Ilana Weinberg

Students receive ‘hate’ mail

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – An unlikely suspect was identified and charged last Tuesday as the author of the racist hate mail that caused an evacuation of minority students at Trinity International University outside of Chicago. Alicia Harden, a 19-year-old black student, was attempting to scare her mother into letting her transfer to a Mississippi school when […]

Students show skepticism, hope for new Pope

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – “Habemus papam”, Latin for “We have a pope” were the words heard around the world last Tuesday when the election Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, was announced. The 78 year old Cardinal was elected by the College of Cardinals as the 265th leader of the Catholic Church, after only the second […]

Cookie Monster eating fewer cookies to combat child obesity epidemic

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – “Sesame Street”‘s infamous Cookie Monster is eating fewer cookies, and his Internet home page now features a “healthy habits” section, picturing the familiar blue, furry monster eating — an apple? Yes, “Sesame Street” rang in its 36th season last week, featuring a segment for its new health initiative at the beginning of […]

Students discuss living wills in light of Schiavo case

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Terri Schiavo died last Thursday, ending a long contested personal and political battle over her right to die. The feeding tube was removed almost two weeks earlier from the 41-year-old woman, who had spent 15 years in a vegetative state. The legal battle between her husband, Michael, and her parents was put […]

AMBER Alert aids with locating missing children

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The remains of Jessica Marie Lunsford, the latest juvenile victim of kidnapping and murder, were found last week after John Evander Couey, 46, confessed to committing the crime. This case is the most recent to bring to light the AMBER Alert Plan, which has been in effect since 1997 when 9-year-old Amber […]

Pop princess sues insurance companies

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Pop princess Britney Spears made headlines once again last week, as she is filed suit against eight insurance companies that rejected her $9.8 million claim for canceling a summer 2004 tour due to a knee injury. Spears filed suit in the New York State Supreme Court against the eight companies, seven of […]

Cell phone mergers cause nightmares for college students

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Last week, SBC announced a $16 billion acquisition of AT&T, pioneering a new standard for wireless communication service in the United States. “Today’s agreement is a huge step forward in our efforts to build a company that will lead a communications revolution in the 21st century,” said Edward E. Whitacre Jr., SBC […]

Pro-life activists gather in nation’s capital

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Last Monday, tens of thousands of pro-life activists gathered on the National Mall to protest the thirty-second anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade. The crowd, made up of protesters from around the country, marched in frigid conditions from the White House Ellipse to the Supreme Court, to voice their […]

More than 4,000 students attend inaugural ball

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The George Washington University’s fourth Inaugural Ball kicked off the 2005 spring semester last night with food, fun, and a tastefully apolitical celebration. Despite a chaotic start to the night as the buses to the Omni Shoreham Hotel pulled up to crowds of cold and anxious students, red and blue fans alike […]

College students get first all-African album on iTunes

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Two college students are spreading holiday cheer all the way to Africa. Last week, the “Afrobeat Sudan Aid Project,” the first and only all-African music benefit album, was released for sale on the iTunes Web site. Wesleyan University students Eric Herman and Jesse Brenner originally conceived the project while working for Afro-Pop […]