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Noir film achieves 'Pulp Fiction' appeal

"$15 million is not money. Money is what you take to the grocery store. Money is what you get out of an ATM. $15 million is not money. It's a motive waiting for someone to take it." It's this kind of dialogue that made Quentin Tarantino famous. Well, that and a lot of guns.

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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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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.

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Organization lobbies for youth debate in presidential election

Seventy-seven percent of all voters support making one of the three presidential debates a youth-focused event, a recent poll taken by Third Millennium, in conjunction with the nationwide program Youth Vote 2000, indicated. The poll, administered by a branch of Third Millennium entitled Neglection 2000, also showed that if this debate were to occur, there would be a significant increase in voter turnout by all age groups.

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Abbott leaves SC for Student Activities job

Only one job was appealing enough to lure James Abbott away from the position of Student Confederation Comptroller; he started that position Aug. 14 in the AU Student Activities office as the new Accounts Specialist. "In this position I have a lot of the same abilities to help out with a lot of the same student activities.

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Who are you?

Are you a mad scientist? Are you high maintenance? What's your loony past life? Perplexing questions, I know. As the lengthy syllabi pile up and new textbooks gather dust under lofted beds, how better to waste time than to test your mental capabilities with online quizzes care of Emode.

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Universities face overcrowding nationwide

AU students suffering from the shortage of on-campus housing are not alone. Many campuses in the D.C. area and across the country are facing similar problems of overcrowding. One of the most famous cases of overcrowding this year has come from Northeastern University in Boston.

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Court resolves Howard U. case

D.C. Superior Court upheld a $5 million discrimination verdict last week in a case involving sexual harassment by an "out of control" catering supervisor at Howard University. Judge Susan R. Holmes Winfield denied food contractor Daka, Inc. several requests for reversal of the jury's decision or a new trial, and let stand March's ruling for compensatory damages of $187,500, and $4,812,500 in punitive damages, the Partnership for Civil Justice reported.

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Md. colleges require meningitis vaccine

The Maryland State General Assembly passed a law this summer-the first of its kind in the country-requiring all college students in the state to be vaccinated against meningitis. Beginning this semester, all Maryland college students living in residence halls must get the vaccination or get out of school.

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VarsityBooks.com settles industry lawsuit

A lawsuit filed by the National Association of College Stores against online textbook giant VarsityBooks.com last year has resulted in new standards for collegiate textbook advertising. This follows the dismissal of one of two counts in the complaint filed last fall by NACS in U.

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Marriott changes distributor

Marriott dining services switched food distributors over the summer in an effort to improve customer service. AU food services has had a contract with the Sodexho-Marriott distribution firm for the past 2 1/2 years, but that contract ran out over the summer and AU administrators decided not to renew it said Terrace Dining Room manager Mike Bauer.

Opinion
All lose in AU vs CAA

Since the AU administration made the decision to join the Patriot League last spring there has been little to cheer about for AU's student-athletes. Originally their concern was moving from the Colonial Athletic Association to the lower-ranked Patriot League.

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Got meat? Has PETA gone to far?

From the makers of the "Got beer?" campaign comes the new "Got Prostate Cancer?" campaign, spearheaded by large billboards with the face of recently afflicted New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani. Pretty funny, eh? I mean, Guiliani could die from this. That's just downright hilarious.

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Former ATV star Chris Noll goes Wylde on TV

Scott Rosenberg: How's it going? Chris Wylde: Pretty good man. SR: You're all over my television. CW: It's nice to be all over television sets and not just be on ATV. You know what I mean? SR: Yeah, I can understand. CW: Like, you know, in Junior year, there were a couple of weeks there where we were literally the only thing on, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, you know what I'm saying.

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What AU did last summer...

While students raced out of Washington to enjoy their summer break, several major developments occurred on campus which The Eagle reported in its summer editions. Here is the break down of that news. Sports AU's Athletic Department underwent major reorganization over the summer.

Opinion
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.