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Netflix will not melt your brain

Netflix will not melt your brain
April 11, 2016

One of the many valuable lessons I’ve learned at college is that school and Netflix go hand in hand. Whether we are procrastinating, winding down or choosing to save the eight dollars a month for something...

Apps, books and gadgets: A traveler’s packing list

The Wizcom Reading pen will translate text written in another language to English.
February 3, 2015

Despite the winter weather, students will soon have a light at the end of the tunnel: spring break. With a week-long vacation just around the corner, students have just enough time to put together the...

Krannert Art Museum set to premier spring exhibits

January 29, 2015

Krannert Art Museum’s spring 2015 public opening reception will feature collections of art ranging from contemporary pieces to traditional Japanese art. The opening reception kicks off Thursday at 6...

Old books, new availability

Selected items from the Cavagna Book Collection, which comprises several unique Italian volumes that date as far back as the 15th century. They are currently in the process of being catalogued and are housed in the University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
January 27, 2015

On the third floor of the University Main Library, staff members from the Rare Book & Manuscript Library are working to catalog and digitize a collection of around 20,000 books and manuscripts. Official...

Sacrificing her home for the homeless

Tommy, a guest at The Phoenix, strums his guitar in the recreation room of the drop-in center on Dec. 16.
January 22, 2015

Melany Jackson looks across the room, her eyes observing the intimate community she created.She sees two men and a woman, drifting off on a red leather couch. She watches her virtuoso friend Tommy, strumming...

Defending the small and overlooked: Books

October 9, 2014

Two weeks ago, I experienced a sad moment in my life. A friend and I were talking about books and reading, and he made a comment that almost made my jaw drop.   “I just don’t understand what’s so...

Belegarth Medieval Combat Society links University students

Member's of the University's Belegrath Medieval Combat Society practice on the South Quad on Monday evening to prepare for the RSO's frequent battles and tournaments.
September 9, 2014

Every Monday and Wednesday night, the South Quad becomes a fierce battlefield for approximately 100 students. Their medieval-inspired garb may confuse passing pedestrians as they travel past the battlegrounds....

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