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Worst Case Scenario: SEC positively affecting campus

Ryan Shoup, Contributing Reporter
August 27, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

After sitting in many meetings, reading countless Observer articles, and chatting with fellow bitter students, I’ve realized we are closer than ever to campus civil war. Even though Barbara Snyder balanced the budget in a year, provided funding for a new student center, and fixed that annoying cobblestone...

Sex and Dating

Erika and Chelsea, The girls next door
August 27, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It’s the end of the first week of college, or your return to college. You met new people in your classes and in your dorms, picked up a few phone numbers, and hoped your lack of dating experience in high school wasn’t completely apparent in the way you said hello. If this isn’t your first semester...

One student’s story: wielding Magic in foreign countries

One student’s story: wielding Magic in foreign countries

Noah Swartz, Staff Reporter
August 27, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The beginning of a new semester is a time of fresh faces, swapped stories, and most of all: introductions. As The Observer’s beautiful typesetting and talented layout designers have already made apparent (placing it right under the headline) my name is Noah Swartz. I’m a fifth year math major with...

Going back to Those Gold Soundz: I was a six-year-old Phish phan

Going back to Those Gold Soundz: I was a six-year-old Phish phan

Adam Spektor, Focus Editor
August 27, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

  In the same song which I pulled this column’s name from, Stephen Malkmus sings, “You can never quarantine the past.” This holds true to all the *NSYNC and Britney Spears you used to listen to and might currently pretend doesn’t exist. I learned that such notions were follies, and to...

Welcome Back Comedy Night a real laugh

Welcome Back Comedy Night a real laugh

Rachel Hunt, Assistant Focus Editor
August 27, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“Have you ever heard of the power of suggestion?” hypnotist Greg Steele asked the students at Welcome Days Comedy Night. It seems that no one had ever heard of the power of suggestion, not even UPB, whom many would have “suggested” to that Comedy Night would have been postponed in order to have...

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