Author: Rachel Miller

Long-time SWOP specialist retires, leaves legacy of love

RACHEL MILLER EDITOR-IN-CHIEF “For 29 years, I’ve been doing SWOP (Student Work Opportunity Program),” said Sandy Buccafurni, Student Work Program specialist, who is retiring this December.  The year was 1990, and the bank Buccafurni worked for was cutting back hours. Going out on a limb, she sent her resume and…

I am certainly uncertain

Rachel Miller

RACHEL MILLER EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Why do we have an entire channel devoted to weather?  I was reading a section of Lisa Cron’s book, “Story Genius,” earlier, and she pointed out the strangeness of this concept. “We have an entire channel devoted…

Angelic devotion brought to new light in student talk

RACHEL MILLER EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Students became more attuned to their guardian angels Sunday afternoon through a talk entitled “Everything You Need to Know About Guardian Angels.”   “So, look around. There’s about 60, maybe 70 people in here — at least 140 persons,” said Bryan Calligan, senior history…

The commitment of a pen

Rachel Miller

RACHEL MILLER EDITOR-IN-CHIEF This summer, I pulled out all my old notebooks from my freshman through junior years at Franciscan in hopes of finding information useful for my thesis. I opened up notebook after notebook — written unabashedly in pencil — and I was disappointed.  …