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September 25, 2009
Vol. 51 No. 3

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Charlie's offers movie options
Tonight the Student Activities Committee will be showing Transformers 2 in Charlie's at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
On Saturday, Sept. 26 Charlie's will be showing "I Love You Man"?at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

A craft night will begin on Sunday, Sept. 27. at 8 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 28 will be wing night at 8 p.m.

Trax encourages 'awareness'
Tonight Trax will be hosting an event for Alcohol Awareness Week beginning at 9 p.m. Come for beer goggles, a decorate your own beverage activity, wristbands for those 21 years old and older, mocktails and raffle prizes.

Less sleep equals more colds
According to an article in the "New York Times," a lack of sleep increases one's susceptibility to catching a cold.
"Sleep and immunity, it seems, are tightly linked. Studies have found that mammals that require the most sleep also produce greater levels of disease fighting white blood cells--but not red blood cells, even though they are both produced in bone marrow and stem from the same precursor," the article said.
Other studies have shown that more sleep results in a greater resistance against pathogens.
In an experiment, men and women were exposed to cold viruses and those who slept less than seven hours a night were three times more likely to get sick than those who slept at least eight hours.

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