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Fall commencement to be ticketed

Fall commencement to be ticketed

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

August 18, 2017

The Fall commencement ceremony will now require tickets to attend due to safety concerns with overcrowding. “We start to evaluate and predict what the number of people attending will look like early in the process, and it's better for us to plan on using the tickets,” Director of University and Com...

Medicine for the heart

Medicine for the heart

Sarah Rogers, Staff Writer

November 17, 2016

In this post-election season, I feel we have forgotten something very important. We have forgotten Thanksgiving; we have forgotten to be thankful. I remember growing up, my mother had my siblings and I recite in sing-song voices “a thankful heart is good medicine.” Good medicine. Medicine...

Tough to give thanks

Morgan Falconer

November 11, 2015

“Oh, your friend’s pretty okay, for a black feller.” “You can have your husband do that for you when you’re older.” “People are gay because they have shoulder demons.” Yes, these are things people said, and not just any people—my own family members. Thanksgiving is coming up, and...

International students to experience American Thanksgiving in Chicago

Rachel Christian

November 18, 2014

Tom Gibbons isn't going home for Thanksgiving this year, but it's hard to blame him. His hometown is nearly 4,000 miles away. Gibbons, a sophomore history major, is from Warrington, England, about halfway between Liverpool and Manchester. This year, he is one of dozens of international students...

Event Alert: Thanksgiving semi-formal

Ariana Beedie

November 20, 2013

The Housing and Residence Life staff will host a Thanksgiving dance, giving students the chance to give to charity and celebrate before the holidays. The Thanksgiving Semi-Formal will be held Nov. 22 in Carter Hall. Students are asked to bring a canned food item or $1 for entry to the dance. The danc...

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