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Polish up for spring> Before finals start creeping up and fingernails are bitten down to nothing from stress, treat yourself to a little something at the University Bookstore: a free manicure. Beginning yesterday afternoon from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.


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Staging Spontaneity

In the "Party Game," an innovative form of the old-fashioned guessing game, there is a host and four to five guests the host does not know.


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Spring Awareness The race for spring a cappella concerts has begun. But this weekend, though the Virginia Belles surely will hit the high notes in their first concert of the season, the tune will be to a slightly more somber note. This Sunday, beginning at 4 p.m.


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In the Palm of Your Hand

If not for the large plastic sign with a palm stenciled on it in the small yard, it could have been any other boxy nondescript house sitting along Route 29. But it isn't.


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Tuned In

Something has been missing from Charlottesville's airwaves. Try as they might, the area's radio stations could not produce enough of 'N Sync's romantic harmonies or danceable Britney Spears tunes to satisfy the hit music cravings of the Charlottesville and University population. But those days are over.


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Raffle brings students to new heights Many people would pay hundreds of dollars to risk their lives by jumping thousands of feet from a speeding airplane.


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Bowling Break If the mid-semester stress is enough to make you want to throw something, try hurling a bowling ball down one of Kegler's lanes tonight for free.


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The art of playing the waiting game

Nothing in life is as bad as being stuck in the middle. Who could imagine something that feels almost as bad as being told you aren't good enough for something? But recently, my friendly mailman has been delivering something that is nearly as unpleasant - and nearly as thin - as a rejection letter.


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Eye on the ball

In no other sport are mallets and wickets so important. While most students lounged around during Spring Break, Virginia's diminutive croquet team made a big splash at two different national championships in Palm Beach, Fla., and in the larger world of croquet.


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Public Display of Private Passions Most of the time, you don't want your private passions on display for everyone to see - unless you happen to be Paul Mellon. In May, the late philanthropist donated one third of his personal library to the University, which shares the donation with Yale and the Virginia Historical Society. Mellon's library contains approximately 2,000 books, manuscripts and maps that catalogue the history of America from its colonization to its division during the Civil War. The University's part of the collection is on exhibit in the McGregor Room in Special Collections on the second floor of Alderman library as "Private Passions, Public Legacy," and will be open to the public until August 15. The exhibit of rare items includes original letters by Thomas Jefferson, Christopher Columbus' first-hand account of landing in America and a signed transcript from the court trial of the abolitionist John Brown. Michael Plunkett, director of Special Collections, says Mellon's love of Virginia led him to include the University as a recipient of his personal library. "He was very attached to his home state," Plunkett said. Plunkett noted that Mellon's donation will benefit scholarly research at the University. "It's important that students have access to the primary materials," he said. Visitors can view the exhibit 9 a.m.


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From School to Circus

Thursday evening in Jefferson Hall, a cross section of the young and those with graying hair formed a cluster of blazers and bow ties, wool sweaters and even a casual fleece here and there.


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Photo frenzy If you are one of those people who spent Spring Break in some ultra-exotic locale with a camera attached to your wrist, you are not alone. Students returned to the University this week with more than their suitcases and a new shimmering tan.


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There's No Place Like Home

Nestled in a calm, private cul-de-sac lined with old trees off Gordon Avenue rests a different kind of home, one with a unique and intriguing history and a genuine sense of place. It's a real home in a real neighborhood.


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A fresh perspective from a new prospective

On Saturday afternoon, I will gain a brand-new perspective. No, I won't be changing my views on life, politics or the Gonzaga Bulldogs, but this weekend, Shelby Crutchley, a prospective student visiting the University and staying two nights with me, will give me a new perspective while I try to shape hers. Once I agreed to accommodate Shelby for the weekend, I immediately did what any good host would do: panicked.