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Volume 101, Issue 17

HEADLINES RP’s Pizza—a dish with a twist

There’s a new pizza place in town, but this one has something only few other restaurants in the U.S. has. Page 3

Ukraine’s Next Step

History unfolds as Ukrainians seek constitutional reform and a new direction for their country after months of protests. Page 4

Rethinking privacy

, What s your money Friday/Thursday, February 28 - March 6, 2014


Made of? Taylor tuition for 20142015 jumps $1,079 Kristin Schwartz Contributor

What do you buy in a single year? Maybe 8,596 Starbucks lattes? What about 6,647 Big Mac meals, or 4,513 movie tickets? Chances are you won’t consume that much caffeine, sugar or action/ adventure annually, but you will spend the equivalent cost of each item on a single year’s education at Taylor University. For the third year in a row, Taylor University’s Board of Trustees has approved tuition hikes of just under 3 percent—the total increase this year was 2.94 percent. That means tuition for the 2014-2015 school year will total $1,079, roughly the cost of a Macbook Air.

Whether you’ve seen one too many articles about the NSA or you don’t know who Edward Snowden is, check out our summary and analysis of the recent events in government surveillance. Page 5

Love the Brotherhood The Brotherhood has a deep history of unity and tradition and is now educating

others on their rich heritage. LTB. Page 6

Taylor envisions new talent with film festival

“We continually look at ways we can control, manage or decrease the expenses that are driving the costs.” The Envision Film Festival allows students to showcase their filmmaking skills. See what Media Communication students have been up for the festival to and what goes on behind the scenes. Page 8

The Board received recommendations from university administration and weighed its decision carefully prior to raising the cost of a liberal arts education. “An important element in that recommendation was to keep the price increase as low as possible,” said Taylor University Chief Financial Officer Stephen Olson. “We involve many different people in the decision-making process to be confident that we are fully considering all relevant information.”

First lady of Hollywood Junior Erin Fuhr is the first female to participate in the Taylor University Hollywood Internship Program. Page 9

24 at Taylor: the longest day

With campus overcrowded, TU students have long day. Page 10

Field of freshmen help softball team dominate

The softball team is is breezing through competition early on and they have some new faces to thank. Page 12


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From Upland to Switzerland One student’s opportunity of a lifetime Elizabeth Syson Contributor

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Colliding protons, antimatter and a Taylor student—these are all things that will be found at the CERN, “Conseil Europeen pour la Recherche Nucleaire” or European Council for Nuclear Research this summer. Jordan Melendez was selected as one of 10 American undergraduates to complete a summer internship at CERN. Located in Switzerland, CERN is the largest research facility in particle physics, known for the discovery of the Higgs boson, or “God particle,” and the invention of the World Wide Web. Melendez, a junior physics major from Elyria, Ohio, began preparing for this internship over a year ago, when he first found the application online. He was too late to apply for last year’s program. Instead, he spent the summer working for Dr. Ken Kiers,

department chair and professor of physics in the physics and engineering department, performing research in particle physics along with senior Sam Judge, another student hired to work on the project. Because Taylor has no classes on particle physics, Melendez applied himself over the summer to learn the material and accustom himself to the research environment. “We worked on some of the theoretical work that complements the experimental work that’s going on at CERN,” Melendez said. “I feel like that’s really what helped, because not many people do that at the undergraduate level.” The internship will involve analyzing data gathered at CERN. Although Melendez does not have a specific project assignment yet, he is preparing for the internship this semester studying quantum field theory, which is fundamental to the research at CERN. Switzerland continued on page 5

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Jordan Melendez was chosen for an international internship at a world-famous research facility.

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