A few weeks ago I was watching the Patriots play and lamenting the lack of quality nicknames in sports today. Certainly the days of Walt “Clyde” Frazier and Earl “the Pearl” Monroe are long gone. For every “The Big Unit,” there are a thousand T.O.’s and T.
Riding high on a three game winning streak, the Washington University men’s basketball team will complete its four game road trip this weekend against University of Rochester and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). The Bears play Rochester on Friday and CMU on Sunday.
A slide in the polls was expected after Washington University’s snag against 22nd ranked New York University (NYU). Thanks to the team’s strong performance over the course of the season, however, the Bears fell only two places in the polls- from 5th to 7th.
In a recent edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Classical Music Critic Sarah Miller cited Washington University as having “[an] embarrassing selection of dubious performance spaces.” The critique was sparked by a performance by the Eliot Trio-a group that includes pianist Seth Carlin, a music professor at the University, and two musicians from the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.
In a lot of ways, Hadas Metzger is a typical Washington University student. A Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Studies major, she lived in Liggett her freshman year and rushed Delta Gamma. However, Metzger is not your average 19- or 20-year-old college student.
Less than 24 hours after the New Hampshire primary ended in a resounding victory for John Kerry, many of the Democratic presidential candidates have turned their attention to a new prize: Missouri and its 88 delegates.
Kerry, John Edwards and Al Sharpton all made stops in St. Louis on Wednesday, with most of the other candidates expected to visit the Show Me State before next Tuesday’s primary.
Exoticism. It’s a word that few people are familiar with. Exoticism in the Oxford English Dictionary is listed as a tendency to adopt what is exotic or foreign. It’s a pretty vague definition so I’ll make an attempt to give it more depth. Someone who “exoticizes” a culture finds a particular interest in that culture sometimes to the point of imitating it.
Voters in the New Hampshire Democratic primary gave Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts a commanding victory on Tuesday. Kerry secured 38 percent of the vote to former Vermont Governor Howard Dean’s 26 percent, with former General Wesley Clark and Senator John Edwards coming in a distant third and fourth respectively at 12 percent, and Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman in fifth with 9 percent of the vote.
The old Olin Library had its charms: an almost museum-like quality to the mismatched Sixties furniture, generations of bathroom graffiti, a lack of study spaces that made one revel in claiming one. This semester has brought the premiere of the new Olin Library, and-even though some of the paradoxical joys of the old Olin are long gone-the University Libraries deserve praise for the redesign.