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UT’s Rec center offers students a new fitness class this semester

Abigail Sullivan, Staff Reporter
September 30, 2014
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Weightlifting, pushups and sit-ups are all included in the new fitness class, Rocket Fit. Rocket Fit was introduced to students and faculty members at the beginning of the semester as a rendition of Crossfit. “Crossfit is a high intensity interval training, it helps you burn more calories in...

Renowned Pianist to kick off 8th annual piano series

Renowned Pianist to kick off 8th annual piano series

Josie Schreiber, Staff Reporter
September 30, 2014
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Pianists from as far away as Greece will be traveling to the University of Toledo between October and March for the eighth annual Dorothy Mackenzie Price piano series at the Center for Performing Arts recital hall. Each pianist will present a master class one day and a recital the day after. Both...

Wall to commemorate the liberation of East Germany

Wall to commemorate the liberation of East Germany

Trevor Stearns, Staff Reporter
September 30, 2014
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Students are writing chalk messages on a 32-foot long and 8-foot tall student-created version of the Berlin Wall outside of the Student Union. The Berlin Wall was a 65-mile long and 11-foot tall wall that was constructed by Eastern Germany in 1961 as an attempt to keep westerners from entering and...

Keep on wheelin’: UT students bond over unicycles

Joe Heidenescher, Staff Reporter
September 30, 2014
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Whether you see them, pass them by or join them, the unicycle group that meets outside of Carlson Library has been gaining students’ attention. Although they are not an official campus organization, they have been regularly meeting and growing in numbers, said Brad McQuistion, co-founder of the...

Students walk to find a cure for ALS

Students walk to find a cure for ALS

Joe Heidenescher, Staff Reporter
September 24, 2014
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University of Toledo students are being called upon to do more than just dump ice cold water on their heads. They are being called to actively participate in the Walk to Defeat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) on Oct. 5 at UT. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a neurodegenerative...

Overcoming hardships: how a single mother at the University of Toledo discovered her vocation to help others

Overcoming hardships: how a single mother at the University of Toledo discovered her vocation to help others

Samantha Rhodes, Managing Editor
September 24, 2014
Filed under Community, Top Stories

She’s 27 years old with one bachelor’s degree under her belt, a master’s degree in the works and a story that never sought to be told, but deserves to be. What makes Anna Neller different from the other 20,625 students enrolled at the University of Toledo this semester? For one, she’s a nontraditional...

Transforming local landforms into works of art

Transforming local landforms into works of art

Joe Heidenescher, Staff Reporter
September 16, 2014
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“Some might think that displays of art deviate from what conventionally belongs in an academic library, but its presence can be culturally enriching and prompts visual investigation that goes beyond books and computer screens,” said Hannah Lehmann, Library Assistant at the University of Toledo’s...

Students to participate in breast cancer race

Josie Schreiber, Staff Reporter
September 16, 2014
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“One team. One race. One supporter at a time.” These are the words Valerie Augustyniak thought of when she decided to start Rockets for a Cure, a team for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Augustyniak, a third-year majoring in communication, said the slogan goes with that of the Eleanor...

Celebrating the Ban

Josie Schreiber, Staff Reporter
September 16, 2014
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What do the Harry Potter series, Captain Underpants series and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” all have in common? They’re all in the Top 15 Most Frequently Challenged Books of the last decade according to the American Library Association’s (ALA) website. Paulette Kilmer, a communication professor...

Pi Kappa Alpha presents the Fireman’s challenge

Samantha Rhodes, Managing Editor
September 10, 2014
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Each year, the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department responds to over 50,000 calls for emergency service — and the University of Toledo’s Pi Kappa Alpha wants to help. Pi Kappa Alpha (PIKE) will host the Fireman’s Challenge on Sept. 13 from noon to 5:30 p.m. in the Health Education (ROTC) parking...

Rocket Fanatic Week activities aims to inspire school spirit

Alexandria Saba, Community Editor
September 10, 2014
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Did you know that we have a letter signed by Benjamin Franklin here at the University of Toledo? “It’s at the top of the library,” said Ali Eltatawy, student government  vice president. “These are people that you never would expect, but we do have a lot of history here.” Rocket Fanatic...

Speak your style this school year

Autumn Baker and Teddi Covington
September 10, 2014
Filed under Community, Fashion

It takes seven seconds to make a strong first impression. So it begs the question, what does your style say about you? Style can be defined on how it represents the inner you. Take five minutes and think about what your signature look consists of. What’s your staple beauty product, your favorite clothing...

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