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Valentine’s Day in April

Valentine’s Day in April

Jessica Harker, Managing Editor
April 26, 2017
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“On Valentine's Day, we give the people that we love, we give them books.” Each year on April 23, La Diada de Sant Jordi, St. George's Day or referred to as Valentine's Day in some cultures, is celebrated by a multitude of people all over the world with the exchange of books with loved ones. ...

The URGE for equality

The URGE for equality

Jessica Harker, Managing Editor
April 25, 2017
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United for Reproductive and Gender Equality, an organization new to the University of Toledo, is working to become an official student group for the Fall 2017 semester. URGE has been active on campus for the past year, working with organizations such as the University of Toledo Feminist Alliance to...

UT fraternity builds a bridge to adventure

UT fraternity builds a bridge to adventure

Areeba Shah and Anna Glore, Associate Community Editor and Staff Reporter
April 25, 2017
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Founded in 1977 and known as Pi Kappa Phi’s exclusive philanthropy today, The Ability Experience is intended to instill lifelong service within the fraternity members to serve people with disabilities.   As part of their Ability weekend, University of Toledo Pi Kappa Phi members and alumni...

Fairytales with a twist

Fairytales with a twist

Emily Schnipke, Editor-in-Chief
April 18, 2017
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Into the woods we go with a modern retelling of two famous fairy tales by the University of Toledo Opera Ensemble. The group will bring the story of Grimm’s fairytales into the 21st century. In the two one-act operas April 21-23, UT students will present “The Brothers Grimm” by Dean Burry and...

Students showcase diversity at Pharmacy’s got Talent

Students showcase diversity at Pharmacy’s got Talent

Areeba Shah, Associate Community Editor
April 18, 2017
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A night of impromptu performances and spontaneous dances were some of the highlights of this year’s Pharmacy’s Got Talent. The University of Toledo’s Student National Pharmaceutical Association hosted the event April 14 from 6 - 9 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. "What made this event...

Smile for Smiles

Smile for Smiles

Emily Jackson, Community Editor
April 18, 2017
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Millions of children in developing countries suffer from cleft palates and lips. Most cannot eat or speak properly and are ostracized in their own communities. The cost of surgery is just $250, but most cannot afford this, so these clefts go untreated. However, one fraternity is planning to raise...

Jammin’ in the name of awareness

Jammin’ in the name of awareness

Mariah Williams, Staff Reporter
April 18, 2017
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Get ready for live music and entertainment this weekend as the University of Toledo’s International Justice Mission chapter hosts its first-ever Traffic Jam UT to raise awareness for human trafficking. IJM is a global organization that seeks to protect human rights and fight violence around the...

Quenching the thirst

Quenching the thirst

Anna Glore, Staff Reporter
April 11, 2017
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Nearly one in 10 people live without clean water every day. That’s 663 million people worldwide. In Africa alone, women spend 40 billion hours a year walking for water. This year, University of Toledo students and community members had the opportunity to experience a day in the life of one of these...

Taking back the night

Taking back the night

Mariah Williams, Staff Reporter
April 11, 2017
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Cries of “Women unite! Take back the night!” rang out through the evening air as women took to the streets Saturday in a stand against domestic violence and sexual assault. This year marked the 23rd annual “Toledo Area Take Back the Night.” Community members and University of Toledo students...

‘Photographers Without Borders’ enacts change

‘Photographers Without Borders’ enacts change

Areeba Shah, Associate Community Editor
April 11, 2017
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Could we possibly be contributing to the extinction of species without even knowing? Adjunct Communication Theory Professor Christy Frank took her first international trip to Sumatra, Indonesia, to find out. There, as part of Photographers without Borders, she learned about the impact the palm oil...

Accepting the beauty of the perfectly imperfect

Accepting the beauty of the perfectly imperfect

Areeba Shah, Associate Community Editor
April 4, 2017
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After being told she had only six weeks left to live, Madison Humphrey didn’t think that she would make it tomorrow. But today, she is the spokesperson for the National Eating Disorders Association and has won titles with National American Miss and Miss Ohio Teen. Humphrey, a second-year media communication...

Singin’ in Savage

Singin’ in Savage

Emily Jackson, Community Editor
April 4, 2017
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More than $18,000 was raised this year during the University of Toledo’s second-longest standing tradition. Songfest, hosted by Blue Key National Honor Fraternity and Mortar Board National Honor Society, was held April 1 at 5 p.m. in Savage Arena. The night of competition and cause included dance...

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