Benevolent bicyclist preps for 4k for Cancer: Angleberger to travel coast to coast Summer 2016

IMG_0452BY BRIANNA TIEDEMAN
Advisor

Cancer does not have a face until it becomes yours or a familiar one.
This summer, Salisbury University senior Neal Angleberger will positively share the faces of cancer survivors, lost souls, and impacted family members, all affected by a growing disease.
Student summers are often spent driving a cash flow or soaking up the sun at the beach, but Angleberger’s sun will come from biking 4,000 miles across the country.
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults will host Angleberger and his team of 23 riders, just as they have for 14 years prior. The summer of 2016 marks the 15th anniversary of the 4K for Cancer ride, all proceeds and efforts forwarded to young adults fighting cancer in any capacity.
“We are riding for any young adults impacted by cancer, whether they had it, a family member did, or a friend,” Angleberger said.
Angleberger departs from the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, MD on June 5. San Diego, CA will greet him and his “Fam Diego” group chat members on August 13, 70 days and approximately 4,200 miles later. [Read more…]

Senioritis to reality: Advice for graduating seniors

IMG_5721BY MADELYN GRANGER
Staff Writer
Cap and gown pickups, finals, resumes, job interviews, where am I living in a month, when
will I see this person again and other stressful thoughts often plague college seniors as graduation
comes around.
And some would say it causes more stress than excitement.
Of course, there are the lucky few who are able to line up a job in their field and will not
have to experience the whole awkward unemployed college graduate period. You have my sincere
congratulations if you fall in that category, but if not you may find some slight comfort
by the end of the article.
Only 14 percent of students had a job lined up immediately after graduating, according to a
study conducted last year by AfterCollege (a site similar to GlassDoor, which is a job recruiting
site). That also means 86 percent of recent graduates had no clue what the future held for
them. [Read more…]

Seagull send off- Passing the torch: Advice from graduating seniors to freshmen

IMG_5667BY CLAIRE HUSHON
Staff Writer
As graduation quickly approaches, many SU seniors are looking back on the last four years
and reflecting on lessons learned both in and out of the classroom.
The Flyer asked graduating seniors what advice they would give to the freshmen class after
everything they’ve learned the past four years. All of the answers I received had one thing in common: cherish your time at SU because it flies by.
Here are five things seniors want freshmen to know: [Read more…]

Battle of the nests: off campus vs. on campus housing

IMG_5758BY KIM MOSEMAN
Staff Writer
Presently, there seems to be no shortage of housing options available
to Salisbury University students.
There is Seagull Square, University Park, New Zoo, Chesapeake
Hall, University Orchard, houses on Onley Road or off of Camden
Avenue and so many others.
But no matter where upperclassmen at SU choose to nest, it’s like a
silent battle between two groups of students – those who live off campus
and those who live on campus.
Just about everyone is biased to where they actually live, which
makes perfect sense seeing as how students have a lot of say in where
they choose to live (except for freshmen). [Read more…]

Derulo makes SU students “Wiggle” at 2016 Gullfest

 

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BY KAYDEE JONES
Gull Life Editor
It’s not everyday that an iHeart Radio Music Festival performer
and award-winning artist comes to Salisbury University,
but that’s exactly what happened on Sunday night as
hundreds of students packed in to Maggs Gym to witness the
2016 Gullfest headliner, Jason Derulo.
Students danced and sang along as Derulo sang his hits of
the past and present.
But the show was not without it’s complications.
After the shows two opening acts, The Jesters and breakfast
performed, Student Activities Director Tricia Garvey-Smith
came on stage to announce that Derulo had transportation issues
and the show was delayed from 6:15 p.m. until 9 p.m.
The gym was shut down and then reopened at 8:30 p.m. for
all students. Around 9:30 p.m. Derulo came on stage with his
dancers and quickly hyped the crowd.
But as Derulo was singing his new single “If It Ain’t Love”
about 45 minutes into the show, the sound suddenly cut out.
However Derulo and his team tried to not let it kill the show.
As they say, the show must go on.
Derulo’s dancers starting dancing and chanting “No music”
with the crowd, and after a brief intermission Derulo came
back on stage and started answering questions from the
crowd.
After about five minutes, the power was restored and
Derulo’s performance ended on a high note (but really, he hit
some insanely high notes), closing out another year’s Gullfest.

Gullfest- What you should know before concert time

By Kaydee Jones

Gull Life Editor

Spring time at Salisbury University typically means four things: the reemergence of the insane campus squirrels, ridiculous weather changes, day trips to OC when the weather actually cooperates and Gullfest.

Ever since the Student Organization for Activity Planning announced Jason Derulo as this year’s Gullfest artist, there have been mixed reactions from students.

Some reactions were positive…

And some were anything but…

 

SOAP, along with OSAO&L, hosted a town hall meeting last week to explain the decision making process for events such as Gullfest. The organization detailed the meeting’s discussion for those who could not attend in an open letter to SU students that was posted on SOAP’s website on Wednesday.

The letter addressed issues such as the concert’s location, security, how the process for choosing an artist works and why Derulo was picked. SOAP said that the artists students voted on had to be approved by University Police, and then the artists on the approved list were unavailable for various reasons, so this put them back to square one.

“We only send one list of artists to be approved by University Police, so we were unable to send another list,” the letter said. “Jason Derulo is an artist that has been to Salisbury before and we were certain that the police would have no problem with him.”

At the town hall meeting, SOAP emphasized that approval from University Police, affordability and availability were major factors that affected the artist decision. They said that this year’s budget for the concert was cut significantly, and more goes in to the concert than just paying the artist.

Money also has to go toward lighting, staging and security.

“We’re not a huge school so we can’t compete with the budget of some of the other schools,” Steven Rogers said , the talks and topics chair for SOAP.

Students at the meeting openly talked to SOAP about their concerns. SU senior Lana Thompson pointed to issues such as how the voting process created false hope among students as to who would be coming to the concert. She proposed an end of year carnival or a similar big event instead of bringing an artist that was unpopular among students.

“I’ve never attended Gullfest and I don’t plan on attending this one,” she said.

SOAP said that they recognized that there will always be negative feedback and there will always be people unhappy with the decision, but they said they strive to provide a well-known artist at an affordable price.

“We put you all in mind,” Kevin Aikins said, SOAP’s Graduate Assistant. “We don’t just say ‘Let’s pick the one we like.’ That’s not the case at all.”

Gullfest was going to be held on Henson Lawn due to a conflict with booking the intramural fields. But Tricia Garvey Smith, the director of Student Activities, sent out an email to students with updated information about the concert, including that it will now be held in Maggs Gym due to weather concerns.

The email also said that doors will open at 3 p.m. and it announced that local Salisbury band The Jesters will open at 3:45, the only known opening act before this was breakfast., who are set to play at 4:30. Derulo will perform at 6:15, and food will be served when doors open.

Tickets are $10 and will be sold until 3 p.m. on Sunday. Only students with tickets will be admitted.

Benevolent Bicyclist preps for cross-country fundraiser

BRIANNA TIEDEMAN

Advisor

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Ashia Joseph Photo

Cancer does not have a face until it becomes yours or a familiar one.

This summer, Salisbury University senior Neal Angleberger will positively share the faces of cancer survivors, lost souls, and impacted family members, all affected by a growing disease.

Student summers are often spent driving a cash flow or soaking up the sun at the beach, but Angleberger’s sun will come from biking 4,000 miles across the country.

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults will host Angleberger and his team of 23 riders, just as they have for 14 years prior. The summer of 2016 marks the 15th anniversary of the 4K for Cancer ride, all proceeds and efforts forwarded to young adults fighting cancer in any capacity. [Read more…]

DIY’s for SU Students: Clipboard Decorating Project

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By London Mackall

Clipboards are a necessity for many college students, including Resident Assistants and even Supplemental Instruction Leaders.

But sometimes it can be difficult to find an affordable clipboard that also has a fun and interesting pattern.

This do it yourself clipboard decorating project will give readers all of the steps that they need to create an amazing clipboard that will really showcase their personalities.

The following materials are necessary for completing this DIY clipboard decorating project: 1. Clipboard 2. Three different colors/patterns of decorative duct tape 3. Stickers 4. Scissors 5. Ruler.

I purchased the duct tape and clipboard that I will be using for this DIY from Dollar Tree. In order to give my clipboard a personal touch, I purchased the sticker that I wanted from an Etsy shop.

Now that all of your materials are in order it is time to begin the DIY.

Clipboard Decorating Steps:

1. Choose your color scheme. Establishing a color scheme will give you an idea of how you want your clipboard to look.

2. Neatly apply the duct tape to the entire front of your clipboard one strip at a time. If you
notice that the duct tape has started to form bubbles, carefully smooth them out. Maneuver your duct tape around the clip on the clipboard.

3. You will use two different colors of duct tape to decorate the back of your clipboard. Measure the clipboard and draw a line at around six the six inch mark. This line will tell you when to stop applying the first color of duct type and when to start applying the second color of duct tape.

4. Apply duct tape shade one to the bottom half of the clipboard. Stop applying the duct tape at the line.

5. Apply duct tape shade two to the top half of the clipboard.

6. Now that your board is completely covered you may notice that the edges are a little messy. In order to make the edges look neat, cover every side of your clipboard with an additional layer of duct tape. This will give your clipboard a more polished appearance.

7. Apply the stickers to your locations of choice.

8. Enjoy your new clipboard!

Remember; there are many different ways to decorate a clipboard. Use this DIY as a guideline and do not be afraid to put your own creative spin on this project.

Megan’s homemade sweet potato fries

BY MEGAN MAHEDY

Staff Writer

I’m really excited to share this recipe because I have been making these sweet potato fries since high school, and boy have I had the time to perfect my recipe. They are a great combination of salty, sweet, crispy and savory. Plus, the best part (in my opinion) is that they’re healthy. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A, potassium, vitamin B-6 and magnesium. This recipe is great to have as the addition to a meal, or even as a snack.

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Megan Mahedy photo: sweet potato fries are a great source a vitamins and nutrients

Ingredients:

1 large sweet potato

1/4 tsp sea salt

Dash of black pepper

Extra virgin olive oil OR melted extra virgin coconut oil [Read more…]

90s Nostalgia Wave Hits the ‘Bury

BY LONDON MACKALL
Staff Writer

Childhood nostalgia seems to be sweeping the nation, and the Salisbury University campus is no exception.
With television shows like “Full House” and “Boy Meets World” getting their own spinoffs, it seems that no show, no matter how beloved, is entirely exempt from a reboot.
When asked to reminisce about their favorite childhood shows, SU students’ favorite programs varied in age. Some shows were made in the 1960s, while others were from the early 2000s.

[Read more…]

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