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New "Heights"

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"When you're 17, every day is war." That is the very fitting tag promoting "The Battle of Shaker Heights," the winner of the second Project Greenlight, a filmmaking contest created by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. In the film high school senior Kelly Ernswiler (Shia LeBeouf) participates in simulated wars during his leisure time as an escape from the personal battle of his adolescent struggles with his family and schoolmates.

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Road trip 'Warped' with energized rock

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Sweat-drenched and feeling bitter at being the oldest people there, three members of the Eagle staff took on the 2003 Van's Warped Tour from four U.S. cities. In its ninth incarnation, the Warped Tour crisscrossed the nation from Idaho to New Jersey, bringing the biggest names in punk rock and extreme sports to over 40 cities.


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Giamatti gets his big break

Paul Giamatti sat eating grapes, inadvertently dropping half of them on his hotel room floor at the St. Regis in Washington, D.C. He intermittently drank from a bottle of water, which he habitually held over his mouth while speaking. After a day of interviews he appeared somewhat disheveled.


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Experience does matter at Jets show

In a time that is marked by an enormous uprising in pop music it is refreshing to find a band that embodies something a little bit deeper. There is certainly a lot to be said for music with intelligent, emotional lyrics that is composed of more than just three chords. Jets to Brazil can absolutely claim to be a band that generates such music.


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Plug yourself in

It's summertime, so that means time to look outside at the brightly shining sun and decide to turn your focus to the TV for some quality video gaming time. No matter what your system of preference is, be it XBox, PlayStation2 or GameCube, there are plenty of games new and old to hold attention and abate the need for a social life.


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Music Notes

Music reviews from The Eagle music desk: S.T.U.N., Warped Tour compilation, Clem Snide, and Tricky.




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Summer sequels disappoint

Movie columnist Emily Zemler concludes that the movie industry has a problem: they are completely devoid of an original idea. Someone at the top of the Hollywood hierarchy must have thought, "Hey maybe this summer instead of releasing high quality films that come from unique screenplays, we should just release a sequel to every high grossing movie made in recent years."


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The search for the perfect tan

Ah, summer. The perfect time for hanging out, sleeping in and getting the perfect summer sun tan. But before you slap on your bathing suit and slop on the sun tan lotion, The Eagle has some helpful sun tanning tips that will leave you bronze enough to impress your friends come fall semester.



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'Hail' new Radiohead album

Radiohead's most recent release, "Hail to the Thief," is a worthy attempt to produce an album as monumental as "O.K. Computer," their 1997 masterpiece that earned them great critical success. On 'Hail' the band has finally refined its new electronic sound to make an album that combines bleeps, static, and even a little acoustic guitar, which all come together for a richer texture than any previous release.


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Celebrate your indepence the D.C. way

AU students who haven't been in town for the Fourth of July in the past are in for a treat this summer. The biggest problem they'll run in to is choosing what they want to do from all the options. From music to fireworks to cookouts, the D.C.-metro area is never more alive than on July 4th.




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Deftones rock D.C.

At the 9:30 club the Deftones exploded into their first D.C. show in three years and the first show of a brief guerilla tour, announcing the release of the band's new self-titled Maverick disc, with a riveting performance of the albums lead song "Hexagram.


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Alkaline Trio hits mainstream, 9:30 club

It's hard when your favorite band suddenly releases a hit album and becomes the desire of every adolescent of the MTV persuasion. This is not to say that you aren't happy for the band's success, but you no longer feel like they belong exclusively to you. This is the case of Alkaline Trio.


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Must-see museum exhibits

This summer's general overcast forecast has left many students wondering how to fill up their spare time. For those who want to get out of their dorm rooms and apartments, there are many exhibitions on view downtown. Here are some to check out.



Section 202 host Gabrielle and friends go over some sports that aren’t in the sports media spotlight often, and review some sports based on their difficulty to play. 



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