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Fuss About the Bus

BY BRENDAN CRONIN // DEC. 5, 2011 // Those big gray buses make getting around campus a lot easier, but many students are questioning whether they’re worth the wait. Some students have been complaining about the shuttle buses’ overall service, as well as not knowing who to complain to. In interviews with numerous students, a recurring theme was that the shuttles are often full. As a result, those who had been waiting for a ride are left waiting, or must then walk to their destination. Either way, those students often arrive late. “It takes a pretty long time,” said freshman criminal justice major Derek Degon. “And you’re almost better off walking or you will waste too much time waiting for it.” […]

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More Than Meets the Eye

BY KELSEY HOWAT // DEC. 5, 2011 // When most people first think of Chris Barrow, they think of his size. After all, the sophomore stands 6 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 280 pounds. But there’s far more to Barrow than meets the eye. The 26-year-old—that’s not a typo!—came to Curry from the U.S. Navy, via Massasoit Community College in […]

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Party Highlights

PHOTOS BY SIMON POLAKOFF // DEC. 5, 2011 // Students poured into the ARC Nov. 19 for the Highlighter Dance Party wearing neon shirts, shorts and shoes. They danced the night away to some great music thanks to Curry’s Chris Gendgron, aka “DJ Chris the Greek.”  

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Get Your Heads Out of the Sand

BY YASMEEN RIFAI AND LAURA ABUJABER // DEC 5, 2011 // In America, there are many misconceptions about the Middle East. From conversations we’ve had with numerous Curry students, those misconceptions are plentiful on campus, too. We are from different Middle Eastern countries (Lebanon, for Rifai, and Jordan, for Abujaber) and we are both Arab women. Yet, on an almost daily basis, we’re asked questions about our cultures and countries that are seemingly based on cartoons. “Do you have cars over there or do you ride camels for transportation?” “How many deserts do you have?” “Do you live in tents?” “Do you have televisions and phones?” Some students thought we might be Arabian princesses who already have arranged marriages waiting […]