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From clovers to cornfields: University student competes in World Irish Dance Championships

Claire Sullivan, freshman in Education, performs in the 2013 North American Irish Dance Championships in Anaheim, Calif. Sullivan is currently in London performing in the World Irish Dance Championships. 

By Annabeth Carlson

April 17, 2014

This time of year, most University students are in spring semester classes, studying for finals and preparing summer plans. But Claire Sullivan, freshman in Education, is spending her days in London competing in the World Irish Dance Championships.  Sullivan will perform as a soloist in the champion...

St. Patrick’s Day: Going beyond the green beer

St. Patrick’s Day: Going beyond the green beer

By Declan Harty

March 17, 2014

Whether someone is Irish, Irish-American or not even a little bit Irish, St. Patrick’s Day, the epitome of green gatherings, is celebrated in a variety of ways across the nation.  From the numerous parades to shamrock shakes and green beer, the holiday offers the 34.7 million U.S. residents with Irish ancestry the...