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Streaking charge barely dropped

Charges filed against three University students for streaking the Lawn last October were officially dropped on Feb. 16 pending payment of their court dues.

At the initial Dec. 10 trial, the General District Court told fourth year students Erich Wasserman, Aaron Wyse and Benjamin McCoy that if they completed 20 hours of community service before Feb. 16, the charges of indecent exposure would be expunged from their records.

Wasserman, Wyse, and McCoy helped organize and run the Focus-A Women's Service Organization's weekly flea market on Preston Avenue as their service project.

They completed their work by the Feb. 16 deadline, so now providing they pay their court fees, the charges of indecent exposure will be dropped.

Although McCoy was glad the charges were dropped, he does not think running naked on the Lawn is acceptable behavior.

"This doesn't mean I'm condoning streaking," McCoy said, "I'm strongly against it."

Vegetarians welcomed by Pav

Vegetarians take heed. The Back Room Café in Pavillion XI soon will be converted into a Vegetarian and Vegan bar serving animal friendly delicacies such as tofu stir-fry, hummus and chips, and meatless meatloaf.

All week the Back Room will offer a sample bar in an attempt to get feedback from students about what they want to see on the menu, as well as how they can improve the food they already have.

"It's been a long time coming," said third-year College student Meghan Donnelly. "If you come to the Pav when the sandwich bar is closed, your only choice is pizza."

"Especailly with how health conscious University students are, I'm surprised at how long it's taken to get a vegetarian bar down at the Pav," said first-year College student Salina Um.

This week is your chance to make sure your favorite vegetarian specialty makes its way into Dining Services' menu for next year. Stop by and give it a try.

Compiled by Maria Tor and Josie Roberts

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