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Majoring in the Future

Five areas of study with growth in mind

1 Comment · Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Don't pick it because it's the easy way out. Don't pick it because it sounds fun or because your dad picked it. There's probably no "right" reason to choose a particular college major. Although it's possible to breeze your way through the first year or so of college without declaring a field of study, the decision looms above every student's head: What are those gold-leafed, fancy cursive words on your diploma going to spell out?  

To Dorm or Not to Dorm

That's just one of many important decisions facing incoming freshmen

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2009
College is a time of decisions: Where are you going to go to school? What are you going to major in? What organizations are you going to join? While considering these long-term scenarios, another eminent decision to make is whether or not to live on or off campus.   

Natural Innocence

Lisa Britton shows nature through the eyes of a child

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Photographer Lisa Britton has been recording every day of her almost-5-year-old daughter Angela's short life. She often concentrates on Angela's exploration of the natural world and has chosen works with that theme for 'Seeing Nature,' her exhibition of color photographs on display at Parkside Cafe in Walnut Hills.  

Three Stories the Local Media Need to Cover Better

3 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I call it "reporter's remorse," the notion that there were important stories we know we screwed up, missed or pursued with insufficient energy or smarts. Every one of us has that secret list. Three recent stories brought reporter's remorse to mind: shortfalls in Cincinnati municipal employees' pensions, the wild disparity between reality and UC economic consultants' tax revenue projections and the possibility that Duke Energy will build a nuclear power station in Ohio.   

Newspapers and the Web Try to Work out a Reasonable Relationship

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2009
There is no unanimity among publishers about the best response to the parasitic relationship with web sites like HuffingtonPost and Google. Some news media enjoy or accept unrelated sites that draw readers with brief summaries and link to their original stories. Meanwhile, papers with significant web traffic are trying to figure out how they can begin (or return to) charging for what readers have learned is free.  

Two Gentlemen of Verona (Review)

CCM production is full of infectious dance energy

0 Comments · Friday, February 27, 2009
UC’s College-Conservatory of Music epitomizes the concept of "musical comedy" with this 1971 show featuring music by 'Hair' composer Galt MacDermot. It has the joyful, youthful energy of his earlier hit, plus a delightfully silly story from Shakespeare about two young men and their pursuit of love.   

Zimpher Goes, Huggins Comes Back and UC Is Close to Winning Again

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Imagine the scene in a week. Nancy Zimpher is leaving, Bob Huggins is returning, Fifth Third Arena could be full and the University of Cincinnati's basketball team could be headed back to the NCAA Tournament. Can it be that the more things change the more they stay the same? Of course not.   

Marching to a Different Beat

Beat poet Gregory Corso subject of a UC festival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2009
The festival in tribute to poet Gregory Corso, often called "the Last Beat," will consider his work and legacy through an art exhibition, lecture, poetry reading, an evening of music and the film. The term "last," in regards to Corso, refers to the fact he outlived other Beat writers, notably Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac.  

UC Is on the Way Back at the Crosstown Shootout ... Xavier Never Left

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Less than a month old, the college basketball season is so new that it doesn’t begin to add up. Among the names to be found on top of the RPI listings are Butler, Evansville, Clemson and Northwestern. But one highly placed name that doesn’t read like a sampling error is Xavier, which is ranked fifth or sixth in various RPI ratings, 10th by the media and ninth by the coaches.   

I'm Not a Loser

UC's Big East championship legitimizes Cincinnati sports fans

2 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Would a loser have awaken at 9 a.m. on a Saturday and started drinking Sparks energy beer, eating bagels and watching college football pregame shows? Would a loser have walked across the UC campus before noon drinking beer out of a to-go coffee cup? I think not.  

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