Colleges worry about always-plugged-in students
- It was supposed to be a quick diversion, Katie Inman told herself last week as she flipped open her laptop. She had two tests to study for, three problem sets due, a paper to revise. But within minutes, the MIT sophomore was drawn into the depths of the Internet, her work shunted aside.
Students are now sporting feathers in their hair. Read all about it.
We’re still mostly undecided on this trend, although news editor Sarah Kramer plans to get it done for Spring Break.
In the early 1960s, every Texas high school football player in the state dreamed of earning a full scholarship to play football in the old Southwest Conference that consisted of seven of Texas’ premier universities and the University of Arkansas.
So what was so different about this kid from Beaumont who grew up idolizing NFL superstars like Jim Brown and Gale Sayers?
He had all the intangibles. He could pass, catch, run with his blazing speed and was a good student in the classroom. During his senior year at Herbert High School, he scored six touchdowns in one game.
But this superstar Texas athlete, who had over a hundred scholarship offers, had one major obstacle standing in the way of his dream.
It was not his lack of size. He was officially listed as 5-inch-9-inches, 177 pounds but actually measured closer to 5-feet-10-inches and weighed a mere 140 pounds.
For what he lacked in size, he made up in heart and courage. It was also not character issues, a problem that we find too often in athletes of today. No, it was the color of his skin.
A lamppost fell at SMU earlier today and there is broken glass on the ground, but don’t worry, it will still light up your night AND they finally put in a new trash can!
That’s kind of awesome that the lamppost would still be working.
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Dancer Emily Perry performs in the dress rehearsal for the Brown Bag Dance Series Saturday in the Owen Arts Center. Brown Bag is a twice-annual event that focuses on and features student-choreographed dances ranging from modern dance to ballet to jazz numbers. The event encourages its patrons to bring their own lunches and enjoy an hour of riveting dance. As one of the dance department’s premiere events, the event is usually heavily attended and rarely forgotten. Performances run Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday at 12:30 p.m. during this upcoming week in the Bob Hope Lobby of the Owens Arts Center.
Hillstone raises bar on burgers
Walking in to this place on a Monday, you may feel the urge to ask the hostess how long the wait is for dinner. On a nice evening, the patio’s full of cocktail-sipping, thirty to forty-somethings dressed in business attire. A similar scene is in the bar, where a piano plays among the voices overfilling the restaurant.
Despite Hillstone’s buys entrance, on a weeknight, chances are you’ll be seated immediately. Since Hillstone Restaurant Group changed “Houston’s” to “Hillstone” last June, not much has changed in this Preston Center hot spot.