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Wedding advice: bring flask, don’t stop dancing

Wedding advice: bring flask, don’t stop dancing

November 3, 2015

Nov. 3, 2015 The bouquet sails through the air into a crowd of screaming women and girls. The entire scene plays out in slow motion, with shoulders jostling and arms about to burst from their sockets. I find myself amidst three other male onlookers, all of us with slightly lowered jaws. There is a...

Urban camping saves on campus parking

October 20, 2015

Commentary by Ethan Caughey Oct. 20, 2015 Light slides through the cracks in the blanket. The neighborhood comes awake and cars begin to stream through the streets. It’s Tuesday morning. I arrived at the UC at 8:40 p.m., weighing the odds of getting a parking ticket versus walking eight blocks....

Night janitor pursues college dreams

October 6, 2015

Commentary by Ethan Caughey Oct. 6, 2015 “Here” is a tricky place to explain. I’m in the city of Rockford, Illinois standing in the ID Pennock branch of the YMCA. It’s 2 a.m. and we’ve just finished cleaning bathrooms, mopping floors, and dusting every surface within arm’s reach. But the ...

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