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Music Note: Jovishes

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On the intro to his latest record, Jovishes makes the bold claim that "If you had heard me over a thousand years ago you would have called me Moses. If you had heard me 40, maybe 50 years ago you would have called me Malcolm X, Martin Luther King..."

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Bike messengers misunderstood

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It is 30 degrees, sunny, cold and blustery. It is the kind of day where the leaves that remain on the trees are torn from their branches, and people hide under their overcoats and earmuffs. For D.C.'s bike messengers the wind and cold weather are quite fitting considering the way they see themselves perceived around the city.

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Contemplating the future

At a Christmas party over winter break, I experienced an event familiar to many students who encounter an old friend or acquaintance in their hometowns. Voila, the high school straightjacket 4.2 GPA good boy everyone recalled as the attractive, charismatic over-achiever, sitting in front of me with scraggly long hair and a ski hat.


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When the majority is not right

The controversy surrounding the presidential election in Florida is over, and on Saturday Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist inaugurated George W. Bush as the 43rd President of the United States. Despite Al Gore's victory in the popular vote, the country seems ready to move beyond the election and support Bush's initial steps to establish his government.


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"Vagina Monologues" visits AU for V Day

Speaking your mind can begin with your body - or your vagina, as one playwright has proved. With the three upcoming performances of Eve Ensler's play, "The Vagina Monologues," AU women will have the chance to say it all. On Feb. 14, AU Choice USA, a chapter of the national pro-choice organization, along with the V-Day College Initiative Project, will sponsor three showings of the hit play on campus.


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Fleetwood Mac performs at inauguration

Eight years ago this week, a photo of Bill and Hillary Clinton graced the front page of The Eagle, marking the inauguration of President Clinton as the 42nd American president. While the Clintons moved in to the White House, their daughter Chelsea Clinton moved into the Sidwell Friends School just two miles from AU's campus.


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You're in the army now

It's dawn, two days after the New Year, and a small group of young people are huddled together for warmth on the peak of an Israeli-controlled mountain near the Syrian capital of Damascus. The bitter cold whips at their exposed flesh and they are forced to focus and refocus their bleary early-morning eyes in an attempt to take in all the scenic beauty of the sprawling lowlands.



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An inaugural worthy of flushing

If you're reading this, then you have lived to see the inauguration of George W. Bush. In this fine city of ours, we are lucky enough to be able to hold and, likewise, easily attend the inauguration of our fine new president. Or something. I was one of the lucky millions to get a Gray Ticket.


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Sunny Day Real Estate

Before addressing Sunny Day Real Estate's newest creation, let's take a moment to speculate. Why is the band's fourth album titled "The Rising Tide?" Is it a homage to the mystery and sublime nature of the ocean - which, using one' s imagination, could be a metaphor for love, one of frontman Jeremy Enigh's favorite subjects? Is it a veiled reference to the sad state of problems in the world, which Enigh also addresses in his songs? Or does it just allude to the odd fashion of the emo music scene (in which Sunny Day Real Estate is popular), where high-water pants are all the rage? Perhaps the first two speculations are correct, but the third is doubtful - Sunny Day's melancholy music doesn't leave much room for humor, and "The Rising Tide" is its most despondent album yet.


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'And I'm still alive!'

Does anyone else long for 1992? '92 was a year before teen pop and angry white rappers took over the airwaves. It was before coffee houses were money-making machines. It was even a time when the "Batman" films were still decent. The most missed thing about '92 however, is the music.


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Sing us a song, you're the karaoke man

Every once in a while a movie comes out that seems just a tad too ludicrous to believe. Case in point: Gwyneth Paltrow's newest film, "Duets." Sound harmless enough, right? But no, lurking behind a seemingly innocent title is an offensive film, a detestable film, a ridiculous film -- - -- a film about karaoke.


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Prayer ceremony educates students

On Friday, Sept. 15, as students filter from morning classes, making their way to TDR or back to the dorms to sleep off the previous evening's festivities, the sweet sounds of construction will not be the only thing heard on the Main Quad. An open Friday Prayers, sponsored by the Muslim Student Association (MSA), will be held in front of Kay Spiritual Life Center from 1:15 -- - -- 2 p.


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'Yo La Tengo' mixes styles and language

There is a T-shirt with a man hanging out of his car, flicking someone off with the caption "Don't F*** with Hoboken". Rock band Yo La Tengo are Hoboken natives and as the colorful motorists of this New Jersey suburb will attest, a 13-year career and 10 studio albums are nothing to screw with.


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Pass the dead rat, please

An AU student could be munching on dead rat in the 110-degree heat of Australia's Outback for the remainder of the fall semester if he is chosen as one of 16 castaways for the second season of CBS's "Survivor." The student, who - under contractual obligation with CBS - must maintain anonymity for the next week or more while he and 24 other finalists await the producers' decision, says he is "extremely nervous.


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This Week in American History ... 1979

This week in 1979, '80s exercise guru Jane Fonda spoke to a crowd of 1,500 at a KPU sponsored event where she discussed her discontent with growing monopolies and the dangers of nuclear energy. Before instructing the world on the benefits of regular exercise and bicep curls, Fonda was branded a traitor by U.S. military forces


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Complicated plot muddles McQuarrie's debut

Forget, for a minute, the naive assumption that a movie written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, the director of "The Usual Suspects," might contain elements of a plot. Leave behind any inclination that the sheer star power of its cast - Ryan Phillippe, Juliette Lewis, Taye Diggs, Benicio Del Toro and James Caan - might make "The Way of the Gun" a sure thing.


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John Wesley Harding

Owners of the "High Fidelity" soundtrack are sure to be familiar with the third track, nestled between the Kinks and the Velvet Underground, "I'm Wrong about Everything." John Wesley Harding, a throwback to the '70s folk-revival, sang the pop piece. Now, Harding is back with a new album, "The Confessions of St.


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Miniature scooters will bite trend dust

Somewhere up in heaven, the pogo ball and the snap-bracelet are having one hell ofa laugh at us humans. They're laughing, not so much for the fact that we accepted them into our lives, but because we have once again allowed another cheaply-made product to fulfill our American-gadget-hungry fantasies.



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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