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Chapman alumnus prepares hospital in case of Ebola outbreak

A doctor must walk through the sticky plastic mat at the entrance and strip down to nude. The doctor puts on disposable scrubs and socks, extra leggings, two different colored gloves, so that it is apparent if one breaks, crocs and booties. A Powered Air Purifying Respirator is added into the gear, to give them constant airflow. After receiving ...

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To get the grade or let loose, students turn to pills

My psychology midterm was less than 12 hours away and I wasn’t absorbing any of the information in my textbook. I was afraid of failure, so I asked a friend who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to share the medication with me. I swallowed the pill when I woke up the next morning and after a couple hours, suddenly felt alert,...

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Oldies of Orange: it’s the Plaza, not the Circle

Nervously scanning the horizon for lurking witnesses, the high school students run through the Old Towne Orange Plaza. Armed with their mothers’ bath soap and clutching their socks and shoes, they dash to the fountain and scale the sides, splashing into the cold water. Quickly pouring out the soap, the students use their feet to churn the ...

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Gender-neutral dorms provide more options for students

Matt Grifka, a male sophomore vocal performance major, lives on campus in the Davis Apartments. Unlike most on-campus single-sex dorms and apartments, he lives with two female roommates. “I could live with guys but I never formed the strong bonds. You want your roommates to be your best friends and that’s definitely the case this year,...

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Only direction is up for 1D

This time last year, I reviewed One Direction’s “Midnight Memories” album, which was also my first step as a Directioner, the term for fans of 1D. The English-Irish boy band has outdone itself with its fourth album “Four,” released Nov. 17. The album can be praised for maturing and growing past shallow lyrics that might have previo...

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A murky telling in ‘Rosewater’

I believe that all stories are worth sharing, but not all are meant to be movies. “Rosewater,” released Nov. 14 and directed by “The Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart, is a drama retelling the true story of Iranian-born BBC journalist Maziar Bahari (Gael Garcia Bernal) and his imprisonment during the 2009 Iranian election. Bahari, worki...

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Alumnae blog spotlights the up-and-coming

Interviews squeezed into brunch with YouTube stars, musicians and directors is a weekly routine for two Chapman graduates, Justine Suzuki and Lillie Rosemary. “We both work in creative industries. We are just inspired by art, culture and music and it all just comes naturally to us,” Suzuki said. “It is kind of a way to make our hobbies pro...

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Heroic cartoon draws audience smiles

“Big Hero 6” is simply about a boy, a marshmallow puff robot and goodness of the heart.  Set in a quirky mix of San Francisco and Tokyo, “Big Hero 6,” released Oct. 7, is about child prodigy Hiro Tamada. His love for robot-making leads him to the illegal world of bot fighting, only to be taken out of it by his concerned older brother, T...

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Passion billows from sultry student play

“Anna in the Tropics” is a drama that does not hold back when it comes to intensity. The production combines elements of humor with passion and sin that has viewers anxious in anticipation. And if you’ve never seen a sex scene in the flesh, this is one for the books. “Anna in the Tropics” was performed Nov. 6-8 by Chapman’s Departme...

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Student soldiers set their sights on the military

For some students, four hours of sleep is not preferable, but for Michael Preciutti, a sophomore health sciences major, this is standard procedure. Preciutti is busy training for the military.  “When people ask me why I joined I say, ‘What’s your favorite sport and why do you do that?’” he said. “The army’s a team and I wanted to j...

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