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After the Whistle

January 30, 2003 Executive Editor 0

There were many great ads during the big game, but space is limited, so I’ll only mention a few. It was great seeing Ozzy in the Pepsi Twist ads, and I thought the Jordan versus Jordan ad was very well done. The Budweiser ad with the horses waiting for the zebra to review the play was good, but it kind of hit a nerve so soon after the Giants’ loss. An actual zebra could have made that call…but I digress.

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Wasting an Opportunity

January 30, 2003 Executive Editor 0

That’s what we as students are squandering. With the all-important conference schedule in full swing, our own team should be playing in front of a packed house night in and night out. Instead, our players compete in front of a mostly uninspired, unmotivated crowd. Last year, VCU went 13-1 at home, including an undefeated conference record. Average attendance: Less than 5,000 per game. This year, the team has already lost two home games, and the average attendance is about 1,500 less than last year, at a sad 3,530 per game.

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‘The Meeting’ answers a looming ‘What If?’

January 30, 2003 Executive Editor 0

The premise was simple, a hypothetical meeting of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, but the layers of conflicting views and innuendos were quite meaningful. Having the stage only include a few plain pieces of furniture and a speaking platform kept the audience’s attention on the actors and their interaction that the play centered on.

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‘Darkness Falls’ is a B-movie wannabe

January 30, 2003 Executive Editor 0

While this isn’t a crucial part of the movie, it’s the way the creators of “Darkness Falls” should have gone with their Tooth-Fairy-gone-evil tale. They could have easily given into the idea that their film was a “B” movie. Heck, they should have embraced it.