A Lens on Capital Punishment

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BY ALEX MILNE // MAY 7, 2014 // The number of Americans supporting capital punishment is on the decline. According to the Pew Research Center, 37 percent of U.S. adults oppose it—up 6 percentage points from 2011. A majority of people (55 percent) still supports the death penalty for people convicted of murder. But given […]

Bed, Wrath and Beyond

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BY HALEY LORGE // MAY 7, 2014 // After receiving their housing lottery numbers this spring, Curry College residential students scrambled to make plans for next year. However, things haven’t gone quite as planned for everybody. Twenty current rising juniors have no place to live on campus next year because of a shortage in residential […]

Students Shine in Main Stage Production

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BY RYAN HATHAWAY // MAY 5, 2014 // The final curtain came down last week on the spring semester’s main stage production, “The Trojan Women.” Director Sarah Rozene-Wolski’s modern interpretation of Euripides’ Trojan War tragedy featured industrialized sets and faceless Greek soldiers wearing gas masks. Rozene-Wolski’s “director’s note” clarified that the modern sets, wardrobes and […]

Curry Sports Top 10 Performances

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BY KENNETH SCOTT // MAY 5, 2014 // With the 2013-14 sports season nearly over, we recap the top-10 individual achievements by Curry athletes. No. 10: (9/8/13) Richkaard Verrier scores two goals in a flash  Sophomore Midfielder Richkaard Verrier scored two goals in just over three minutes to ice a 5-1 victory for the men’s soccer team against […]

Campus Sodexo Workers Move to Unionize

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BY NICK IRONSIDE // MAY 1, 2014 // As Julie Pemberton walked out of the Student Center on Wednesday afternoon, April 30, a crowd of about 40 students and faculty members outside cheered the woman they affectionately know as “Jools.” After some warm embraces, the entire group marched back inside in support of the unionization […]

Lucky 13 for Mr. Curry Contest

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PHOTOS BY ANDREW SCHNEIDER // APRIL 30, 2014 // Curry College held its 13th annual Mr. Curry competition last weekend. Six guys showed their class, and a bit of sass, through causal, swimsuit, formal and talent portions of the show. In the end, senior Skubie Mageza took home the crown.

Get Into Boston While the Weather is Good

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BY HAYLEY LORGE // APRIL 28, 2014 // After a long, brutally cold winter, the New England weather is finally starting to warm up. This is good news for those under-21 college students. The warmer nights open up a lot of possibilities for evenings out. Boston is a beautiful city to walk around, and there’s […]

Women Rule the World

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BY MOLLY SIMON // APRIL 22, 2014 // It’s opening weekend for Curry Theatre, and the women of Troy will be taking over the Keith Auditorium. The first showing of “The Trojan Women” is Saturday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. Additional performances are scheduled for Sunday, April 27; Monday, April 28; and Tuesday, April 29, […]

Big Bang Makes Some Noise

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PHOTOS BY EMILY ARONICA // APRIL 16, 2014 //  The seventh annual Big Bang fashion show and performance showcase took place on Saturday, April 12 in the Curry College Student Center. Hosted by the Multicultural Student Union, the event featured student models, performers and even a drag show. Moreover, money was raised for a pair […]

Empty Extinguishers, False Alarms Have Students Heated

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BY ANDREW PENACHO // APRIL 14, 2014 //  The good news is that the fire alarms in residence halls at Curry College clearly work. The bad news is that some students seem to think fire safety is a joke. In the 886 residence hall and others around campus, people have being pulling fire alarms as pranks […]

Big Happenings With a Bang

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BY KENNETH SCOTT // APRIL 11, 2014 // Curry students are bringing the noise to campus on Saturday, April 12, with the annual “Big Bang” showcase in the Student Center gymnasium. The college’s Multicultural Student Union (MSU) has held the show since 2007. What started as a campus fashion show has grown into a talent showcase […]

Dorm Damage Fees Rile Students

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BY TAYLOR EVANS // APRIL 2, 2014 // When something is damaged in a residence hall, someone has to pay for it. At Curry College, it’s usually a lot of people. Depending on the extent of the damage, a whole floor of students or an entire residence hall can be billed—and often are—to repair or replace […]

Good Hoops and Fun for All

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PHOTOS BY EMILY ARONICA // MARCH 31, 2014 //  College staff, professors and students took to the hardwood on Thursday, March 27 for the annual exhibition basketball game. The staff/faculty squad defeated the students, 54-45, in the Student Center gymnasium.

Faking it ’til They Can Make it

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BY TANYA WILLIAMS // MARCH 31, 2014 // It’s no surprise that underage drinking happens on college campuses. However, you might be surprised by just how much happens off campus, in restaurants and bars. In 2002, a Harvard University study found that nearly 18 percent of underage college students owned and used false identification. More recently, a […]

Tuition to Rise…Yet Again

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BY JACKSON CARMUSIN // MARCH 25, 2014 //  When you’re paying $32,800 for one year of college tuition, adding $950 to the total doesn’t seem like much. But now think about what you could do with $950. That’s the amount tuition will rise at Curry College next year. Fees are also increasing by $50, to […]

Budgeting for the Broke Student

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BY TAYLOR EVANS // MARCH 19, 2014 // The majority of college students are broke; it’s just the way it is. I know I am. After working all summer we often think we’ll have enough money to last us through the next academic year, but it never works out that way. If you are the […]

Will Weed Ever Be Fully Legal?

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BY BRYAN LUIS // MARCH 17, 2014 // Social acceptance of marijuana usage is on the rise. A Gallup survey last fall showed that a majority of Americans—58 percent, in fact—think the drug should be legalized. In Washington and Colorado, marijuana is legal for recreational use. Both states made the move in 2012, following voter […]

Club Hopping

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BY RYAN HATHAWAY // MARCH 6, 2014 // As we approach midterms, the stress of academics can be a lot to handle. For those looking to blow off steam between weekends, clubs are a great way to refocus your energy and attention. Curry offers an assortment of options for outdoor activities and indoor interests. Students […]

College Says New Dorm Still on Schedule for Fall 2014 Opening

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BY KEVIN DIFFILY // MARCH 5, 2014 // Housing deposits are due March 25. But some students are wondering if they’ll actually have a place to live on campus next semester. At the beginning of the fall 2013 academic year, Curry didn’t have enough beds on campus to house each of the 1,400-plus students who […]

Costco: A Cheap Dining Experience

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BY PETER BOUGIOUKOS // MARCH 1, 2014 // Most people know Costco as a wholesale superstore. You must buy a membership to shop, but can then purchase a huge array of bulk products. What most people don’t know about Costco is that it’s a pretty great place for cheap in-house dining. For the college crowd, […]

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