Andrew Rielly '08 has put the Dolan School of Business on the map by taking second place in a nationwide global currency trading competition. More than 12 colleges and 100 students participated in the Texas A'M Inter-University Forex Trading Competition, intended to give students mock experience in trading foreign currency.
Coming home from class the other day in Florence, I was almost assaulted. Upon reaching my flat, I put on the baggiest T-shirt I could find and the only pair of sweatpants I had brought to Italy. I then grabbed my keys, burst out the door and started to walk.
Ending the weekend with two powerful wins, the women's lacrosse team may have finally found its niche. The Stags dominated both Canisius [13-9] and Niagara [20-8] on Friday and Sunday. The two wins put Fairfield at 7-8 overall in the season and 4-1 in the MAAC.
This is what it means to live the dream. Imagine getting up each morning and opening the front door of your posh Italian apartment building to find a fresh fruit market and quaint stone fountain ready to greet you. Picture walking to class on the Ponte Vecchio, passing street painters, sweet smelling bakeries, varying types of boutiques, and famous Renaissance landmarks.
Sex. Drugs. Promiscuity. Infidelity. These words are often linked with the glamorized life styles of youth in America. Young people are desensitized to the dangers of these practices with racy movies and media images that lure them into a seductive world.
All good things must come to an end, but the Stags' men's soccer team can now be mentioned in the same breath as some of the most established programs in the country such as Duke, UCLA, and Notre Dame. The Stags' miracle season fell just short of the sweet 16 Wednesday as they fell to No. 20 Towson 2-0 in what many considered the biggest game in school history.
In light of the success of Theater Fairfield's fall production of the Shadowbox, I think it is a great time for someone to recognize the art majors who add spunk and life to our campus. In the Oct. 5 edition of The Mirror, Andrew Chapin wrote an article that implied that accounting was a harder class than painting.
What do the rights of gay students, the history of immigration, and the importance of positive body image in women have to do with one another? The answer is easy. They are the foci of projects proposed by three exceptional groups of students this year, all of whom became recipients of the University's first ever Diversity Grant initiative.
Some people think college students are too old for Halloween, but we couldn't disagree more. In fact, the holiday is so central to the Fairfield experience that the senior class is now frantically debating whether or not the Halloween season begins on Friday night or Saturday night.
As a self-proclaimed feminist, I will fight until death for the equal treatment of women in society. I believe it is important that all females are given the chance to express themselves as individuals and pursue their goals, whether that entails being President of the United States or asking a guy from their chemistry class out on a date.