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Sports
Track stars O'Brien and Akbar achieve All-American status

Senior Samia Akbar becomes an All-American after placing ninth in the women's 10,000-meter run at the NCAA National Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, Calif. on June 12. Senior Sean O'Brien achieved All-American status in the 1500-meter for the third time in his career.

Opinion
Press freedom is sacred

The student press at AU remains editorially independent, despite the misinformation circulating about the motive behind the new media adviser position.

News
CASJ returns after review

After being temporarily closed and put under review for three months when the definition between students employed by the University and student activism on campus became blurred, the Community Action and Social Justice, formerly under the Kay Spiritual Life Center, is planning on reopening as a student-run coalition under Student Activities.

News
Celebrate your indepence the D.C. way

AU students who haven't been in town for the Fourth of July in the past are in for a treat this summer. The biggest problem they'll run in to is choosing what they want to do from all the options. From music to fireworks to cookouts, the D.C.-metro area is never more alive than on July 4th.

News
'Hail' new Radiohead album

Radiohead's most recent release, "Hail to the Thief," is a worthy attempt to produce an album as monumental as "O.K. Computer," their 1997 masterpiece that earned them great critical success. On 'Hail' the band has finally refined its new electronic sound to make an album that combines bleeps, static, and even a little acoustic guitar, which all come together for a richer texture than any previous release.

Sports
Women's Lacrosse premiers at NCAA Tournament

On the weekend of April 26-27, the AU Women's Lacrosse team celebrated a series of "first-evers." The team hosted their first-ever Patriot League Tournament, won their first-ever Patriot League Championship title and earned its first-ever berth to the NCAA Tournament.

News
Former AU President Williams buried

Former AU President George H. Williams was laid to rest June 13 at Arlington National Cemetery. Williams died May 18 at his home in Evanston, Ill. at the age of 85 of complications from gastrointestinal ailments. Williams served as president of AU from 1968 to 1975.

News
Alkaline Trio hits mainstream, 9:30 club

It's hard when your favorite band suddenly releases a hit album and becomes the desire of every adolescent of the MTV persuasion. This is not to say that you aren't happy for the band's success, but you no longer feel like they belong exclusively to you. This is the case of Alkaline Trio.

News
When the majority is not right

The controversy surrounding the presidential election in Florida is over, and on Saturday Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist inaugurated George W. Bush as the 43rd President of the United States. Despite Al Gore's victory in the popular vote, the country seems ready to move beyond the election and support Bush's initial steps to establish his government.

News
Students question Gen Ed

The General Education Review Committee, as part of its yearlong review of the program, is currently debating several changes concerning the structure of General Education classes and clusters. Surveys were conducted both by the AU administration and by the Student Confederation to get a feeling for student opinions on the General Education program as it stands.

News
Candidate of the week

Former President William J. Clinton He is the crown prince of the Democratic party, a recently retired world leader and a scrupuolous fundraiser to boot. The Eagle can see no better qualified candidate out there than Bill Clinton. So maybe he screwed up a couple of times.

News
Bike messengers misunderstood

It is 30 degrees, sunny, cold and blustery. It is the kind of day where the leaves that remain on the trees are torn from their branches, and people hide under their overcoats and earmuffs. For D.C.'s bike messengers the wind and cold weather are quite fitting considering the way they see themselves perceived around the city.

News
Offices move to terrace level

Dorm rooms and lounges have been converted into temporary offices for many student organizations as their permanent offices located on the second floor of Mary Graydon Center are renovated. Psychological services, Learning services, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, ATV and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally Resource Center are now located in the terrace of Letts.

News
D.C murder rate drops to 237

A strong local economy, lower unemployment and blossoming neighborhood development projects across the city contributed to a decline in the number of recorded homicides in the Washington, D.C. for the fourth year in a row. Murders fell by 50 percent in past decade, hitting their lowest level since 1987, Metropolitan Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey announced earlier this month.

Sports
Athletics recognizes volleyball

Despite being overlooked by the NCAA tournament selection committee and being denied by the Colonial Athletic Association to play for a conference title, AU Women's Volleyball team will be recognized Wednesday night during halftime of the Men's Basketball game against Richmond University at 7 p.m.