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Pageantry with a purpose

As more and more people sat down in the Tuttle lounge to hear Miss Virginia 1999 Crystal Lewis speak last Tuesday, the gender discrepancies within the audience became clear.


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Cash cut-off Some professors might be finding advising less materially profitable this year. According to an Inside UVA Online press release, College Dean Melvyn P.


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Be aware, be safe Several groups are offering safety programs for students over the next few days as Student Council kicks off its Safety Awareness Week. One in Four, a peer education group aimed at men, will present "How to Help a Sexual Assault Survivor: What Men Can Do" at 7 p.m.


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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.