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Thursday, October 14, 2004
photo Students travel to ASU for prez clash

TEMPE - While Sen. John Kerry and President George Bush traded barbs at last night's presidential debate at ASU in the Gammage Auditorium, 74 UA students watched with thousands of others at Wells Fargo Area, just minutes from the debate.

The UA students joined a crowd of 10,000 spectators to watch the final presidential debate at an Arizona State University-sponsored debate-viewing party intended to increase political participation among young voters. Most attendees were ASU students. [Read article]

photo Students rally for candidates

Bush speaks at B.O.B., Kerry rocks town lake

TEMPE - The UA College Republicans and Young Democrats traveled to Phoenix by bus, van and car yesterday to rally after the third presidential debate.

More than 100 UA College Republicans joined 200 other College Republicans bussed in from Las Vegas, New Mexico, California and Utah, at the Republican rally at Bank One Ballpark, said Danielle Roberts, UACR president. [Read article]

Fact check: Bush, Kerry bend truth in Tempe debate

In the third presidential debate, both President Bush and Sen. John Kerry made misleading statements on topics ranging from the hunt for Osama bin Laden to health insurance.

Fact Check #1

In the first 15 minutes of the debate, Bush had to deflect an attack by Kerry, denying Kerry's claim that he said he wasn't concerned about Osama bin Laden.

"Gosh, I just don't think I ever said I'm not worried about Osama bin Laden," Bush said. [Read article]

photo Union could 86 Redington faculty dining program

Redington After Hours, a program exclusively for faculty and staff, might be eliminated due to a lack of interest.

In response to faculty requests for a gathering place on campus geared specifically for them, Redington After Hours is only open for UA faculty and staff Wednesday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

But not many faculty or staff have visited the restaurant during the designated hours, said Dan Adams, director of Arizona Student Unions. [Read article]

photo Handling hangovers

Pills may not offer cure to heavy drinking

While a few pills on drugstore shelves claim prevent hangovers after a night of heavy drinking, students are skeptical about taking them.

Sob'r-K HangoverStopper, RU-21 and Chaser are a few of the pills that claim to prevent hangovers. The RU-21 pill is also known as the "KGB" pill, for being made in Russia for the KGB to prevent drunkenness. [Read article]

photo Residents say Cochise friendlier as co-ed hall

Since Cochise became a co-ed residence hall focused on offering help to undeclared students in August, returning residents say it is a friendlier place to live.

After Cochise Residenc Hall's switch this year from all-male to co-ed residents, hall leaders and returning residents said they see a more social, interactive environment.

Matt Cancio, a returning resident and a desk assistant, said since women residents moved in and hall leaders have focused on helping residents choose a major, Cochise has become a great hall to live in. [Read article]

photo Fast facts

Things you always never wanted to know

  • John Milton wanted to reform politics with poetry. When he realized that this was impossible, he gave up his long-held dream of being a superlative poet and chose instead to devote himself almost exclusively to writing revolutionary manifestoes in prose, which he did for more than a score of years. After the Restoration, he returned to poetry and wrote "Paradise Lost." [Read article]

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