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Dry times Some may believe in performing special summer rain dances to solve water shortages and others may simply pray, but University officials are advocating a water conservation program to save community reservoirs. The drought, which struck many areas of Virginia beginning in early summer, has left community reservoirs to 80 percent of their capacity. Energy Program Manager Tony Motto said city officials issue mandatory water restrictions when reservoirs are depleted to 60 percent. Currently, the city of Charlottesville and Albemarle County have asked all residents and businesses to try their best to save water. "We need a hurricane with steady rains for a couple of days to get our reservoirs up to capacity," Motto said. Until then, the University is advocating voluntary water restrictions.


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The ISIS man leaveth University students using the new Integrated Student Information System Online can find more than class enrollment.


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Just a college kid at heart

A new year at college brings a renewal of that precious sense of freedom - freedom to set your own schedule, go where you want when you want, freedom to involve yourself in activities and organizations, and freedom to make a difference.


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Livin' la vida Guadalajara

A new restaurant with a familiar name has opened its doors on Fontaine Ave. Guadalajara, famous among students for its affordable food and endless supply of chips and salsa, debuted its new branch about two weeks ago. But now that there are three Guadalajaras to choose from, one on Route 29 and one on the Downtown Mall, students may have to ask the question--which one do I want to eat at? Well, as it turns out, it depends on what you're looking for. The new Guadalajara offers quite a different atmosphere than the other branches.


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Get packing for class abroad

BUENOS AIRES--Well, I finally made it down here. Long flights, like the one from Miami to Buenos Aires, always allow time for some personal reflection, particularly if you are traveling by yourself. So, I thought, "Why am I spending an entire semester thousands of miles away from my home, my school and my family and friends?" That's a good question.


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Two for the Road

It was fourth-year College student Jessica Krechel's last summer before she had to enter the "real world," and she wanted it to count. "I'm going to be a fourth year and I have to get a job," Krechel said.


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'Witch' fails to cast spell on viewers

If this critic can stop just one person from wasting their money on "The Blair Witch Project," then maybe, just maybe, she will feel as though she has done some good. Never has a supposedly "scary" film been as disappointing as this lame concept movie.


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She Said: Fluffy film delves a tad too deeply into drama

There's something about Julia Roberts and weddings. In her new movie "Runaway Bride," Roberts is faced with yet another dilemma in which bridesmaids, bouquets and marches down the aisle serve as wallpaper for an entertaining yet predictable romantic comedy. This time Roberts plays small town legend Maggie Carpenter, whose history as a pathological marriage dodger brings her widespread infamy in the form of a USA Today column. Journalist Ike Graham, played by Richard Gere, is responsible for spreading the news of the Runaway Bride who, in his opinion, is one in a long list of malicious man eaters.


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'Eyes' explores hidden temptations

Sometimes, as the song says, love just ain't enough. Apparently, the late director Stanley Kubrick had that message in mind during the three years it took him to assemble his final film, "Eyes Wide Shut." Kubrick, the overzealous perfectionist whose film triumvirate of "Dr. Strangelove," "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "A Clockwork Orange" catapulted him into the ranks of America's premiere directors, died just days after putting together his final cut of the much-ballyhooed, and equally bleak movie.


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College secrets revealed: Pay attention first years

Well, summer is coming to an end. Months of carefree frolicking, staying out all night and working an incredibly boring, meaningless job so that you can have enough spare money to afford midnight pizza deliveries at college are almost over. It is time to get ready to leave the comfort of your home to become a part of something much bigger, encompassing several miles and thousands of students, although your actual dorm room may be no larger than a big screen TV. I'm sure many questions are running through your head.


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For sandwiches, try Taking lunch Away

Take It Away proves that you can take more than sandwiches away from lunch: you can take a good overall lunch experience as well. The restaurant, which opened its doors seven years ago, offers classy sandwiches, homemade salads and a wide array of desserts.


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Coming home again

Welcome home. Well, it's not your home yet, but it will be soon, despite your parents' wishes to the contrary.


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'Hoos in Hooville' looks at Wahoo past

The current special collections exhibit begs the question, how much 'hoo is in your wahoo? A piece in the show offers one way to answer: the poster reads, "If you had your life to live over again, would you still fall in love with yourself?" and "Are you a candidate for the Alcohol of Fame?" The quiz is part of "All the Hoos in Hooville: 175 Years of Life at the University of Virginia," a special collections exhibit running through Oct.


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Street wise Charlottesville may not offer the most urban of scenes, but a recent exhibit at the Bayly Art Museum offers a look into street photography. "Forever in Search: Urban Street Photography in the Twentieth Century" began with a donation, Bayly curator Stephen Margulies said.

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