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Fishy Smell on Campus to be Expected Next Fall

20 Apr

Incoming Texas Wesleyan freshmen for fall 2011 will be required to live on campus, current students shouldn’t expect many changes.
According to the Director of Residence Life Sharon Manson, consultants were brought in last spring to help the university make improvements in the housing and student life departments.
“They felt like it was important for the university to have a commitment to students who live on campus, because the other schools in Texas do that as well,” says Manson. “Even though we felt like a lot of Texas Wesleyan students live on campus already, we wanted to formalize it [by making it a requirement].”
Manson said requiring freshman to live on campus is just another way to emphasize just how important being involved on campus is.
Current freshman business major Aaron Espinosa, who lives in the West Village, doesn’t think the new requirement will impact students returning to housing next year.
“I don’t think it will affect anyone in a bad way,” Espinosa said. “I think [returning students] will be able to see more people and more of what’s happening on campus, and it will interest them.”
As far as enrollment goes, Manson doesn’t think the school will be affected by the change. Even though the campus is seen as a commuter campus Manson thinks students will still be attracted to Wesleyan, even if it means living on campus.
Espinosa thinks otherwise.
“I think it will help the school spirit factor, but it might decrease the amount of people that come here,” Espinosa said. “I know a lot of people that come here that don’t live on campus, and they picked Wesleyan because of that.”
According to Manson, freshmen who are older than 21, living with their parents, are married, divorced or have children will not be required to live on campus.

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Applebee’s to retrain staff after mixed-drink mixup

13 Apr

An Applebees in Michigan accidentally served a 15 month toddler a margarita instead of apple juice last friday.

His mom told WDIV-TV that she only realized something was wrong when Dominick “kind of laid his head on the table and dozed off a little bit and woke up and got real happy.”

Applebees released a statement saying that they were sorry and they were changing their policy to serve juice from single serving containers only. The toddler did not have any lasting damage from the incident. 

California cat shot in head with arrow, survives

13 Apr

A northern California cat was shot in the head with an arrow and survived last weekend. The cat had been missing from its owners home for two days, and showed up on his doorstep with an arrow through his head.

“That’s when the owners, much to their shock, saw an arrow sticking out of the cat’s head,” Santa Cruz County Animal Services Manager Todd Stosuy said. “The cat was acting normally, eating normally. It almost looked like one of those fake arrows.”

The shooter has not been found, however if someone comes clean to shooting the cat on purpose, they will most likely face animal cruelty charges.

New York law firm, advertising agency under fire over 9/11 ad

30 Mar

Robert Keiley, a New York firefighter and model, is upset with a law firm he modeled for. The picture shows him holding a picture of 9/11, with words saying “”I was there. And now, Worby Groner Edelman & Napoli Bern is there for me.” The kicker? Keiley didn’t become a firefighter until 2004.

“It’s an insult to the Fire Department. It’s an insult to all the families who lost people that day,” Keiley said. “It makes me look like I’m cashing in on 9/11, saying I was there even though I was never there, and that I’m sick and possibly suing, trying to get a chunk of money.”

Worby Groner Edelman & Napoli Bern have removed the ad from circulation and issued an apology realizing their wrong-doings. 

Yes, sex can kill you, U.S. study shows

23 Mar

Yep, that’s right. A recent study done by a team of U.S. doctors shows that having sex can kill you. Doctors say that you are only at risk if you don’t exercise on a regular basis, or if you have an existing heart problem.

People who don’t exercise regularly are 3.5 times more likely to get a heart attack or have sudden cardiac death when they are exercising compared to when they are not.

“These elevated risks are only for a short period of time (1 to 2 hours) during and after the physical or sexual activity,”Jessica Paulus, a researcher for the study, said in a telephone interview.

If you aren’t exercising on a regular basis, the doctors said it is best to start slow and work your way up.

Sick groom marries bride in Skype wedding

8 Mar

Californian couple Samuel Kim and Helen Oh, both 27, were supposed to wed last saturday, in person. Thanks to a lung infection that left Kim in the isolation ward of the hospital, the couple got married over Skype instead.
Both bride and groom were surprised with the success of the Skype wedding.
“Guests said it was inspirational, they really admired my fiance for being able to stand at the altar in the manner that she did, alone and not crying the whole time,” Kim said from his bed at UCI Medical Center in Orange.
The couple was glad they didn’t have to let down all of their international family members and friends.

German celebrity opossum misses one Oscar pick

28 Feb

A opossum in Germany was right about every Oscar prediction, except one. The opossum picked 127 hours to win as “best picture”, the award ended up going to The Kings Speech.
“Everything went to plan,” said zoo spokeswoman Maria Saegebarth. “She took as long as she needed to predict the winners, sometimes taking naps.”
The opossum has also correctly predicted sports wins, and other award ceremonies.