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Pull out date may help conditions for Iraq war

It seems nowadays that whenever someone writes a column or perspective, it is about the war in Iraq. I didn't want to take that route, I felt compelled to write about something different. But something occurred in the last week that has urged me to vent my frustration.

‘Death Proof’ brings conclusion to ‘Grindhouse’

Part two of the double feature has Kurt Russell as a stuntman stalking a group of women in Quentin Tarantino's high-octane thriller "Death Proof." But before the pleasure of seeing the second movie in "Grindhouse," the filmmakers included three fake trailers to give the audience the feel of watching a drive-in movie.

Books remodeled for box office

Over the years, many successful movie adaptations have been based off of previously famous material. It is very common for production companies to purchase the rights of a novel. Books that generate enough buzz are purchased in order to win money at the box office.

James Bond’s back again

"Bond, James Bond" is back in the series 21st installment with "Casino Royale." The film, recently released on DVD on March 13, restarts the franchise from the very beginning, showing how Bond became a 007 secret agent. Daniel Craig, star of such films as "Munich" and "Layer Cake," is the latest actor to play the legendary character of James Bond.

Colbert screams for his ice cream

Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central's news parody show "The Colbert Report," has just been given something very few people have, his own ice cream. Ben & Jerry's Homemade Holdings Inc. is notorious for naming their products after musicians with flavors such as "Cherry Garcia," "Phish Food" and "Dave Matthew's Band Magic Brownies.

Despite storm formal goes on

Lights! Camera! Action! The student government association held its annual formal on Friday, March 16 at The Inn at Valley Forge to the theme of Old Hollywood. Nothing was going to rain on the formal's parade while came a mixture of hail and snow came pouring down, but it didn't seem to bring down everyone's spirits.

Online Fantasy Sport games gain popularity

Flashback: It's the last week for the National Football League. Senior human resource major Anthony Falcone is preparing to edit his fantasy football lineup for the last time of the season. "I am a little nervous but I feel that there was a slim chance that my players would come through.

Energy drinks give busy lives extra boost

Energy drinks have become very popular recently. With taglines such as "Red Bull gives you wings" and "Party like a Rockstar," how could one resist? But there is a new energy drink that is the most popular on the internet right now, and that product is called "Cocaine.

Groundhog Day: is Phil feeling lucky this year?

Friday, Feb. 2 continues the tradition that has been set upon us since the 1800s: Groundhog Day. The earliest reference to Groundhog Day was recorded on Feb. 4, 1841 in Morgantown, Pa. During the fifth century many European Celts believed that animals had supernatural powers on days that were halfway between winter and spring.

Major League Baseball 2006 Awards

Most Valuable Player National League: 58 home runs and 149 runs batted in was enough to give Ryan Howard his first Most Valuable Player Award. Howard, who plays for the Philadelphia Phillies beat out Albert Pujols, last years MVP by 41 votes. Last year, Howard was named National League Rookie of the Year.

Pull out date may help conditions for Iraq war

It seems nowadays that whenever someone writes a column or perspective, it is about the war in Iraq. I didn't want to take that route, I felt compelled to write about something different. But something occurred in the last week that has urged me to vent my frustration.

‘Death Proof’ brings conclusion to ‘Grindhouse’

Part two of the double feature has Kurt Russell as a stuntman stalking a group of women in Quentin Tarantino's high-octane thriller "Death Proof." But before the pleasure of seeing the second movie in "Grindhouse," the filmmakers included three fake trailers to give the audience the feel of watching a drive-in movie.

Books remodeled for box office

Over the years, many successful movie adaptations have been based off of previously famous material. It is very common for production companies to purchase the rights of a novel. Books that generate enough buzz are purchased in order to win money at the box office.

James Bond’s back again

"Bond, James Bond" is back in the series 21st installment with "Casino Royale." The film, recently released on DVD on March 13, restarts the franchise from the very beginning, showing how Bond became a 007 secret agent. Daniel Craig, star of such films as "Munich" and "Layer Cake," is the latest actor to play the legendary character of James Bond.

Colbert screams for his ice cream

Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central's news parody show "The Colbert Report," has just been given something very few people have, his own ice cream. Ben & Jerry's Homemade Holdings Inc. is notorious for naming their products after musicians with flavors such as "Cherry Garcia," "Phish Food" and "Dave Matthew's Band Magic Brownies.

Despite storm formal goes on

Lights! Camera! Action! The student government association held its annual formal on Friday, March 16 at The Inn at Valley Forge to the theme of Old Hollywood. Nothing was going to rain on the formal's parade while came a mixture of hail and snow came pouring down, but it didn't seem to bring down everyone's spirits.

Online Fantasy Sport games gain popularity

Flashback: It's the last week for the National Football League. Senior human resource major Anthony Falcone is preparing to edit his fantasy football lineup for the last time of the season. "I am a little nervous but I feel that there was a slim chance that my players would come through.

Energy drinks give busy lives extra boost

Energy drinks have become very popular recently. With taglines such as "Red Bull gives you wings" and "Party like a Rockstar," how could one resist? But there is a new energy drink that is the most popular on the internet right now, and that product is called "Cocaine.

Groundhog Day: is Phil feeling lucky this year?

Friday, Feb. 2 continues the tradition that has been set upon us since the 1800s: Groundhog Day. The earliest reference to Groundhog Day was recorded on Feb. 4, 1841 in Morgantown, Pa. During the fifth century many European Celts believed that animals had supernatural powers on days that were halfway between winter and spring.

Major League Baseball 2006 Awards

Most Valuable Player National League: 58 home runs and 149 runs batted in was enough to give Ryan Howard his first Most Valuable Player Award. Howard, who plays for the Philadelphia Phillies beat out Albert Pujols, last years MVP by 41 votes. Last year, Howard was named National League Rookie of the Year.

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