The plight of a metal head in a pop world

We are a small but proud race, but what defines a “metal head?” It would have to be a person’s unquivering and unadulterated love of the genre heavy metal. While we welcome any gender and race, males fill the majority of our ranks. To be honest, it’s difficult to carry...

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Sports Briefs 08/23/04

<strong>Comets picked first in ASC Coaches’ Poll</strong> The UTD men’s soccer team, last season’s American Southwest Conference championship runner, has been tabbed as the team to beat in the 2004 ASC season, which will be played as a 14-team division for the first time this fall. The ASC head coaches...

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One nation, under courts …

The California Supreme Court just issued its ruling in the landmark cases Lockyer v. City and County of San Francisco and Lewis v. Alfaro August 12; did anyone even notice? Nearly 4,000 marriage licenses perished after all that fuss for so many months. Oh yeah, the court struck down same-sex...

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Los Alamos not in sights

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) may not be the target in UT System’s sights after additional security breaches have caused a wavering consideration to bid for the lab’s management. Lockheed Martin Corp. withdrew its interest in bidding for LANL’s management ending a possible managing partnership with the UT System, according...

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‘Brothers Grim’ exploits deformations

While some visitors to “The Brothers Grim Side Show” dropped their jaws in amazement at the show’s supposed oddities, its collection of human “oddballs” was more a freaky abomination of human compassion than a night of entertainment for the masses. Owner Ken Harck’s show claims the world’s greatest collection of...

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Fall enrollment nears 14,000

Despite a major increase in tuition, UTD has managed to grow “comfortably” with projected growths in enrollment and credit hours registered. According to numbers provided by Associate Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies Michael Coleman, UTD had 13,660 students enrolled as of Wednesday, Aug. 18. Based on trends from previous...

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Life & Arts Briefs 08/23/04

<strong>Thomsen Fund offers culture to students’ lives</strong> For students high on culture but low on funds, the Thomsen fund can help. As the part of the McDermott Endowment given by Margaret McDermott in honor of her friend and long time TI executive Carl Thomsen, the Thomsen fund provides free tickets...

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My two cents

A wise man once said, “Time flies like an arrow and fruit flies like a banana,” and never has that been more accurate. Can you believe it’s been 14 weeks since we last talked? And more importantly, can you believe fruit flies really will infest your apartment if you leave...

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Date Rape Awareness Week slated

Speaking from the perspective of a male rape victim, UNT senior Jerod Benjamin will add a new dimension to Date Rape Awareness Week hosted by Health Education and Peer Health Educators Aug. 30-Sept. 3. Benjamin serves as coordinator of UNT’s Men Against Violence. His speech, entitled “Every Two Seconds,” will...

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‘AvP’: all glory, no story

Before, it was “In space, no one can hear you scream.” But then those pesky Predators brought the battle to Earth. And now the hapless humans find themselves with ringside seats at the brawl of the century: Alien vs. Predator. Although the “Alien” and “Predator” movie franchises have charted separate...

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