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More than 1,200 graduate in annual commencement exercises

At Fairfield's 58th commencement, Stacy Molski '08 said in her valedictory address Sunday that while it is important to reflect on the past four years, the more than 1,200 graduates should take pride in this "momentous occasion" and look toward the future.
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2008-2009 Open VISIONS Schedule Announced

Actress and humanitarian Mia Farrow. Newark Mayor Cory Booker. CNN Legal analyst and best selling author Jeffery Tobin. These are just some that will be talking to the Fairfield community as part of the University's Open VISIONS Forum.
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A message to ‘stick it to them’ resonates

The message delivered by Felipe Polanco '01 to an audience of senators seemed to sum up the frustrations of many student advocates, myself included. "Money. The administration's motivation is always money," said Polanco on Sunday night. During his time at Fairfield, administrators made the controversial decision to fire the in-house janitorial staff in favor of hiring an independent contractor.
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Clooney’s Solaris lacks blockbuster appeal

Could have, should have, would have... Those were the three remarks whizzing through my brain as the closing credits of Steve Soderbergh's "Solaris" scrolled. If only it were released in limited theaters, maybe audiences would have known what they were getting into.
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EDITORIAL: A community dedicated to education

After a rocky start, the Ignatian Residential College in Loyola Hall is now moving into full swing. With current freshmen now evaluating options for next year, The Mirror hopes that members of the Class of 2006 will look hard at the College as a chance to broaden their horizons.
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Pretty in Pink provides a pretty plot for today’s movies

In a society that places an emphasis on adolescent social and physical standards, many moviegoers, especially teenagers, have grown accustomed to movies that epitomize these values. Whether it be a typical boy-meets-girl, girl-likes-different boy scenario, or a more sophisticated illustration of girl-meets-boy, boy-likes-different girl, it seems that "teen movies" travel in an endless circle-like path of repetitive themes, plots, and actors.
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Movie review: One hour nightmare

What is a seemingly trivial photograph meant to represent? Is it merely an experience imprisoned in a single frame, forever unalterable, or is it something more? Could it be a vivid portrayal of a human life, begging to be interpreted and analyzed by its viewers? These are all questions pondered by Sy Parrish in Mark Romanek's psychological thriller, "One Hour Photo".