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Women's Basketball take out Four Corners, 75-50

If Friday night is any indication of the AU Women's Basketball season, then the first Patriot League championship may be on its way to Bender Arena. The Eagles dominated Four Corners, beating them 75-50 in an exhibition game that included a 20-0 Eagles run in the second half.

Opinion
Letters to the editor

Dear Editor, I noticed a slight mistake in your headline article "Scholar speaks on Islam" (Nov. 13, 2003). You note that "Both Indonesia and Pakistan have women in higher positions than the United States and Great Britain." The current prime minister of Pakistan, Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali, is a male.

News
GA approves budget unanimously

The General Assembly approved the 2004-05 Student Confederation Budget, with amendments, by an unanimous vote Friday after less than two hours of deliberation. The budget proposed cuts in most SC programming except the Kennedy Political Union, Student Union Board and Eagle Nights.

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Public Safety hopes extra lighting, patrols will improve campus safety

Public Safety is re-evaluating the safety of AU after five reported sexual advances on campus since August, four within the past two weeks. Director of Public Safety Colleen Carson met with Physical Plant representatives Friday about installing new Blue Lights in problem areas, adding officers to the evening shift patrol and comparing data with the Metropolitan Police Department and public safety directors at other area schools.

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Jackson Jams

Power-pop band Jackson played a strong opening set for Sugarcult and Story of the Year at the Black Cat last Thursday. Jackson's set started while Black Cat patrons were still being let into the club at a snail's pace. At the end of its set the crowd was about 200 strong.

Sports
From the Eagle Sports Desk

Briefs from the Eagle Sports Desk on the end of the field hockey season and the swimming and diving teams' luck at their Friday competition

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Toy drive kicks off

A campus-wide toy drive to benefit the D.C. Children's Hospital begins today and will continue through Thursday, Dec. 4, the night of the benefit show "Reindeer Rock Show" in the Tavern. D.C. Children's Hospital cares for children who are critically or terminally ill, and who cannot be at home for the holidays.

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Web exclusive: British Photographer takes a shot

On first appearance, Jenny Matthews is a short petite woman with a soft British accent and a chuckle. However, Matthews who spoke last Thursday in the Wechsler Theater, has presented the struggles of women through her lens from the crisis in Afghanistan to massacres and displacement of people in Mozambique to women in Iraq.

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Cartoons aren't just for kids

Simba and Bugs Bunny just don't cut it for some people any more. Traditionally, animation has been aimed at children and their parents. A variety of animation styles has become popular recently, and the animation industry seems to be gravitating more toward adult-oriented animation based on comedy as well as action.

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Deftones dig deep into past

Saturday night brought an interesting mix of ambience and thrash to Nation as Deftones continued its world wide tour in support of "Deftones" the band's fourth full-length album.

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'Dream' of laughing at love

Under the protection of the dark shadows of the trees, mischief and love occur. And so goes William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," directed by Mark Lamos and produced by The Shakespeare Theatre of Washington.

Sports
Web exclusive: Cross Country runs past NCAAs

The Men's and Women's Cross Country teams made their presence felt at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional on Saturday, Nov. 15 in Lock Haven, Pa. The Men's side finished fourth overall with senior Matt Seymour leading the way. He finished first for the Eagles placing tenth overall with a time of 30:53.

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Shake-up in the GA, senior members quit

When Gordon Simonett, a relatively junior General Assembly member representing the Class of 2004, left the GA meeting Friday night, he didn't imagine that the next time he would take those steps he would be leaving as the body's most senior member. But after a week that began with the expulsion of one GA member and that resulted in the resignations under fire of most of the group's leadership, the GA has in Simonett's words "thrown out experience and brought in ideas."

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