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Skinner teaches tap dance

By Alexandra Kukulka

March 19, 2012

“Let’s do a basic Irish, five, six, seven and eight,” Randy Skinner, award-winning producer, choreographer and director, told a beginning tap dance class.As he skipped from one leg to the other, he flicked his toes out while lifting each foot gracefully into the air. The students followed his lead, sounding like a rhythmic army as they moved their feet.When the students were confused or lost the beat, Skinner slowed d...

Coffee for your thoughts: New study suggests caffeine can help learning, memory

By Lindsey Woods

December 5, 2011

Holiday break is right around the corner, but instead of sugar plums dancing in the heads of students, thoughts of finals, essays and projects are accumulating. Coffee can keep you awake for long hours of studying, but a new study suggests it can do more than that.An online article published on Nov. 20, on the Nature Neuroscience website, outlines research that indicates caffeine can help cognitive functions, such as learnin...

Julian Assange a champion for free speech, not a criminal

By Luke Wilusz

February 14, 2011

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has gained international notoriety throughout the past year after his organization published a video of American soldiers in a helicopter firing on a crowd of unarmed Iraqi civilians. WikiLeaks later released hundreds of thousands of secret diplomatic cables from the U.S. State Department, which only served to fuel Assange’s notoriety and the desire of many major governments worldwide to get t...

Battle lines behind documents

By BenitaZepeda

November 1, 2010

In light of the recent controversies surrounding WikiLeak’s release of nearly 400,000 Iraqi war documents, it seems the world of media and whistle-blowing, good-guy versus bad-guy reporting and issues with governmental transparency have hit the fan, and there are allegedly more to come.While I understand the seriousness and complexity of this subject far exceed my word count, the way this entire issue is portrayed is perplexing. ...

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