by Jess Mitchell Relieved after completing a four page art history paper, AJ Restaino '08 leaned back in his desk chair, put his arms behind his head and sighed. AJ was ready for a typical Saturday night out with his friends. It was 6:30 p.m and he did not have any plans, obligations or stress.
by Audrey Adade You are a senior in college, and all of a sudden a nervous breakdown takes you by surprise. What do you do? Where do you go for help? Like many universities, Fairfield has been working to provide services for such students. "The academic and social stresses of college are more intense than in high school," said Elise Harrison, assistant director of Fairfield University's Counseling Services.
by Audrey Adade As President Jeffrey von Arx, S.J., attempts to increase diversity at Fairfield University, programs like the TRIO Programs help the efforts. Fairfield University hosts the TRIO Programs, which are sponsored by the United States Department of Education.
It is always tough to say goodbye, but at the end of every season, Fairfield's senior athletes graduate from their respective teams and many from the sports that they have grown up with. This semester, Stags seniors won everything from individual "Player of the Week" awards to a MAAC Championship, and left behind a unique legacy in Fairfield sports history.
Your roommate just came back from a long night of partying. You decided to stay in and do some work. Your roommate is drunk and throws up all over your floor. Your peace has been disrupted. Substance-free housing is an alternative for students who do not wish to be exposed to alcohol, drugs and smoking in their residence hall.
by Audrey Adade College students may be branded with labels such as "materialistic" and "self-absorbed," but they are actually very spiritual and religious, according to a recent national survey. And it seems Fairfield University students fit right in with the trend.
by Audrey Adade Rentheads and newcomers alike, be prepared to be disappointed in a weak movie adaptation of "Rent." Director Chris Columbus brought the play to the big screen, but left the magic on the stage. "Rent," originally a Broadway musical, is based on Puccini's opera "La Boheme.
by Audrey Adade Some freshmen, such as Lauren Asermely, spend one semester at Fairfield and then wonder if it is the right place for them. "Yes, I've been thinking about transferring," said Asermely. "I am not sure that Fairfield is the best school for me.
by Audrey Adade Between night shifts on a cardiology unit and counting pills at Brooks Pharmacy, nursing student Francesca O'Brien '06 still finds time to study. But there is not time for much else. "It's a constant juggle between having a social life and doing well on the next exam," said O'Brien.
Once again it is time to register for classes for the upcoming semester. This is one of the more hectic times, because so many people vie for the few spaces in the coveted classes. Dreams of every class starting after 11 a.m. and Fridays off will dance through the minds of almost everyone, even if the luxury is only available for a few.