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Art Prom banned from Magic House v Drunken behavior prompts eviction, banning from local children’s museum; SU cancels future funding By Shweta Murthi Contributing Editor Advertised as “Wash. U.’s biggest, most unpredictable party,” this year’s Art Prom lived up to its billing, but not as organizers intended. Art Prom goers allegedly engaged in “excessive consumption of alcohol and other behaviors unacceptable to the University,” according to an ofﬁcial statement released by the Ofﬁce of Public Affairs. According to an employee of the Magic House, the local children’s museum that served as the party’s venue, excessive vomit was left in multiple locations, parts of exhibits were stolen and alcohol-soaked carpets required professional cleaning. Beer cans were found ﬂoating in the Magic House’s pond and three couples were caught having sex. The museum has decid-
ed to no longer host college events that involve alcohol. The treasurer of Art Council, Chelsea Krause, apologized for the students’ behavior, but felt that some of the events were “blown out of proportion.” “Only one couple was having sex in the elevator. The rest were only minor acts of nudity on the couch,” said Krause. The Art School Council faces possible judicial action from the Judicial Administrator for the April 1 event, after the Magic House claimed approximately $700 in damages for stolen items and destruction of property. The staff of the Magic House, all high schoolers, had to stay into the early morning hours to clean up the mess. The presence of an open bar was not agreed upon in the contract with Art Prom organizers, according to a Magic House employee.
The University stated that it “deeply regrets” the events of the Art Prom and “future funding for next year’s ‘Art Prom’ has been withheld by Student Union as a result of this incident.” The Art School Council, however, may still appeal for funding for Art Prom in front of SU Treasury next year. More than 600 students showed up for the event, themed “Agent: Astronaut.” Although only 300 students were anticipated, announcements that tickets were being sold at the door nearly doubled the turnout. Although the Art School Council has apologized to the Magic House and paid full restitution, the Magic House has ofﬁcially created a policy to not host college events with alcohol. “There were no attempts
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Magic House employees found excessive vomit on the carpets and beer cans floating in a pond following Art Prom on April 1, 2006. Allegedly, three couples were also discovered having sex.
Alpha Phi and Sig Ep raise SU takes money out of current budget for University Center $24,000 for charity By Ben Sales
Senior Staff Reporter In preparation for the new University Center’s opening in 2009, Student Union has set aside $30,000 in funds from next year’s Student Activities Fee. The money, which will fund new facilities and equipment for the building’s Student Union (SU) office, is one of many installments of funding that will come from the Student Activities Fee over the coming years. Although the funding will not directly benefit the students from whom it is coming, SU President Paul Moinester says this is the only fair so-
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Sigma Phi Epsilon and Alpha Phi’s pirate ship facade helped them raise $24,000 for charity during this year’s Thurtene Carnival.
Staff Reporter News Editor While many fraternities and sororities vied for the coveted Burmeister Cup, members of Sigma Phi Epsilon and Alpha Phi achieved a different goal: charity. The pair ultimately raised $38,000 for the Thurtene carnival, $24,000 of which went directly to St. Louis SCORES, a charity that brings soccer, poetry and community to urban youth in the St. Louis area, according to senior Satyam Khanna, who was in charge of fundraising for Sig Ep. “Alpha Phi and Sig Ep have won the chancellor’s cup for the last seven or eight years,” said Khanna. “Our overall goal was just to donate to charity, and donate a lot to charity. We also wanted to beat our own goal…we ended up shattering it by $10,000.” The duo employed a wide variety of methods in order to accrue such a large amount of funds. Members sent letters out to other members and to their parents, as well as to alumni, asking for donations. Members also sold magazines to friends and family and stood outside Schnucks in order to raise funds. Community businesses purchased advertisement space on the program for their performance and donated gift certiﬁcates. And, most importantly, they pinched pennies. ““We were really tight on spending as well, which is something new for us. Our treasurer, Craig [Wilen], was able to map everything out ahead of time,” said Khanna.
“My roll was ‘every dollar we spend is a dollar we waste fundraising.’ We cut about 50 percent from last year without really compromising anything,” said Wilen. Emilia Epperly, the Thurtene chair for Alpha Phi, echoed Khanna’s sentiments. “Our goal every year is to donate a lot of money. We try to keep our expenses down on our façade so we can donate because that’s kind of the whole point,” she said. Khanna felt that charity is often overlooked at the Thurtene carnival. “Everyone in our fraternity loves Thurtene, it’s the heart of our year, but I think that the carnival would beneﬁt the community more if we incorporate fundraising into it more. A lot of sororities and fraternities don’t donate at all, because it’s not required.” Epperly agrees. “They have the competition to get student groups excited and to get them to participate, but I feel like there’s too much emphasis on the competition aspect, and not enough emphasis on the charity. That’s why so many groups spend lots of money on their façade and not so much on charity. I think Thurtene should emphasize that, while it’s great to win, this is what we’re here for.” Khanna and Epperly both noted that even they had challenges in motivating members to help donate, as they knew it would not improve their chances of winning the Burmeister cup. “The challenge was motivation. It had to come from
people’s hearts. We were raising all this money for charity, but we knew we wouldn’t get any recognition for it,” said Khanna. Aside from the changes that could be made to the competition, both felt that fraternities and sororities could increase charity donations fairly easily. “I would deﬁ nitely hope that they would think ‘well, we could spend this much amount of money by making it more ornate, or we could donate more to children’s charity.’ I think a lot of people waste too. They don’t stay within their budget, or look around for the best price. That’s something we really tried to do this year,” said Epperly. Khanna also mentioned that taking such a stance towards Thurtene could do much to improve Greek Life’s image in the eyes of Washington University, considering the mounting tension this past year. “An easy thing for us to say is, ‘look, we did Thurtene carnival, and raised 30-40k every year. We can mobilize 600 people to raise money for charity’...nobody else in the school can really boast about that,” said Khanna. “I think it would look great to the administration if everyone got involved.” “In the end,” said Public Relations Thurtene Chair Felipe Macia, “it is about the community.” “The purpose of the carnival is not about money...[We’re] most successful in our outreach to the community.”
that current students have a responsibility towards future students’ enjoyment of campus facilities. “How do you feel about parents saving for their children’s education?” he said. “This is the same way. We think that it is completely unfair of us to push the University Center cost to people four years down the road.” In addition, both Moinester and Lewis said that the funds will go only to facilities for SU, meaning that though the funds from the fee will not benefit current students, they will be sure to go to the needs of future
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120 students still without housing By Josh Hantz
By Troy Rumans
lution. “There is no other way to get that money,” said Moinester, who presided over the SU budget allocations this past week. “It is distributing the cost over the longest period of time.” Moinester said that otherwise, a withdrawal of over $100,000 would need to be taken from the budget in 2009, leaving almost no money for that year’s programming. “It is unfortunate that we have to do it but it has to be done,” he said. “It is the fairest way to do it.” SU Treasurer Jason Lewis compared the move to college tuition management, saying
About 120 Washington University students are still without housing assignments as of yesterday, down from more than 200 after the end of the second round lottery. So far, all groups have been able to stay together, but that may change during the upcoming week. “There has always been a pool of unassigned people,” said Rob Wild, associate director of Residential Life. “We make as many people happy as we can.”
Wild attributes the unusually high number of unassigned students to the popularity of four-person suites this year. For the last two years, sixperson suites have been the most popular. He says it’s too hard to predict which size students will go for. “I’d love to hit the number exactly but that’s impossible,” he said. “It varies from year to year.” To help ease the problem, ResLife is moving some groups already assigned to dorms on the South 40 to offcampus apartments, the students’ original ﬁ rst choice.
This has been especially common in Gregg Hall according to Wild. ResLife’s initial goal was to have everyone assigned to housing by today, but the deadline has been extended one week in hopes of keeping more groups together. There are enough spaces to accommodate all students who want to live on the 40, but not necessarily in their desired groups. Wild sympathizes with these students, but admits the system isn’t perfect. “It’s a tough time of the year not to know about hous-
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Senior Matt Klasen (L), junior David Hall (C) and junior Jonathan Lane (R) install solar panels on the roof of Olin Library on Wednesday morning. The panels, designed by PowerTomorrow, provide one kilowatt of electricity. Students can monitor the solar panels’ output at ceq.wustl.edu.
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Pulse Compiled by Natalie Wolfson And off campus… by supporting local artists: MFA Thesis Exhibition: 6—8 p.m. @ the Des Lee Gallery at 1627 Washington Ave. The Junior Printmaking Show: 6—8 p.m. @ Joan Hall’s studio at 710 North 20th Street. The Washington University Annual Photojournalism Exhibit: 7—10 pm @ Shaw’s Gallery at 4065 Shaw Ave. Head out to support your local artists at the MFA Thesis Exhibition in the Central West End, downtown at the Junior Printmaking Show, and at the Shaw Gallery where students from the University’s Photojournalism classes will put their work on display. Enjoy some wine and conversation, as well as some great art made by Wash. U. students. Playback: STL 4th Anniversary Show 8 p.m.—11:45 p.m. @ The Pageant Tickets are $6 The show features local artists Geoff Koch, One Lone Car, Lorenzo Goetz and Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 International Symposium on Josephine Baker @ The Sheldon Concert Hall http://www. sheldonconcerthall.org/ bakersymposium.asp 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free for students
and Galleries, and in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Josephine Baker’s birth, the Sheldon Concert Hall is sponsoring an international symposium celebrating her life and influences. The celebrations begin this Friday with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Sheldon. In addition, starting this weekend, the Webster University Film Series will be presenting a series of
films starring Ms. Baker in some of her most famous roles. The Sheldon Concert Hall 3648 Washington Blvd. WILD 3:30—10 p.m. in the Quad Free with your Wash. U. ID The fun begins at 3:30 p.m. in Brookings Quad, with free food and live music until 10 p.m. Local band The Feed opens at 3:45 p.m., followed by Matt Nathanson at 6:15 and Ben Folds at 7:30.
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FRIDAY, APRIL 28 On campus with Final Friday, happening all day, all over campus Check out http://ff.wustl. edu for more info. Some highlights include: 11 a.m.—3 p.m.: Head over to Second Stage, taking place all afternoon in Bowles Plaza (next to Mallinckrodt) featuring live music, fun with a mechanical bull, facepainting, and a Ben and Jerry’s Vermonster ice cream eating contest. 5—6:30 p.m.: Head over to the AC Field House for “Best in Show” (not the Christopher Guest, dogshow variety) to catch the best student and student group performances of the year, presented by Dance Marathon. 10 p.m.—Midnight: CPC Comedy Series brings you comedian Michael Ian Black (you might know him best from the sketch comedy show “Stella,” on Comedy Central), live in the Athletic Complex. 12 a.m.—2 a.m.: The Filmboard presents “Dark Side of the Rainbow” on the Swamp (South 40). Check out The Wizard of Oz set to the music of Pink Floyd.
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for Sale) which recounts a Mexican-American painter’s struggle with artistic and cultural integrity, as a devilish muse begs the question of what’s really for sale: his art, or the artist himself?
“Alma en Venta” @ The Lewis Center www.upstreamtheater. org Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 for students, $18 general admission Upstream Theater presents, in cooperation with the School of Art, “Alma en venta” (Soul
The Sculpture Courtyard at the Lewis Center 721 Kingsland Ave. in University City
BRIEFS LGBTQIA Campus Issues Task Force concludes its work The LGBTQIA Campus Issues Task Force concluded its work this past Monday afternoon. Members spent this semester looking at the following ﬁ ve areas: institutional policies and procedures, safety and security, institutional celebration and representation, a center and staff member, and assessment of campus climate. At Monday’s meeting, they reviewed a draft of the ﬁ nal report and were encouraged to provide additional comments. Dean Jim McLeod should receive the report in early June.
Justin Yeo’s memorial service Justin Yeo’s memorial service will be held May 3 at 7:00 p.m. on the basketball courts near the Swamp.
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WILD explodes to two-day event By Elizabeth Lewis Staff Reporter Walk in Lay Down (WILD) has almost arrived. The Saturday concert, featuring Ben Folds, Matt Nathanson and Duncan Sheik, has expanded to boast two full days of entertainment. The event was extended to two days because Folds already had a concert scheduled in Tennessee on the final Friday of classes, the day that WILD is traditionally held. Junior Matt Jones, cochair of Team 31 Productions, said that over 550 people had requested Folds using an online submission form, so Saturday was chosen for WILD so that Folds could perform. “We have 550, probably 1000 more who would love to see this guy come to campus. Do we want to have [WILD] on the last day of class or on Saturday? The decision was made to roll
over to Saturday because Ben is such a great talent. [It is] kind of an honor that such a talent would want to come and play at our event.” Questions arose, however, regarding moving WILD to a Saturday, considering its longtime position as a celebration during the last day of class. In response to that concern, fifteen university administrators and over twenty students worked on the idea of Final Friday, a day of activities to celebrate the end of classes and the coming of WILD. “[It was] a great opportunity for student leaders to get together and put together a really cool day of events,” said Jones. Final Friday, a thirteen hour extravaganza of eating, entertainment and music will take place today, starting at 11:00 a.m. with Second Stage in Bowles Plaza. Student bands will take the stage at this time, and
the famous mechanical bull will also be available for wild rides. At noon, The City Drive, a professional band currently on tour with Fall Out Boy and Hoobastank, will take the stage. Other highlights of the Final Friday daytime activities include a Ben and Jerry’s Vermonster Eating Contest in which teams of 4 compete to finish 20 scoops of ice cream, four brownies and four bananas. There will also be a McDonald’s barbeque in the swamp presented by the Junior Class Council. “[This is] not confirmed, but Ronald McDonald might be floating around for pictures,” said Jones. At 5:00 p.m., Dance Marathon will present “Best in Show,” featuring acts like Garba, the Aristocats a capella, Irish Dancing and the Mosaic Whispers at the Athletic Complex. There will also be a screening of “Wed-
ding Crashers” in Graham Chapel, complete with a wedding reception to follow. Jones added that the reception will include wedding cake, champagne and cider. From 10:00 p.m. to midnight at the Athletic Complex, Campus Programming Council will present VH1 TV personality Michael Ian Black, who starred in “Wet Hot American Summer.” Following the event, Filmboard will screen “Dark Side of the Rainbow” on the Swamp, with a countdown until WILD beginning around 11:55 p.m. Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., the “doors” will open in Brooking Quadrangle and there will be two hours of free barbeque plus music by a local band, The Feed, at 3:45 p.m. at Second Stage in Bowles Plaza. At 4:45 p.m., Duncan Sheik will take the stage, followed by Matt Nathanson at 6:15 p.m., and finally Ben Folds at 7:30 p.m.
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Jones thinks that the event will provide a great way to celebrate the end of classes. “The purpose of WILD is a fun way to celebrate the end of the year with your friends. The University community, the students and your friends can enjoy that and have fun,” he said. Several students are also looking forward to the concert. “I don’t know a lot about the people who are coming, but [WILD] is just fun in general,” said sophomore Eric Schmidt. Aiden Yandell, a senior, echoes these thoughts. “I have a friend coming in from out of town who is going with me, so I’m really excited about that. It will be a good weekend, and it is a good way to relax before exams.” More information can be found at ff.w ustl.edu or team31.w ustl.edu.
ART PROM v FROM PAGE 1 to hide the situation,” said Jill Carnaghi, assistant vice chancellor for students. “I think it is a grave concern of ours and it is something we will review over the summer. That is, how do we be more explicit regarding when groups take events off campus, what kind of contracts they sign and how do they behave appropriately and represent themselves and Washington University.” Sophomore Andrea Powell, who attended the Art Prom, said, “People were seeing how high they could pour liquids at each other. I didn’t notice anyone being really destructive, I guess because there were so many people. The DJ turned on the lights around 11:30 p.m. and we left early.” Krause said that Art Council did not foresee Wash. U. students acting in such a manner, saying “we held them to a higher [standard of] responsibility.” According to Krause, next year, Art Council is planning to “better control the situation” by raising the price of tickets to reduce the number of attendees.
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ing,” he said. “Unfortunately it doesn’t always work out. Hopefully we’ll do a better job next year.” Wild’s comment expressed his hope that the problems in this year’s selection process will be smoothed out the next time around. “Every year in the fall, we review the spring room assignments process with a group called the Room Selection Task Force,” said Wild. “That group will meet again this fall to review the process. It certainly is not our preference to have students unassigned at the end of the process, so we will look at how to decrease this number for next year.” Wild did note that it would be possible for students who are still without housing to obtain a refund of their advanced payments. “We take appeals for the $450 advance payment refund on a case
by case basis, so a student should come into our ofﬁce and speak to someone if they feel they have a valid reason to have that payment refunded,” said Wild. Freshman Alex Broad applied for a four-person suite with three of his ﬂoormates but was denied housing both in round one and two. He feels cheated, but still wants to maintain his group. “We’d rather live together off campus than apart on campus,” he said. He added that the University should build bigger dorms to accommodate students who are in similar situations. Currently, most dorms still have empty rooms. Millbrook apartments and the Village offer other opportunities for those who don’t wish to live on the South 40.
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By Erin Fults Senior Scene Editor Finals are fast approaching and students are ﬂocking to the library. It will be days before some of them see genuine sunlight. While not everyone enjoys studying there, those that do are dedicated and strict in their code of conduct. Study spots are marked and outsiders are soon detected. “People get possessive of the library,” said seasoned library studier Whitney Lesch (who prefers the second ﬂoor, right hand, window study carrels), “and the inﬂux of studiers around ﬁnals gets annoying.” With the increased load of studiers in the library, and the increased workload on students, library manners can sometimes fall by the wayside. Remember the two-inch whisper the librarian made you use? There may be no librarian to enforce such rules anymore, but it is clear that an unwritten code of library etiquette exists. So before packing up the books, laptop and provisions to camp out in “the lib,” consider these tips and remember to mind your manners. Volume: Just like in elementary school, the library is a place for indoor voices. While most people don’t talk loudly in the hallowed halls and rows of books, whispering isn’t always so quiet. The classic loud annoying whisper is a pet peeve to many, so make sure to keep your indoor whisper at a restrained decibel level. Noises: The library is usually
quiet enough to hear an orgo notecard drop, but there are an assortment of irksome noises that can pollute the silent atmosphere. Among these are loud nose blowers and the occasional snorer. Library users are also encouraged to turn off their AIM sounds and computer noises. No one wants to hear the Windows start-up noise or the Word paperclip constantly tapping on your screen. Cell phones: The signs on the doors say it, but people still forget to turn their phone off or put it on silent. Even with it on silent, library studiers consider it an affront when people answer and talk before exiting to the stairwell. Two words: text message. Food: Everyone needs munchies to get through the study day, but not all food is library friendly, at least to those around you. “My pet peeve is when people bring full course, loud meals,” said Lesch. It’s generally safe to stick to food offered in Whispers. Sprawl: More obnoxious than suburban sprawl, study sprawl causes grief to the many looking for a place to sit only to see an empty chair surrounded by spread out notes and books. The library is not your room, so conserve space. Study rooms: Quiet and set aside, study rooms are vied for frequently. It can be frustrating, then, when only one person is occupying a room. Get some friends together and share a room. But, noise levels can be an issue there too. “Study rooms aren’t soundproof,” said junior Sally Preminger, “and you can
hear people talking loudly.” Computers: When there’s a queue for the comps, be respectful and efﬁcient. Facebook checking, sports and porn are not acceptable when others are waiting, and porn really isn’t for library time anyway. Making out: “Just don’t make out, it’s distracting,” said senior Sarah Muszynski. Cuddling and other forms of excessive PDA are typically discouraged. “This is a work place,” said sophomore Ian Pearson. “Come to work, not to love.” Mild making out is a don’t, but it seems that many students do condone sex in the library, particularly in the stacks (see the popular Facebook group). Whispers: For those who require a certain degree of background distraction, Whispers is the preferred study zone. Disagreements arise, however, on the respectful noise level here. “It’s called ‘Whispers,’ not yells,” said Preminger. “Just keep an inside voice.” Some disagree. “You’re allowed to be loud,” said Muszynski, “it’s a café.” Holmes Lounge: Non-library studiers may also ﬁnd refuge in Holmes. Space is of the essence here and space-saving techniques are often debated. “People put their backpack at a table and then go get in line for food,” commented junior Jonathan Shelley. “Holmes is an in demand location and it’s unfair to rob a person of space. You either wait for a table or wait for food—make a choice.” So remember to mind your library manners. The library dwellers are always watching— and listening.
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WUnderground, where art thou?
missing newspapers report has been ﬁ led with WUPD regarding the disappearance of WUnderground. The campus humor paper, WUnderground, has not been seen since fall semester. WUnderground was born last year as the brainchild of brothers in the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. The University community immediately adopted it as one of its own, embracing stories like “Loser chooses not
just can’t …” Ader continued, before breaking down in tears. Ader has not been the only person distraught about the lack of a humor magazine this semester. Last Thursday, there was a candlelight vigil for WUnderground. And campus psychologists have noted that the campus as a whole has been generally less funny, pointing to the fact that no student has defecated in his or her RA’s room yet, and no sorority girls have passed out
to have sex.” However, after many of the original founders graduated, WUnderground started to struggle. Its presence started to become scarce before ﬁ nally vanishing this semester. This disappearance has left the Wash. U. community in a state of despair. “I needed WUnderground to get through the day!” outgoing Student Union President David Ader proclaimed. “Its witty headlines, its clever writing … I
Making the most of Wash. U. By Jeff Marlow and Aaron Mertz Op-ed Submission
s seniors reflect on their past four years and underclassmen look forward to returning to St. Louis in August, it is fair to ask why we are here—in college, at Washington University—in the first place. Many people came here because college is the next thing to do after high school, but hopefully everyone is here because college is a critical time for us to grow socially, culturally, and intellectually. The University has many institutional ways of facilitating the social and cultural growth of students. In most cases, we lived immediately with a stranger in the same room. We are con-
“Is memorizing Claisen condensation mechanisms while sipping coffee number seventeen really the best way to develop the critical thinking skills and real world experience necessary for success beyond college?” stantly surrounded by people of diverse backgrounds in the dorms, dining areas and classrooms. But true intellectual growth stems from more than just going to class, taking notes, writing papers, and getting good grades. Growing intellectually requires initiative on the parts of many entities at Wash. U., including engaged classmates, dynamic teachers and extracurricular offerings. Recently, we have investigated the topic of “intellectual community” on campus, which we define as a group of individuals interacting with each other to broaden their horizons, expand their knowledge, and pursue their passions through the exchange of ideas unmotivated by tangible personal gain. Through focus groups, interviews and surveys, our investigation has expanded on a re-
show them how funny we are.” Tarbouni also broke down in tears. The return of WUnderground should be the greatest concern for next year’s SU administration. “I’ve told this to Paul,” a still-tearful Ader said. “I really hope it comes back.” Police Chief Don Strom has committed to using all of his resources to ﬁ nd WUnderground, and bring it back to campus next semester. “We will ﬁ nd it,” a conﬁdent Strom
in front of girl scouts. The admissions ofﬁce is also afraid that the blandness of campus, generated by the loss of WUnderground, will scare off potential students. Nanette Tarbouni, director of undergraduate admissions, explained, “WUnderground proved to prospective freshman that the University is in fact funny, and not just some boring place without a humor magazine. Now, we only have the Student Life sex issue to
claimed, “or my name isn’t Police Chief Don Strom.” Strom then broke down into tears. If anybody sees a short, oneyear old newspaper, printed on white paper, please contact the authorities immediately. Note: In the spirit of WUnderground, we have fabricated all quotes and sources in this editorial. Neither Ader, Tarbourni nor Strom actually cried over the loss of WUnderground.
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port in 2002 that sought to assess students’ “membership” in such communities. Primary lines of inquiry and discussion have centered on the following questions: Have your experiences with intellectual communities at Wash. U. matched your initial expectations? If your expectations were not met, was the University culture to blame? Have your classes encouraged or discouraged personal intellectual growth? How do you weigh class requirements against extracurricular intellectual passions? How could teachers and administrators do a better job of encouraging an intellectual community? While there are as many answers to these questions as there are students, many students have found that with enough gumption and the right group of friends, Wash. U. can be precisely the intellectual community we hope and expect it to be. The multi-talented and diverse student body is conducive to the exchange of ideas and the diffusion of lifestyles. At few places other than Wash. U. is it equally likely that, at any given time, some students will be discussing the intricacies of quantum physics, others will be having drunken escapades, while still others will be doing both. This embodiment of the oft-cited but under-appreciated “work hard, play hard” atmosphere allows most students to satisfy their desires for personal growth on a variety of levels. Despite general student satisfaction with the intellectual environment at Wash. U., there is room for improvement. Many students find that academic drudgery often obscures the context of a Wash. U. education, creating a paradoxical situation in which academics discourage intellectual growth. Is memorizing Claisen condensation mechanisms while sipping coffee number seventeen really the best way to develop the critical thinking skills and real world experience necessary for success beyond college? Probably not, and for the sake of our futures, it is important to evaluate if and understand why such pedagogical techniques are so pervasive. Does teaching
Invasion of the nut nibblers
See COMMUNITY, page 7
omething sinister outnumber students and lurks in the trees. faculty 10 million to one. Whether leaping out Walking to class, I can feel of trashcans, scamtheir beady little eyes borpering across grassy lawns, ing into my back, can sense or scaling pink granite how their walnut-sized buildings, the Washington brains are filled with plans University squirrel is a for dark deeds and know commanding how their tiny hearts and prolific beat with hatred for presence. The each and every Wash. South 40 and U. student. Now I share Hilltop Campus with you what I have are dotted with come to fear. Washingthe darting ton University is the bodies of fluffy victim of an invasion, a vermin, moving quiet but surely hostile stealthily from takeover that will leave one strategic Tess Croner no student, teacher or point to anothchancellor unscathed. er. They move According to a in secrecy and huddle in confidential police source, groups, behavior made even the number of squirrel remore frightening by their lated crimes has escalated overwhelming numbers. It dramatically in the past is a proven fact that squirsemester. One psychologist rels are the only group on suggests that the squircampus to outnumber the rels are implementing the bountiful population of mob mentality, feeling the premeds, and as the flowpower and sense of inviners bloom for spring, they cibility that come from are breeding. A reputable being the dominant majorsource predicts that in the ity. Whatever the reason, coming months the squirthe squirrels are getting rel population will swell to ballsy and blatant in their
attacks on students. Theft and assault head a vicious list of squirrel violence and harassment. Even more disturbing is the knowledge that most of these crimes go unreported. Victims of squirrel violence are too ashamed, confused, and embarrassed to come
“Washington University is the victim of an invasion, a quiet but surely hostile takeover that will leave no student, teacher, or chancellor unscathed.” forward. A completely authentic and highly reliable statistic reports that 2 out of 3 Wash. U. students are victims of squirrel related crimes. To these students I say, you are not alone, and it is time to speak up and
out against these raucously sinister rodents. The time of peaceful coexistence is over. The squirrels are organizing, plotting, mobilizing. We could very well return next semester to find that Wash. U. is no longer ours. What used to be Brookings Quad will be a seething mass of fur and swishy tails. Do you want that? Will you give your stuff back to University Trucking and just go home? I think not! It is time for us to use our superior intellect to combat these invaders. I would offer some suggestions as to how to go about this, but I’m watching Elimidate and am currently at a loss. Anyway, I’m the messenger, not the general. Student Union will save us from the squirrels; I have faith. Good luck to them, and God bless. Tess is a freshman in Arts and Sciences. She can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com.
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’ve got two words for you, Cornell: bring it. Bring it. In Saturday’s New York Times, there was an article discussing a number of Cornell students’ distress about becoming the black sheep of the Ivy League. Their main cause for concern? Cornell’s current spot at lucky number 13 in the US News and World Report’s annual college rankings. In the Daniel Milstein article, Cornell grad Peter Cohl related Cornell’s drop in these national rankings to his value as a human being (never mind that Cornell was 14 the year before). Cohl and other Cornellians feel that their school shouldn’t be ranked behind some punk non-Ivy Midwestern school like the one at #11 in the rankings. Now, the article didn’t come out and say that Cornell wants to bring us down. But they do. They want our place in the rankings, and I’ll be damned if we’re going to give it to them. That’s why, at WILD, our pre-emptive attack on Cornell should begin. One of Cornell’s most famous alumni is author Toni
Morrison. “Beloved” bookburning party, anyone? We will gather in Bowles Plaza, throw copies of “Beloved” into the pit, and just laugh at Cornell’s sorrow. That will show them. After all, they may have a Pulitzer Prize winner, but we’ve got one of “The Notebook Girls.” Our mockery of their “notable” alumni will continue when we burn Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in effigy before Ben Folds takes the stage at WILD. During reading week, a contingent of Wash. U.’s finest will storm television stations around the country and demand that our own Vladmir Birman replace that loser Bill Nye as the Science Guy. And we can just bring up the fact that Ann Coulter is a proud Cornell grad. As far as faculty goes, we already have them beat. Cornell currently employs Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen in their economics department. But we have Douglass North, and everyone knows that “having renewed research in economic history by applying economic theory and quantitative methods in order to explain economic and institutional change” is far more important than that capability and welfare economics garbage that Sen likes to babble about. They may have Jane Goodall, Henry Louis Gates, John Rawls and John Cleese
but…..WE’RE NUMBER 11 AND THEY’RE NUMBER 13 HAHAHA. Just because our faculty isn’t famous doesn’t mean that they couldn’t kick the Cornell faculty’s collective ass. We have to beware though, because Cornell is sending a spy. Wikipedia lists Duncan Sheik as a Resident Artist at Cornell’s Schwartz Center, and he will be one of the acts perform-
“Classes may be over and all, but this war is not. I’m watching you, Cornell. Don’t try to pull a fast one over the summer, or get ready to feel the fury. Just look at what we did to Emory” ing at WILD. Now, I’m not saying we should kidnap him or anything, but this is war. We can’t let someone so closely associated with Cornell waltz onto our campus and try to brainwash us with his pro-Cornell agenda! Classes may be over and all, but this war is not. I’m watching you, Cornell. Don’t
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Confessions of a humanities student By Melissa Edwards Op-ed Submission
am one of the many patrons of Busch Hall. Actually, the probability is that if you are a humanities student, you too are a patron of Busch Hall. It is a building that has no foe—all denominations of the humanities department are welcome there. From Women and Gender Studies to History, Philosophy, and plenty of others, Busch Hall is the “jack of all trades” at this internationally renowned University. To an uneducated outsider, it would seem that Washington University in St. Louis has a lack of buildings on its campus, forcing all of these departments to share one. Or perhaps this Busch Hall is a behemoth of learning, able to accommodate thousands of inquiring
young minds at once. Strangely, neither of these is true. It seems that, in an effort to create an academic environment well suited to the study of science, the humanities have been banished to the backburner and crowded into one slightly older building. (To be fair, I think the age of Busch Hall is a tribute to this school’s history, and I appreciate its vintage style.) Should chemistry have to share a building with biology? Of course not. Does the study of Earth and Planetary Sciences deserve a beautiful new building? I’m sure it does. The worthiness of the science department is not really the issue in question. I question Washington University’s underestimation of the worthiness of the study of the humanities. I am a Religious Stud-
ies major. This major is not at all occupational for me, but it is interesting and academically challenging. I suppose this major does not foreshadow extreme wealth in its graduates, as a medical or business degree
“I wish this school weighed the sciences and the less popular ma jors equally, as they are equal in academic viability and difficulty” might. Not to connote that Washington University is only concerned with future donations... But to get myself back on target, I wish this school
weighed the sciences and the less popular majors equally, as they are equal in academic viability and difficulty. To all my fellow non-science-majoring misfits of Washington University, I wish you good luck in all of your endeavors in life. I hope you use your less practical degree to the fullest of your ability, and you don’t regret the many thousands of dollars you spent on your education here. We may not get PLTL or in-dorm peer tutoring like the Chemistry kids, but we do have fantastic professors, an intimate classroom environment, and the always beautiful Busch Hall. Melissa is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences. She can be reached via e-mail at mledward@ artsci.wustl.edu.
what we did to Emory. Daniel is a sophomore in
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COMMUNITY v FROM PAGE 6 quality suffer as a result of research activities or the tenure process? Are little known teacher resources such as the Teaching Center being used to the fullest extent possible? In order to develop lasting relationships with students and encourage meaningful engagement with class material, teachers must display more than a superficial effort in holding and promoting office hours. In the interest of generating both depth and breadth of student intellectual curiosity, department and school-wide lectures must be encouraged, via extra credit or participation points, for example. (The need for incentives reflects the epidemic of over-committment plaguing students, not their apathy.) By increasing student-faculty interactions and enhancing resources for teachers, we can further intellectual de-
velopment of all students. We present our findings here not as a finished product, but as a work in progress. We hope to start a conversation with the University community and would greatly appreciate your feedback and input. In the remaining weeks of the school year, we will continue to survey and speak with students and teachers, ultimately presenting our findings and recommendations to the Board of Trustees and various administrators. Please let us know how your intellectual experience has been. Jeff is a junior in Arts & Sciences. He can be reached via e-mail at jjmarlow@ artsci.wustl.edu. Aaron is a senior in Arts & Sciences. He can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just the Facts Britney Spears: Pro-Life Icon? By Josie Smith Op-ed submission
n case you thought all the debate over abortion was limited to StudLife, you’re wrong. A recent art exhibit at Brooklyn’s Capla Kesting Fine Art Gallery has stirred new debate about abortion in the “real world.” That exhibit is “Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston.” Sean Preston is the name of Britney Spears’ son and the statue recently on exhibit is of a nude Spears crouched on all fours on a bearskin rug, the crown of her son’s head emerging from her vagina. The statue dedication was supplemented by materials provided by Manhattan Right to Life Committee. Spears had nothing to do with the statue--neither posing for nor endorsing it. Sculptor Daniel Edwards is laudatory of Spears for her choice to give up her superstar career in order to raise her child: “Britney provides inspiration for those struggling with the ‘right choice.’” The gallery co-director, Lincoln Capla, points out that it is rare for such a young, successful celebrity to have a child and to put her family before her career. Women all over the world are putting their families before their careers, but
with nowhere near the amount of resources or recognition of Ms. Spears, which would make them braver, in my opinion, regardless of their age (Spears is twenty-four). Yet this is the example chosen to be a “monument” to “pro-life.” Many bloggers have commented on the irony of the piece, and it is strong. The ﬁ rst deﬁ nition of “monument” in the Oxford American Dictionaries is, “a statue...erected to commemorate a famous or notable person or event.” I can see how the statue is commemorating Spears’ life and/or the birth of her son. What I don’t see is how it can be a monument to pro-life. Interestingly enough, the second deﬁ nition of “monument” in this same dictionary is, “a statue ... placed by or over a grave in memory of the dead.” A monument to pro-life. Could this be a ﬁgurative gravesite for the pro-life movement? I’m not sure the irony was intended, but thank goodness it’s there. Whether or not it is an ironic statement, the piece is truly mistitled. There is nothing about this piece that is pro-life. First of all, Spears did not endorse the project and is not a known advocate for the pro-life campaign. For all the sculptor knows, Spears may well have had an abortion (or
multiple abortions) in her lifetime, although she may not be an active pro-choice advocate, either. It is doubtful Spears meant her pregnancy to be a political statement. I can agree that the statue represents the beauty of life by celebrating the act of birth. But being prolife and pro-birth are not the same thing. I would argue that most of the world is pro-birth, unless they disagree with the continuation of the human species. Pro-choice advocates are in no way opposed to women giving birth and are just as likely to admire and take part in the pains and pleasures of childbirth. I was poking fun in my ﬁ rst paragraph, but really, the positioning of this “piece of art” may have both sides of the abortion debate riled up. Pro-choice advocates may be understandably upset about the misleading title of the piece, and pro-life advocates may be wary about so closely tying their name with a celebrity such as Spears, or at least a naked statue of her on all fours. Edwards claims the piece is not meant to be political, but by titling it “Monument to Pro-Life,” I’m not sure how he was hoping to escape that one. If I were Spears, I would personally feel exploited, because it really does seem
that Edwards is using Spears to make a name for himself. After all, would there be any sort of media attention paid to the statue if it were of a nameless woman? Women do deserve monuments to honor their status as mothers in our society, but I’m afraid Edwards’ statue has failed to do this. Edwards’ choice to depict Spears “as she has depicted herself--seductively,” is questionable. Although Spears has spent years crafting her image as a seductress, and although even in pregnancy she may have maintained a somewhat “sexy” image, there is no proof that she tried to depict herself as seductive while giving birth. In fact, many have pointed out that Spears actually gave birth by way of a Cesarean-section. This statue is a complete fantasy on the part of the sculptor, revealing his misconceptions of life and birth rather than adding intelligent art to the community. A real image of Sean Preston’s (or any child’s) entry into this world would be far less seductive, and far more compelling. Josie is a senior in Arts & Sciences. She can be reached via e-mail at ajsmith@artsci. wustl.edu.
In addition to his music, WILD headliner Ben Folds is known for his witty banter between songs. What can we expect Folds to say?
“You know, ‘Rockin’ The Suburbs’ was actually about Clayton.”
◆ 3. ◆ 4. ◆ 5. ◆ 6. ◆
“This one’s for my boys in Phi Delt -- great party last night!”
“I’d like to dedicate this song to Professors Brown, Bauer, and Hastings ...”
“Does anybody else miss the Five?
“Show me yo’ titties!” -compiled by Daniel Milstein
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Why we hate Barry Bonds By Scott Kaufman-Ross Sports Editor Barry Bonds has been the face of baseball now for five years. With a record-breaking 73 home runs in 2001, a record-shattering 232 walks in 2004 and four straight MVP awards, Bonds’ resumé in the 21st century speaks for itself. Bonds’ fame, however, is mostly due to the constant allegations of steroid use that are directed at him. With the recent release of “Game of Shadows,” it’s becoming more and more probable that Bonds did in fact use performance enhancing drugs. Ken Caminiti and Jose Canseco admitted to doing the same. Rafael Palmeiro and Ryan Franklin tested positive as well. Yet the controversy always comes back to Bonds. Why? Because he is quite possibly the best player to ever play the game. Prior to 2001, Barry Bonds had never hit 50 home runs in a season. Prior to 2001 Bonds had never topped .700 in slugging percentage. Perhaps Bonds was too busy winning eight gold gloves, making seven straight allstar teams, stealing over 30 bases nine times and winning three MVPs. Bonds was a star, a first ballot hall-offamer, and then came 2001. In 2001 Bonds did something no one thought was possible. He had a season like no other player in the history of baseball, hitting 73 home runs with a batting average of .328 and a mind boggling slugging percentage of .863. Bonds became colossal, a man amongst boys. He had reached a level that no baseball fan thought was possible. Then we found out that he probably cheated. As Bob Costas told my Sports, Media and Society class, when the Senate gets involved in a scandal, we
hear about it for a day and move on. When the president gets involved, it’s the media event of the decade. In baseball, Bonds is Richard Nixon and steroids are Watergate. Consider Ryan Franklin and Alex Sanchez as rookie senators from obscure states. As Costas pointed out, Bonds’ place in baseball lore makes him the face of the story and thus he is the one that faces the most scrutiny. I think, though, that there is a bigger reason for why Bonds takes so much heat: it’s because he is obviously lying. Bonds claims he ‘unknowingly used’ the ‘clear’ substance from BALCO. Founder Victor Conte claims Bonds is “full of lies.” Every baseball fan in America with the slightest ability to put two and two
together knows Bonds is lying. Mark McGwire stood up and testified in the Congressional hearings with regard to steroids and constantly repeated, “I’m not here to talk about the past.” In other words, Big Mac is guilty, he knows it, but he doesn’t want to talk about it. Most baseball fans pity McGwire, shake their heads and say “He’s such a good guy.” Bonds is a liar, he’s unlikable and perhaps worse, he just started his own reality TV show. We hate Bonds because he’s a jerk. We hate Bonds because he claims that it is racism that causes people not to want him to break the home run record (when, the last time I checked, the record was held by a black man). And most of all, we hate
Bonds because it is easy. He is the most easily hated person in professional sports. A rude, obnoxious athlete who is lying about destroying the integrity of the game is the perfect poster child for the most despised athlete in sports. The debate will intensify in the next few weeks over whether Bonds’ record should stand or if he should be elected to the Hall of Fame. Personally, I don’t care. An asterisk does not need to be in print for fans to know his numbers are tarnished. His plaque need not be held out of Cooperstown for fans to know he doesn’t deserve to be there. Bonds will forever be labeled a liar, a cheat and a credent. It’s so easy to hate him and that’s why everyone does.
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MELTING POT RESTAURANT is looking to fill both an evening host/ hostess position and a day time phone receptionist position. Please apply Monday through Friday from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm at 6683 Delmar Blvd. PART TIME MATH GEEK WANTED. Excellent math skills, great with students of all ages, available all year round. Minutes from WashU. Wednesday afternoon 3: 30-7:30, Saturday morning 9:00-12:30. Call 8632266. PART-TIME WORK $12 BASE/APPT. Flexible sched., customer sales/ service, may continue in spring or secure summer work, all ages 18+, 314997-7873. PLAY SPORTS! HAVE fun! Save money! Maine camp needs fun loving counselors to teach all land, adventure & water sports. Great summer! Call 888-8448080, apply online at www.campcedar.com RESEARCH TECHNICIAN AT WUSM: A research technician position is immediately available in the Division of Dermatology at WashU to perform molecular genetic research related to hair follicle differentiation and female reproductive tract development. Qualified candidates should have BS degree in biological sciences and are comfortable working with mice. Prior laboratory experience is preferred. Interested candidates should contact Liang Ma at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 314-454-8771.
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ARABIC TUTOR WANTED. Sixteen-year-old wanting to learn spoken Arabic. Please contact 863-2266. MAKE $100 IN UNDER two hours moving student out of dorm. You provide pickup/van and two movers. Call (314)935-3094. SUMMER JOB! LOOKING for a motivated, entrepreneurial campus representative interested in advertisement sales for a mass-distributed publication. (800) 762-4218 Ext. 2 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2 BR LOCATED just South of HWY 40 at Laclede Station Rd. & W. Bruno. C/A & heat, Appl. W/D Hookup, Pool. 644-1446. 2 BR/1 BA. LIVING room, dining room, sun room. Convenient location. Close to campus. $825/ mo. Two car garage. Renovated. 680-2266. 3 BR/1.5 BA APT. Half block from RED line shuttle. Many amenities! For more info www.homeandapar tmentrentals.com Tom 314.409.2733 6337 N. ROSEBURY, CLAYTON. Large 3+ BR apartment close to campus with C/A, dishwasher, w/d, off-street parking, great neighborhood. Available June 1. $1480/month. 314-9840258 or 860-748-5419. CLAYTON, U. CITY LOOP, CWE and Dogtown. Beautiful studios, 1, 2 bedrooms. Quiet buildings. $365-$750. Call 725-5757.
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GREAT 2 BR+ in the Loop. 7xx Heman. Elegant, spacious and updated. $695. call 725.5757. ONE BEDROOM. AVAILABLE June 1. $510/ month, includes heat. 6321 Southwood. Walk to WU. Call 314-997-7267. ROOM AVAILABLE FOR rent in Pershing apartment: 1 yr (beginning May 15th), five minute walk from campus. Rent $295/month, utilities included. Contact Catherine, email@example.com ustl.edu. SINGLE FAMILY HOME for rent. Completely updated in 2003. 4 bed/2 bath, 1,400 sq. ft. Hardwood floors. washer ad dryer in basement. Just blocks from Wash U, the Loop and Schnucks. On Green line. $1,300/mo. 6833 Bartmer ave. Available June 1. Call Chris at 314-322-4936. SINGLE FAMILY HOME for rent. Completely updated in 2003. 4 bed/2 bath, 1,400 sq. ft. Hardwood floors. Washer and dryer in basement. Just blocks from Wash U, the Loop and Schnucks. On Green line shuttle route. $1,300/mo. 6833 Bartmer Ave. Available June 1. Call Chris at 314.322.4936.
1 BEDROOM IN HUGE, beautiful 3 bedroom apartment. Fully furnished, in nice, safe, neighborhood only 15 minute walk from campus. $400/month + 1/3 utilities ($25/person recently). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-440-5368.
1 BR IN 3BR APT. in Clayton. W/D, internet, cable, street parking. $375/mo + utilities. Mid May though Mid August. Contact email@example.com. 2 BEDROOMS. 6609 KINGSBURY. AVAILABLE June 15 to early or mid-August. Hardwood floors, central air. $411 per person per month. contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 2 BR AT FORSYTH and Big Bend- Full Summer. Looking for 1-2 students to sublet our convinient, partially furnished apt at 7008 Forsyth and Big Bend. Within walking distance to campus, quiet and safe building. $800/ mo + utilities (negotiable) email@example.com 2BR ON KINGSLAND from June 1st though mid-August (negotiable). Close to campus. $900/month. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. 6617 WASHINGTON AVE. SUMMER sublet. Fully furnished. 10 minutes from the library. $625/month, negotiable. Contact Jon Safran at firstname.lastname@example.org. ONE BR SUBLET 5 minutes from Loop, May 22-Aug 21. $347.50/mo. W/D, internet, kitchen, 1 bath, living/dining room, sunroom. Five minutes from Green line. Contact email@example.com. 1-BR SUBLET IN Central West End, beginning June 1st. $283.33/ month. Washer/dryer, internet, kitchen, 1.5 bath, living room/sunroom. Five minutes from WU Gold shuttle. Contact Ben2537@aol.com.
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2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE IN Dogtown with female grad student, mid-May through Aug, flexible. Basement w/ w/d, AC, loft, dishwasher, new appliances. 5min drive to med or main campus. Half of rent is $550. Contact Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org. FURNISHED 3 BR/1 BA Forsyth apt, 5 min walk to campus. Available midMay to mid-August. Free laundry in basement. Contact amginsbu@artsc i.wustl.edu. 680-6956.
ROOMMATE WANTED TWO ROOMMATES wanted. 2 br/2 sunroom apartment close to Delmar Loop. Blue line route. $267/mo + utilities. $267 deposit. Female preferred. (314) 229-2248.
REAL ESTATE 2 BR, 2 BATH CONDO with basement in Creve Coeur. Call 314-422-3101. CWE CONDO FOR sale. 2 BR/1 BA, 1200 sq. ft. recently renovated. Stainless steel appl., cherry cabinets, garage parking. $189,500. Contact Carrie at 314-367-6158. FULLY FURNISHED 2 BR, 3.5 bath condo with furnished basement in Creve Coeur. Call 314422-3101.
COUCH, FULL SIZE bed, and computer desk for sale. All in great condition. Need to sell. No reasonable offer will be refused. Contact Monica, 619-992-2002.
DVD/VCR COMBO in good condition with subwoofer and surround sound. Only 9 months old. Will sell for $75 or best offer. Contact email@example.com for more information. FIVE GOLDFISH FOR free to a good home. If you can provide at least a 10 to 20 gallon tank with proper filtration, aeration, and regularly changed water, these fish can be yours. We’re graduating and don’t want them to die! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (314) 489-4618. FULL SIZED MATTRESS + Boxspring and Frame. bought new 18 months go for $340. Will sell for $95. Floor lamps also available starting at $15! Will sell NOW or hold until May 19th. Contact Daniel at email@example.com. FURNITURE: FLOOR LAMP, table, and wooden futon with spring mat tress. All in good condition. Available in mid-May. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. JUNKTIQUE, SAT, MAY 6th, Giant “garage” sale, 9am-2pm Something for everyone: appliances, books, furniture, housewares, etc. Grace Church, Skinker at Waterman. SONY FLAT SCREEN TV-need cash for summer in Europe. Selling 32 inch flat screen. Perfect condition...Paid $400 will sell for $150/obo. Contact Karli: 480-200-4441. TWO BROWN COUCHES for sale. $100 total. Please contact Emma at egbasch @ ar tsci.wustl. edu.
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AUTOS 1993 TOYOTA COROLLA FOR SALE. Automatic Trans. Heat, Air, Radio with cassette player. Automatic locks. Red exterior with grey cloth interior. $1500.00. Call 314.725.5261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARTSCI GRADUATION TICKETS needed. 5/18. Please email repinson @artsci.wustl.edu if you have extras. EGG DONORS NEEDED! Ages 19-30. $5,000 paid. Call (877)-EGG-DONOR/ (877)344-3666 for more information. Visit us online at www.spct.org LOOKING FOR A sublet for a summer student from early June to late August. One room is sufficient; must be within walking distance from campus, please contact Vladimir at email@example.com. STUDENT SEEKING IPOD and accessories in good working condition. 314-406-4495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. WANTED: 50CC SCOOTER. SEEKING reliable 50cc scooter that doesn’t require motorcycle license. Contact Paul at email@example.com. WANTED: RELIABLE AND roomy used car. Must be automatic. Willing to pay up to $4000. Please email at firstname.lastname@example.org with pertinent information.
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The 2005-2006 school year was
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one of great excitement for Washington University athletics. Not a single varsity team completed its season with a losing record. Junior Beth Herndon led the Bears to a third place finish at the cross country national NCAA Championship. Seniors Mike Slavic and Eric Triebe brought home the swim team’s first and second individual national
Brad Duesing broke every major University receiving record on the gridiron while senior Kelly Manning’s brilliance on the basketball court will remain etched EITAN HOCHSTER | STUDENT LIFE
in the collective memory of Bears fans for years to come. ALWYN LOH | STUDENT LIFE
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