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College Girl is a book readers can cruise through without it leaving a significant mark on their memories; though it does provide relatable experiences.

Patricia Weitz's protagonist, Natalie Bloom, transfers to the University of Connecticut from a smaller, cheaper college with high ambitions to make something of herself, despite her working-class background.

The novel clearly depicts some aspects of college life that are easily understandable for many student readers: the agony of being unprepared for a test, the nightlife scene and attempting to get along with a stubborn roommate.

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A chance encounter in high school has allowed one recent Penn State graduate to return to his alma mater to promote a new independent film he helped produce and edit.

Nick Luciano, Class of 2005, co-produced and co-edited the new film InSearchOf, directed by Zeke Zelker. The film, which was independently produced and has a focus on sex and relationships, will be shown at 8 tonight in the HUB-Robeson Center Auditorium.

When Luciano was in high school, Zelker, an independent film director and producer, held a question and answer session in Lehigh Valley. Luciano made acquaintances with Zelker there.

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Thursday, August 7

What: First Thursday Chinese Dancers

When: 8 p.m.

Nomi Buch is a junior majoring in English and a columnist for The Daily Collegian. Her column appears every other Wednesday.

My Opinion

Working door to door for Greenpeace I met contempt

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Bradbury's 'In a Season' is featured in Readers' show

Two short stories will be presented in the first of the University Readers fall theater showcases, which takes place at 7:30 p.m. tonight and tomorrow in 101 Kern Building. The first selection,In a Season of Calm Weather by Ray Bradbury, involves an encounter between the painter Picasso and a man obsessed by the artist's work while Miss Bryfogel and the Case of the Warbling Cuckold by Jean Shepherd, is a story of a young boy's first encounter with the tales of Boccaccio.