March 22, 1999 |
Over these last few difficult days, college freshman Anzimee Thomas has caught herself time and again: She looks into the mirror and, squinting her eyes, sees the faces of the three young women who have mysteriously vanished from this university town. "They all look just like me," she says tentatively. "They all basically weigh what I do. We all wear our hair the same. I look in the mirror and pray to God my face doesn't end up on a missing person's poster.
February 4, 1999 |
If it is possible for one horrible incident to raise the consciousness of an entire community, it seems to have happened in this sleepy college town. In ways that no one could have predicted before the death of Matthew Shepard in October, town residents, students and faculty at Colorado State University are confronting their notions about tolerance and about college traditions.
November 30, 1998 |
Few dream of doing great things with sewage. But fortunately for this college town, two men who saw the potential in human waste teach here at Humboldt State. Together, Robert Gearheart and George Allen turned a local garbage dump into a low-tech treatment plant, wildlife refuge and salmon-spawning spot. In the process, they won some respect for a town on California's rugged north coast that was used to being derided by its neighbors for its tree-hugging, environment-loving policies.
May 10, 1998
The idea is to pack a tour bus with some of Southern California's best and brightest high school juniors for a sampling of East Coast universities. It's expensive, but many parents consider such trips a worthwhile investment, especially with private school tuition reaching $25,000 a year and more. Campus visits reveal far more than college brochures, and can help high school students decide whether they want to spend their first years of adulthood a couple of thousand miles away from home.
December 30, 1997 |
Like most college students, Cara Wood doesn't live extravagantly. She rents an apartment off campus at Ohio University and drives a used Jeep. But the living is easy, and she's enjoying her time in this college town. "Life is about having fun and being happy," the 22-year-old said. "I'm happy." Things are going well for the former waitress, who made headlines five years ago while still in high school when she inherited a $500,000 estate from a customer who had befriended her.
May 19, 1996 |
They're too ugly to steal, but if you see one, feel free to hop on and pedal away for a while. That's the invitation from bicycle enthusiasts who are leaving the bright red, one-speed bicycles around town for people to use, then leave for others. In addition to stickers urging people to wear helmets and obey the rules of the road, there's a message on each bike that's surprising in these days of locks and chains: "Do not lock this bicycle."
April 27, 1995 |
The proposal on the floor was to eliminate the Saturday breakfast and lunch meals in Marlboro College's dining hall and replace them with brunch. Rising before an audience of students, faculty, administrators and staff, junior Radha Rogers argued that Saturday breakfasts were not popular with anyone. "The kitchen hates it; everyone hates it." She proved persuasive. Moments later, a sea of hands went up: motion approved.
March 10, 1995 |
In a 48-year training career, Mel Stute has watched a lot of big races and seen a lot of important horses, but Thursday he reminded himself of a horse who had his biggest achievement at the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona. "Rob Bob was the horse," Stute said. "Cecil Wilhelm was the trainer. Rob Bob ran in a race on a Friday at Pomona, in the 1960s, then came back the next day and won another race, in stakes-record time. I'll never forget it."
February 2, 1995 |
What has been UCLA's most difficult pit stop in the Pacific 10 Conference this decade? . . . McKale Center in Tucson? . . . Try again. . . . The Sports Arena in Los Angeles. . . . The Bruins are 1-4 at the home of USC since 1990. . . . It would take a considerable reversal of form for the Trojans (7-11) to upset the Bruins (12-2) tonight, and interim Coach Charlie Parker is pulling out all the motivational tools available. . . .