by Kelly Sheehan You drive through the front entrance of Fairfield University's campus almost every day without a second thought. There usually isn't someone there who stops and questions you, but you're glad they don't. In fact, you find it a little annoying when the Public Safety officer in the booth does ask for your StagCard- it's your school, and your semi-permanent home, after all.
by Megan J. Mahoney Some Sodexho workers and their union have inflamed an already tense situation by protesting an annual reduction of work hours as other employees maintain that their treatment is fair and good. While already fighting the reduction of hours that went into effect Jan.
Cheers to being able to use our StagCards off-campus. For years, students at a slew of colleges around the country have been able to use their student IDs for a variety of purposes both on and off-campus. Finally, Fairfield has followed suit. Students will only be able to use money they add to their StagCards, not their dining dollars, at participating locations, yet the change is a major convenience for students wishing to dine and do errands off-campus.
by Meg Mahoney "Hotel Rwanda," a recently released movie from United Artists, focuses on one of the few silver linings of the genocide in Rwanda during the 1990s: the bravery and perseverance of one individual, Paul Rusesabagina. In his deft portrayal of this man, Don Cheadle proves that he is among Hollywood's elite actors as he shines in this compelling story of grace and courage under fire.
by Tara E. Lynch Many have heard of Ani DiFranco. Far fewer have actually heard an Ani DiFranco album. I have an inkling it's her reputation as a folkie-granola-bisexual-radical-femme-Nazi that makes some music lovers shy away. But maybe such a daunting reputation is slightly misleading for one of the most prolific, genre-bending artists around, who's been covered by and collaborated with everyone from Prince and Dave Matthews to Chuck D and Woodie Guthrie.
by Megan J. Mahioney Can't find a date? Well, how about buying one? Head on down to The Grape on January 27 where students will be auctioning themselves off to the highest bidder. RASOR/UNITE, the townhouse and apartment residence hall government, are hosting the auction to help with the expense of the spring block party for upperclassmen held in the townhouses.
by Megan J. Mahoney So, it's time to dig deep into your wallet and spend extravagant amounts of money on gifts for all your family and friends. After all, it is the season of giving. However, there may be a way around breaking the bank this year. With these great gifts for under $30, you can afford to buy for everyone on your list.
Fairfield University was ranked number one statewide in reported alcohol violations last year with 651 reported incidents filed with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Secondary Education's annual campus crime report. First reported in the Connecticut Post, Fairfield was also ranked the 28 highest school for reported violations nationwide.
Editors Note: Megan Mahoney recalls her experiences with the Fairfield University Intramural program. The whistle blew. Ryan Jessel '05 took three slow steps toward the ball as the goalie tensed. He set up his shot, kicked and shot the ball to the lower left-hand corner of the net as the goalie lunged toward it.
by Megan J. Mahoney The department of residence life has been under fire lately for its policies and university codes of conduct after the dismissals and resignations of several residence life staff members in recent weeks. However, more alarming to many current and former members of the resident staff is the lack of trust within the system as the infractions of Clark Callahan, Becky Robinson and Kevin Saville were reported by other RAs.