Gina Hyun

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St. Louis Catholic school music teacher fired over gay marriage

Al Fischer, a music teacher at St. Ann Catholic School and partner of Charlie Robin, the executive director of Washington University’s Edison Theatre, was fired Feb. 17 after the couple’s plans to get married in New York were overhead by a representative of the St. Louis Archdiocese.

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Black Anthology revisits history to highlight modern race issues

Excited students, faculty, parents and members of the St. Louis community filled Edison Theatre on Friday and Saturday to enjoy “Lest We Forget,” a Black Anthology production. Black Anthology is an annual student production that explores important issues pertinent to the African-American culture through drama, poetry, dance and music.

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Wash. U. students change allegiance as Republican race continues

As the field of Republican candidates narrows, students at Washington University are struggling to choose their favorites as the race plays out among the four remaining candidates: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul. Freshman Kaitlin McTague used to support Michelle Bachmann but is now leaning toward Romney.

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International Pre-health Society offers guidance for students

Though the premed track is considered to be difficult, many students would probably benefit from the occasional reminder that going to medical or dental school is not the only option for a rewarding career in health.

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Students push for content on iTunes U

Soon, Washington University students and the greater public may be able to enjoy University media content online through iTunes U. A free educational resource supported by Apple’s iTunes, iTunes U gives member universities their own site to manage and distribute audio content, video content and PDF files to their students, as well as to anyone with Internet access.

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Loop trolley project receives $25 million federal grant

Supporters of the Loop trolley project were ecstatic this July to learn that their dream of constructing a 2.2 mile trolley line on the Delmar Loop is coming closer to fruition, thanks to a $24.99 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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New DWI bill can draw blood without warrant

In 2009, there were more than 900 fatalities in Missouri due to alcohol-related vehicular accidents. If the State Legislature passes a new driving-while-intoxicated (DWI) bill, students will be forced to think twice before convincing themselves that they are sober enough to drive after a few drinks on a Friday night.

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Depression, suicide rising among college students

In the United States, suicide is the third leading cause of death among people from 15 to 24 years old. More than 3,900 young people die by committing suicide every year. Earlier this month, two students at Cornell University took their own lives by “gorging,” or leaping off a bridge into the vast gorges. The suicides have contributed to the perception that Cornell has a higher-than-average suicide rate.

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WUSA program rising in popularity

As the Office of Orientation prepares for its annual Washington University Student Associate selection process, the relatively young program seems to have been successful in helping freshmen and transfer students with their transition into college life. The WUSA selection process is becoming increasingly competitive, and the Office of Orientation expects to see a rise from last year’s approximately 300 applications.

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Innovations in medicine and technology drive sex revolution

To some, she may be the woman of their dreams. At 5 feet 7 inches and 120 pounds, her physique is slender, and she has strawberry-blonde tresses that caress her flawlessly smooth complexion. She is amiable, understanding and enjoys intelligent conversation, but perhaps her most redeeming character is her sexual submissiveness. Her name is Roxxxy, and she is the world’s premiere female sex robot.

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