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‘Lost Boy’ of Sudan rises to success on campus

‘Lost Boy’ of Sudan rises to success on campus

October 21, 2014

Gai Nyok, graduate student in economics, remembers waking up one morning at 5 years old in the tiny village of Abang, of the former Sudan, with the sun still down and being grabbed by the hand by his older brother. “Ket,” his older brother exhaled. In their native Dinka language, it meant “run.” ...

Prioritizing is the key to success during finals

Prioritizing is the key to success during finals

By Stephanie Youssef

May 8, 2014

 With the end of the semester comes the impending doom of something every student shudders at: finals.  Yes, it is now the semi-magical time of the year when library attendance hits at an all-time high, coffee sales spike sharply and students’ lives reach a whole new level of miserable — reall...

‘Goodbye Solo’ features an unlikely bond

April 28, 2014

From the get-go, Ramin Bahrani’s moving third feature film, “Goodbye Solo,” (2008) illustrates a powerful story about two men on the opposite spectrum of life. The movie begins with a conversation between a warm and cheery black taxi driver, who is offered a unnerving proposition by a significantl...