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Sharing culture at Festival of India

It's not every day that thousands of people get to sample Indian food and culture in one place. But last weekend, I donned my sari and returned "home," along with close to 7,000 other people at the Festival of India in Richmond. During the event, the music playing at the front of the Richmond Center alternated between Indian classical and contemporary music.


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Insomniac nights Insomnia-stricken students now have the option of reading a poetry collection about sleepless nights to help them catch some Zs. University Creative Writing Administrator Lisa Spaar edited "Aquainted With The Night: Insomnia Poems," which students can find in the University Bookstore now. "I have insomnia," Spaar said.


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Coffee talk Miss Virginia 1999, Crystal Lewis, will speak this evening at 7:30 about "Make a Difference Day," which occurs nationally Oct.


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What are students in "Jeopardy!" University students may get a taste of Alex Trebek's query-filled life tomorrow at Newcomb Hall Plaza. "Jeopardy!" is visiting the University after the school's first place finish in the "College Jeopardy!


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Hustlers welcome The Newcomb Hall Gameroom is sponsoring an 8-ball tournament for all the pool sharks on Grounds and for those folks who've seen "The Color of Money" one too many times. So far about 15 people have signed up for the ladder tournament, which began yesterday and will continue until Dec.


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Affirmative on action

Amid the recent controversy surrounding the current admissions policy at the University, the University chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is gathering steam to launch itself onto center-stage of the community's political forum. Although the University chapter of the NAACP fizzled out more than a decade ago, it was reintroduced into the community in 1996 by then-first-year College student Rahsan Boykin, who said he believed the University had too few minority advocacy groups to support the minority student population. "The U.Va.


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Hot dogs, anyone? Students received a lesson in roasting hot dogs Engineering School-style yesterday during the University's fifth annual celebration of Energy Conservation Day. Usually, the celebration coincides with Earth Day, which was last Wednesday, but it was postponed until yesterday because of last week's bad weather.


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Playing pawn, queen, king for a day

Two students sat across each other, faces intent. They concentrated on the black and white pieces in front of them, thinking of future strategy - thinking of chess. Every Thursday at 9 p.m., the Virginia Chess Club members hone their game in the Newcomb Hall basement, where the checkered floor resembles their chess boards. Second-year College student Christy Hobough founded the club just last spring. "I sent out an e-mail at the beginning of second semester [of last year] and I got a lot of responses," Hobough said.


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Camping out for diversity Those tents on the Lawn aren't part of a reenactment of "The Blair Witch Project." Tonight students and faculty members plan to come together for the October Camp Poetry Reading, an event organized by Advocates for Diversity in Education to show support for diversity at the University.