With less than a month until graduation, the class of 2008 is facing both good news and bad news. A recent survey of employers and students conducted by MonsterTRAK, a division of Monster.com, found that only 59 percent of employers plan to hire this year's graduates in the spring and summer, compared to the 76 percent of employers surveyed last year, due to the nation's economical slump.
It's registration time again, which means it's time to cross your fingers, hope for the best, log onto StagWeb and find your lucky number, as you do every semester. This process ends with either a sigh of relief at a promising number or a cry of despair because, once again, you have been dished out the worst lottery number known to mankind and will therefore be waking up for classes at the crack of dawn instead of for that class you really need.
Teddy Bears with Love participants have been bringing holiday smiles to children for the past nine years. Now, the members of the organization have a reason to smile as well. In March, Teddy Bears with Love received the honor of Outstanding External Program by the Association of Student Advancement Programs (ASAP), an organization run by students.
Happy 20th anniversary Hunger Cleanup! Almost 500 students packed the lower level of the Barone Campus Center at 9 a.m. Saturday, fueling up on bagels and donuts as they waited to be sent to their Hunger Cleanup work sites. Groups were comprised of students from a variety of organizations around campus, including Circle K, Student Alumni Association (SAA), the Orientation Board, FUSA and sports teams, to name a few.
If you think the incoming freshmen look younger and younger every year, get ready for a shock. The youngest class in Fairfield's history - a group of 36 infants, toddlers and preschoolers - is expected to join the University community beginning in the fall.
Are the stresses of college life getting you down? Not feeling yourself lately? You aren't alone. During the 2006-2007 school year, 17.5 percent of Fairfield University's undergraduates utilized the counseling and psychological services on campus. The national average use of college counseling centers is 9 percent.
Music and the smell of freshly baked cookies welcomed students to the kitchen of Regis Hall Friday afternoon, where rows of deodorant, shampoo and toothpaste were linined up. Gabriel Rojas '09, an RA in Regis, organized the quad-wide drive as an RA program for March in which he and residents collected items for care packages that will be sent to soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Easter egg has become a ubiquitous symbol of the holiday, despite the obvious problem that rabbits don't lay eggs. Clearly, the Easter Bunny is an egg-stealing bad-ass. Either way, the egg has been a popular Easter symbol for centuries. Want to color your own eggs? Here are some easy-to-follow instructions.
It is lucidly clear that Fairfield University is more faux than the smiles you get walking by Facebook friends. However, what do you do when you are solely a product of this glamorized unreality? You realize the county you're in. Maybe that would explain the Connecticut Post's tasteless, poorly written article from Feb. 24, "Animals upset Fairfield Beach neighbors."
Peter Cottontail is not the only one who's ready to celebrate Easter, as the overwhelming turnout of students at the Palm Sunday mass at the Egan Chapel proved. Although the number of students present reflected the respect students have on campus for the sacred meaning of Easter, statistics show that Hallmark, candy companies and Martha Stewart still have tight control over the holiday's celebration.