Senior Spotlight: Emily Bernard

Midland Park, Nj. native Emily Bernard

As Commencement grows nearer and nearer, soon-to-be graduates are looking back at their years as Royals at The University of Scranton.

Emily Bernard is a history major minoring in English and theatre.

“It’s been a fun year with a lot of work, [but] I am lucky to have shared laughs and stories with friends and professors,” Bernard said.

If given the chance, Bernard would go back in time and tell her first-year self not to stress and that the work will all get done.

Bernard said this piece of advice is especially relevant considering how big of a year it has been for her composition.

“I received the Gail and Francis Slattery Center for the Humanities Fellowship which has enabled me to write my first full-length play,” Bernard said, “A short screenplay I wrote will also be published in the Spring 2021 Esprit Literary Magazine.” Continue reading

C-SPAN Bus Visits Campus

On Friday, Oct. 5, the C-SPAN bus visited Scranton.

C-SPAN is a private nonprofit company with “a mission of making government more open to the people.” One way in which C-SPAN does this is through their C-SPAN bus program. The bus is currently on its 50 capitals tour.

The C-SPAN bus is a multi-media interactive experience and a powerful resource to learn about politics, especially upcoming elections.

C-SPAN’s goal is to provide political information in an interesting way. The bus is equipped with touch-screen computers that house informational videos about public affairs. It also offers interactive quizzes and a selfie station.

Students love that the bus is a fun and interactive way to learn about politics in an unbiased environment. C-SPAN aims to provide information, not to favor a political party. In today’s political environment it is more important than ever for college students to have a resource to access information directly from elected officials.

More information about C-SPAN can be found here.