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Technology takes musicmaking to the air

December 14, 2005

Rock star wannabes and air guitar enthusiasts can finally create their own music solos without ever having to pick up or know how to use a guitar. Virtual instruments are increasing in popularity as more...

Newest electronics and computer gadgets at the top of many holiday wish lists

December 12, 2005

Technological gifts like Apple iPods, Microsoft Xbox 360s and others are hot commodities this season. Gadgets frequently are at the top of holiday gift lists. Ernest De los Santos, assistant manager at...

Classes offer alternatives to dissection

December 9, 2005

When philosophy senior Donny Mansfield was in middle school, he had to dissect a frog for class. It wasn't an assignment he remembers fondly. "It was just a turn off to kill something to learn," he said....

Help available to stop the spread of computer viruses

December 8, 2005

What looks like a seemingly innocent e-mail from Paris Hilton or the FBI can cause a world of frustration for those simply wanting to use their computers. Even with the security programs the University...

Fun emerges from kids’ work at U Insect Fair

December 5, 2005

Monster-size mosquitoes, an oversize grasshopper and giant June bugs graced the stage of the North Star Ballroom as excitement and anxiety filled the room. The St. Paul Student Center played host to 275...

Students dead serious about program

December 1, 2005

After five years of working as a radio station announcer, University senior Nathan Caviness decided to completely change career paths. With that, he enrolled in the University's mortuary science program...

Student forum to discuss renewable energy issues

December 1, 2005

First-year biology student Dipali Patel shudders every time she fills her gas tank. "The gas prices are horrible," she said. "They're way too high." Patel isn't the only student feeling this way, which...

U tells concertgoers to listen up

November 28, 2005

Band T-shirts, signs, energy and excitement are a few of the things fans might bring with them to a concert. But a recent University study shows that concertgoers might need to bring something else" earplugs....

Survey: Many consumers turn to the Internet to fill shopping needs

November 23, 2005

Never-ending lines, pushy crowds " getting the perfect holiday gift for a loved one isn't always easy. But while some will be battling the elements, others will be sitting in the comforts of their home,...

Xbox 360 has avid gamers in the bag

November 22, 2005

Three days before Black Friday " one of the biggest shopping days of the year " Microsoft is releasing the successor to their Xbox video game console. The Xbox 360 has received a lot of hype among gaming...

Yoo draws heated opposition to debate on presidential war powers

November 17, 2005

An overwhelming interest caused a controversial debate to be moved to a larger room Wednesday as angry students and local residents protested with picket signs and police watched over the event. John Yoo,...

Art show at U depicts struggles of Falun Gong’s followers

November 14, 2005

When University alumna Yang Zhang was going through stressful times as a student, she began practicing Falun Gong, an ancient Chinese tradition of meditation and self-improvement. "The teachings of truthfulness,...

Software promotes organized studying

November 10, 2005

Taking notes isn't a problem for prenursing sophomore Melanie Gray. It's organizing those lecture notes in an efficient manner that sets her back. To address the challenges students face when tackling...

Dungeons & Dragons game day sees large turnout in Twin Cities

November 7, 2005

Crowds of Dungeons & Dragons players of all skill levels and from all walks of life gathered Saturday to take part in the second annual worldwide game day. The day, locally hosted by Source Comics...

Student-zombies try to liven up U

October 31, 2005

It was like a scene from a horror movie Friday as undead, swaggering zombies lurched and shuffled their way around campus. But it was all in playful fun, as University students dressed up as zombies and...

‘The Whistler’ entertains himself and passers-by

October 26, 2005

On a nice day, Caleb Hicks can be found around campus donning headphones and whistling a tune for all to hear. Students who catch glimpses of the neuroscience senior have come to know him as "The Whistler." "People's...

Debaters hash out marijuana policies

October 18, 2005

Students filed into a nearly full Coffman Union Great Hall on Monday to listen to a debate on the legalization of marijuana. On one side stood Steve Hager pointing out the merits of legalization. On the...

Bell Museum’s exhibit features nature’s freaks

October 10, 2005

Looking bewildered and amazed, first-year students Kaisa Kerrigan and Carl Sarkissian stared at a trophy head hanging on the wall of the Bell Museum, curious of what the odd creature was. A quick glance...

SEE3 teaches disability awareness

October 3, 2005

At the announcer's cue on Friday, three people in wheelchairs dashed for the finish line. As the lead wheelchair made its way toward the end of the course, Pooja Garg got out of her wheelchair in a humorous...

Panel discussion recognizes National Hazing Week

September 30, 2005

During his first year of high school, John Jacobson took part in the hazing ritual known as the Freshman Roll. Each year seniors would choose first-year students, stand above them, and yell at them as...

File-sharing network gives students access to music

September 21, 2005

As Katie Bissonnette walked to class with her iPod in one hand and white cords hanging from her ears, she said music is her life. "Without it, life is unfulfilling. I get really depressed, so I'm always...

Dealing with credit cards

September 19, 2005

Buy now, pay later. Add that philosophy to free pizza, T-shirts or magnets and students have an offer many cannot refuse. For this reason, college campuses are hotbeds for credit card companies soliciting...

Stations band together in Storm Aid

September 12, 2005

Radio stations from across the state joined forces Friday to support hurricane relief efforts by broadcasting live from the Washington Avenue Bridge. From 5 a.m. until noon, more than 30 stations, including...

Retired engineering professor dies at 92

September 9, 2005

Retired civil engineering professor Miles S. Kersten died Aug. 28 at the Fairview-University Medical Center, of complications from multiple strokes. He was 92. Instrumental in the development of programs...