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King James is Making the Switch: No. 23 to No. 6

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by: Hassan Barzani (UTSA)

LeBron James’s No. 23 jersey has trailed Kobe Bryant’s No. 24 in sales the past two seasons.  James recently filed paperwork with the NBA prior to the Wednesday deadline and, should he stay with the Cavaliers, he’ll wear his Olympic teamNo. 6 next season. With the decision to leave, he can wear whatever he wants. Between now and then, no one else will care much about how many jerseys he sells or about how far he surpasses Bryant on the NBA’s list in 2011.

All about Michael? 

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The Freshman 15

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by: Ann Redus (UTSA)

And I’m not talking about that freshman 15, I’m talking about the 15 things all college freshman need to know…

1. Girls, don’t dress skanky. No one will think you’re cute when you show up to campus with a mini skirt and heels on after you trekked through the parking lot and up countless flights of stairs. You will make yourself look stupid and everyone will know you’re a freshman. Also, don’t wear tiny, Spandex shorts to the gym or wear your hair down while you run a couple of miles. You look ridiculous. And while you think you’re being sexy, and that upperclassmen give you dirty looks because we’re, “jealous” – think again. We give you dirty looks because we can see your Britney and that’s disgusting.

2. Don’t cheat. As we all know, technology is enabling people to find things about us that we didn’t even know about ourselves. Professors have access to certain programs that allows them to take portions of a paper that you turned in and check to see if it’s been plagiarized. Take care of business so you don’t have to resort to cheating because you will get kicked out of college.

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Music (and Gossip) for My Ears

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by: Ann Redus (UTSA)

I, like many others, see music as the basis of my sanity. I have ridiculous amounts of albums on iTunes for every genre, every mood. However, it’s rare that I have a few albums that I keep on repeat (and have for months now). I have yet to get sick of them, and I’m sure my passengers appreciate it too, ha! So, I thought I’d share my opinion on some of the hottest albums out and some interesting news about the artists that I’m sure you didn’t already know. 

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Big Boss Sounds Off: $1.50 Bud Lights and the Cat Who Stalks the Night

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by: Tony Peralez (UTSA)

So this week I headed to The Cantina to meet up with a few friends for a few brews. I had not been in quite a while and when I got there I had remembered why; the line was nuts to get in and the line at the bar was even more ridiculous. Bad idea Tony, what were you thinking?

Being the clever man that I can be sometime, I told the door guy that I knew the band (which I kind of did) and I got walked in past the 20 poor saps waiting at the door. The set that night was DJ Catwalk with Mike Gomez, an awesome duo of hip hop spins to the beat of a spastic drummer who knew how to get down. But we’ll get to that in a few. 

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Big Boss Presents: A Terry Urban Beat

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By: Tony Peralez (UTSA)

Thanks to my little brother and his facebook, I have stumbled on to musical genius once again. Naturally, after some first amazing sounds from this artist, it was clear that it must be shared with my public.

Terry Urban is an amazing self taught DJ (a complete rarity by the way), but do not be mistaken, this man to his true core is close to the epitome of artistry. He cuts, mixes, and generates some of the greatest and most creative mash ups that we as music fans could ever think of hearing.

 

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The Highlights From The 2010 NBA All-Star Game

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by: Hassan Barzani (UTSA)

Weekend in The DFW Metroplex

The weekend of February 12-14, 2010 the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex hosted the 59th Edition of the NBA All-Star and All Star festivities. This year all star weekends events were held at the American Airlines Center and at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. While the actually game was held in the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Miami Heat Point Guard Dwyane Wade surely enjoyed finishing first in North Texas once again. The last time this occurred was in Game 6 in the 2006 NBA Finals when he and former teammate Shaq won the NBA Title and D-Wade named NBA Finals MVP. The Heat’s signature star added to his Lone Star State legend with a dazzling performance Sunday night on Valentine’s Day, worthy of the largest basketball crowd in the history of the world. 

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University of Texas at San Antonio Attends ONE Anti-Poverty Summit in Washington DC, Meets with Lawmakers on Capitol Hill

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By: Hassan Barzani (UTSA)

U2’s lead singer Bono founded a non-profit organization called the One Campus Challenge in Fall 2007.  Bono’s idea for starting up ONE is to have college student’s nation wide to do clothing drives and weekly competitions on campus for students to sign and send to government leaders and to become one step closer by ending poverty in places from Africa to Haiti. From the beginning, ONE has been successful with have a competition for students to attend the yearly Power 100 Conference in Washington, DC and at the end of the school year five individual students randomly selected to head over for a once in a life time trip to Africa. One partners up with other non-profit organizations from Tom Shoes, Oxfam, the Red Campaign and the Feed Bag Campaign.

I attend the third-annual ONE “Power 100 Summit” in Washington, D.C. earlier this month after being recognized as a national student leader in activism against extreme poverty and preventable disease. The weekend culminated in a Lobby Day, where students asked member of Congress to fund programs proven to reduce extreme poverty, improve global health, and ensure access to food for millions of people.


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Big Boss Sounds Off: The Great Gatsby and The Children Birthed by the Stars

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By: Tony Peralez (UTSA)

Alright, all you punks and patrons, we have a great article this week and this is why: Starchild at The Gatsby.

On Monday, February 8th, I loaded up some of my best people and we took a trip out. It was a late Monday night with class very early in the morning, but anything worth doing has its share of worthy costs. Remember that.

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