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Year In Review 2001-2002

One would think that the 2001-2002 school year was more eventful than previous ones. Or maybe the Hurricane just reported it all this time. Regardless, looking back there were a lot of watershed events that occurred and that the Hurricane staff covered this school year-from 9/11 and all of its fallout to the closing of…

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Seniors prepare for graduation

Although the economy is on the upswing, it doesn’t seem to be enticing enough for UM’s graduating seniors. Most seniors interviewed by the Hurricane chose to continue their academic career at graduate school instead of jumping into the precarious job market. “I am going to grad school because I feel I still have a lot…

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Ryder pulls name from UM arena

The University of Miami men’s and women’s basketball teams will not play any games in the Ryder Center next year. The convocation center currently being erected on the east side of campus will be completed in time for the 2002-2003 season, it will simply bear a different name, officials said. In a joint statement first…

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Category 5 gives sound to UC patio

Come next fall, UM students will be the recipients of Category 5’s generous gift to the university center-a new sound system. Category 5, a branch of student government and the spirit programming board on campus, began thinking about buying a new sound system after their first pep rally last year. They are responsible for putting…

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‘The Vagina Monologues’ opens today at Storer

Coming to UM’s Storer Auditorium, direct from Broadway, is Eve Ensler’s world-renowned play, ‘The Vagina Monologues,’ and its anti-violence campaign, V-Day. ‘The Vagina Monologues’ is a play based on conversations that Ensler had with different women all over the world. “Eve Ensler went around the world talking to women,” said Becky Stead, one of the…

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Runner wins against adversity, amputation

It all started with a soccer game, said world record-holder and UM track team member, Dan Andrews. “There was a breakaway. A man passed our defense and tried to score. I tried to stop him by sliding out but he slid into my leg,” he said. Dan’s left leg was instantly broken-broken so badly that…

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Skee Week raises awareness for AKA

The ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha [AKA] raised their pinkies in support of their sorority during their annual skee week. “We wanted to let people know about our sorority,” said publicity chair Latisha Rowe, “we are here for the campus, and this is our time to show it.” Pink and green are the sorority’s colors…

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News Briefs and Campus Calendar

CANES FILM FESTIVAL SHOWCASES STUDENT FILMMAKERS’ TALENT Although it’s more than 5,000 miles away from its more famous cousin in Cannes, France, the University of Miami’s Canes Film Festival also showcases the works of talented filmmakers. What: Free and open to the public, the Canes Film Festival will showcase more than 50 short films and…

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My Baby’s Got Sauce

As the sky faded into a deep blue Wednesday evening, the students of UM piled into the UC patio. They crowded around the standing area in front of the stage and took up every seat. Following Hurricane Production’s Spring Concert’s opening act, UM’s own Active Ingredients, G. Love and the Special Sauce began the first…

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Cuban students keep seat

The Federacion de Estudiantes Cubanos [FEC] rejoiced Wednesday afternoon after an overwhelming majority of Student Government senators voted in favor of their maintaining a senate seat. The recommendation to remove FEC’s seat came from the SG Supreme Court who ruled against them five to one at a hearing that took place April 10, 2002. Every…


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