Dartmouth College ÷ Blatant nude frolicking is nothing new to the Dartmouth campus. Yet a group of students have transformed the trend of sporadic nude dashes across the Green into a real campus organization complete with a blitz list and student-supported changing and refuge stations.
This group, which shall be known as "The Green Streakers," meets once a week at a predetermined time for its members to carry out their naked prancing. For safety and security, no more specifics can be disclosed.
÷ Kate Carolan
Pennsylvania State University ÷ At a time when instant messaging, handheld organizers, E-mail and text messaging rule the day, proper grammar is often left in the dust. The trend toward informal writing has some people at Pennsylvania State University worried about the writing skills of college students.
"There is a certain expectation level when teaching college students, and if they don't meet those standards, they shouldn't be in the class, or maybe even college," said Brad Thompson, professor of communications at Penn State.
÷ Colleen Freyvogel
War and peace
Stanford University ÷ In what appears to have been one of the largest protests in recent years on the Stanford University campus, approximately 400 anti-war demonstrators ÷ countered by a small pro-war contingent ÷ gathered in White Plaza at noon Thursday to oppose President Bush's plans for a war on Iraq.
Around 30 students and community members took part in a pro-war counter-demonstration organized by the Stanford College Republicans. After picketing at the fringes of the main protest in White Plaza, they formed a defensive line on the steps of Hoover Tower in front of the anti-war crowd, waving American flags and chanting pro-Bush slogans.
÷ Eric Eldon