Students and faculty talk taxes, loans and Social Security

"The Federal Budget: Who Wins and Who Loses" was the issue of Monday's Table Talk Lunch Series in the Kay Spiritual Center, where about 45 students and faculty showed up for the discussion. John Irons from the Office of Management and Budget Watch and Brian Riedl from the Heritage Foundation spoke about the topics that include privatization, Social Security, student loans and grants and the design of the tax system.

Student Reaction

Student reactions to this week's debate question on partial-birth abortion

Ex-president of Bolivia visits AU

Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, the former Bolivian president who was ousted in October, spoke to a crowded Kay Spiritual Life Center last night emphasizing the importance of democracy in Latin America. Lozada spoke for an hour about the U.S. foreign policy and War on Drugs, eradication of cocoa fields and his country's economic problems.

Eagles dominate Army 3-1

Apparently, nobody told Army it was supposed to go down easily to AU in Saturday's volleyball match in Bender Arena. The Black Knights had hit only .131 in Patriot League matches before this weekend, but they defied that statistic Saturday, firing on all cylinders to hit .235.

Men down Black Knights 2-0

The weather wasn't the only thing hot this weekend, as the Men's Soccer team defeated the Army Black Knights, 2-0 Saturday on Reeves Field. Junior Andrew Herman, who scored a goal and registered an assist on 12 shots, led AU offensively.

Foreign students might pay to study in the U.S.

Within two months, international students may have to pay a new $100 fee to study in this country. The fee would fund the cost of operating the Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), the database the Department of Homeland Security uses to monitor international students' compliance with their visa requirements.

Late night eateries

If the world ran on the schedule of a college student, most places would be open from around noon until 4 or 5 a.m. There would be no problem getting a ride home after a late-night out or grabbing a bite to eat around 3:30 a.m., just as the evening meal begins to wear off.

Prepare yourself for explosive conclusion

It will be impossible for someone who has not seen the first two installments of "The Matrix" to understand "The Matrix: Revolutions," which opens on Wednesday. For those who missed "The Matrix" and "The Matrix: Reloaded," and those who just need to be reminded of their plots, here is a summary of the first two films and preview summary of the third.

'The Matrix' take three

While the machine-controlled world of the film may be the product of two very creative filmmakers, there is proof that we are indeed controlled by technology as fans across the world prepare for the third and final installment of the "Matrix" trilogy.

Jackson in it for fun

When Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett isn't palm-muting his way past the verse of another hit single, he's touring and recording with his band Jackson. While Shiflett has spent the past few years rounding out the line-ups of bands from the Foo Fighters to No Use For A Name and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, he now fronts his own power-pop outfit.

Nutrition News

Nutrition News is a weekly column compiled and contributed by Professor Anastasia Snelling's Nutrition Class.

Alluring situation for Athletic Director

Opportunity. With every new era comes an abundance of opportunity. Here at AU, we are about to embark upon a new era, under a new athletic director. Tom George's successful tenure is history and AU prepares for a new AD to take over the Patriot League program.

Runners claim second PL title

Add two more Patriot League titles to AU's growing list of championships. The Men's and Women's Cross Country teams captured their second-consecutive PL championship at Lafayette, defeating Army and Navy on an abnormally hot Saturday.