Dirty tricks

According to guest columnist Derek Karikari-Apau: 'The 2004 American presidential election is shaping up to be a rough one by recent standards, with questions already abundant about President Bush's National Guard service and Sen. John Kerry's private life.'

Sex & Sensibility: Stranger things have happened

It all started on a public bus in D.C. It was around 8 p.m. on a weekday, and I sat down with my books and tried to occupy myself by staring out the window. A man around my age got on the bus and strategically placed himself in the seat across from mine. Our eyes connected for a split second, and then he spoke.

Getting internships is on everyone's to do list in D.C.

Some schools are known for their parties and their school spirit while others for their money-generating sports programs, but one the defining characteristics of AU is the large number of students who intern or are involved in co-op work. According to internship advisor Marie Spaulding, 75 to 80 percent of undergraduate students and 49 percent of graduate students report that they have done at least one co-op or internship while at AU.

MTV interviews AU's political groups on the Quad

AU College Democrats and College Republicans joined together to speak their minds for MTV's satellite station, MTV University, yesterday on the Quad. A VJ asked 25 to 30 people in the crowd about their feelings on the platforms of their favorite candidates, giving the students the opportunity to shout out slogans and sound bites.

Georgetown U. students clash with neighbors

Growing tensions between Georgetown University students and neighborhood residents recently hit the roof as leaders of the Citizens Association of Georgetown encouraged area residents to videotape students' disruptive behavior. At a meeting of the Alliance for Local Living last month, association leaders said that concerned residents could film students' misconduct and send tapes to University officials, local media or the Metropolitan Police Department so that legal measures could be taken against the students.

Aiming for a fine line

In high-level tennis, hit a forehand straight at your opponent, and the next thing you know, he swats it back down the line for a winner. Drive a backhand too close to the line, it misses wide, and you lose the point. Only your most precise shots will turn into winners. Such is the challenge for the 2004 AU Men's Tennis team. After winning two Patriot League team titles in the last two springs, the Eagles want more than an NCAA Tournament berth.

Invasion of the blog: The net's pseudo-soapbox

Since the dawn of time, man has yearned to express himself. Sumerian cuneiform tablets, Egyptian papyrus, Gutenberg bibles - all these testify to the inborn need to share one's knowledge with the world and to tell others of the deep philosophical insights gained over the course of a life.

Suspect appears in court

The man accused of murdering former AU student Tymon Birchett was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation after a preliminary hearing Tuesday. Enzo Maximilian Costa, who confessed about two weeks ago to murdering Birchett in Birchett's Massachusetts Avenue apartment in December, will be held until his next scheduled court date on April 2.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Eagle from readers regarding The Passion, NCOR, Gay Marriage, and Blair Payne's 'When in Rome' column

Work-study vital for AU

While some work-study students just bustle around offices, filing away papers or making appointments, considering their work-study jobs as just jobs, others have gained valuable experience useful in their professional and personal lives while coping with the pressures of working and classes.

KPU to host Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu will speak in Bender Arena on March 18 as part of the 35th anniversary of the Kennedy Political Union, AU's student-run speaker series, said Eric Morley, KPU director. "I am excited we have another international figure, another world leader coming to speak," Morley said.

Gay marriage called into question

School of Communication professor Rodger Streitmatter is worried about the recent ruling by Massachusetts' highest court granting marriage rights to same-sex couples. "I'm a little bit concerned that it will change from being a human rights issue into a political football," he said.

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