April 5, 2020

A loss for words: Reetika Vazirani, poet and professor, commits suicide at 40

September 9, 2003 Kristina Fiore 1

She walked into the classroom, her youthful eyes scanning the roomful of unfamiliar students’ faces. To professor and poet Reetika Vazirani, new places and different people were always familiar, a product of her frequent traveling and moving around. Despite her natural poise and grace, no one knew the pain that migration and other tragedies had inflicted on Vazirani’s life. […]

Meet me in outer space

August 25, 2003 Kristina Fiore 0

Once in a lifetime? How about once in a thousand lifetimes.

That’s how often Mars comes within 35 million miles of Earth. And on Aug. 27, humans will be able to view the Red Planet as close as Neanderthals saw it 60,000 years before.

An opportunity to witness the phenomenon that will probably only be seen by 1,000 generations superceding ours should be taken advantage of. […]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

August 25, 2003 Teresa Rivas 0

The end of August is a time of intense heat, humidity and mosquitoes. But for many people this last stretch of summer holds an even more ominous undertone.

Lurking on the horizon are the three words everyone has dreaded since the first September they learned the alphabet song, the nutritional value of crayons and the joy of snack time – back to school. […]

Standing on the precipice of big time

While all students at the College are, of course, driven, motivated and intelligent, choosing a career is not always easy. And not everyone has it all figured out just yet. Four students tell their stories of sucess, future plans and job possibilities.

Helping the Nursing Shortage

As a child, a hospital full of doctors and needles can seem intimidating and overbearing. […]

Bright orange shirts express need for sweat-free clothing

April 29, 2003 Teresa Rivas 0

In an effort to raise awareness on campus about sweatshop abuses, an information table staffed by volunteers was set up in the in the student center all day last Thursday for Sweat-Free Day.

The table, borrowed from the Progressive Student Alliance (PSA), held information about companies who use sweatshops, sweatshop abuses, Web sites and things people on campus can do to help. […]

Professor gets personal — organ donor saved his life

April 29, 2003 Angela 0

With April being Donation Awareness Month, Marvin Kurland, a professor of electrical engineering, presented an Organ Donor Program in the Science Complex on Wednesday.

“There is an excess of 80,000 people waiting for a transplant,” Kurland said. “Twenty people a day die waiting. […]

Activism project turns into day-long festival of feminism

April 29, 2003 Ashley Marty 0

A project for a Women and Gender Studies class turned into a campuswide program last Wednesday, with the all-day program, Fem Fest. Discussions and workshops were held throughout the day in Forcina Hall while information tables were set up in the Brower Student Center to inform and educate students about feminist issues. […]

Supporting the Troops

April 22, 2003 Kristina Fiore 0

Whether or not people are in support of the war, one wartime aspect is usually agreed upon: support our troops.

For most people, the troops are a far-off entity who are “protecting our homeland” and “fighting for freedom.”

This is not the case for two students at the College, Alison Litvack and Jen Nemmers. […]

Tie a yellow ribbon ’round the campus for me

April 22, 2003 Kristina Fiore 0

Yellow Ribbons are being tied all over lampposts outside the student center as well as on students’ jackets and residence hall room doors. Yet, there is more to the ribbon than meets the eye.

Yellow Ribbon Wearers

On the gray peacoat that she wears every day, Christine Brower, sophomore elementary education and psychology major, displays a yellow ribbon made from thin, ribbed material usually used for decorative gift-wrapping. […]

Photojournalist features real faces of Baghdad

April 22, 2003 Ashley Marty 0

Photojournalist Lorna Tychostup’s presentation, “The War in Iraq: Looking into the Eyes of the Enemy” attracted an excited crowd. With her photo exhibit/presentation, Tychostup showed pictures she took on a two-week trip to Baghdad this February. Her travel motive was to “bring home the face of the Iraqi people. […]

Habitat gives shingles for singles

April 22, 2003 Mike Franco 0

The College’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity sponsored a Build-a-thon last week to support its organization. The organization built an eight foot by eight foot shed that played an essential role in the fundraiser.

From Wednesday through Friday, students and campus organizations could buy $2 cedar shingles and personalize them with their names before the group added the pieces to the shed which was located outside between Green Hall and the student center. […]

90s: Booty-shaking, grunge and a new reality

April 15, 2003 Casie Wexler 0

Where did Mr. Belding go? Why is it that I can see teen sensation Joey MacIntyre on “Boston Public,” but I can’t find that damn Mr. Belding behind any desk on TV?

It seems as though we have all forgotten the beauty of the 90s (intentionally or not) and that the focus today seems to be on the 80s and all of those other decades I can’t remember. […]

Vigil combats ignorance of eating disorders

April 15, 2003 Teresa Rivas 0

To promote awareness of eating disorders, Delta Phi Epsilon gathered on the steps of Green Hall last Saturday, April 12, to hold a vigil.

One of the sorority’s philanthropies is ANAD (Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders) and the theme of the second annual vigil was “accept yourself, accept others. […]

‘Sopranos’ actress tells a saga of her own

April 15, 2003 Daniela Flores 0

Cuban-American actress and singer Jamie-Lynn Sigler brought a message of encouragement and hope to students at the College as the keynote speaker for Latin Awareness Month, sponsored by Union Latina.

Sigler is best known for portraying “Meadow” on the hit HBO show “Sopranos. […]

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