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Netflix will not melt your brain

Netflix will not melt your brain

By Isabella Winkler

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 decidedly more valuable, every college student has a relationship with Netflix.Lately, my on...

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

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

By Christina Oehler

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 perfect packing list for the ultimate spring break trip. Once the basics are packed — appropriate cl...

Old books, new availability

Old books, new availability

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 cataloging began after receiving funding this past winter.   The collection has been housed at ...

Sacrificing her home for the homeless

Sacrificing her home for the homeless

By Sarah Foster

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 melodies on his acoustic guitar.She smiles. These are the moments that make her sacrifices seem...

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 fun about reading, you’re just sitting there doing nothing.” Doing...nothing? Since I was a little...

Belegarth Medieval Combat Society links University students

Belegarth Medieval Combat Society links University students

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. But the knights, marshals and commanders are hard at work as the fights and battles begin. Th...