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Emily Pickett

Alpha Phi Omega, co-ed service fraternity, trains pledges in service

Every Monday and Thursday evening, sophomore Alex Luboff makes his way to Boxcar Books at the corner of Third and Washington streets. He spends the next several hours pouring over letters, filling book requests and packaging, reading materials to be sent to prisoners all over the United States in a collaborative effort for Pages to Prisoners.

Does the ‘chocoholic’ exist?

Few indulgences have had such universal historical appeal as chocolate, which spans cultural boundaries and exists in all varieties to match each individual’s tastes and budget. The average Joe can grab a Mars Bar out of the nearest vending machine for less than a dollar, while connoisseurs seeking a more refined taste can travel to Knipschildt Chocolatier in Norwalk, Conn. and buy a single dark truffle for $250.

More than just sexuality

“Sex museum.” Eyebrows skyrocket. Faces light up. Heads bob off desks. The term is admittedly crude, but leaves little doubt as to which campus establishment is being referenced.

Don't believe the Jolie Oscar hype

'A Mighty Heart" (PG-13)Grade: B-

As the political thriller it sets out to be, "A Mighty Heart" works OK at best. I've grown weary of these films that find it necessary to photograph the Middle East with shaky, pseudo-documentarian camerawork. Here it only makes the viewing more complicated and a chore to keep up with.

The National: Boxer : A

Slow and powerful, with fire seething between the cracks in its surface, The National's Boxer rolls past the ears like lava, although it is a lot easier to sing along to.

Group hatches initiatives for research on computer games

Computer games and academics typically don’t go hand-in-hand. However, Jeff Bardzell, assistant professor at the IU School of Informatics, and several of his colleagues are directing their efforts toward changing this. Through the recent foundation of the Enlightening Games Group, Bardzell aims to take the first steps toward promoting and initiating game research on the IU campus.

Ronni Moore

Alumni Hall hosts Cornhole Championship

It was early in the evening but already the Indiana Memorial Union Alumni Hall was filling with dozens of students eager to test out their hand-eye coordination in order to help a charitable cause. Intensive Freshman Seminars Extended member Kim Karr made a few practice tosses as she prepared to participate in the Campus Cornhole Championship.

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