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Men's crew finishes season strong

On a weekday at 5 a.m. most Western students are comfortably asleep at home. But for senior crew captain Carl Smith and his fellow rowers, the day has already begun on the dark and icy waters of Lake Whatcom.

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Phonelationships: Nick Nestor

Recommendations: Based on Nestor’s interest in idea generation and digital curation, I would recommend he download an app called Fate, available for iOS and Andriod for $0.99. Fate asks users to set up a profile specifying age, gender, relationship status, geographic location and personality type (partyer, introvert, hipster, etc.). After the profile is complete, users can specify what kind of activity they’re looking for, like “alone”, “date”, “group” or “family” and then configure settings such as price, time of day and mood to generate a distinct idea for what to do. Users can easily refresh and tweak ideas, and accept them to build a custom profile of activities.To test out the app, I completed Fate’s profile - I’m a 21-year-old city dweller with a “nerdy” personality – and ran a query for a date activity on a modest budget for the whole afternoon. The app recommended that I go on a pub crawl or build a fort with my date. I can attest to the accuracy and hilarity of this app’s technology. It’s also ad-free and you can connect it to Facebook to fine-tune your profile.

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