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Tragedy hits home The flag in front of the Rotunda looks a little bit different. With the statue of Thomas Jefferson in the backdrop, both the American and Virginian flags have been flying at half-mast as tribute to the 17 men aboard the USS Cole who were killed last Thursday.


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Tap into a new universe on O-Hill

A five-minute drive from the intersection of McCormick and Alderman Roads, up a dark, winding path on the appropriately named Observatory Hill, will lead students to a high-tech, breathtaking stargazing facility.


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"It's all part of the tour!" Friday night's candlelight tours of the Lawn provided parents with poignant memories of the Rotunda and Lawn. And in the midst of the tour, a man popped the question to his girlfriend


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Got reservations? "It's a huge pain in the ass," fourth-year College student Jenny Williams said of the process of finding a place for her parents to stay for graduation weekend this coming May. "They're just going to camp," she said. Williams' fears mirror those of many exasperated fourth years, as even those who start looking early - say, a year before graduation - still find the search for a hotel room about as painstaking as that of finding an off-Grounds lease. "I think early this summer, reservations were booked at all the hotels anyone has ever heard of," Fourth-Year Class President Drew Davis said. Some places start filling up even more than a year in advance.


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A classy Sunday brunch

Sunday brunch was meant for families. Accommodating a picky younger brother who hates eggs and parents who can't stop asking if you have met your professors, a buffet brunch is the mother of all brunches.


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Fountain of Truth

They were standing at the entrance of Dumlupinar University in northern Turkey when the University Rector Dr. Hakki Duger made his announcement. "I want to make you a gift," he said. A crew of six faculty from the University's satellite school, the College at Wise, had just spent two weeks visiting Dumlupinar University and its surrounding town Kutahya in the summer of 1999.


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Get in my belly!

Finally. It's time to eat. While Parents Weekend is meant for warm hugs, news from home and familiar faces, we all know the truth: it's time to eat. The Virginia Brunch served at the dining halls this weekend may appeal to some, but the large majority of University students will not be sitting down to a dinner that requires them to scan their University ID and pick up a tray.


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Clark Hall blasts off Need a change of pace in your study schedule? Clark Hall has been shaking it up lately. About four times a day, starting at 8:15 a.m., construction workers blast through the solid rock between Clark Hall and Kerchof Hall as part of the renovation of the Environmental Science building.


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Athletes stop, drop and roll Fire engines and sirens, oh my! It's Fire Prevention Week on the Downtown Mall, and the University's Student Athlete Mentors, along with Captain's Council, are adding fuel to the fire. "We're educating kids," said men's track team captain Marion Mason, a fourth-year College student.


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Tall tales illuminate history of Jeffersonian landmark

It has been the dining place for the Queen of England and once boasted a cow on its roof. Sitting majestically at the top of the Lawn, it is an architectural icon as well as home base for University streakers. Since 1826, the University's Rotunda has burnt down, been rebuilt, torn down and built up again.


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Score one for the music library

Marilyn Manson is sitting on a shelf next to Bach, and Sisqo is right below them. No, this isn't the prelude to Celebrity Deathmatch; it is just another day in the Music Library. Although it sits smack in the middle of Grounds in Old Cabell Hall, thousands of students stroll by every day, oblivious to the fact that an amazing resource is right in front of them.


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Dockter Duval's Advice Column

I have this roommate who is pretty nice, but sometimes she really gets on my nerves. One thing that bothers me is the fact that each morning when my alarm goes off she jumps into my bed and starts shaking me to wake up.


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Food for Honor The Honor Committee is giving away food this week. Doughnuts, Papa John's Pizza and Big Jim's Bar-B-Que are all part of the Honor Committee's Honor Awareness week. "The main goal of Honor Awareness Week is to create a discussion of the honor system," Vice Chair for Education Luke Mitchell said. Yesterday marked the kickoff of the committee's Honor Awareness Week with free doughnuts on the Lawn and at the Chemistry auditorium.


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Meet Mr. Virginia

Last Monday, Fox television's tongue-in-cheek "Sexiest Bachelor in America" contest drew millions of women viewers to the sassy version of a men's beauty pageant, in which 51 studly contestants vied for the title as well as a $100,000 grand prize. So what was it like to stand in front of legions of American women and sustain a barrage of objectifying comments from host Caroline Rhea? "It was lots of fun," claims 1999 Commerce School graduate Teddy Sears.


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Hovering wasps put sting in outdoor plans

As she swatted a yellow jacket away from her soda, Newcomb balcony diner Sonia Gosain grimaced. "They're like telemarketers, they just won't go away," said the second-year College student. Gosain and other diners will be kept busy swatting this time of year, when swarms of yellow jackets and hornets descend upon dumpsters, trash cans and hapless diners around Grounds. During the summer months, wasps and hornets stay at their nests.


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Hands-on wheelchair tennis Wheelchair tennis has become an increasingly popular sport for the physically disabled in recent years.


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Working students tackle jobs, studies

Money. Having it can make college life a little more bearable, and not having it can make college your worst nightmare. Sometimes the money your parents put in your checking account just isn't enough to take care of all those credit card bills, weekend road trips and late-night lattŽs. Many students find themselves taking part-time jobs to cover those expenses Mommy and Daddy won't pay for.

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