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Nine Months in Spain: A Study Abroad Diary
Changes for Fall
Manchester Replaces Gen Ed With New Core Program

Ice-Skating Rink Reopens at Manchester College

101 Days to Commencement a Success

Staying on the Ball
 
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Women's Basketball Team Prepares for HCAC
Men’s Basketball Still Hopeful for HCAC Tournament
Spartan Wrestlers Battle Tough Season; Individuals Succeed
 
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‘Musical Mayhem’ Opens Tonight

Medical Practicum Course Goes to Nicaragua

 
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Nine Months in Spain: A Study Abroad Diary

BCA classes have recommenced in Barcelona after a long winter break. My mom came to see me in Barcelona for Christmas with my host family. We sang Christmas songs (in Spanish and English!) and ate traditional Spanish cuisine; seafood, seafood and more seafood!!


My mom and I also traveled to southern Spain where we saw La Alhambra, a massive Moorish palace famous in Spanish history and later to the Rock of Gibraltar! From the top of the rock, we could stare over seven miles of gleaming, open sea to the hazy shores of Africa across the Strait.
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NEWS

Changes for Fall
MICHAEL STEINHOFER
Fall semester 2009 will bring several changes to Manchester College: a new school year (of course), new students (ditto) but also a slightly new schedule. The college has decided that the time slot of 10 a.m. for Convocations and Chapel would better serve as an additional time for class.
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Manchester Replaces Gen Ed With New Core Program
JENNIFER MUSISI
What are some of the things that make education at Manchester College worthwhile? Some of the responses I have heard from my peers include the small size of the campus and the small professor-to-student ratio. Others think that Manchester College is very diverse.
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Ice-skating Rink Reopens at Manchester College
KATELYN ZUBER
On weekends the following sorts of statements can be heard around the residence halls:
“If only there were a movie theatre close by!” one person says sadly.
“Where’s the closest mall?” another questions loudly.
These sorts of statements are more apparent around the wintry months when a favorite pastime of students has gone from socializing with friends outside to staying cooped up in a room--hibernating while watching reruns of their most beloved shows.
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101 Days to Commencement a Success
AMANDA FOUST
On Thursday, Feb. 12, faculty and staff volunteered to serve dinner to seniors who would be graduating in 101 days. This annual event, called 101 Days to Commencement, brought in volunteer servers from across campus, including Tara Vogel, college nurse; Professor Beate Gilliar from English department; Professor Jena Oke from the art department; and Sarah Hall, the peace studies intern. Although on Thursday there were 101 days left, there are now only 93.
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SPORTS

Women’s Basketball Team Prepares for HCAC
KATIE CHAFFINS
This year's basketball season is coming to an end, but the Manchester women are not done yet. As the season continues to play out, the women move into their conference tournament. The women have won this tournament three years and have been defending conference champs for the last two.
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Men’s Basketball Still Hopeful for HCAC Tournament
MADI GREGORY
Manchester College’s men’s ’08-’09 basketball team currently holds a 9-14 record and 6th place in the conference. Though the team will be ending their season within the next few weeks with less wins they originally anticipated, don’t blame it on lack of effort.
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ENTERTAINMENT

‘Musical Mayhem’ Opens Tonight
BRIANA BASS
Where can one enjoy the sounds of Menotti, Mozart and Strauss? This weekend’s Musical Mayhem operas, of course.
On Friday and Saturday night as well as on Sunday afternoon, students, faculty and North Manchester community members will present a one-act piece by Gian Carlo Menotti titled “The Boy Who Grew Too Fast” as well as selected acts from Wolfgang Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” and Johann Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus.”

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Medical Practicum Course Goes to Nicaragua
KYLA HEDGE
On January 7, 2009, 14 students along with Dr. Jeff Osborne, assistant professor of chemistry, set out for the small village of Ciudad Antigua in Nicaragua for the medical practicum class. “It was meant to provide experience for students interested in health care by having them work alongside professionals in the rural setting of a developing country,” Osborne said.
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