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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.…

Talking ’bout my generation debt

While everyone was looking the other way, that proverbial elephant in the room had morphed into a dinosaur – and promptly keeled over. Still answering to the name of Social Security, it is one of the main issues 26-year-old, Pulitzer-Prize nominee Anya Kamenetz will be examining Tuesday, Oct.…

Conserve gas, cash this winter

The weather outside is frightful – or just kind of schizophrenic – but still scary nonetheless. Just as volatile are gas prices, which could have people sweating out their heating bills.…

MTV cleans your real world

Icebergs are sweating, the sky is falling and the ozone layer is Swiss cheese, and you still need a worthwhile reason not to take half-hour showers? General Electric and mtvU have unearthed 25,000 reasons to rally your classmates in joining you in the fight against global warming.…

Manholes of fury

As Devin Peterson turned the corner, he faced a decision that is thrust upon every student who walks more than two blocks on Main Campus: sewer steam or incoming traffic. He chose the latter – and lived to tell about it.”I don’t know what the hell the stuff is,” the freshman said.…

Taking it to the streets

Every day at 9:30 a.m., Bill Zacharatos, 33, from Upper Darby, Pa., drives up Norris Street and parks his lunch truck, The Creperie, in the same spot between 12th and 13th streets.…

Dance Fever

We have all frequented the night clubs in Old City and admired the dancers, albeit from a safe distance, who actually know what they are doing. Who hasn’t been jealous of those perfectly-toned bodies on the dance floor that manage to move, twist and whirl effortlessly?…

Students make the grade

In the past when selecting classes for the upcoming semester, the only precautionary method students could take was to ask a friend about the course. Is the teacher hard? Is the class worth it?…