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Filmmaker Byron Hurt brings a critical eye to the music form.
by Chelsea Theis '08

At 30 years old, after spending 15 years as a violence prevention educator, Byron Hurt moved back home. He wanted to become a filmmaker, and without an income he needed to depend on his parents’ largesse. Six years later the fruits of...

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Learning how each person can act to save the planet. by Chelsea Theis '08

Phil Byers ’08 knows his bottled water. And now he knows that only one in seven of the plastic bottles in which it’s sold are recycled in the United States, and that 840 bottles are wasted every 30 seconds. 

Byers, a...

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Tibet’s head of state and spiritual leader offers campus a lesson on “training the mind.”
by Liz Getman ’09

A group of meditating Tibetan monks knelt on stage, framed by a throne-like platform covered in dark red pillows and gold silk blankets. Their voices rose in a deep and sonorous chant that...

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The Watergate reporter visits IC just weeks before the identity of the infamous Deep Throat is revealed.   by Erika Spaet ’09

In the 1970s United States politics—indeed, the whole society—was rocked by the Nixon administration’s Watergate scandal. Now the country is still under the shadows of the...

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Using the Second Life online universe as a teaching and marketing tool.   by Zeke Wright ’07

Second Life is no computer game. It’s a “metaverse,” or alternate universe. It exists online, and its population is growing daily. There is no predetermined way to play, and you don’t win or lose. Users do enjoy a...

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