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UI student talks life after losing mother to breast cancer

UI student talks life after losing mother to breast cancer

November 3, 2014


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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...

Longtime house mom makes Delta Gamma a home

Longtime house mom makes Delta Gamma a home

November 18, 2013


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When young adults go away to college, the independence can be exhilarating. However, being away from home can cause homesickness, especially with the sudden lack of daily parental guidance and care. Luckily, for the women in the University’s Delta Gamma chapter, house mother Teresa Mendez, or more comm...