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The Wildcat will not be publishing until the Commencement and Year in Review issue on May 12.

Wednesday, May 5, 2004

UA's Beard aims for more gold in Athens

photo Amanda Beard says she's just another student.

"Sometimes, they call roll in class and people will look when they hear my name, but they don't put it together," she says.

While the rest of the UA community gets ready for a week's worth of semester-ending exams, the retail and consumer sciences junior is prepping for her own final, and it's now just 99 days away.

The course: History 2004.

The classroom: Athens, Greece.

"Right now, I'm very confident," says Beard, who plans to compete in the 200-meter individual medley and the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke at the summer Olympics. "But you never know what's going to happen." [Read article]

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After viewing his peers' films in a campus installation project last year, Chris de Barros, a media arts senior, decided to initiate a student film festival in order to showcase more student work to the public. [Read article]

The Sounds have a lot in common with fellow Swedish countrymen ABBA. They have that trademark blond hair (well, mostly just their lead singer). And they're also a band that makes dance music (although they count disco's antithesis - new wave - as their primary influence). OK, so The Sounds have nothing in common with ABBA. But that's a good thing. [Read article]

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INDIO, Calif. What's sweaty, loud and weighs more than 100,000 people?

The Cure's Robert Smith?

The 2004 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival?

Yes and yes. [Read article]

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What becomes of our sex lives after college?

I know some of my graduating friends are freaking about getting a job, but I've been freaking about freaking. [Read article]

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