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By Anthony Lauriello     2/1/12 6:00pm

National News

Romney wins in Florida

Romney once thought the reelection would be a breeze

But Gingrich and Santorum did not go down with ease

However the frontrunner moved to the front again

Because in the important state of Florida he did win

Now he will once again try to ensure the nomination

And finally put an end to the Republican competition

Mitt Romney won the Florida primary this weekend, moving him one step forward in his campaign to capture the Republican nomination.

Facebook goes public

There once was a website named Facebook

Which improved on Myspace in feel and look

They made a big splash

And earned a lot of cash

Now they are going public showing that their doubters were mistook

Facebook announced they were filing for an IPO to become a publicly listed company on the stock exchange. The auction of shares is expected to raise around 5 billion dollars, putting the total value of the social media company in the ballpark of 75 to 100 billion dollars.

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To bike or not to bike? Beer Bike 2024 sees tents, possible wind

This year’s Beer Bike took place Saturday, April 6. After a seven-minute delay, the alumni races began, followed by the women’s and then the men’s. For the second year in a row, each of the races were divided into two heats. As usual, the times from both heats will be compared, along with calculated penalties, by the Rice Program Council to determine final results. Results are not available at time of publication, and the campus-wide Beer Bike coordinators did not provide a timeline for when they will be.


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