of 2021, Dr. Holly Hubbs received the Award for Excellence in First-Year Advising. The […]

Writing for the invisible

Sienna Coleman sicoleman@ursinus.edu      “I have a particular take on and sensitivity to, an understanding of, a perspective on black Americans’ positions, because that […]

History professor shares love for music with the campus

Outside of the history department, Dr. Onaci is an avid music lover. We talked to him about his DJ career, music production, and creating a […]

First-person perspective: student finds comfort and solidarity at D.C. March for Science

Courtney DuChene coduchene@ursinus.edu On Saturday, April 22, several Ursinus students and professors made the journey to Washington, D.C. to attend the March for Science. The […]

At the intersection of art and meaning, student musicians find their sound

Sienna Coleman sicoleman@ursinus.edu Music is ubiquitous: a catchy tune on the radio we sing along to, a favorite record we listen to on repeat, or […]

Inside a campus tradition: the story of the Heefner Organ

Brian Thomas brthomas@ursinus.edu When news of the Pearl Harbor attacks broke on campus, William Heefner headed to the Ursinus chapel to play the organ for […]

Speaking out against injustice: how members of the UC community combat rape culture on campus

Students, faculty and staff talk about the importance of creating a safe campus during Sexual Assault Awareness Month Sienna Coleman sicoleman@ursinus.edu Did you know that […]

St. Andrew’s scholarship recipient looks forward to a full year of soaking up Scottish culture

Sophomore Bailey Ludwig was recently awarded the prestigious scholarship, and will spend next year at the University of Aberdeen Courtney DuChene coduchene@ursinus.edu Ursinus sophomore Bailey […]

Eco-conscious students travel sustainably with UC Bikeshare

The student-run program hopes to encourage bicycle use Sienna Coleman sicoleman@ursinus.edu There are plenty of reasons to stay in bed on Saturday morning, but there […]

Annual spring concert takes on a new look

Formerly called Mayday, this year’s Bear Bash will feature We The Kings, with student band opening   Kevin Leon keleon@ursinus.edu Ursinus’ annual spring concert has […]

“Stop Kiss” brings story of love and heartbreak to the stage

Sienna Coleman sicoleman@ursinus.edu “Love is sudden and it is also slow at times. You do not get to choose who you fall for.” This is […]

Professor finds a new approach to academics with Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Erin McKinney ermckinney@ursinus.edu Ursinus’ own Abby Kluchin, professor of philosophy, religious studies, and gender and women’s studies, has been pioneering a program to increase the […]

From taxes to spaghetti, Nerd Camp helps students navigate the real world

Courtney DuChene coduchene@ursinus.edu According to oxforddictionaries.com, “adulting” made the shortlist for Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year in 2016. The website, which catalogues the evolving […]

First-person perspective: student reflects on class trip to Chicago

Jada Grice jagrice@ursinus.edu Students from Rev. Charles Rice’s African American Religious Experience class spent their spring break in Chicago, exploring the role of churches as […]

Setting the bar high: Mock Trial races to success

Nick Brough nibrough@ursinus.edu As most students are getting ready for Spring break, the Ursinus College Mock Trial team is getting ready to pursue a championship. […]

UC senior sprints to the finish line

Erin Farrell reflects on how sports, music and other extracurriculars have shaped her time at Ursinus, and shares goals for the future Kayla Anelli kaanelli@ursinus.edu […]

Exploring campus culture in a plugged-in world

UC students and faculty share their thoughts on how social media and internet use shape our everyday lives Brian Thomas brthomas@ursinus.edu Sometimes, if you walk […]

Revisiting Ursinus’ lost connection to computer history

Sarah Hojsak sahojsak@ursinus.edu As a college with a rich history spanning nearly 150 years, it may come as no surprise that Ursinus has a few […]

History Professor Hugh Clark Reflects on Time at Ursinus

Luke Schlegel luschlegel@ursinus.edu Dr. Hugh Clark has worked in the history department for thirty-five years: twice as long as some of the freshmen at Ursinus […]

“By the Way, Meet Vera Stark” Tackles Race in the Glamorous World of 1930s Hollywood

Sienna Coleman sicoleman@ursinus.edu The 1930s, the Golden Age of Hollywood, conjure the image of glamorous actors and actresses glittering with gold, scarlet lipstick and furs. […]

Students Pitch Entrepreneurial Ideas at Philly Competition

  Sienna Coleman sicoleman@ursinus baybpvc.edu Last week, three Ursinus students competed in the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship’s (USASBE) annual entrepreneurship competition […]

Ursinus Unveils New Relaxation Station for Stressed-Out Students

  Brian Thomas brthomas@ursinus.edu Members of the Ursinus community now have a quick, easily accessible resource for when they’re feeling stressed out. The Relaxation Station, […]

Portraits of protest: UC students take on Women’s March in D.C.

Marches in various cities last week drew unprecedented crowds and sent a strong message Sarah Hojsak sahojsak@ursinus.edu Early in the morning of Saturday, Jan. 21, […]

First-person perspective: student curator shares experience

Teddi Caputo ‘18 shares what it was like to curate the Berman’s new exhibition in collaboration with fellow museum studies students  Teddi Caputo thcaputo@ursinus.edu “Natessa […]

Study abroad student shares experiences with foreign cuisine

Brandon Carey is spending the semester exploring China’s culinary options Brandon Carey brcarey@ursinus.edu The most pressing realization I had when I landed in Hong Kong […]

Two UC students find an appetizing off-campus job

Juniors Kayla O’Mahony and Rowan Hewson work at Shagun Fine Indian Cuisine – and enjoy the added benefit of delicious food Courtney DuChene coduchene@ursinus.edu Looking […]

B’Nats share talent with campus

Ursinus’s all-female a cappella group held their first-ever showcase Tom Armstrong toarmstrong@ursinus.edu Saturday, November 19th at 8 p.m., on the blackboard in Olin Auditorium in […]

Get to know Kristin Evans, new Campus Safety officer

Evans joined the Campus Safety team in September, and as the only current female officer, hopes to support women on campus Jordan Scharaga joscharaga@ursinus.edu This […]

UCDC fall dance concert to showcase student and professional work

The show will feature choreography by students, faculty, and guest artists Sarah Hojsak sahojsak@ursinus.edu The Ursinus College Dance Company, also known as UCDC, will present […]

Women entrepreneurs share stories of success

This weekend’s symposium, hosted by the U-Imagine Center, will offer students the opportunity to interact with women of various fields Emily Jolly emjolly@ursinus.edu According to […]

U-Speak talk to explore underrepresented voices

Dean Terrence Williams will lead a discussion on the concept of the “Invisible Other” Courtney DuChene coduchene@ursinus.edu   Non-black people of color are frequently left […]

Homecoming King and Queen reflect on time at UC

After being crowned at the Homecoming football game last week, Alyse Brewer and Prince Patterson share some memories Sarah Hojsak sahojsak@ursinus.edu There’s more to being […]

Sustainable students create change in Wismer

An environmental studies class is working to increase composting on campus with new initiative Emily Jolly emjolly@ursinus.edu   What happens to your food waste after […]

Local volunteers get out the vote

Pennsylvania Democrats prepare for Election Day in Collegeville Sarah Hojsak sahojsak@ursinus.edu With Election Day quickly approaching, Erika Wohl’s emails take on a greater sense of […]

UC alumni on the campaign trail

Brian Kennedy ‘15 and Ryan Ferguson ‘16 embrace post-grad life in politics Faith Carson facarson@ursinus.edu During a campaign, it may seem like the candidates get […]

Students unite for worker justice

United Students Against Sweatshops raises awareness about UC cleaning staff Sarah Hojsak sahojsak@ursinus.edu Monday morning, stacks of brightly colored construction paper and markers fill a […]

A partnership in politics

Veteran professor Ann Karreth is joined this year by her husband, Johannes Sophie Worthington-Kirsch soworthington-kirsch@ursinus.edu Two professors in the politics department share a relationship unlike […]

An electronic spin on music

The Robot Bears make their mark on the UC music scene Johnny Myers jomyers@ursinus.edu Electronic music may get a bad rap from a lot of […]

Schroeder takes love for American Studies abroad

After retiring from Ursinus this semester, the English professor will spend  the spring in Rome teaching graduate courses in American Studies Sarah Hojsak sahojsak@ursinus.edu   […]

Family Day branches out

UC debuts new activity-filled Family Weekend, kicking off Friday Emily Jolly emjolly@ursinus.edu This year, Ursinus has expanded Family Day into a whole weekend to better […]

Shakespeare in the Summer of Love

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to be transported into the 1960s in UC production Brian Thomas brthomas@ursinus.edu One of Shakespeare’s most raucous, popular comedies is getting […]

Gender inequalities in tech and science

Math and computer science major starts new club to advocate for women in technical and scientific fields Emily Jolly emjolly@ursinus.edu   This semester the Women […]

When art and the environment collide

The Berman Museum’s new exhibit explores human impact on the earth Sarah Hojsak sahojsak@ursinus.edu The Berman Museum of Art is quiet on a Friday morning […]

Fear from around the world

International Film Fest to screen foreign horror flicks to coincide with Horror Film class Courtney DuChene coduchene@ursinus.edu Ursinus’s annual International Film Festival had its first […]

A creative approach to raising awareness

For National Consent Month, Peer Advocates call for zine submissions Rachel Dickinson  radickinson@ursinus.edu September is National Consent Month and the UC Peer Advocates want you […]

Student work hits the stage

Senior Arthur Robinson to present series of original one-act plays at Ursinus Fringe Festival Courtney DuChene coduchene@ursinus.edu This semester senior Arthur Robinson has a unique […]

Student researchers spend summer with NASA

Ethan Haldeman and Veronica Sanford conducted space research in New Mexico Courtney DuChene coduchene@ursinus.edu   For senior Veronica Sanford, this summer was an opportunity to […]

History department welcomes new professor

Dr. Lori Daggar replaces Dr. C. Dallett Hemphill, who passed away last year. She specializes in early American history. Emily Jolly emjolly@ursinus.edu There are several […]