Parking Fines Have Students Fuming

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BY ANDREW PENACHO // DEC. 18, 2014 // Students are rarely pleased with the parking situation at Curry College. Specifically, they routinely complain about a perceived lack of parking spots, as well as rules that restrict where on campus they can park. However, it’s the high cost of parking tickets that has students most fuming. […]

From Jordan, with Love and Purpose

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BY COLBY CALISI // DEC. 17, 2014 // Dr. Susan LaRocco is working from off campus this academic year. Way, way off campus. The longtime Curry Nursing Department professor is living, learning and working in Amman, Jordan on a Fulbright Scholarship. The Fulbright Scholarship is awarded to 8,000 U.S. students and scholars each year to work, […]

Learning Where You Live

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BY BRANDON METEVIER // DEC. 16, 2014 // Bell Hall, Curry College’s newest residence hall, is more than just student housing. It’s a place to learn, to work together, to build community, and to attend class. That’s right! Some students are able to go to class without having to leave their residence hall. Bell Hall, […]

Dining Services: Choice and Need

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BY EDDY SEGAL // DEC. 15, 2014 // Students often complain. And when it comes to their food, they don’t hold back. However, according to Christian King, executive chef for Curry College’s Dining Services, a lot of factors go into what is and what is not offered on the menu.

Honors Program Looks to Evolve, Grow

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BY JESSICA ASCIOLLA // DEC. 14, 2014 // Many students aren’t aware that Curry College has an Honors Program. In fact, it has existed since 1989. But the program is currently undergoing some tough times, in part due to a lack of leadership. Dr. Ron Warners was the co-director/director of Honors since its inception, but […]

New Assault Case Emerges as Old Case Closes

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BY EMMA SULLIVAN // DEC. 11, 2014 // Oct. 16 was an important day for former Curry College student Robert “Troy” Jones. That’s when the criminal case against him for assaulting and kidnapping a pair of female Curry student was dropped. According to Quincy District Court records, the case was dismissed due to a lack […]

When is the Price Right?

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BY COLE MCNANNA // DEC. 8, 2014 // Colleges need money, plain and simple. Without it, they simply cannot stay in business. At Curry College, student tuition, room/board, and fees account for approximately 94 percent of all earned revenue. Because the college is so reliant on these funds, rates have increased steadily over the years. […]

Freedom of Relationship Choice

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BY COLE MCNANNA // NOV. 21, 2014 // There are two types of college students: those who are in a relationship, and those who prefer not to be in one because they enjoy the freedom. College is often looked upon as a four-year party. You’re having the time of your life with your future groomsmen […]

Study Abroad, But Travel Far

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BY COLBY CALISI // NOV. 19, 2014 // Most college students tend to do a study-abroad semester somewhere in Europe. But wherever you study, you will have time to travel outside of your host city. With limited funds and time, you must choose wisely. Here are a few top destinations from my time abroad. Berlin, […]

Too Cool for School

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BY BRANDON METEVIER // NOV. 18, 2014 // As temperatures here have settled into the 30’s and 40’s, it seems like a good idea to just sit around in the residence halls and watch Netflix. But you’ll be missing out on all that Curry has to offer, as well as the sights, sounds and smells […]

Battle the Drunchies, Save Your Waistline

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BY KATE HALLER // NOV. 17, 2014 // It is that time again. The cold weather is back, the holidays are upon us, and everything is seemingly pumpkin spiced. Fall is officially here, and so we think we have every excuse to eat processed sugar and stay bundled up in bed. But like everything, comforts […]

Library Invests in Tech, Partly in Search of Space

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BY KENNETH SCOTT // NOV. 17, 2014 // Curry College’s library has undergone some relatively big changes within its relatively small confines. From iPad rentals to color printing, technology is playing a larger role in the campus’s educational support services. The Levin Library has added additional printers to the first and second floor, including a […]

Curry hosts Paralyzed Veterans Hoopsters

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PHOTOS BY EMILY ARONICA // NOV. 10, 2014 // The wheelchair basketball team of the New England Paralyzed Veterans of America hit the hardwood at Curry on Tuesday, Nov. 4. The NEPVA Celtics played against Curry students, who were given wheelchairs to compete. The Celtics defeated the students, 51-41. NEPVA organizes various sport programs. Wheelchair […]

Sports Journalist Bob Ryan Tells Stories

Curry Professor Bill Littlefield (left), host of NPR's "Only a Game, and longtime Boston Globe sports writer Bob Ryan.

BY COLE MCNANNA // NOV. 6, 2014 // Longtime Boston Globe sports columnist Bob Ryan was on Curry’s campus Wednesday night, Nov. 5, to talk about his new book, Scribe: My Life in Sports, which tells the story of a lifetime of storytelling. The event was part of an ongoing speaker series led by Curry […]

SGA Walks and Stumbles

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BY EMMA SULLIVAN // NOV. 6, 2014 // The Student Government Association, with the help of several other clubs on campus, came together for the Blue Light Walk on Thursday, Oct. 29. The walking tour of campus spotlighted the emergency systems available on campus and included information on sexual violence. The “blue lights” are speaker […]

Botelho Striking the Right Chords

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BY JESSICA ASCIOLLA // OCT. 29, 2014 // Most college students spend their free time with friends, taking a nap, or getting involved on campus. Curry College junior Macayla Botelho spends her time singing, writing, and recording music. On campus, you may have seen Botelho on stage with Curry Theatre and Pure Vocals. As a […]

State GOP Chair Visits Campus

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BY CRAIG RICHARDSON // OCT. 28, 2014 // Politics in this country has been in disfavor over the last decade. Government gets labeled as corrupt, inept and even useless. This surely results in considerably low voter turnout. On Thursday, Oct. 23, Massachusetts Republican Party chairperson Kirsten Hughes came to Curry College and encouraged students not […]

The Seven Sins of Spending

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BY KENNETH SCOTT // OCT. 27, 2014 // Almost every college student struggles with money management during his or her pursuit of an education. Most of us have learned the hard way how to budget our finances. The expansive universe that is the Internet possesses countless money management tips and budgeting suggestions for students. While […]

Live and Learn Abroad

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BY COLBY CALISI // OCT. 24, 2014 // Studying abroad at the Richmond, the American International University in London, was among the greatest four months of my life. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I’m so glad I took it. What I tell students is this: We have no full-time job. We have no mortgages. […]

The Coffee Fix

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BY MICHAEL NOLAN // OCT. 22, 2014 // What is life like without coffee? Ask most college students and they couldn’t tell you. We take advantage of how easy it is to get coffee, but we don’t realize the amount of money we spend. According to the National Coffee Association, people in the United States […]

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