Friday , October 20, 2017

Finding hope in the hopeless

Finding hope in the hopeless

Since she was a little girl, junior International Relations major Francia Dervilus has dreamed big. Though her resources were limited growing up in the Dominican Republic, Francia ...

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People of ORU: Shattering the past, pursuing the present

People of ORU: Shattering the past, pursuing the present

In the classroom, Dr. Curtis Ellis is electric. He has red hair, a tidy beard and glasses balanced on his nose. He looks intelligent. There is no question this man is somewhat bri ...

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People of ORU: Reaching the other side of grief

People of ORU: Reaching the other side of grief

Mom was strong. She was fiercely independent, a fighter and provider. But Mom was sick. Her body had been turning against her as long as Elaine could remember. Fibromyalgia, depre ...

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People of ORU: The restitution of a worthy man

People of ORU: The restitution of a worthy man

She tickled him. That’s where it all ended. It wasn’t the mixed drink or the beer at the bar. He was alert. He was driving his friends home. He was 21. He thought he was being res ...

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People of ORU: It takes two

People of ORU: It takes two

An assortment of glass containers lines the beach in Nantucket. Small candles flicker inside, casting a yellow halo onto the sand as the sun sinks slowly into the horizon. The sky ...

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People of ORU: The unfiltered Taylor Graham

People of ORU: The unfiltered Taylor Graham

“She glided into the room like a mystical mermaid on the heels of her Orca army.” This is what Taylor Graham says when she pushes open the door and enters the room. Though she doe ...

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People of ORU: Who is Brandon Richards?

People of ORU: Who is Brandon Richards?

The people of ORU: Everyone has a story and few get to tell theirs. Join the Oracle this year for the stories of the amazing and unknown. The sun shines through the window throwin ...

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