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New program aims to help foster kids

Nicole Kelly, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017

     According to Pennsylvania state statistics, approximately 13,000 to 15,000 children are currently in foster care system in Pennsylvania. The numbers are staggering, especially when considering 1,100 of these children in PA foster care will ‘age out’ of the system, or ex...

MOAB bomb raises questions of ethics used in Middle East Warfare

Brett Bulino, Contributing Writer

April 19, 2017

     Last Thursday the U.S forces in Afghanistan sent a message to IS (The Islamic State) in the form of the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat. This weapon, called the MOAB (Massive Ordinance Air Blast bomb) or the “mother of all bombs,” was dropped onto an IS bas...

Huskies of the Week

The Voice, Staff

April 19, 2017

     Ryan Shiffer of the Bloomsburg baseball team earned Husky of the Week honors, and was named PSAC East Baseball Athlete of the Week for his impressive offensive performances against Mansfield, Clarion and Lock Haven. The sophomore catcher went 16-of-30 at the plate for an average of...

The end of an era

Rachel Wright, News Editor

April 19, 2017

     David L. Soltz became Bloomsburg’s 18th president in January of 2008. In his time as BU’s president, more than $240 million in construction and renovations have taken place, many programs have been started and revamped and fundraising has been through the roof. However,...

Johnson ties UFC record with 10th title defense

Evin Hartsock, Sports Editor

April 19, 2017

     After Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson’s dominant win over Wilson Reis at UFC Fight Night in Kansas City, the 30-year-old Flyweight champion stood at the center of the octagon and was asked about his legacy. Johnson responded, saying, “GSP [Georges St. Pier...

First Word: One-percenters work hard too-Stop demonizing those with money; They are achieving the American Dream

Carissa Jones, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017

     We have a serious issue in America, one which threatens the crucial value of hard work and success. For, in the United States, accomplishments are seen by certain individuals as a sign of greed and cronyism rather than a perfect example of the American dream. In America, people are...

Voice-ify: Bringing booty back

Arianna Erdman, Managing Editor

April 19, 2017

     The sun’s out, the guns are out, and it’s time once again for Bloomsburg’s annual weekend of brew-soaked debauchery. That’s right, everyone; it’s Block Party weekend, three straight days of ignoring responsibility and drinking like it’s the secon...

Tough topics addressed at PADME

Bitania Yemane, Asst. News Editor

April 19, 2017

     The Personal Adornment Day and Makeup Extravaganza (PADME) event occurred last Thursday in the Caldwell Consistory Building where art studio and theater students were able to showcase their artistic abilities through fashion and theatrical makeup. Here students expressed messages t...

Former Patriot Hernandez found dead in prison

Brian Abbate, Chief Copy Editor

April 19, 2017

     On Wednesday morning at 3:05 a.m., former New England Patriots’ tight end Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell. Hernandez committed suicide by hanging himself with a bedsheet, according to Massachusetts Department of Correction spokesman Christopher M. Fallon....

Into ‘The Void’: Corpses, cults and tentacled terrors haunt this tribute to 80’s horror glory

Ioannis Pashakis, Editor-in-Chief

April 19, 2017

Aaron Poole fends off hellish horrors in a hospital surrounded by enigmatic cult members in “The Void.”       Indie horror film “The Void,” a grotesque calling card to 1980’...

Economic speakers share knowledge at BU

Nicole Keiser, Special to The Voice

April 19, 2017

     Featuring a variety of speakers from Ivy League Schools to top political positions each year, the Department of Economics at Bloomsburg University has a lecture series unique to the area. Originating around 20 years ago, the series has seen two speakers per academic year. ...

Asher’s novel strikes a chord with modern youth

Morgan Mickavicz, Assist. Op Ed Editor

April 19, 2017

 Jay Asher’s 2007 novel “13 Reasons Why” gives a deeply emotional glimpse into the struggles young people often face.       Jay Asher’s best-selling Young Adult (YA) novel, ...

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