May 3, 2016 |
As college seniors wave goodbye with one hand, many are writing a check with the other. Area colleges are getting ready to accept gifts from their senior classes that will go toward a variety of needs, including scholarships, facility improvements, Adirondack chairs, and executive podiums. Seniors at De Sales College in Allentown are funding a time capsule for the Catholic college's 50th anniversary, to be opened at its 100th. Pennsylvania State University students are raising money to bolster campus mental-health services.
March 10, 2014 |
BALTIMORE - His ribs were sore, and his heart was broken, but Drexel sixth-year senior guard Chris Fouch could still appreciate a stellar performance that capped a magnificent career. Fouch scored a game-high 30 points in Drexel's 90-81 loss to Northeastern in a Colonial Athletic Association quarterfinal at the Baltimore Arena. With Drexel down by 17 points early in the second half, Fouch went on a torrid stretch. Actually, it lasted the entire second half, when he scored 26 of his 30 points.
January 19, 2016 |
For more than 150 years, Pennsylvania State University's departing senior class has given a gift to the university: a solar panel, a green roof, sculpture, signs, and scholarships. This year, seniors voted for a less visible project, yet one they hope will have a lasting impact. They will donate what could be as much as $250,000 for an endowment to support mental-health services at the university. Senior Ramon Guzman Jr., 20, a Central High graduate from Philadelphia who is executive director of the senior class gift campaign, wept when he learned the results of the vote.
April 30, 1993 |
These glasses 18-year-old Sentira Wilson is wearing not only help one remember what year it is, but they glow in the dark, too. Plus, they evoke many comments from passers-by, so they make a great conversation opener when you don't want to make small talk about the weather. Not bad for three bucks, which is what Sentira paid to benefit the senior class at Benjamin Franklin High School. But if you do want to talk weather, the call is for a glorious weekend.
May 20, 1987 |
Every year for 30 years, Ada Rosen has put together a formal assembly at Paulsboro High School. It is called the Brotherhood Assembly. Every year at that assembly, one of the seniors in the school of 900 students is honored for his, or her, capacity to live up to that simple but difficult concept. The assembly represents an honored tradition for this hard-working, defensive, blue-collar Gloucester County borough, which has had more than its share - if any town must have a share - of racial incidents and grim publicity.
November 12, 1987 |
Great Valley school board members received a surprise at Monday's meeting when they learned from Chuck Linerman, director of business affairs, that the federal government wanted to reclaim the former Nike missile site in Willistown Township, which it gave to the school district as surplus land in 1975. Under the agreement with the government, as explained by Linderman, the school district was to use the 12.5 acres within five years of receipt for an environmental study site or to house another school facility.
February 24, 1991 |
With the war in the Persian Gulf, threats of terrorism may be up, but, at least so far, the incidence of terrorism is not. As a result, fear of flying has not caused any local high school to cancel or alter its senior class trip. "There has been no incident at all in this country," said Bob Kolenda, Neshaminy's senior class adviser, who will accompany students on a trip to Orlando, Fla., from May 4 through 7. "Everything you see in the news or read in the papers, they're tightening up security, so I never even gave it a thought.
August 29, 2012 |
STATE COLLEGE - For Kyle Carter, Penn State's redshirt freshman tight end who has yet to play a down in his college career, they're role models. For Bill O'Brien, Penn State's first-year head coach, they set the leadership standard. They, the seniors of the Nittany Lions, are ready to lead their team into battle this season, perhaps now more than ever. The 2012 group of Lions has been a close one throughout. During this training camp, they've played paintball together, bowled together and joked about one another's antics to the media.
November 22, 2012 |
Bill O'Brien counted on Penn State's seniors in so many ways when he took over the football program in January. He depended on them again and again during a chaotic year that included NCAA penalties, player transfers, and a discouraging start to the season. So it's likely that O'Brien will be as emotional as his seniors when they are brought out before Saturday's game against Wisconsin to be introduced to the crowd at Beaver Stadium. "These are young guys that have been through a lot," O'Brien said during his teleconference on Tuesday.
August 10, 2011 |
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS later, Reggie Isaac offers no exact thoughts on one specific matter. All things considered, but especially because of his status as perhaps (definitely?) the best player in world history, is basketball better off that Wilt Chamberlain still holds Philly's male record for most points scored in a high school game? "I never thought about that," Isaac said recently. "Honestly, as I get older, I just think about being happy that I had the chance to break it. "Lots of high school players can't tell a story like this one. I'm glad I can. " Infrequently, albeit.