The power to overcome

His pain level was nine out of 10. Confined to his hospital bed, sweating and aching all over, he could hear his skin crackling, the result of gas gangrene inside his legs, caused by bacteria eating away at his muscle tissues.

Why I care about ‘The Resurrection’

Immigration Services calls agent Marty Bellamy in, saying they found an 8-year-old American boy in China with no recollection of how he got there. The only thing the boy, Jacob, remembers is his home in Missouri.

Apollo Night performance sparks controversy

On Saturday night, more than 30 students stopped a university-sponsored talent show to let a classmate read her poem, which they believe the Office of Residence Life had tried to censor.
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Catharsis through creativity

After 26 people died in a senseless shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, community members started placing teddy bears, flowers and small gifts near the site to honor the victims. Bob and Josie Schmidt, town residents for 31 years, recalled visiting the makeshift memorial on a rainy, cold day.
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26 Perlitz victims file lawsuits against Fairfield

Twenty-one new lawsuits filed last Thursday allege that Fairfield University and others failed to supervise Douglas Perlitz ‘92, who was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for sexually abusing boys at a school he founded in Haiti.

Elevated cantina comforts and delights

After entering Baró, an establishment tucked away on the Brickwalk Promenade, a colorful streetscape mural welcomes hungry eaters. It pays homage to the melting of Latin, Spanish, and Caribbean cultures evident in the food that is served at the nearly 3-month-old restaurant. The Saturday crowd appears plentiful but not overwhelming during lunch hour.
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iPick, YouListen

“Hanuman,” by Rodrigo y Gabriela. I came across this guitar duo when they performed for National Public Radio’s “Tiny Desk.” Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero are Mexican guitarists whose musical sound is closely compared to “heavy metal flamenco,” according to NPR writer Bob Boilan.