Ariel Amante


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Student pageant parades onto campus

Micheal Prather was chosen as the first-ever Mr. American Friday night after a two-hour competition that included categories of opening dance, swimwear, talent, impromptu questioning and an interview. Prather, Mr. Hughes Hall, competed against nine other contestants who each represented a class, hall or fraternity.

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Campus Brief: Group encourages creativity

As Easter approaches, students will be able to paint their perceptions of Christ on a 7-by-14-foot canvas wall on the Quad today and tomorrow, as part of a project sponsored by The Gathering, a religious group. "The Canvas Project" will raise personal awareness about the life of Jesus Christ, according to James Misner, president of The Gathering's on-campus group.

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Pamphlet explains policies to residents

The Student Advocacy Center distributed "The Before You Do Something Stupid, Read This Guide," a pamphlet outlining options and possible consequences when a student violates the Student Conduct Code or Residence Hall Regulations, to student mailboxes last week.

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Poor body image leads to poor health

The Extreme Measures Tour of colleges kicked off its national body image campaign and Eating Disorders Awareness Week on Monday night at AU, as more and more young women have plastic surgery and eating disorders, said tour co-coordinator Beth Nichols. The event featured a woman who dealt with complications due to breast implant surgery, a plastic surgery expert, a woman who recovered from an eating disorder and a mental health professional, who all shared their experiences and knowledge to increase awareness of plastic surgery risks and eating disorders.

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BET comic promotes worship

About 50 students gathered in Battelle-Tompkins Atrium Monday night, sitting at tables intimately situated among red, black and white balloons and streamers. Yes, it was Valentine's Day, but the First Love Comedy and Poetry Caf?, co-sponsored by the Black Student Alliance and One Accord, a campus religious group, focused on a different kind of love than most Valentine's events.

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Campus Brief: Alumni return for SIS Career Week

The Career Center kicks of its School of International Service Career Week 2005 today, starting a week of lectures, panel discussions, and an alumni-student networking reception, according to the Career Center Web site. AU alumni working in intelligence, international relations, national security and other areas are returning to campus to speak to students about how to get started in the fields.

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Campus Briefs: WCL hosts 2005 Opportunities Day

The Washington College of Law hosted its fifth annual Opportunities Day on Tuesday for about 400 first-year law students. First-year law students don't get to choose their classes and are still learning basic principles at this point, said David Jaffe, WCL dean of students.

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Traveling Gourmet goes Moroccan

About 15 students gathered in The Marketplace kitchen at 6 p.m. on Tuesday to cook and eat a traditional Moroccan meal as part of the Traveling Gourmet program. The School of International Service and International Student Services co-sponsored the event, a feast that brings foreign and American students together to cook and eat an international meal each month.

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