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Cross Country laces up for strong season

It was a banner season for AU Cross Country in 2002 as Samia Akbar qualified for the NCAA championships and the Men's and Women's teams each won their first Patriot League titles. This fall, they are hoping to do it again. Practice begins today for AU Cross Country in the hills of Northwest Washington as the men's and women's squads look to build on last year's success.

Sports
Men's Soccer opens with two wins

AU Men's Soccer closed out their preseason with a scrappy 1-0 exhibition win over Towson at Reeves Field on Sunday Afternoon. Familiar faces carried the afternoon. Junior Andrew Herman, last year's leading goal scorer, beat Tiger 'keeper Zak Thompson in the 44th minute after latching onto a through ball from junior Shawn Kuykendall, last year's assist leader.

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China Cafe brings the Far East close to home

Like all college students, I am on a budget with little room for luxuries like dining out in restaurants. And like many of my fellow students, I feel dining on campus can get a little monotonous. Throw in transportation restraints and there are not many choices, or so I thought.

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Credit cards denied

Beginning Monday, AU will stop accepting credit cards as payments for tuition, fees, room and board , although they will still be used for other campus services including EagleBuck$ and purchases of books. According to Assistant Vice President of Finance Doug Kudravetz, credit cards were used as payments in $50 million for tuition.

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New "Heights"

"When you're 17, every day is war." That is the very fitting tag promoting "The Battle of Shaker Heights," the winner of the second Project Greenlight, a filmmaking contest created by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. In the film high school senior Kelly Ernswiler (Shia LeBeouf) participates in simulated wars during his leisure time as an escape from the personal battle of his adolescent struggles with his family and schoolmates.

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U.S. News ranks AU 99

U.S. News and World Report published its 2004 rankings for best universities on Aug. 22. AU ranked 99 out of the 248 national universities with doctoral programs considered. The statistics used for the report were collected from information taken in 2002.

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Audiences want indie, not "Gigli"

Summer means tank tops, flip flops, a job requiring all of three months of commitment and maybe a fling requiring even less devotion. Yet, while people shed substance in other aspects of life, they may expect it from summer movies. The average fun and superficial summer flick wasn't enough to draw the usual hordes of fluff-devouring movie-viewers.

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Campus Briefs

Briefs from around campus for the week of August 28, 2003

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Officer Sanchez resigns

Officer Juan Sanchez will never again march into the Letts-Anderson Quad to break up a fight, dash into McDowell Hall to help a sick student, or cruise the quad smiling in a Public Safety SUV. After seven years at AU, "Sanchez," as he was known by students, has left the school to become a federal police officer.

Sports
New life in Eagles this fall

Eagles Sports columnist Jesse Epstein says, "For the American Eagles, this fall season brings a clean slate. "A new school year.ÿA new Athletic Director (To Be Announced).ÿ And a new opportunity for many of AU's squads to rise to national prominence."

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DHS stays next door

Returning AU students can count on sharing their neighborhood once again with the Department of Homeland Security. The DHS's Nebraska Avenue headquarters is expected to house the department for the foreseeable future. On May 22, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge announced that the department plans to remain in Washington.

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Katzen breaks ground

It has been a rainy season, but construction on the Katzen Arts Center continues as planned. The future home of the performing arts department is located next to Nebraska Hall across Massachusetts Avenue from campus. The construction is on schedule and should open its doors to students in the spring 2005 semester, according to Jerry Gager of the Office of Facilities, Planning and Development.

Sports
AU's up-and-coming Women's Soccer team

AU Women's Soccer has plenty of reason to be optimistic about the upcoming season, if last year's campaign is any indication. Head Coach Michael Brady's Eagles captured their first ever Patriot League Championship last year with wins over Navy and Colgate in the PL Tournament.

Sports
The State of Sports in D.C.

Every year, our nation's leader gives the State of the Union address, outlining the successes and failures of our country. I'm no president, and I won't talk about a country, but here is the State of the D.C. Sports address from Sports Columnist Jesse Epstein.

Opinion
Our Take: A freshman guide to AU

In just a few short weeks, our University will become the new home to hundreds of incoming freshman. For those who need the essential but perhaps not-so-readily available information of what college life is really all about, The Eagle has compiled a short list of essential things for new students to know.

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Summer sequels disappoint

Movie columnist Emily Zemler concludes that the movie industry has a problem: they are completely devoid of an original idea. Someone at the top of the Hollywood hierarchy must have thought, "Hey maybe this summer instead of releasing high quality films that come from unique screenplays, we should just release a sequel to every high grossing movie made in recent years."

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Higher Ed act reviewed by Congress

Proposed amendments to the Higher Education Act could touch AU students' lives when it comes to financial aid. In fall 2002, AU had 5,870 undergraduate students. Approximately 2,348 of them received some form of financial aid according to Amy Gerber, associate director of Financial Aid.