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Volleyball NCAA's close to home

AU's first four trips to the NCAA Tournament involved hectic treks to Colorado and Kentucky and a battle with ice in North Carolina. But for its fifth, the Eagles won't have to travel to the end of the Green Line.

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Eagles down the Mount

The AU Women's Basketball team bounced back from its first defeat of the season to beat Mount St. Mary's 72-62 Wednesday night in Emmittsburg, Md., to improve its record to 3-1 on the young season. The Eagles were led by Chanel Spriggs, who bounced back from a rough shooting game to score 16 points and lead a balanced Eagles attack, which featured five double-digit scorers.

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MP3.com closes its browser

Dec. 2 was doomsday for independent music. As of noon Tuesday, Mp3.com closed its server and deleted its roughly 750,000 files, marking the end of the largest catalogue of free Internet downloads from hundreds of thousands of unsigned bands, as well as downloadable tracks from an array of artists on Universal Records, the site's former owner.

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An ode to study days

Alex Kargher wrote a lovely ode to study days, with a sonnet-based rhyme pattern.

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Breaking News: Arson sets trash afire in Anderson and Letts

A series of fires in Anderson and Letts halls early Friday morning are currently under investigation for arson, according to Julie Weber, executive director of Housing and Dining Programs. Five fires were set in trash cans in bathrooms and laundry rooms through the buildings, and evidence of attempted fires - which did not ignite - were found in five additional areas, and included posters on some residence-hall doors.

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Countdown

AU's Sports Desk aspires to start rivalries with at least ten other schools, and here they are in our regular Sports Countdown feature.

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Samurai staples to see

Before you see Tom "Risky Business" Cruise strap on the kimono for "The Last Samurai," here are a few past samurai flicks worth seeing: descriptions of films from 7 Samurai to Ghost Dog

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Students meet life after college

Adrienne Brown has sent out more than 40 resumes and been on four job interviews recently. But if she doesn't land a job by the time she graduates from Michigan State University next month, she'll be working as an office assistant at a campus dorm. Brown, 22, is one of thousands of college seniors searching for jobs in a tough labor market.

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Silver lining for Mens' Basketball

It took longer than they would have liked, but after tough losses at home against Delaware on Nov. 26 and at Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday, the Eagles snatched their first win of the season with an 83-69 win at Radford Tuesday. AU moves to 1-3 with the win while Radford drops to 3-2.

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Taking Back big in '03

Two years ago, Taking Back Sunday was nothing more than a blip on the Long Island, N.Y. music map. But in the 600-plus days that followed, the band's debut LP "Tell All Your Friends" outsold nearly every independent release that year, and tickets for Taking Back Sunday's shows became valuable commodities as shows sold out weeks in advance.

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Simon and Garfunkel play classic concert

When Art Garfunkel, of '60s folk-rock duo Simon and Garfunkel, called "Kathy's Song" a song of "sweet nostalgia" at Sunday night's sold-out show in Toronto, the same could have been said of the entire evening. "Sorry it took us so long to get this together," Garfunkel told the audience of more than 18,000. "But we're thrilled to be here."

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Public Safety hires director

Mike McNair, formerly of the University of Maryland-College Park Police, will serve as acting director of Public Safety as of Wednesday, according to Pat Kelshian, executive director of Risk Management and Safety Services. "[McNair] is a very strong leader," Kelshian said.

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