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Holy dead rodents, Batman...
A U. of North Dakota student was
fined $75 for throwing a dead badger
onto the rink during an ice hockey
game hetween UND and the U. rof
Wiscnsin Badgers. Seems it's tradition
at UND hockey games to throw a dead
version of some opposing teams'
mascots on the ice during games.
Duane Czapiewski, UND police chief,
said police search the arena prior to
each game since most of the rodents
are hidden there beforehand.
I can just see them searching people
at the door: "Excuse me son. Is that a
dead badger in your pocket..."
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Three Eastern Kentucky U. students
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of them. One man offered EKU
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his pass, but Phillips turned him down,
saying he "just wanted to see (Tyson)
Phillips and his friends watched the
jury selection and finagled an
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No nude oil Twister on blind dates...
Scott Gold and Sam Ruff, columnists
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dates and decided that needed to
change. The pair had readers send in
their names for a drawing in which the
two luckywinners got to go out on dates
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contest, but as it turnsout, the winners,
UNC seniors Ellen Kossow and
Shannon Nichols, didn't have to enter
because their roommate, Hillary Cox,
did it for them as ajoke.
Prankster Hillary signed her
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date - described by the columnists as
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Editor on Fellowship, Berry College
By MICHAEL LAWRENCE
The Daily Bruin, U. of California, Los Angeles
A new tuition hike has sparked hunger
strikes, sit-ins, rallies and marches across the
U. of California system this spring. And the
rumbling of student opinion will only get
louder as the tuition increase forces them to
pay more for the second straightyear.
The 550 increase, which will raise annual
in-state tuition to $2,924 and out-of-state
tuition to $10,735, has helped increase the
cost of college by 67 percent since 1990.
About 1,500 UC-Davis students stormed a
campus auditorium shortly after the Board
of Regents voted almost unanimously to
approve the increase. Three days later,
abut 35 students remained in the huilding.
The rallies coame as a last-ditcht effort for
UC students at a time when higher educa-
tion systems across the country are feeling
the effects of an interminable recession.
The State U. of New York system (SUNY),
for one, is facing sharp increases authorized
by Gov. Mario Cuomo. If enacted, the cost of
attending some SUNY schools will have
doubled in the last twoyears.
At six of the nine UC schools, including
UC-Berkeley and UCLA, students held
hunger strikes on campus, hoping to
persuade university officials to roll back fees
for the 1992-93 year.
"Last year when they raised fees by 40
percent, nobody did anything about it. This
year it happened again," said Rosa Sanchez,
Prague: a haven for bohma graduates
By CHRIS ZIEGLER the idea of Prague as the "Paris of the '90s" is debatable among some
Daily Nexos, U.of California, Santa Barbara Americansliving there.
"That's a very romantic version of the whole thing," said Nik6
Prague. The word conjures up images of a medieval city, a Mikes, 28, a Czech-American from Hayward, Calif. The Post's
playwright president who lives in an actual castle, Kafka and Cooper agrees, saying economics, not art, is the real story of Prague.
Kundera, and aVelvet Revolution. Yet Prague does possess a quality which
But to thousands of Americans who have makes Americans living there vague about
flocked to the city in the two years since the when they intend to leave. "It's hard to
Czechs threw off communism, Prague is explain,":aid Howard Sidenberg, who r left lis
home. A n estimate d 10,000 A mericans - P'h.bD. in politica science on brold at UCSB liar
including a host of recent college graduates the lure of the city. "Prague has a certain aura,
and twentysomething bohemians - have a certain magic."
found that what started as a tourist visit has If a nebulous sense of magic initially draws
become an indefinite stay. Americans to Prague, the city's cheapness
Many have been drawn to Prague by reports keeps them there. Many Americans in Prague
of a cultural mecca - a breeding ground of say they can live on $100 a month - although
intellectualism and underground thought r } just barely.
akin to Paris in the 1920s. But others have "I am only wo rking 15 hours a week
come out of financial necessity. (teaching English)," said recent U. ofVirginia
"There's a lot more opportunity here than .., graduate Gretchen Geggis, 22, "and I'm able
in the United States," said Susanna Cooper, a to pay for food and rent."
25-year-old journalist. Cooper left a reporting To support themselves, most Americans
job in Pittsfield, Mass., to freelance in Europe, teach English. Teaching jobs can be found
and is now a reporter for ThePraguePost. through the Czech Ministry of Education,
The stagnant U.S. economy, combined with American-Czech friendship organizations, or
Eastern Europe's low cost of living, has - Czech firms wanting Americans to teach their
encouraged many young Americans to come employees English.
to Prague to pursue dreams and projects - _ Housing is very cheap - as low as0 30 per
which would be virtually impossible to achieve WADE DANIELS, THE DAILY NEXUS, UC, SANTA BARBARA month - but hard to find. But the low rent has
in the United States. For instance, two English- Hangin' out in the Paris of the '90s. its own cost in low quality and no tenant rights.
language newspapers, The Post and Prognosis, UVa. grad Eric Leckbee found this out
were started last year by several U. of California, Santa Barbara, when his landlord kicked him out on New Year's Day, saying simply,
graduates. And two other former UCSB students are establishing an "Eric, Happy New Year. I want my apartment. Be out tomorrow."
English-language literaryjournal called Twisted Spoon Press. Still, something about Prague still woos boatloads of eager college
"You get this sense that there's something to do here," said Mark graduates to its door. And its special sense of je ne sais quoi is even
Baker, 31, the Prague Post's business editor. making some in Paris see red.
Clearly, Prague's history as a center of culture helps foster young "After being in Paris for a week, I was really happy to be back in
Americans' eagerness to dive into the city's thriving art scene. But Prague," Geggis said.
a Berkeley student who participated in the
fast. "Going without food is going to be
difficult, but something must be done.
Students must be heard."
But some university officials, including
UC President David Gardner, defend the
increase, saying itis necessary when the state
is saddled with growing prison, welfare and
secondary education costs. The state
currently faces a $6.6 billion deficit.
But after enduring the dramatic 1990
hike, students have little sympathy.
An estimated 400 students attended a rally
at the state capitol in Sacramento, calling on
state legislators to reject the increase.
"We wanted to make sure the legislature
and the governor knew that students will
remember this," said Andy Gaytan, a Davis
student who joied the Sacramento protest.
"Students are not going to forget this come
election time. We're here because we can't
afford to go to a private school."
Some state legislators are hearing the
message. "We need t o turn around the
priorities of the state of California," said
State Assemblyman Tom Hayden. "Higher
education is at a crossroads, and the destiny
of the students is at stake."