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UI student talks life after losing mother to breast cancer

Nicole’s mother, Darcie Crifase, at age 21, the same age as Nicole is now.

November 3, 2014

Nicole Crifase remembers sitting in the bathtub, clutching her knees and trying to comprehend what had just happened. It was March 27, 2005, and her mother, Darcie Crifase, had just lost her battle against breast cancer. To the senior in LAS, life without her mother seemed completely unfathomable.  Wi...

Rock the boat by rocking the vote

Rock the boat by rocking the vote

By Emma Goodwin

September 29, 2014

I’ve always prided myself on my insane amounts of patriotism. While I can never decide if our generation thinks it’s cool or not to openly love America, as per the common “’Merica” jokes, I’ve always proudly bled red (and white and blue).Despite my unwavering support of our country, I don’t have...