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‘Apples to oranges’

The 2015 enrollment was taken during the first week of the semester whereas this year’s was taken in the fourth week. Therefore the data in the university Fact Book does not allow for direct correlation to find an increase or decrease in enrollment.

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief

September 21, 2016

When compared to the fourth week data from 2015, overall university enrollment has grown by 28 students. The enrollment data released this year does not directly correspond with data released last year because it was released at different times. “We are reporting at a different date now, so if yo...

‘Every intent of being open’

The university has updated its policy regarding areas on campus which are designated for “speech and expressive activities.” The locations are the lawn area south of Rice Library, the lawn area between the Physical Activities Center and the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center and the lawn in front of the Health Professions Building. The three areas combined are approximately 1.6 acres of the 1,400 acre campus

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

August 31, 2016

Freshman Shelby Heins said having zones specific for free speech wasn’t something she would expect to have on a college campus. “We’re paying to go here,” the nursing major said. “So our thoughts should be heard.” As a new student, Heins and several other freshman said they didn’t k...

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