Hallie C. Falquet

Students heeded call to service in wake of 9/11, study says

With the hood of her pink sweatshirt tied tightly around her head, Megan McGovern, a 19 year-old student at the University of Maryland, sits behind a folding table urging students to donate blood as the temperature slowly creeps towards 50. In the past, college students partied all night, slept late and would rarely be seen […]

Gallaudet U. protests shutter school for deaf

The protest is large and the message loud, but the scene silent. The students of Gallaudet University, the nation’s only liberal arts university for the deaf and hard of hearing, did not wake up to go to class Monday morning. Instead, they roused themselves to a fifth day of shutting down the campus in protest […]

More colleges dropping ‘early decision’ option

Harvard University’s Sept. 12 decision to end early admission, an acceptance policy that is thought to favor wealthier students, prompted a wave of repeat decisions throughout the collegiate world. Princeton University followed suit less than two weeks later and the University of Virginia joined the group on Sept. 26. Even though the University of North […]

Diet supplements: an unnecessary addition?

“Lose 20 pounds in three weeks.” “Drop weight while you sleep.” And now, add a “Slim Down Booster” to your smoothie to give your mind and body a boost. Weight loss advertisements are everywhere. Promises of rapid weight loss with minimal effort entice buyers desperate to change their bodies. Freshens, a national franchise specializing in […]

Facebook’s developers look forward

“I check it, like, 7000 times a day . mainly to stalk people,” said 17-year-old Brianna Russo. “Yeah, I check my email, and go on Facebook,” added Kristen Warn, 18, who also uses the popular internet site to “stalk people.” The University of Maryland freshmen laughed as they described their obsessive relationship with Facebook.com, a […]