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The Perfect Play-Grounds

One-year-old Stephanie Thrift happily munches on a chocolate Rice Krispie treat as her father wheels her stroller through the doors of Pavilion VIII.


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Rock 'n Rub

First there was acupuncture, the ancient Chinese needle-poking treatment. When the cringe-worthy trend hit the spa scene, only the most daring would submit to it for "relaxation" and healing. But a West Coast competitor has emerged, and while it does not involve pricking the skin, it still deviates from the traditional concept of a hands-on massage.


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Sun-loving students fear first winter chill

After sporting flip-flops and tans at home over winter break, first-year students from Florida and other sunny locales are adjusting to Charlottesville's unpredictable chilliness, unsure what to expect from their first real winter. Warily they slip on overcoats and snow boots, jumping into a semi-winter wonderland, developing a new appreciation for hot chocolate in the midst of sun withdrawal. Miami native Gabrielle Chamorro, a first-year College student, is having a rough time adjusting to the sometimes unpredictable weather. "I am used to wearing bright colors all year round like we do in Miami, but here you wear the same jacket every day," Chamorro said. Students from tropical locations - tropical compared to Charlottesville - might be disappointed to learn their halter tops and Hawaiian shirts just won't cut it in a colder environment. Those venturing to the University from non-winter climates often are ill prepared for what lies ahead.


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Odds and Ends

Shake your stuff at free dance clinic Got the middle-of-the-week blues? Dance them off tonight with the Virginia Dance Company's spring workshop.


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Odds and Ends

Harambee II: Celebrating first years Away from home for the first time, University students often find their first semester at the University the most difficult. This is the reason why the Peer Advisor Program began Harambee II for first-year African Americans. "Any first-year student should feel a sense of success," said Sylvia Terry, director of the Peer Advisor Program and associate dean of African American affairs. At the event, distinguished African American alumni speak - this year the first years heard from 1992 College graduate Kimberly Bonner, the director of the Center for Intellectual Property in the Digital Environment at the University of Maryland. Last year, Robert Bland, a 1959 Engineering School graduate, spoke about his experiences as the first African American to graduate with a degree in engineering at the University, and excerpts from his speech were played on local radio stations, Dean Terry said. African American students with GPAs within certain ranges are also recognized at the event.


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Teetering around

In his uniform of a green polo shirt and khakis, Eddie Lawhorne, Harris Teeter's night manager, busily stacks cans of soup in neat rows of four.


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Taking the bottles of beer off the wall

Over break I visited the apartment of a friend who recently gradu ated from college. She and her roommate had tastefully decorated their home with Ikea furnishings and Pier 1 accessories.


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Grille features expensive fare, small portions

It's odd when one person can eat two entrees and still have room for dessert. But at the Downtown Grille, where the paltry portions do not correspond with the steep prices, we'd have no problem believing that. Nestled in an airy space on the Downtown Mall, the restaurant cooks up usual grille fare served by the bow-tied waitstaff on tables dressed in white linen. The interior features a tall ceiling, wood-paneled walls, columns that house wine bottles and an open kitchen in the back of the restaurant.


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Odds and Ends

The Pepsi challenge: Darden style Are you ready to take the Pepsi challenge? Try multiplying a simple taste test by 40 companies and you get the Darden Marketing Club's Brand Challenge, an intense day of consumer fun and a whole lot of carbonation. The event starts at 2:30 p.m.


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Trekker blazes trail in Patagonia

(This is a first-person account of the author's experiences during a month-long trip to South America.) Over Winter Break I went, quite literally, to the end of the world - the tip of South America.


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Charrette Madness

If you're around the A-school Friday, don't be shocked if you hear bagpipes blaring. No, it's not a Scottish culturefest.


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