Thursday Debate: Students must take personal responsibility

AU's new drug policy, which notifies parents of students for anything from a minor infraction to major abuse of illegal drugs, is a flawed policy. The administration appears to recognize the maturity level of its students in some areas of campus life -University bureaucrats aren't calling parents when their son or daughter is doing poorly in a class or doesn't attend enough classes. But such is not the case when it comes to drug or alcohol use.

Clubs appeal for more funds

Representatives of nine student clubs and organizations met with the AU Club Council on Saturday to appeal for more money. The appellate allocations for the clubs are listed here.

Eagles nipped by No. 3 Terps

AU (13-3, 6-0 Patriot League) couldn't break the Terrapin defense but kept the match close as Maryland (16-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) scored twice in the first half to edge out a 2-0 win.

Gender-bending 'Mommie'

"Die Mommie Die!" works as both a parody and homage of '60s detective films in which the protagonist is an aging celebrity, fading in a whirlwind of lies, sex and murder.

Where to strut your spooky side

Whether or not you feel too old to trick-or-treat, you're definitely too young to stay at home on a Friday night. So partake in a costume contest, go on a bar crawl or shiver with antici...pation at the sight of Dr. Frankenfurter's fishnets.

Thursday Debate: Parents must know about abuse

American University has a legitimate interest in immediately dealing with students who demonstrate a tendency to engage in drug-related behavior. This means taking action against those students after their first offense, so there is some sort of deterrent to those students committing a second offense.

AU course to investigate 'whiteness'

Courses in African-American, Asian, Latino and women's studies are taught every day in colleges across the country. If a current trend continues in social science departments, a new discipline, "Whiteness Studies," could be added to that list. There are currently more than 30 institutions teaching courses that focus on the white race, and next semester AU will be one of them.

'Brother Bear' spiritless

As one of Disney's last outings in the traditional medium of hand-drawn animation, "Brother Bear" serves as a test for Disney's ability for continued success in this medium. The signs do not look good.

Izzard ain't no 'drag'

Izzard, a full-fledged transvestite, performed his brand of stream-of-consciousness comedy to a sold-out Warner Theatre this Monday and Tuesday night.