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Journey to the center of the mall

Journey to the center of the mall

December 2, 2014

The month of November bore witness to many celebrated American traditions: Thanksgiving, No-Shave November and, most importantly, Black Friday. For anybody who doesn’t follow my weekly columns, two Tuesdays ago, I explored the Black Friday phenomenon, what it represents to American consumers and my p...

First Quad Day fostered bond between students-faculty body

First Quad Day fostered bond between students-faculty body

August 22, 2014

Unlike the current model of a registered student organization fair, the first Quad Day was an all-day event that featured a rock concert, talent show and other festivities that lasted until 1 a.m. On Friday, Sept. 10, 1971, the first Quad Day took root in the midst of “great social upheaval” on ...