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ROTC cadets focus on teamwork, leadership, strength

FORT HUACHUCA Bilal Chaudhry needed to see firsthand what the big deal was.

His younger brother, a student at the Virginia Military Institute, had told Chaudhry that the military way of life helped him develop his individuality. In fact, he often talked about it; he talked so much about it that Chaudhry just had to experience it for himself. [Read article]

photo Foreign students affected by war

When the war in Iraq began during spring break, many international students who had traveled back home for the week said they faced an extremely difficult decision: whether or not to return to a country at war.

Ivan Amavizca, a Center for English as a Second Language student who spent spring break at home in Mexico with his family, said he thought long and hard about whether or not to come back to the U.S. [Read article]

Daughter's Day 2003 cancelled

One day every year, young girls flood the UA campus, following their parents around school and "helping" their moms and dads do their jobs.

But not this year.

Due to lackluster support and a lack of programs, the 10th annual UA Daughters on Campus Day event has been cancelled.

Only about 24 programs had been scheduled for the April 19 event, in comparison to 70 last year. Although 600 daughters were expected to attend, there just wasn't enough for them to do. [Read article]

photo Donor Hillenbrand dies

Bill Hillenbrand paid to remodel Aquatic Center

Bill Hillenbrand, once called the "most substantial living individual cash donor" to UA sports, died March 11. He was 64.

Besides his status as a strong financial supporter of UA athletics who enabled the university sports programs to recruit top athletes and thrive in high-quality facilities, those who knew Hillenbrand remembered him as a very private, humble man. [Read article]

photo Memorial held for slain cheerleader

Nearly 300 members of the UA community joined Marissa Kinney's family last night to honor the deceased cheerleader and sorority member and to share in laughs and tears to "celebrate her life."

Kinney's friends recalled her positive attitude, her ability to never "sweat the small things" and her ever-present smile.

The memorial was organized by members of Kinney's sorority, Delta Delta Delta, and held at the sorority house. [Read article]

Professors' works protest Iraq war

In a dark and quiet room, messages of peace were shared Saturday evening through artwork, song and readings from local authors including UA creative writing professor, Fenton Johnson.

Johnson, who read from his book, "Keeping Faith: A Skeptic's Journey," was among several peace supporters who filled the basement of the Benedictine Monastery for the Tucson Interfaith Artists for Peace in Iraq. [Read article]

Second chance for Pike in 2005

The outcome of Pi Kappa Alpha's final appeal has left fraternity members with a reason to celebrate.

Vice President for Campus Life Saundra Taylor made the decision based on findings made by the University Hearing Board, composed of faculty, students and staff, to which Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike) made its last plea.

Because of Taylor's decision, the fraternity will be eligible to reapply for recognition in fall 2004 a year earlier than Dean of Students Veda Kowalski's original disciplinary measure allowed. [Read article]

On the Spot

WILDCAT: April Fool's Day, what's the scoop?

HERRERA: We work at McKale and we're not sure yet. We're thinking of a plan.

BELL: We're thinking of getting some football players at practice tomorrow.

HERRERA: We're thinking of like, unscrewing the lids (from their drink bottles).

BELL: Well, I don't know, we're trying to, but they're bigger than us.

WILDCAT: That's a good point. They are bigger than you guys. Could you actually see them coming back at you and doing something better? I mean, not like, getting violent or anything like O.J Simpson or something. [Read article]

Fast Facts

· The shamrock is a representation of the Holy Trinity, according to St. Patrick.

· Shredded Wheat was the first ready-to-eat breakfast cereal.

· The foot is the most commonly bitten area on the human body.

· Tooth decay is the most common non-contagious disease in the world.

· A "prestidigitator" is a magician.

· Strawberries and cream is the traditional dish served at Wimbledon. [Read article]

Collegiate Cocktail

Nude Marx

The Crimson White
University of Alabama

A man completely nude from the waist down with a Groucho Marx mask covering his face exposed himself outside of a window in an all-female residence hall yesterday night, said residents of the hall.

According to the University of Alabama Police Department, this is the third such incidence of indecent exposure in the last month. [Read article]


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