Features

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.…

Theater Preview

Can a play without a plot change the story in the Middle East? Tuesday, the Tyler School of Art will present “Six Actors In Search of a Plot,” both a Palestinian and Israeli theater initiative.…

Real fans, fake sport

There are no half-naked cheerleaders doing flying splits with headbands around their waists. The game is devoid of crazy fans, obnoxious loudspeakers and sweaty mascots that scare little kids. No airborne hotdogs shot into the stands.…

Dining without the meaty details

Fake chicken nuggets, fake bacon, fake burgers, a mock-chicken salad sandwich and a bag of soy chips. That’s how junior Michael Kreger budgets his diet. Despite the evidence, Kreger is not a vegetarian.…

Dishing with Diamond Dollars

Imagine sharing a cubicle with another for more than 15 years. Instead of being surrounded by a desk, your office is lined with ovens, knives and a toolshed’s worth of other disfiguring appliances.…