V-ball takes PL title yet again

Sunday's Patriot League Volleyball championship in Bender Arena had all the trappings of a typical match-up between AU and Bucknell. There were multiple lead changes, an aggressive Bucknell defense to counter AU's powerful hitting, and a yellow card given to the Bisons animated coach, Cindy Opalski. And, characteristic of the previous outings between the teams, the Eagles came out on top, proving to be too strong for the Bison.

Hundreds turn out for Ataris

San Dimas High School Football ruled the Tavern on Saturday night when pop-punk band the Ataris played to a surprisingly large crowd of over 400 AU students. The Ataris, and opening bands Planes Mistaken for Stars and Hopesfall, put on a solid live show that many students enjoyed.

Better luck next time for Men's Basketball

The dream of upsetting neighboring giants Maryland in its season opener turned into a nightmare for the AU Men's Basketball team, which only managed eight points in the first half of a 79-48 loss to the Terrapins Saturday night in College Park, Md.

Music Notes

From the Strokes to Sarah McLachlan to Seal - read these CD reviews of recent releases.

Web exclusive: Present-day Irish immigrants come together "In America"

According to Loren Bonner, " 'In America' is an ideal family holiday flick, depicting the tragic, yet magical and comical experience of an Irish immigrant family coming together and starting over in the all-too-real streets of modern Manhattan. It is a typical, yet touching and highly individualized film that shows how the terrible and the miraculous can co-exist."

Ataris breaks SUB contract

An estimated 400 AU students filled the Tavern on Saturday night to see the Ataris play its final show on a national tour. Despite the high attendance, however, the Ataris' visit was not successful on all fronts. "I'm happy because all in all it was a success," Jason Geisinger, assistant director of the Student Union Board, said. "But we were taken advantage of so badly. [The Ataris] took our contractual obligations to an extreme."

SmarTrip cards now testing on D.C. buses

Good news for those who have trouble scrounging up exactly $1.20 to ride the Metrobus - Metro started testing the use of SmarTrip cards on several routes in D.C. and Maryland last Monday, Nov. 17. All Metrobuses and many other transport systems in the D.C. area will eventually accept SmarTrip cards, which are reusable plastic fare cards that can be used on the Metrorail system.

Stronger drinks lead to blackouts

College students often drink more alcohol in one night than they think, according to a recent study. "Students tend to have pretty liberal views about what constitutes a single drink," said Duke University Medical Center professor Aaron M. White, the author of the study.

Students post roommate ads online

AU students struggling to find housing this year have a new option to make their search a little easier. Liveoffcampus.com, a Web site started by three George Mason University students, has been advertising heavily around AU's campus and offers a unique approach to the apartment hunt.

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