Students replace Park Bethesda desk staff; residents petition

Park Bethesda, AU's 258-unit leased apartment complex in Bethesda, Md., transferred management of its front desk last Monday from Capital Properties to AU students. The change will give students better service and an opportunity to work in the building, according to Resident Manager Kecia Baker.

Edwin McCain on life, music and Birchmere

Best known for his tear-jerking rock ballads, like "I'll Be," the soulful hometown American sound of Edwin McCain came partially from exposure to Motown and punk rock during his youth. In an interview with The Eagle, McCain shared his thoughts about the Birchmere Music Hall, where he will be performing this weekend promoting his most recent album, "The Austin Sessions."

Get in her zone

Fortunately - or perhaps disturbingly - Britney Spears' new release, "In The Zone," presents the pop-tart outside of her plaid skirt and getting into something a little more kinky. Namely, masturbation.

Is it fate, or just a blind date?

The popularity of dating shows on television is perplexing, but perhaps understandable due to the public's voyeuristic tendencies. In an attempt to better understand the dating-show frenzy, The Eagle sent two supposedly unacquainted AU undergraduates on a blind date. Unfortunately, due to the incestuous nature of AU, the two candidates had already met. But hey, they didn't know each other THAT well, and aren't blind dates always amusing ... to hear about at least?

Park Bethesda neighbors are happier with college residents

Park Bethesda is a University-owned apartment building available to upperclassmen. AU acquired the building last August. Originally, there was neighborhood opposition to AU's acquisition of the building, according to Julie Weber, executive director of Housing and Dining Programs. However, she said neighbors' concerns have dwindled over time.

Voices and violins make music at AU

The AU Chorus and Symphony Orchestra will perform together at the Greenberg Theater Saturday. "This is the first performance that has incorporated such a meshing of both the orchestra and chorus," said Gene Fielden, a sophomore who has played the viola in the orchestra since his freshman year.

Band shares its 'Story'

St. Louis' Story of the Year's amazingly energetic show came to the Black Cat on Thursday as the band, along with Jackson, opened for pop-rockers Sugarcult. Story of the Year tore through a set of aggressive and fast-paced songs from its debut album, "Page Avenue."

Weekend Hot Spots

Bands coming to D.C. include Mix Master Mike, LeTigre, and just for AU, the Ataris with Planes Mistaken for Stars

Ambassador speaks on global economy

Expanding global markets, reducing barriers to trade and working through multilateral institutions such as the United Nations and World Trade Organization are the best ways for the United States to work with small countries like New Zealand in making the world a safer place, New Zealand Ambassador John Wood said Monday night.

Fantasy sport junkie

Sports Columnist Elliot Smilowitz is addicted to fantasy sports. It started innocently enough. An NCAA tournament bracket here, a friendly wager on a baseball game there. Finally, he decided that this NFL season, he would dive head-first into the world of fantasy football.

20 Athletic scholarships cut next year

The AU Athletics Department cut all Swimming and Diving scholarships last week, a move that will reallocate funds to other athletic projects. The policy goes into effect for the 2004-05 season, which means no incoming freshman will be awarded athletic scholarships for the Men's or Women's Swimming and Diving teams.

Moseley Braun stresses equality in politics

If Democratic presidential candidate Carol Moseley Braun won the election, she would be the first black person and the first woman to become president. Braun spoke Wednesday at AU's Washington College of Law to a crowd of more than 200 people about her background in politics, emphasizing that equality needs to be in front of the law.

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