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Give me a room on the 13th floor

I could never understand why the number 13 is seen in such a bad light. It can’t be too unlucky—it was the number chosen by legends Wilt Chamberlain and Dan Marino, it’s the number on the jerseys of future Hall of Famers Alex Rodriguez and Steve Nash, and there are 13 stripes on the American flag.…

Trio meets higher competition

When it looked like the individual resume of senior Luke Vexler could not boast anything new, the leader of the men’s gymnastics team proved he still had uncharted territory to conquer.…

Back when a court oath meant something

Through the course of investigation into illegal steroid use in baseball, players and trainers will be forced into court to testify next month. The biggest name talked about since the infamous Mitchell Report has been seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens.…

Men’s gymnastics team starts season with win

After winning its 23rd Eastern College Athletic Conference Championship last year, the men’s gymnastics team kicked off the 2008 season at the West Point Open in New York. Ranked No. 11 in the country, the gymnastics team went into the tournament with confidence, and finished day one with a 339.55-point team tally, giving the Owls first place among collegiate teams.…

Yo mom, thanks for my birthday this year

My birthday is coming, but I haven’t been thinking about presents. See, I’ve been questioning when birthday celebrations, the way we are accustomed to seeing them today, with parties and gifts and cards and cake, even came into play in America?…

Cowden recognizable despite missing uniform

If the volleyball team didn’t have so many freshmen, middle blocker Jacqueline Cowden would have to suspect her teammates of playing rookie jokes on her. Before the Atlantic Ten tournament, the business major was sick, and coach Bob Bertucci had her nap instead of practicing.…