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Dec052014

Weekly Update December 1-5

Tuesday
Dec022014

Black Friday is a big sales event for almost everyone

Daysha Humphrey

Senior Writer

 

Black Friday is approaching just after the Thanksgiving holiday, and most of us are excited about the nice deals that the stores will have.

 

The Black Friday sales are always a huge success to most stores because of their inexpensive items. Many sales start at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day because of limited edition items and door busters. 

 

Different stores will start their sales at different times on Thanksgiving Day. Wal-Mart will open at 6 p.m., Kmart will have Black Friday door busters starting at 6 a.m., and Belk will start at 6 p.m. Other stores may start at midnight, creating a middle-of-the-night crush of shoppers.

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Tuesday
Dec022014

International students bring a new sport to campus

Pedro AcevedoPhoto by Chris Jenkins, MUW University Relations

Sports Editor

 

A student walking by the south side of campus on any given day may be a witness to what nowadays is a common sight across school fields in the United States: two teams of players facing against each other, one batting and attempting to score runs, while the other is fielding and trying to get as many outs as needed to move on to the next inning. Anywhere else, the obvious answer would be baseball. Here at the W, however, the sport is cricket.

 

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Tuesday
Dec022014

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Kendall Dunkleberg

Taelor Proctor

Reporter

 

Dr. Kendall Dunkelberg, an MUW professor of English, is one of the school’s best-known faculty members. He is also the director of the Eudora Welty Writer’s Symposium and the director of the creative writing program. Dunkelberg is originally from a little town in Iowa called Osage. That is where he lived until he received his high school diploma. He received his bachelor’s degree in English and creative writing at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill. He then went on to receive his master’s degree and doctorate in comparative literature at the University of Texas in Austin. He has been here at the W since 1994.

 

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Tuesday
Dec022014

Playoff hopes: explaining the college football playoff system

Patrick Wiggins

Reporter

               

The 2014 college football season brings with it a change that hasn’t been seen since 1998 when the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) was created.

 

Until now, the top two teams in the BCS poll would play each other in the national championship game at the end of the season. This year marks the first time there will be a playoff series to decide who gets to play for the title.

 

Since Oct. 28, a 13-person selection committee has been releasing a top-25 poll and will continue to do so every week until Dec. 7.

 

The selection committee consists of men and women who have experience being coaches, student-athletes, administrators and journalists, as well as current directors of athletics.

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