Category: News

Bomb threats at UT-Austin, North Dakota State

On Friday, Sept. 14, the University of Texas at Austin and North Dakota State ordered campus evacuations following bomb threats called in to the universities. According to USA TODAY, at 8:35 a.m. (CDT), UT-Austin received a call from a man claiming to be a member of al-Qaeda, saying he had placed several bombs in different...

Former WSU students and the “future of television”

Ever since the explosion of social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest, many newly established websites have become locked into competition to become the “next big thing.” One of these sites was born right here at Wright State: a site known as Blixir. Founded by former Wright State Students Joel Parker and...

Raider Commons benefits

Wright State University recently introduced Raider Commons, an online social network designed to engage the WSU community, which is accessible exclusively to university affiliates. Raider Commons provides a forum for students to discuss a multitude of hot topics, from university events to international affairs. It also allows members to utilize other resources, such as blogs,...

Presidential candidates’ views on healthcare

Be aware of healthcare As the 2012 election draws nearer, the issues dividing President Barak Obama and Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney have been placed under the microscope.  Judgements and opinions have been circling the ideas of the two opponents, and much of the controversy has been centered on healthcare. Both candidates have made strides in...

National Preparedness Month

The 9th National Preparedness Month will take place this September which features a showcase of activities and campaigns that are occurring around the United States to support people’s awareness of emergency preparation. The sponsor of the month, Department of Homeland Security, is focusing on public preparedness in crisis situations, such as natural disasters; biological, chemical,...

Quad God: free speech taken too far?

Occasionally, students walking to class in Oelman, Millett, or Fawcett Halls may notice quite a commotion coming from the quad that connects these three buildings.  Sometimes, it appears that there is a fight about to break out, as a man and another person shout in one another’s face while a group circles around them. While...

The new KRUUE on campus

Questions have recently surfaced on campus about a mysterious organization known as KRUUE. The group has distributed some promotional flyers around campus, and many rumors have been circulating about the organization’s activity. Due to the mysterious nature of KRUUE, some students got the feeling that the group was very exclusive. Their hunch was accurate. KRUUE...

WSU faculty involvment in Phi Kappa Phi convention

At the beginning of August, two of Wright State’s own had the opportunity to participate in the biennial convention of the oldest, largest, and most selective university honor society.  As active members of Phi Kappa Phi, Alex Wenning, who is Wright State’s chapter’s scholarship and awards officer, and Kelly Hoehne, an accounting graduate student and...

Save on textbooks with Skyo

As students are well aware, textbooks are the third-highest expense in college; they rank right under tuition and room and board. Often a single book can cost more than a month of groceries. Fortunately for your bank account, there are a lot of ways to save money on books. Buying used books is a popular...