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In Vogue

It started with a dress.


In what had been one of the hottest summers Italians had experienced in a while, this cooler night was welcomed by Nicholas Lindsey. As he walked outside, in the heart of Perugia, Lindsey heard the familiar sound of Gnarls Barkley's song "Crazy," one of his favorites. The music led him to an open-air fashion show and it was there that he saw it.


"It was love at first sight," Lindsey said.

Sunday night ‘sext’ messages ruining traditional booty calls

12:56 a.m.: Hey. What u doin


12:58 a.m.: Nothin. U


1:06 a.m.: Prb about 2 watch a movie.


1:07 a.m.: Ok.


1:30 a.m.: Want to join?


What used to be referred to as "booty calls" have transformed into text messages - the art of "sexting."


Remember being a little kid thinking that by hiding under the sheets and covering your ears, the monster under your bed couldn't see you? What you couldn't see or hear didn't exist, right? But now that we are all grown up, why does text messaging still fall into this category?

Shopping mania foils holiday spirit

I get paid to wake up at 2:30 a.m. three times a week.The news never sleeps and, as a TV news production assistant, I don't get to either.

What I cannot understand is why anyone who isn't making a buck would get up that early just to save one?

Known to savvy shoppers as Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving is rumored to be the busiest shopping day of the year.

Let the madness begin.

In preparation for Black Friday, Best Buy held a nationwide dress rehearsal for all employees, according to an article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Lack of tradition dampens spirit

Relatively empty stands are proof the TCU men's basketball program has received little support from the student body - until now.The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity showed pride in the team by camping out in front of Daniel-Meyer Coliseum before the Frogs faced Rice on Tuesday night.

This outward display of school spirit should encourage other students to follow suit.

Forward Kevin Langford, a junior sociology major, said the support gives the team motivation and it would be even better to have more people involved.

Schools must fill in parenting gaps

Distributing birth control pills to middle school students is a gamble.There's controversy over this issue because city officials in Maine passed a plan that will allow middle school students to receive birth control pills without direct parental consent.

King Middle School will become the first middle school in Maine to make a full range of contraception available, according to an article by the Associated Press.

Counterpoint: Beliefs can’t be shown through fashion fads

OMG.Why is it that people today like wearing their heart on their sleeve - literally?

People now don't need to speak to be heard.

A T-shirt is often an expressive vehicle of personal communication for the wearer.

A tribute to your alma mater.

A public expression of political preference.

A way to communicate just how great the (insert sports team) is.

Now, it's religion.

Be courteous, save cell phone temper tantrums for private places

Hi, Annoyance? It's me, Common Courtesy. If you were getting coffee Monday morning in the Mary Couts Burnett Library, you might have heard what could have been the voice of your nightmares.

Well, if your nightmares include a petite girl outfitted in sorority letters screaming into a cell phone, then you would be right.

This girl should win an Oscar for the loud argument, dramatic hand gestures and grimaces.

If only she were acting.

Debate arises from t-shirt slogan

Texas Tech has been given a black eye, and Geoffrey Candia delivered the punch. Administrators at Texas Tech banned the sale of a T-shirt depicting a silhouette of Michael Vick dangling the Texas A&M mascot, Reveille, by her leash.

The T-shirt, bearing the university colors that read "Vick 'Em" in reference to the Aggie's slogan "Gig 'em," was created by a Tech student through his fraternity.

Even though Candia, the creator of the T-shirt, expressed regret in printing them, the school still took action.

Cities overstep boundaries regulating clothing choices

Lock your doors and tighten your belts - the fashion police are out in full force.City officials across the country are petitioning to outlaw baggy pants.

In Dallas, school board member Ron Price said "it's dishonorable and disgusting to see grown men walking around with their underwear showing."

Who is to say it isn't disgusting to see grown men walking around in fuchsia polo shirts and shorts with whales on them?

Bottom line - the city has no right to implement laws governing what citizens should or should not wear.

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