Stir-fry, hamburgers, pasta, fried chicken and salad frequently star on the TDR menu. They sound delicious, but sometimes can't satisfy one's cravings. The chefs at TDR try to prepare an assortment of foods to meet the tastes of campus, but sometimes some students anguish over finding something to chow down on.
Ever wondered who controls what you eat in the Terrace Dining Room? Or who gave AU students the gift of the waffle irons? Or who decides what food at the Comfort Zone will wrap you in reminiscences of Mom's cooking? Meet Jack Cahill, the general manager of TDR and an employee of Bon Appetit, the food service corporation that handles dining for AU and more than 60 colleges nationwide.
On the night of Hurricane Isabel, some people were ensconced in their rooms, gripping their flashlights and hoping they purchased enough bottled water. Others, however, took a more lighthearted approach to the natural disaster.
Nothing went according to plan for AU Men's Soccer this weekend. First, Hurricane Isabel tore through the mid-Atlantic, shutting the school down for Thursday and Friday. Then, Saturday's match at George Mason was changed from a night game to a day game, and moved to an intramural field.
"The Fighting Temptations" is a typical romantic comedy, with a plot focused on gospel music. The majority of this rather lengthy movie is spent, for better or worse, listening to the entire cast sing over and over again. The film focuses on the coming together of a community and on an unfortunately dry love story.
After AU Volleyball dropped its first two games Saturday night against No. 15 Michigan State's watertight defense, the Eagles might as well have been left for dead, but they just refused to die. The Eagles (3-8) staged a ferocious comeback in the last two games and fought off game point four times, but it was not enough to overcome the Spartans (8-2), who won the match 3-1 (30-19, 30-22, 34-36, 30-26).
Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Take Action Tour, which visited D.C. Saturday, stresses the same message as many health care professionals - that it is imperative for students to be aware of the options available to them if they feel depressed or suicidal.
Planned Parenthood is planning now for what organizers expect to be the largest abortion rights rally since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States. Choice USA, an AU student club, has expressed support for the rally and Planned Parenthood is hoping to start a chapter of Voices of Planned Parenthood on campus.
The U.S. Navy constructed a factory on the banks of the Potomac in 1918. More than 10,000 torpedoes, a world war, two renovations and 160 artists later, the Torpedo Factory Art Center draws more than 800,000 visitors each year. The 83 open studios of sculptors, painters, photographers, jewelers and other artists infuse life and color into the gray cement gut of the World War II naval torpedo station.
Suicide tends to be a gingerly-handled subject. However, this weekend the topic was blared through speakers and amplifiers at the 9:30 club as the Take Action Tour took the stage to increase suicide prevention awareness.
"Census 03: New Art from D.C." is your ticket to catch a glimpse of the increasingly diverse art scene of D.C. Named after the federal government's population survey, 10 artists present their unique perspectives, via various media, conveying the diversity found beyond the numbers of the U.S. Census population survey.
AU enacted its emergency action plan to maintain vital operations over the weekend as Hurricane Isabel caused campus-wide power outages Thursday night, according to Julie Weber, executive director of Housing and Dining Programs, students destroyed sections of the Quad.
Look past My Morning Jacket's mangled hair and Skynrd-like appearance. Ignore that four-fifths of its band members have names that end in the letter "Y" (Danny, Tommy, Johnny and Jimmy). Forget that they're from Kentucky. It's exciting times for My Morning Jacket.