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Auburn Drops SEC West Leader Arkansas 92-83.

The Auburn Tigers (13-14, 4-8 SEC) found a way to pull out a victory in a back-and-forth game against the Arkansas Razorbacks (14-13, 7-5 SEC)."I'm very proud of my team," said head coach Jeff Lebo. "We took the punch, got the lead and made some big plays in the second half and some big shots."

Reginald Bullock speaks to the crowd about his film. Carolyn Rush/ ASSISTANT PHOTO EDITOR

Documentary draws large crowd at student center

Students celebrated the beginning of Black History Month with food, friends and a film in the student center Thursday night.Narrated and produced by Reggie Bullock, the 25-minute documentary "A War for Your Soul" showed the obstacles that black and white people have overcome since the days of Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks.

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Auburn Ranks Fourth in SEC National Merit Scholarship Report

The Plains have gotten brighter in 2009 as Auburn has nearly doubled its enrollment of National Merit Scholars.Auburn now has 64 National Merit Scholars enrolled, which ranks fourth in the Southeastern Conference and 34th nationally, according to a new National Merit Scholarship Annual Report.

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Alabama Elected Officials Hit the Textbooks

Alabama elected officials will be heading back to the classroom for mandatory ethics training because of a bill passed by a House committee.Legislators, mayors, city council members, lobbyists and county commissioners will be some of the officials required to attend the training classes.The House Judiciary Committee approved the bill presented by Rep.

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You Have The Right to Read This Article

Blue lights flashing in a drivers' rear view mirror. What action does one take? Once a driver is pulled over, a variety of steps can be taken: they can speed off, cry, flirt or start an argument. What is the best step to take when in that situation? What are our rights as drivers?

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House Reviews Casino Amnesty Bill

The House Tourism and Travel Committee approved a bill Jan. 20 which would provide casinos amnesty from all taxes, criminal prosecution and civil lawsuits. The bill would also allow casinos to be operated anywhere in Alabama.

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SGA Wraps Up Academic Integrity Week

In light of Academic Integrity Week, the Student Government Association welcomed Donald McCabe, professor of management and global business from Rutgers University, to speak in the Student Center Ballroom last Wednesday.McCabe has done extensive research on college cheating, surveying more than175,000 students in the last 19 years.

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Women's Basketball Loses Close Game to No. 21 Vanderbilt 61-60.

Vanderbilt University senior guard Lauren Lueders nailed a 3-pointer to break a 53-53 second-half tie and the No. 21 Commodores (14-5, 3-3 SEC) held off the Auburn Tigers (11-8, 2-4 SEC) in the final seconds to pull out a 61-60 victory in front of a crowd of 2,658 at Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum Thursday night.Auburn junior guard Alli Smalley had a game-high 19 points in the losing effort while sophomore guard Parrisha Simmons chipped in with nine points and eight rebounds.Auburn head coach Nell Fortner spoke on the disappointing loss after the game.

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New Meal Plans Offer Students Options

With the new year comes new decisions. Papa John's or Au Bon Pain? Salsarita's or Chick-fil-A?Around campus, choosing a meal has become increasingly difficult.

Auburn senior center Brendon Knox (30) tips the ball over LSU sophomore guard Garrett Green (3) on Jan. 20 during Auburn's 84-80 win against LSU in the PMAC in Baton Rouge, La.

Men's Basketball Gets First SEC Win Against LSU

The Auburn Tigers stepped up to defeat the LSU Tigers 84-80, giving Auburn its first SEC win.Along with senior guard DeWayne Reed's 21 points and sophomore guard Frankie Sullivans's 15 points, senior forward Lucas Hargrove, senior guard Tay Waller and senior center Brendon Knox all broke double figures in Baton Rouge, La."It keeps the defense thrown off," Sullivan said.