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Film Review: "Fresh"

"Fresh" has been marketed as another "It's so rough in the Ghetto" film. This unique form of film began with "Boyz 'N' the Hood" and has included both the excellent ("Menace II Society") and abominable ("Above The Rim"). "Fresh," however, is much more than another remake of Boyz.

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Film Review: "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert"

Just when you thought there would never be an alternative to Arnoldian style action films or badly-adapted screen versions of John Grisham novels comes something totally unique from Australia, "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert." Written and directed by Stephen Elliot, "Priscilla" combines in a fantastical way two seemingly unlike things: drag queens and the Australian outback.

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AU's New First Lady

Oh, that Southern hospitality! It's not often that you find yourself being offered a peanut butter cookie (with real chunks of peanuts mixed in) from the First Lady of a major university.

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An Introduction to "Killing Time"

A warm hello to the freshmen and all of those people who only read The Eagle the first week of every school year. This column is entitled "Killing Time" primarily because that is all that its creators have done while writing it. The column is about nothing in particular and we like it that way.

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Bender Library upgrades

Bender Library went through various improvements this summer, including the installation of high-tech periodical services and data bases as well as some revamped old services which are ready for use this fall.

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'Natural Born Killers' glamorizes violence instead of fighting it

In "Year of the Dragon," which Oliver Stone wrote, Mickey Rourke utters this classic piece of dialogue: "I give a shit and I'm going to make you give a shit." This is what Oliver Stone is about. He makes movies that make people care. In Platoon and Born on the Fourth of July, he made us feel concerned about Vietnam.

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Who are the Class of 1998?

Freshmen. You've seen them in the halls, you've watched them stumble in from various parties. You've pointed out buildings to them. Most upperclassmen simply shake their heads or grin when the word passes their lips, others sigh and roll their eyes. Both a blessing and a curse, you can't live with 'em, you can't live without 'em.

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AIDS Walk coming up

Last year, 300,000 people and countless volunteers walked in the rain through the streets of Washington to make a powerful statement: the people who live here care about AIDS. This year's 8th annual AIDSWALK is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24, and event organizers are hoping that more than 400,000 people will show up with more than $1.

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It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Benjamin Ladner!!

Dr. Benjamin Ladner was sitting in Seattle one evening on a routine business trip when an official from the New York-based search firm that helped AU find candidates called to see if he would be interested in the presidency of AU. Six weeks later, he had the job.

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Film Review: "Renaissance Man"

Bill Rago (Danny DeVito) suddendly finds himself unemployed after being fired from his job as an advertising executive, and also finds he can't do anything else. After suffering through the red tape and long lines of the unemployment office, he is finally given a job that he figures he could do: Teach basic comprehension to a group of soldiers at a nearby Army post.

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Stepping it up

The Capitol Steps look menacing as Secret Service agents overlooking the president.

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Film Review: "Speed"

As soon as the opening credits have been rolled on the screen, prepare to bite your fingernails and sit on the edge of your seat until you see the closing credits of this film. "Speed" is the exception to every rule that seems to hold when making action movies.

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Music Review: The Figgs

In the wake of grunge rock's roaring rhythm guitars and heavy bass, a deluge of rock and roll bands that combine all types of music have gained in popularity. Blending the influences of American and English punk, country, even 70's glam rock and disco, small bands offer a wide variety for those looking past the chart-toppers of the major label bands.