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Downloading software on rise

College students are more frequently downloading commercial software from the Internet and peer-to-peer file sharing programs without paying for the software, according to survey results released last month. The survey, done by industry group Business Software Alliance, found that 23 percent of students had downloaded commercial software.

Opinion
The challenge of Clark

Guest Columnist Edward C. Smith, director of AU's American Studies program, discusses the challenges that await Clark, and former President Bill Clinton's potential role in the upcoming campaign

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Music Notes

Reviews of recent musical accomplishments.

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Campus Briefs

Full trash chute sets off sprinkler, causes extensive wetness

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AU hopes to raise $200 million

AU kicked off a $200 million fundraising campaign Thursday at the Ritz Carlton in Dupont, unveiling "The New AU" campaign to almost 500 current and potential large donors, distinguished professors and top University staff. "The campaign is probably one of the most important things that is taking place at the University," said Al Checcio, vice president of development.

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AU warns against cheating

An e-mail concerning the Academic Integrity Code reminded students on Oct. 9 of the consequences for cheating, which happens more frequently during midterms. Last year, 72 students violated the University's code. Many of those violations occurred around midterms and finals, a time when students are most stressed and more liable to cheat, according to Nathan Price, special assistant to the Provost.

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Cold season sorrows

It's that time of the semester again - the middle of October, which means midterms, shorter, crisper days and longer, colder nights. This change in the weather brings something else with it: The start of the cold and flu season.

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Army of Me unites

Army of Me has yet to take over the world, but on Saturday night it certainly took over D.C.'s Black Cat with an energetic and engaging set that indicated potential for world domination. Superchunk, an indie-rock band with strong instrumentals and horrific vocals followed Army of Me's performance. The Rosebuds opened for both bands, playing the first set of the night to a fairly empty Black Cat, which grew crowded as the night went on.

Opinion
JAMS process is unfair

Guest Columnist Daniel Lobsenz discusses the need for JAMS to gain the faith and support of the student body, and its overbearing enforcement and punishment.

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Jewelry to see, not to sport

"Jewels and Gems," on display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum until Feb. 8, displays many different types of jewelry as a wearable art form. The exhibition, which displays 130 pieces of jewelry made from the 1960s to the present, contains some very unusual pieces.

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Art offers taste of French culture

Inspiration is not the feeling that comes to mind after seeing the National Gallery of Art's latest exhibit, "The Age of Watteau, Chardin, and Fragonard: Masterpieces of French Genre Painting," - unless the viewer is a history nut. These paintings show the modern eye the two sides of the controversial 16th century French society: The extravagant and the poor.

Opinion
Uncivil christianity

Guest Columnist Kevin Sheneberger reacts to the use of religious references to justify intolerance in the previous editorial entitled "A problem with Adam and Steve"