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Hometown roommates make campus comfortable

Hometown roommates make campus comfortable

February 24, 2015


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Coming out of high school, my biggest fear was that I would be unable to make new friends in college. I knew that a roommate would be a key way to make a new friend – or a disastrous way to help ruin my freshman year. I had heard the roommate horror stories – bullies, people who don’t shower, part...

Dorm life turns strangers to family

Dorm life turns strangers to family

February 24, 2015


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Stepping into the doors of Allen Hall on Aug. 19, I had no idea what to expect. For the first time in my life I would be living alone. With no one to tell me to do my work or to come home, it was just me, myself and I. This of course is 10 times more exciting than it is scary. Freedom is liberating, an...

Cutler, Bears, wasting fans time and money

Cutler, Bears, wasting fans time and money

By Mubarak Salami

October 28, 2014


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I have always been a strong advocate of the idiom “you get what you pay for;” meaning, if you don’t pay much for something, it is probably of bad quality. I tend to spend the extra dollar on items in hope that they will be of higher quality than the less expensive alternative. So what does $126...

Engineers Without Borders successfully provides clean water in remote Adu Achi

Engineers Without Borders successfully provides clean water in remote Adu Achi

October 28, 2014


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In many places around the world, poor sanitation is not an easy problem to fix. But the issue kills far more people each year than warfare, according to the World Health Organization.  In places like Nigeria, for example, approximately half of its population of 170,000 million people suffer from defici...