Linda Cicero

Somewhere on the East African savanna about 45,000 years ago, Stone Age humans exploded with creativity. What caused the great leap that made us capable of language, art and engineering? Archaeologist Richard Klein proposes an answer.

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    'When Students Fought Fires'

    Their history spanned more than eight decades, from horse-drawn water carts of the 19th century to antiwar arson fires of the 1970s. Student firefighters, who lived and worked alongside professionals, battled spectacular blazes and established bonds that persisted long after they left the Farm.

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    A Season in Savannah

    Former Stanford star Paul Carey briefly made it to the majors, but now he spends his summers as a manager in the South Atlantic League, home of Wacky Wednesdays, mascot races and the Sand Gnats, Carey's team of big-league wannabes.

  • Rod Searcey

    Different Strokes

    Thanks to a University policy that allows students to paint murals in their dorms, residences around campus have become canvases for expression. A reporter takes a colorful tour of the paintings and brushes up on their history.

  • Brian Cronin

    The Truth About Liberalism

    Political liberalism, symbolized by Lyndon Johnson's Great Society initiatives of the 1960s, is dead, asserts historian H.W. Brands. The cause of death: the mistrust of government that began with the Vietnam War.