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All-nighter tips

The exam and long paper creep closer with faint steps. At first they’re not even in a student’s periphery, but then they’re right behind you, breathing on your neck and whispering the stuff from nightmares like, “You don’t even know what chapter I’m on.” For all those who pride themselves on being a procrastinator, the all-nighter is the stage to show the world that, “My best work is done at night and takes no longer than eight hours.” Although many of these procrastinators swear their habitual laziness is inborn, here are some tips to help ward off Mr.…

Slumber party for none

The hallucination usually begins around the eighth cup of coffee, sometime between the hours of 2 and 3 a.m. First, the words and figures on the computer screen begin to dance, swirl and pulsate – finally dripping off the monitor, running over your hand and settling into a liquid-like pool on your crinkled sheet of notes.…

Students need more meal options

It’s Friday night and a sophomore promised to meet his friend for dinner. He rushes to the Louis J. Esposito Dining Hall, better known as “the caf,” and has his Owl Card swiped.…

Homecoming week raises glass of cheer to students

It’s sad when students associate spirit with booze before pep rallies, but this year’s Homecoming Committee plans to change that. But first, it had to change seats. For the first time ever, a student-run organization is running the show and is giving out shots of school spirit all week.…

The students behind the spirit

Without pomp and circumstance, nearly 20 leaders came from afar and encircled the round table, each preparing a festival fit for a king. They could have ended with NASCAR simulators, but Nadine Mompremier, the royal chairperson for Homecoming 2006, didn’t stop there.…

Texters send S.O.S. to docs

You always knew there was a reason why you left your cell phone on in class. Not just to showoff your latest Justin Timberlake ring tone, but to report on emergencies such as this one – and this one can’t wait.…

They say breaking up is hard to do

In the old days, it used to take some real effort. After dating someone for ‘x’ number of days, months or years, the only way to break it off was by face-to-face confrontation or by sending a letter and waiting a week for the horse-drawn mailman to deliver it.…

Giving fans something to cheer about

Like any other college team, these athletes spend countless hours practicing, executing their plays perfectly, risking injury and endorsing school spirit in a vigorous battle for pride. But this team isn’t egocentric.…

Shelter of Hope

Fifteen years ago, the vast majority of homeless persons were men. Today, however, women make up more than one-third of that population, according to a National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty report.…

‘Did that hit the spot?’ Study says no

Meg Ryan did it in “When Harry Met Sally.” Miranda did it on “Sex and the City.” Heck, even Kramer on “Seinfeld” admitted to doing it. Faking orgasms seems to have become an expected part of life for a sexually active person – especially if that person is a woman.…