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App users go the distance for charity

App users go the distance for charity

By Isabella Jackson

March 30, 2015

From pieing pre-med students to bounce house fundraisers, campus organizations provide many platforms to raise money for charity throughout the year. But only a few are powered by human movement.  Charity Miles, a free app available for both Apple and Android phones, donates money to a charity of th...

Tuition to triple this coming semester

Tuition to triple this coming semester

By Stephanie Kim

April 1, 2014

That’s right — April Fools’ Day. Without careful reading, headlines like this can fool readers, whether it is April Fools’ Day or not. The name of the game is satire. And over time, it has become harder to recognize. In recent years, news has permeated print publications, the Internet and soc...

The Origins of April Fools’ Day

By Bridget Hynes

April 1, 2014

April Fools’ Day, a holiday now known for pranks and jokes, is celebrated across the nation and throughout the Western world on April 1. However, the lighthearted event, alternatively known as All Fools’ Day, does not have the clearest origins.   The most popular explanation has the holiday running ...