Articles by: Laney Kuenzel

Issue 84 Puzzles

April 19, 2011 10:10 amComments Off on Issue 84 Puzzles
Issue 84 Puzzles
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‘E’ Tired of Coming After ‘I’, Acheives Change to Rule

February 24, 2011 2:37 pmComments Off on ‘E’ Tired of Coming After ‘I’, Acheives Change to Rule
‘E’ Tired of Coming After ‘I’, Acheives Change to Rule

Last week, the letter E testified before the Superior Court of Alphabet Affairs requesting a reveiw of the oft-cited spelling rule “I before E except after C.” In his eloquent closing remarks, E stated, “I just don’t beleive it’s fair that I almost always gets to stand in front of […]

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Student Proposes to Cocoa Puffs on Valentine’s Day

February 15, 2011 9:00 amComments Off on Student Proposes to Cocoa Puffs on Valentine’s Day
Student Proposes to Cocoa Puffs on Valentine’s Day

Senior Mark Ryman wanted to make this Valentine’s Day special, so he decided to propose to the love of his life: Cocoa Puffs. According to Ryman, a childhood friend initially planted the idea of marrying Cocoa Puffs in his head when he asked him, “If you love them so much, […]

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Man Spends 127 Minutes Stuck in Winter Coat

January 3, 2011 11:12 amComments Off on Man Spends 127 Minutes Stuck in Winter Coat
Man Spends 127 Minutes Stuck in Winter Coat

In what is perhaps the most inspirational story of the year, Pittsburgh man Tom Welsh spent over two hours trapped in his winter coat before cutting himself out with a pair of nail clippers. The incident occurred in late November, when Welsh got home from a night of drinking alone […]

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Solar Flares Erupt After Sun Stops Proactiv Regimen

November 17, 2010 9:00 amComments Off on Solar Flares Erupt After Sun Stops Proactiv Regimen
Solar Flares Erupt After Sun Stops Proactiv Regimen

A few centuries ago, the sun decided to stop using Proactiv products on its surface because he “didn’t feel that they were really making any noticeable difference.” For a while, the sun’s spots remained under control. However, it became evident that the sun made a huge mistake last Saturday when […]

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Journalists Respond to New Research on Attention Span

November 14, 2010 3:08 pmComments Off on Journalists Respond to New Research on Attention Span
Journalists Respond to New Research on Attention Span

Due to a slew of recent studies demonstrating that the majority of Americans can only maintain their focus through a single sentence, journalists from many prominent newspapers have begun to write dramatically shorter articles.

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Facebook Introduces “Innermost Feelings About Each Other” Feature to Friendship Pages

November 11, 2010 10:06 amComments Off on Facebook Introduces “Innermost Feelings About Each Other” Feature to Friendship Pages
Facebook Introduces “Innermost Feelings About Each Other” Feature to Friendship Pages

Several weeks after launching its new friendship pages, Facebook has added an exciting new feature: the ability to view a summary of each friend’s deepest feelings about the other. The feelings are discovered by an advanced machine learning algorithm that makes use of photos of the friends as well as […]

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Issue 66 Puzzles

October 25, 2010 9:11 amComments Off on Issue 66 Puzzles
Issue 66 Puzzles
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Journalists Mislead Readers With Quotations

October 17, 2010 2:53 pmComments Off on Journalists Mislead Readers With Quotations
Journalists Mislead Readers With Quotations

According to an alarming report released Monday by Stanford’s Center for Media Studies, print journalists from the nation’s leading newspapers tend to manipulate quotations in misleading ways. Bill Keller, the Executive Editor of The New York Times, weighed in by saying that “this study . . . represent[s] . . […]

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Tendency to Rationalize Is No Big Deal, Student Tells Self

May 23, 2010 2:20 pm0 comments
Tendency to Rationalize Is No Big Deal, Student Tells Self

Last Monday, Psych 1 got personal for freshman Carrie Messner. With each passing moment of Professor Gregory Walton’s lecture about rationalization as a defense mechanism, Messner grew more and more uneasy. “Professor Walton was describing exactly what I do all the time,” recalled Messner. “Like how I convince myself that […]

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