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Facing a 'Smackdown!'

Yes, it was cold in Baltimore that night. But for the thousands of wrestling fans packed into the Baltimore Arena for the World Wrestling Federation's "Smackdown!", there was plenty of heat, thanks to what The Roooooooooccckkkkkk was cooking.


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Educating with artifacts

Most University students, faculty and community members pass by a museum every day without even noticing it. Its name is the Virginia Museum of Natural History at the University, and it's one of the University's hidden treasures.


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Snowed in Students hoping for a ride between Super Bowl parties received no support from the usually dependable Escort Service Sunday night. Phone dispatchers were forced to tell those in need of a ride that the Escort Service was closed due to inclement weather. "All of our vans are rear-wheel drive," University Police Capt.


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Searching for sanity among sports-obsessed men

Sigmund Freud said the human psyche revolves around two basic drives: aggression and sex. I have recently discovered that he overlooked a third, equally powerful drive present in nearly all men - the sports drive.


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Snow, ice, freezing rain Below: Radar image as of 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Snow lines: 924-SNOW, 243-SNOW. The rush is over Sorority rush ended officially Saturday with Preferentials, when women visit the houses they are seriously considering pledging. "We really lucked out with the weather," said Inter-Sorority Council President Margaret Dumas.


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Photo politico In an election year that focuses the public's attention on the White House's future, a well-known political figure will speak today at 4 p.m.


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Bringing India to the University

As University students, we learn from professors at the forefront of their respective academic disciplines: publishers of major journals; best-selling novelists and U.S.


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Arguments over thermostat heat up tensions for roommates

Communal living requires that one make certain sacrifices. For example, in the spirit of friendship and peace one might be forced to endure hours at a time of Barbra Streisand warbling such standards as "People" and "Second Hand Rose," or watch silently as closet space is usurped by one's cohabitators. Generally speaking it's best to be accommodating so that home doesn't become equivocated with hell.


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Mem Gym celebrates 75th

While Memorial Gym is home to pick-up basketball games, weight training and tennis gear rentals today, the Gym once was a cultural center for the University.


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Capital lecture A key figure in the public debate about capital punishment will speak at the University today. Sister Helen Prejean, author of "Dead Man Walking," will give two lectures on her experiences working with death row inmates.


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The right angle The University's first exclusively online news source, theangle.com, received a nomination for an EPpy award in the Best College Newspaper Online Service category. The EPpy Awards are sponsored by Editor & Publisher Company's new media division, and acknowledge the achievements of Internet news sources. Launched in December of 1998, theangle.com includes news and magazine features in addition to in-depth articles and columns.


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Buddhist Biker Bar & Grill revs appetite

Without the large black and white sign featuring a motorcyclist's silhouette, few people strolling down Elliewood Avenue would notice that the converted house is actually the Buddhist Biker Bar & Grill. Although there are neither bikers nor Buddhists present in this low-key eating establishment, visitors can certainly delight in the bizarre, though casual atmosphere of the Bar.


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An extern-al experience

During Winter Break, some University students work at jobs that earn quick cash, saving just enough money to stock their refrigerators or pay the rent.

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In this week's episode, we take a deep dive into the history and future of OK Energy as well as how its founder juggles his beverage-creation endeavors with being a full-time University student. Tune in to hear how Evan Nied made his entrepreneurial dream a reality.