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THE NATIONAL COLLEGE NEWSPAPER
*rivate or public?
Admissions directors from privste
universities disagree on whether they
are losing applicants to public schools
because of high tuition costs.
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Roommates with opposing political
eologies exchange verbal blows over a
fried chicken dinner just after meeting
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Purdue U's Dave Tomaro examines
the heated debate concerning the
qlorization of classic black-and-white
Running on methanol
College students were challenged to
redesign a car's engine to run primarily
on methanol for a fuel competition.
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The great unknown
U. of Colorado's David Dudenhoefer
sorts the myths and finds the facts
about Ecstasy, a drug tried by 20
percent of CU students.
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Notes sales banned as professors protest
students buying their way through classes
By Christy Harris
U. of Florida
The practice of students buying class
notes from note-selling services is not
making good grades with professors.
A Gainesville, Fla. businessman who
pays students to give him their class
notes and then sells them to other stu-
dents has loot his hest sales outlet and
some of his profits because a few mem-
hers of U. of Florida's (UF) faculty ob-
A dean and some professors re-
quested that a local copy center stop
selling 'A' Plus Notes. As a result, Notes
Group aids homeless,
but IRS left in the cold
By Stacey Herdlein
Georgia Tech U.
The Mad Housers, a group founded by
Georgia Tech U. alumni and students,
has gained attention by furnishing shel-
ters free to Atlanta's homeless com-
But the attention isn't all good.
The group, which last year built
almost 60 shelters, is having problems
with the Internal Revenue Service.
Mad Houser President Mike Connor
and Vice President Brian Finkel helped
owner Ken Brickman's business was set
back a year.
The UF dean and professors said they
don't want to put Brickman out of busi-
ness, but they charged that his practice
of selling notes for various classes is
unethical and possibly illegal.
Brickman, a UF finance graduate.
said he is running a legal and beneficial
service. He said the professors are
wrong to deny students the help that he
Despite Brickman's arguments, the
University Copy Center sided with UF
and discontinued 'A' Plus Notes last
semester. But the debate about legality,
ethics and old-fashioned capitalism is
still going strong.
Joe Barron, UF's associate general
counsel, said copyright law protects
professors' lectures even though they
are oral presentations. If notes are
based on a professor's lecture, they are
also covered. No one can copyright
omethingthat belongs to someone else.
Brickman says the material in his
product is general, factual knowledge.
j He uses the notes of students enrolled in
See NOTES, Page 23
See HOMELESS, Page 16
Feeling depressed? You're not alone;
many students suffer from disorder
By Dori Wilson
The Daily Orange
Syracuse U., NY
ring the winter months, many stu-
d s experience personal conflicts and
and self-doubt, causing them to feel
they are in over their heads.
Depression, an obvious side effect of
those feelings, is running rampant on
college campuses, quickly becoming one
of the leading psychiatric disorders for
College students are 50 percent more
likely to suffer from depression than
p le of the same age group who do not
a nd college, according to the Journal
of Counseling Psychology.
Julie Reighter, a graduate assistant
at Syracuse U. (SU), is an active partici-
pant in the Counseling In Residence
(CIR) program at SU. Through the CIR,
a student can seek counseling for any
Reighter said depression is very com-
mon among students who seek help
through a CIR.
"Depression is more of a symptom of a
lot of related issues," Reighter said. "De-
pression can be the result of issues such
as stress, loneliness and crises in per-
sonal relationships," she added.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Mea-
sure (DSM III) lists the following as
symptoms of depression: insomnia, low
energy levels, loss of self-esteem, de-
creased effectiveness or productivity,
social withdrawal, less talkative, irrita-
bility, loss of interest in pleasurable
See DEPRESSION, Page 22