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Opinion
S.A.S.: ship full of holes

Effective in Fall 2004, American University will no longer accept credit from the University of Pittsburgh's Semester at Sea. Other schools also deny credit, including Georgetown, George Washington, Emory, University of Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt, Brown, Harvard, Skidmore, Boston College, Kenyon, Macalester, Tufts and Wesleyan.

News
Campus News Briefs

Campus news briefs about a table talk discussion of the war in Iraq, a Human Rights film series at the WCL and the next KPU Speaker.

News
Brookville's 'Beautiful View'

Seldom can an artist create a sound that is both ethereal and original, but Brookville's debut album "Wonderfully Nothing" sculpts introspective, melodic soundscapes as prettily on the record as it does in concert. Brookville, touring with the United Kingdom's Goldfrapp, played the first show of its tour last Wednesday night at the 9:30 club.

Sports
Gridiron greats of long ago

The roar of the crowd, the cheers from the sideline, the ball goes up ... and into the hands of the receiver. Touchdown! For just under 20 years, this was a common sound on campus, but football is now reserved to the television screen. Ever wonder about AU's long lost Football team? It seems like it never happened, but not long ago football players once wore an Eagles uniform.

News
Mud rompers pay for play

The University is asking the students and University staff involved in damaging the Quad - of which they have identified 75 to 80 students and a handful of staff members - to come forward and pay restitutions, according to Gail Hanson, vice president of Campus Life.

Opinion
Keep boat afloat

I'm currently a senior in the School of Kogod here at American University. My experience at AU has been a positive one and one that I wouldn't trade for another university ... until now. Last semester I had the opportunity to study abroad. I looked through the programs that AU offered such as Australia, London and Prague.

News
'Run' keeps fast pace

Here's "The Rundown." The film opens with the ever-large, the Rock (aka Dwayne Johnson) as Beck, an aspiring chef with dreams of owning a small restaurant. Beck, also just happens to be an "extraction expert," a guy who earns money beating people up, for a gangster.

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Romare remembered

"The Art of Romare Bearden," an extensive exhibit of nearly 130 works, showcasing Bearden's life, career, causes and world, is currently showing in the National Gallery of Art's East Wing from now until Jan. 4. The exhibit is divided into two levels, with several sections on each floor level.

News
Get turned on, but don't get caught

I am not a member of the Mile High Club, but I know many people who are. It's not as though I don't want to "do it" in the bathroom stall of an airplane. I just haven't had anybody to "do it" with when it was possible. It seems to me that having sex in forbidden places is making a comeback.

News
Metrorail plans expansion

Future AU students may find it easier to fly out of Dulles International Airport, if final approval is granted and funding is secured for an extension of the Metro rail system. The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, in cooperation with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, is undertaking the construction of a 23-mile transit system that would extend service beyond the airport, into Loudoun County, Va.

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Outkast reinventing hip-hop

Most contemporary high-profile rap albums last too long and use too much filler. Folks like Jay-Z, with last year's "Blueprint 2," release ill-advised double CDs packing too much into one release. However, Outkast, comprised of Big Boi and Andre 3000, reigns the rap genre with its latest effort of two solo albums packaged into "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below."

News
TV: What you should be watching instead of doing your homework

As with many things, the draw of the television screen can often be a much stronger force than the necessity of homework. After a summer of reruns, many procrastinators are looking forward to the return of fall television. This season boasts the last of "Friends," Alicia Silverstone's return to the entertainment industry and yet another season of "Survivor.

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Restored Archives reopens

The National Archives have reopened to the public, with new display cases for the country's founding documents, after being closed for more than two years. The Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence, known collectively as "the Charters of Freedom," were taken off display in July 2001 to be restored and re-encased due to concerns that the old display cases were showing signs of age.

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Alternative Break offers winter options

Alternative Break, a student club in its seventh year at AU, will expand its scope this year to include trips during the winter break in addition to their Spring trips, according to Andrew Willis, Alternative Spring Break coordinator. Alternative Break was "formed in order to promote and call attention to issues of global justice through community service projects, educational campaigns and other student-coordinated activities," Willis said.

Sports
From the Eagle Sports Desk

Sports briefs on Field Hockey's win against Georgetown, Honors for two Field Hockey players and a Men's Soccer player, the return of Freddy Llerena to the Men's Soccer roster and the Women's Soccer team's loss to Virginia Commonwealth.