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FSE: a call to act up for change

This year was the 10th anniversary of the Freshman Service Experience. FSE, began as a small group of 30 School of International Service students committed to serving their new community in a way they thought no one else could. However, after 10 years, the program has grown to include 500 freshmen, 75 student leaders, over 50 service sites, and each college with their faculty, administration and staff.

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'Nurse Betty' is a comedic break from actors' usual roles

"Nurse Betty" is not your average comedy. It's not even your average film. Rather, it's a bit of all different genres rolled into one. It goes from being a screwball comedy, to a dreamlike fantasy, to a hit man film, back to a fantasy and so on. It also, along with this year's "The Cell" and a few others, is a true "love it or hate it" film.

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A baseball summer swoon sparks interest in politics

I've been studying the presidential race pretty closely over the last month, and now I can pretty much sum up my conclusions on the candidates with about a sentence for each. George W. Bush doesn't know much about anything but would appoint pretty good advisers that would presumably allow the White House to run reasonably smoothly.

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AU ranks in '331 Best'

AU ranked twelfth for "great food" and sixteenth for "great college town" in the Princeton Review's annual 331 Best Colleges last month. Georgetown University, George Washington University and Howard University also pulled in top rankings in the book that purports the top 20 colleges in 62 categories, based on student input.

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Eagle's Nest to open Sept. 11

Eagle's Nest, AU's answer to a convenience store, will reopen on Sept. 11. The renovation was scheduled to be complete last week, but due to some supplies "taking longer than expected" to arrive, the opening was delayed approximately one week, according to Hillary Dallas, director of Auxiliary Services, said.

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Pearson takes SC spot

Melissa Pearson took office Aug. 15 as the acting Student Confederation comptroller. SC President Ken Biberaj, a junior in the School of Public Affairs, appointed Pearson to the office after elected Comptroller James Abbott resigned to take a position with Student Activities.

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AU makes deal with military and defuses bombs

This week in 1942, AU signed a contract with the War Department that allowed the government office to use office space in Hurst Hall for its Division for the Selection and Procurement of Instructional Materials. The office space had previously been used as the school's bookstore, but was vacant since the store relocated.

Sports
AU needs 'Plan B' for postseason

And now for something completely irrelevant: I recently ordered one of those cable sports packages. You know the ones where you pay more money to stretch your cable dollar and see more of a sport that you really like. Those of you who have ordered a sports package know that from time to time you will find a game like Northern Rhode Island School of Veterinary Sciences against Eastern Illinois Teachers' College in the FurnitureMovers.

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Eagles take Villanova Wildcat Classic

Women's Volleyball won the Wildcat Classic at Villanova University in Philadelphia, Pa. over the weekend. The Eagles defeated Akron University, Rider University and Villanova to claim first place. The Eagles never lost a game throughout the entire tournament.

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McDonald's comes to campus

A McDonald's franchise will open this semester in the Butler Pavilion despite the proximity of another franchise currently located less than one mile away on Wisconsin Avenue. The opening of the restaurant is slated for the end of October, though the size of the necessary construction project could delay the completion, according to Hillary Dallas, AU's director of Retail and Leasing Operations.

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Colleges prepare for meningitis scare

As colleges across the country brace themselves for the largest freshmen classes in recent history, administrators are also weary of the increased risk for meningitis. With three recent outbreaks of meningitis in Manchester, Iowa, local health officials are hoping University of Iowa students get vaccinations.

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Car crash kills AU student, injures another

One AU student was killed and another is in stable condition today after an early morning car accident in Silver Spring, Md. Wednesday. Thomas Peter Gallagher, 21, died when the car he was riding in veered off16th Street, struck a sign and a tree, then overturned at approximately 1:25 a.

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SC President outlines agenda of activism

Four fewer votes in last year's Student Confederation election and School of Public Affairs junior Ken Biberaj wouldn't have been able to refurnish the SC president's office the way he wanted. Biberaj defeated SPA senior Wojtek Staszkiewicz by six votes in what student government leaders called one of the closest victories in SC history.

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Battelle renovations underway

Construction on the Battelle-Tompkins building began this summer and should last about a year as the College of Arts and Sciences looks to centralize and improve their faculty office space. "Right now, we're in good shape," Gerry Gager, director of planning and development, said.

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Music Quicktakes

OMD "Menace to Society" (Atlantic) Hip hop has become as ubiquitous in American culture as McDonald's and Coca Cola. The fashion and music of hip hop have left their mark on everything from the designs of Tommy Hilfiger to the chart-topping songs of Everlast and G Love And Special Sauce, whose pop-rap fusion is proving to be quite lucrative.

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Presidential campaigns target Generation-Y voters

Due to feelings of disenfranchisement with mainstream politics, voter turnout among young people is projected to rise only slightly this year, according to a July 31 report released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The report, which summarizes voter activity for the November 1996 elections, stated that slightly over 12 million 18- to 24-year-olds registered to vote; less than 8 million, however, were reported to have actually voted.

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New women's basketball coach out to improve record, attitudes

Shann Hart, AU's new women's basketball coach, begins most of her sentences with the words, "I'll be honest with you." It's almost as if she is telling you that she does not have time to make up stories and make everything seem to be something it is not. She was hired late, she knows that those extra months were precious and now she does not want to kid around.