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Lady Eagles back in business

The AU Women's Basketball team took a huge step in the quest to win the Patriot League Saturday with a 55-48 win over the Lehigh Mountain Hawks at Stabler Arena in Easton, Pa. The win moved AU to 7-3 in the league and to a first-place tie with Colgate and Holy Cross.

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Banner goes up in flames

The elections for the Student Confederation, AU's student government, took a negative turn early Thursday morning when a campaign poster hanging on the Quad was set on fire. The 6-foot-by-6-foot poster had a large hole burned into the center and several other burn marks, Public Safety reported.

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Roosevelt Franklin refreshes hip-hop

In a time when hip-hop seems to be either club anthems or underground kids talking in pseudo-scientific next-level jargon, a project comes out of the woodwork to just flat-out have a good time. Roosevelt Franklin, made up of Kimani from The Masterminds and Mr. Len of Company Flow, piece together an album addressing relationships and politics, but mostly the need to bring hip-hop back to being fun.

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Kashmir forgotten in dialogue

The people of Kashmir must be included in the dialogue between India and Pakistan about the disputed region, the president of the Kashmir Council of America said Sunday in a conference at Georgetown University. Ghulam Nabi Fai, the president of the council, said that the 13 million people of Kashmir, a region north of India and Pakistan, should have a right to determine the future of their region.

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Are Grammys bought by top grossers?

One would think that a 46-year-old organization would have its priorities straight. The Grammy Awards has turned into a spectacle, muddling the definition of good music. Does an artist or band need to have a slot on the next NOW! compilation in order to merit such an award or be deemed musically talented? Apparently so.

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CD Review: The Walkmen

Occasionally, a band will lob up a hook so vigorously haunting it will revisit you at the most anomalous of times - when you're trying to perform a trivial task (tying your shoes, for example), when you find yourself staring out the window during a prolonged lecture, and when you dream. This staying power can validate a band's worth or, in some cases, the ability to annoy an unsuspecting listener.

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Theatre: 'La Dama Duende'

"La Dama Duende" (The Phantom Lady), a comedy of the Spanish Golden Age by Pedro Calder¢n de la Barca, has been reincarnated by the GALA Hispanic Theatre under the direction of Hugo Medrano. Originally written and set in the 17th century, the show retains its meaning and gains some spunk in Medrano's new setting: Spain in the 1920s.

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Media influences campaigns

American voters are hungry for and expect indicators, such as in a sporting event, in media coverage of the Democratic presidential race, said David Corn, Washington editor of The Nation magazine, at Tuesday night's American Forum in Ward 1. "Most of the media's coverage of American politics has been as a spectator sport," Corn said.

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McNair focuses on a safer AU

Campus safety has been a major concern for the AU community since the latter part of fall semester, when a series of sexual attacks occurred on campus. As a safeguard against crime, Michael McNair, the newly hired acting director of Public Safety, is determined to ensure that the campus is as safe as possible.

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Just the beats, ma'am

As a singer, songwriter, poet, rapper and producer, Just Jack uses melodic songs in combination with a rap-based trip-hop soul. "The Outer Marker" serves as a self-reflection of Jack's experiences and his opinions and observations of social life. The simple beats and brief electronic samplings and effects create an emotional, somewhat placid optimism.

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Film: 'The Dreamers'

For people who love movies, watching "The Dreamers" is like experiencing one long, sustained orgasm. But the pleasure has nothing to do with the rampant nudity or disarming sex scenes, and everything to do with the way director Bernardo Bertolucci celebrates the iconic movies of the '20s and '30s, French New Wave films, Nicholas Ray and the American movies of the '50s and, indeed, the entire medium of film - even the film he is making.

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Candidates square off

The Student Confederation, AU's undergraduate student government, held the first event of the spring election process Wednesday night in McDowell Hall Formal Lounge as 13 candidates stepped forward for the SC Nominating Convention. Six candidates for president, three for vice president and two apiece for comptroller and secretary took the podium to lay out their campaigns as the SC election cycle began.

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AU wrecks Navy, ends slump

Mired in a slump - losing two of its last three games - the AU Men's Basketball team entered Tuesday night's home game against Navy looking to change all the trends it could. The Eagles altered their starting lineup, starting freshman guard Linas Lekavicius for the first time this season, in place of junior guard Jason Thomas. And they refocused their offensive strategy, refusing to settle for poor outside shots like in recent games.

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