Allyson O’Connor

Dec 5, 2006 12:43 am

Have your pie and eat it, too

Eggnog. Sugar cookies. Pumpkin pie. With the holidays comes a swirl of tasty treats and home-cooked meals that can tempt even the most stalwart dieters into a sugary heaven. But does a flurry of high-calorie foods forecast weight gain when winter arrives?

Nov 13, 2006 11:03 pm

Blacked OUT

Hopelessly dialing phone numbers to find a ride home, a bar hopper instead found herself sprawled across the Taco Bell floor after a minor slip, content and still absorbed in punching buttons on the phone. Laughing at the girl's obliviousness, her friend coaxed her to her feet and off the grimy, plastic tiles. The final stop of a long night spent bar crawling might have been memorable, but will it be remembered? Probably not.

With a passion for crime stories, David Lordkipanidze, general director of the Georgian National Museum in the Republic of Georgia, reconstructs a 1.8 million-year-old scene with ground-breaking discoveries on the earliest human migration from Africa. "Everything started with this jaw," Lordkipanidze said as he presented a slide of the prehistoric fossil at the annual Leighton A. Wilkie Distinguished Lecture in Human Origin Studies Wednesday.

Nov 6, 2006 10:44 pm

A Growing Tradition

Every Wednesday during cider season, 600 gallons of fresh apple cider flow from the press at the Musgrave Orchard.

Mountaineering and canyoneering are only a sample of the leadership and outdoor skills taught on a typical day in the Conservation and Outdoor Recreation/Education program at IU. "It is not the sort of program where you would want to skip a day of class," said Frank Vernon, coordinator and instructor for the program.