Top five weekend countdown

5. This is Arts and Entertainment editor Stuart Mackenzie’s last issue with the Northerner. Throw him a party or something … that is if he’s not slaving at Camp Ernst.

4. Kill City and Defrost Star rock the Mad Hatter Friday, Dec. 9. Tickets are $7 for those between 18 and 20 years of age and $5 if you’re 21 and over.

3. Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal become cowboys with benefits in “Brokeback Mountain,” which opens Friday, Dec. 9.

2. Local rock ‘n’ roll bands such as Rescue Effort, Krinj and Ellison benefit Toys for Tots and Red Cross Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Southgate House. You must be 21 or over to attend. Tickets are $5 dollars and the show begins at 9 p.m.

1. Finals week starts Monday! I’m opting for a long weekend in my room – studying! Should you do the same?

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