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Ex-fraternities still active

Two former fraternities may be planning on recruiting new members this year and AU is taking steps to warn incoming students and parents that these "underground organizations" place students at physical and emotional risk and possible University judicial prosecution.

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The search for the perfect tan

Ah, summer. The perfect time for hanging out, sleeping in and getting the perfect summer sun tan. But before you slap on your bathing suit and slop on the sun tan lotion, The Eagle has some helpful sun tanning tips that will leave you bronze enough to impress your friends come fall semester.

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Universities stand by policies

The Supreme Court ruling of June 23, which upholds the use of race as a criterion for college admissions, caused many institutions to breathe a sigh of relief. The Court, while striking down the University of Michigan's point system, affirmed the constitutionality of the "narrowly tailored use of race to further a compelling interest in obtaining the educational benefits that flow from a diverse student body" in the majority opinion of the court.

Sports
V-Ball takes court

New additions to the Women's Volleyball team (26-8 overall) might be the difference between playing in the NCAA Tournament and winning in the NCAA Tournament. Head Coach Barry Goldberg and his team ended the 2002 season undefeated in Patriot League action, 14-0.

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Must-see museum exhibits

This summer's general overcast forecast has left many students wondering how to fill up their spare time. For those who want to get out of their dorm rooms and apartments, there are many exhibitions on view downtown. Here are some to check out.

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Deftones rock D.C.

At the 9:30 club the Deftones exploded into their first D.C. show in three years and the first show of a brief guerilla tour, announcing the release of the band's new self-titled Maverick disc, with a riveting performance of the albums lead song "Hexagram.

Sports
Golf team finishes sixth; Hartman, Schieffer place at PL finals

The Men's Golf team placed sixth overall in the Patriot League Golf Championship on the weekend of April 26-27. After three rounds of play, the Eagles finished with a team score of 941 with sophomore Chris Schieffer leading the way. Schieffer placed 16th and ended the tournament with a final score of 234, shooting a 75 in the first round.

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Babe's to become residential?

The plans for the Babe's Billiards site have come under scrutiny both by the Tenley community as well as by AU students. It calls for a 65-foot structure containing between 40 and 50 condominiums according to IBG Investors, LLC, the developer who currently owns the site.

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SC creates Help Center

The Student Confederation began its plan to reach out to students and improve student life on campus with the creation of the Center for Responsive Policy, also known as the SC Help Center. The center was created by the first Executive Order of SC President Nick Terzulli, and will handle "day to day complaints and problems that students have."

Opinion
Our Take: A freshman's guide to AU

In just a few short weeks, our University will become the new home to hundreds of incoming freshman. For those who need the essential but perhaps not-so-readily available information of what college life is really all about, The Eagle has compiled a short list of essential things for new students to know.

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AU renovates Letts

This summer's modest renovations to Letts Hall, one of the three Southside complex residence halls, are expected to be completed under budget and by their scheduled Aug. 1 deadline, University officials said last week. The building, which had its last major renovation in 1990, is mainly being "spruced up," according to University architect and project manager Virginia Richardson.

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'Chicago' in D.C.

By EMILY ZEMLER Eagle Staff Writer Murder. Booze. Jazz. Scantily clad women. That's "Chicago." And for three weeks it's all here at the National Theatre here in Washington, D.C. The new national tour of "Chicago," the show with the distinction of being Broadway's longest running revival, will grace the D.

Sports
Women's Tennis fought well, but fell short in PL

The AU Women's Tennis team may not have won the Patriot League Championship, but the Eagles did not go quietly into the end of the season. Earning the No. 3 seed in the PL Tournament, the team defeated No. 2 seed Colgate 4-3 in the semifinals. Advancing to the championship game, the Eagles faced No. 1 seed Army. The competition proved to be strong and the 2002 defending champions fell to Army, 4-0.

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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.

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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.

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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.