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News
Express paper new to D.C.

Students may notice some blaringly yellow newsstands around campus. Within these bright boxes they'll find Express, a free Washington Post publication targeted at students, commuters and other "infrequent readers." The tabloid-style format features color photographs and graphics and brief stories within about 20 to 24 pages.

News
AU's Web site look revamped

The new american.edu Web site, launched three weeks ago, boasts a colorful new title page, links to various AU interests and features University news and updates. "The new design provides more interaction and a different experience for the visitor to the AU Web site," Media Relations Director Todd Sedmak said.

Sports
Colleges collide for AU Classic

It's rare that big-money schools send their elite teams to AU's tiny corner in Northwest, D.C. A variety of St. Francises (Pennsylvania and New York) will drop by but nary a St. John's. Heck, Maryland won't even make the jaunt into the city, although maybe that's for the best, lest Terps fans storm Bender Arena while Eagles fans stay in bed to watch "Crossfire" reruns.

News
Kate's gotta brand new bag

You can only imagine how many young women fainted at the sight of the new Kate Spade boutique that opened on M Street. The 1,200 square-foot space houses the famous collection of nylon, leather and suede bags that have become a staple in almost every woman's daily life.

Sports
League folds as USA goes for Gold

Last month, the Washington sports world celebrated its first championship in years as the Washington Freedom won the Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA) championship in the league's third year. While prospects for other D.C. teams may be bleak, it's safe to say that the Freedom have no chance of repeating.

News
Carrie conquers campus

I have a small bone to pick with one of the sororities here at AU - Alpha Epsilon Phi. Well, I have nothing against the AEPhi's in particular. I know a few of them, and they all seem to be pretty swell people. And their mascot is brilliant. The giraffe. Giraffes have many of the qualities that a group of young, educated women would want in a mascot.

News
AU professor promotes Muslim democracy

Muslim scholar and AU Professor Akbar Ahmed spoke at the American Jewish Council at the Washington Hilton on Sept. 10, marking the first time a Muslim spoke for the AJC. The panel discussion, "Expanding Democracy Worldwide" touched on several turbulent topics including the possibility of democracy in Muslim countries and need for dialogue between Jews and Muslims.

Sports
Field Hockey team beats Rutgers, 4-0

AU Field Hockey came out playing flat under an overcast sky Sunday at the Terrapin Invitational in College Park, Md. But sunlight eventually broke through, along with the Eagles' offense. AU (4-1-0) used an explosive second half to complete a 4-0 smacking of Rutgers (3-4-0).

News
Rights Violated

A journalist's right to gather news content on public property was compromised when U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Park Police forced an Eagle photographer to delete digital photographs while on assignment outside of the White House on Sept. 9, according to photographer Rick Steele.

Sports
Eagles dethrone Layola, 4-1

The rainy weather at the beginning of the game between AU and Loyola seemed indicative of both teams' seasons so far. Both AU and Loyola had been early favorites to compete for titles in their respective divisions, but at Saturday's game both teams got off to a lackadaisical start with a record of one win and three losses.

News
Music Notes

Music reviews from The Eagle music desk: MXPX, My Ruin, Sondre Lerche, SouthFM, Twisted Method, From Autumn to Ashes

News
Production glitch halts sale of SmarTrip cards

For the rest of September, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has halted all sales of SmarTrip Cards, the reusable plastic fare cards, because of a product defect. "We get the cards in increments of 25,000, and the last batch we received, we discovered had serial numbers that matched cards that were already in service," Metro spokesman Steven Taub said.

Sports
Doyle drives to defend

Freshman Alison Doyle is the new goalie for the Lady Eagles and she has held her own in her first few games. Since taking over the starting role she has done her best to make the fans forget that former player Jen Liese, who transferred to Penn State, posted a 1.59 goals against average in her two years here at AU.

Opinion
Our Take: Free the press

Some people aren't happy about what goes on within the White House, but this week the Eagle staff has a beef with an event that occurred right outside the White House grounds, on public property.

News
Sing us a song at the karaoke bars

Smoky, dark and full of rosy-cheeked, blurry-eyed patrons - not much different from any bar in any town, except for the short guy belting out Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" an octave too low as he balances a beer and a microphone and his friends heckle him from a nearby table. Yes, it's a karaoke bar.

News
Center finds new direction

Newly hired Student Health Center Director Bethany Chiaramonte plans to make changes in the health center including longer hours, scheduling appointments and cosmetic upgrades. "The very first thing that I am looking at is access," Chiaramonte said. "We will completely reevaluate the walk-in system and will go from a 100 percent walk-in system to a scheduling system where you can make appointments.