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Opinion
Iraq war isn't over -- yet

According to Zachary Constantino: "Suicide car bombers are wreaking havoc across Iraq. Congress is clamoring for the withdrawal of U.S. forces and the implementation of a clear 'exit strategy.' Assassins have murdered senior Iraqi clerics and government officials. From the perspective of most nightly news pundits, the situation is dire and rapidly deteriorating. Fortunately, history offers a far better and less hysteria-prone conception of recent events."

News
AU Abroad expands programs to new locations

AU students considering studying abroad now have the chance to study in Canada, Mexico and the United Arab Emirates, the three nations added to the AU Abroad program this semester, according to Amy Morrill Bijeau, associate director of AU Abroad, formerly the World Capitals Program.

News
'Bosom Ball' excites crowd

Guster and Third Eye Blind pumped up a college-dominated crowd at the 9:30 club Halloween night. The "Bosom Ball," a show sponsored by 104.1 WWZZ was quite a treat; in fact, a variety of shapes and sizes of women's undergarments hung from the rafters of the intimate club for decorations, but more importantly because the show was benefiting the George Washington University MFA Mobile Mammography Program.

News
WAMU director let go Thursday

Susan Clampitt was relieved of her duties as executive director at WAMU Thursday after The Washington Post exposed a financial deficit and morale problems at AU's public radio station, said Todd Sedmak, director of AU Media Relations. The staff, upon hearing the announcement by President Benjamin Ladner at a meeting Thursday afternoon, gave a standing ovation, The Post reported Friday.

News
Reel in this animated hit

Tomorrow everyone's favorite fish will be available on DVD. Pixar's most recent animated film, "Finding Nemo," will be released tomorrow on a two-disc, collector's edition DVD that is filled to the brim with extras.

News
AU professor and graduate program founder dies at 67

Leon E. Clark Jr., 67, professor emeritus of international education and sociology at AU, died from a cerebral anoxia at Inova Fairfax Hospital on Oct. 25 after he collapsed on a hike in Great Falls. Clark founded the graduate program of international education and taught at AU in the areas of sociology, cross-cultural studies and education development and administration for 17 years.

Sports
Ladies finish perfect in PL

It was a perfect ending to a perfect regular season for the Field Hockey team, as they end the regular season with an undefeated record in the Patriot League and a 13-4 record overall.

News
Music Notes

Concise and helpful CD reviews from the writers of The Eagle's music section

News
Czech football: More than an American sporting event

As columnist Dan Zak tell us, "It figures that the Czech football league is named the Gambrinus Liga. Gambrinus is one of the top three brews in Prague, next to Pilsner Urquell and Staropramen. Gambrinus is the less bitter, lighter cousin of Pilsner. Strange then, that at a football match between Sparta (a northern neighborhood of Prague) and Brno (a city in the south of the Czech Republic), not a single spectator drank beer."

Opinion
New class must be balanced

The Eagle staff expresses its reflections on a new academic study sweeping across the country. This new field studies whiteness, or the social and racial roles and identity of white people. While concerns have been raised about the new field nationwide, it has found its way onto approximately 30 U.S. campuses.

Sports
Women's soccer earns first PL season title

In the last regular season game for seniors on Reeves Field, midfielder Anabel Jimenez, defender Jillian Savani and 'keeper Lauren Wohl were honored for their contributions Sunday. But it was sophomore midfielder Simone Konig who led the Eagles to a 2-1 title-clinching win over Army.

Opinion
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.