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Collective quenches music lovers’ thirst

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January 21, 2009

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New York City’s quartet of weirdos, Animal Collective, fails to disappoint on its second release on the Domino label, “Merriweather Post Pavilion.” Noah Lennox (Panda Bear), David Porter (Avey Tare), Brian Weitz (Geol...

Geeks bike across country for a cause

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January 21, 2009

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Taking a road trip from New Jersey to Oregon seems like a pretty plausible idea and is somewhat expected of college graduates squeezing in a last bit of freedom. But what about doing it on bikes during the course of several months...

Bikes are simple mode of transportation, hot item

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January 21, 2009

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  Whether they park, skate or bike, students on campus are always trying to find the best way to get around. And while some circle the parking garages, others find a spot in Lot 18 and wait for the shuttle. Some students can...

"Top Five" inauguration songs

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January 14, 2009

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At noon Jan. 20, President-elect Barack Obama will officially be sworn in as the 44th president of the U.S. The official theme for the 2009 inauguration is “Renewing America’s Promise.” But slogans like this are a dime a...

Los Campesinos! brings beauty, doom to Jacksonville

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January 14, 2009

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Welsh septet Los Campesinos! – an obvious misnomer loosely translated as “farmers” or “peasants” – will perform at Jacksonville venue Jack Rabbits Jan. 19 in support of its latest album “We Are Beautiful, We Are D...

Holiday Gift Guide

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December 3, 2008

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It’s the time of the year to pull out that mile-long gift list and weave through long shopping mall lines in search of the perfect present. And with the current ailing economy, many college students and retail junkies might...

"Top Five" Non-Traditional Holiday Songs

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December 3, 2008

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Let’s face it, holiday songs tend to be as cliché and cheesy as families wearing matching Christmas sweaters. Listening to Bing Crosby’s rendition of “White Christmas” 785 times in a month can be as nauseating as a three-day...

Transition program helps students with disabilities adapt to campus life

Spinnaker

December 3, 2008

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Anna Renfroe’s day begins at 6:30 a.m. Living with three girls with disabilities, everyday she helps them wake up for school, fix breakfast and walk them to the bus stop. Afterward, Renfroe has a full load of classes and helps...

Tight finances might lead to lifestyle adjustments for students

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December 3, 2008

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A combination of partying, the lack of home cooking and the ever-rising prices of textbooks might account for the phrase “broke college student.” And now more than ever, it might be a struggle for college students to keep...

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