Music Notes

The weekly CD reviews from The Eagle Music Section. Up this week: Mark Ronson, Grandaddy, Live, A Static Lullaby, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Those Peabodys, Vertical Horizon and Strike Anywhere.

Dining on an AU meal plan

Stir-fry, hamburgers, pasta, fried chicken and salad frequently star on the TDR menu. They sound delicious, but sometimes can't satisfy one's cravings. The chefs at TDR try to prepare an assortment of foods to meet the tastes of campus, but sometimes some students anguish over finding something to chow down on.

The man behind the meal

Ever wondered who controls what you eat in the Terrace Dining Room? Or who gave AU students the gift of the waffle irons? Or who decides what food at the Comfort Zone will wrap you in reminiscences of Mom's cooking? Meet Jack Cahill, the general manager of TDR and an employee of Bon Appetit, the food service corporation that handles dining for AU and more than 60 colleges nationwide.

Men's team tromps George Mason U.

Nothing went according to plan for AU Men's Soccer this weekend. First, Hurricane Isabel tore through the mid-Atlantic, shutting the school down for Thursday and Friday. Then, Saturday's match at George Mason was changed from a night game to a day game, and moved to an intramural field.

Avoid tired 'temptation'

"The Fighting Temptations" is a typical romantic comedy, with a plot focused on gospel music. The majority of this rather lengthy movie is spent, for better or worse, listening to the entire cast sing over and over again. The film focuses on the coming together of a community and on an unfortunately dry love story.

Eagles win one but lose the AU Classic

After AU Volleyball dropped its first two games Saturday night against No. 15 Michigan State's watertight defense, the Eagles might as well have been left for dead, but they just refused to die. The Eagles (3-8) staged a ferocious comeback in the last two games and fought off game point four times, but it was not enough to overcome the Spartans (8-2), who won the match 3-1 (30-19, 30-22, 34-36, 30-26).

Suicide a leading cause of death among college students

Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Take Action Tour, which visited D.C. Saturday, stresses the same message as many health care professionals - that it is imperative for students to be aware of the options available to them if they feel depressed or suicidal.

AU club supports April abortion rights rally

Planned Parenthood is planning now for what organizers expect to be the largest abortion rights rally since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States. Choice USA, an AU student club, has expressed support for the rally and Planned Parenthood is hoping to start a chapter of Voices of Planned Parenthood on campus.

Thumbs Up/Down

The Eagle Editorial Board gives its thoughts on the good and bad of the past week.

Factory displays diverse media, artists

The U.S. Navy constructed a factory on the banks of the Potomac in 1918. More than 10,000 torpedoes, a world war, two renovations and 160 artists later, the Torpedo Factory Art Center draws more than 800,000 visitors each year. The 83 open studios of sculptors, painters, photographers, jewelers and other artists infuse life and color into the gray cement gut of the World War II naval torpedo station.

Campus Briefs

Campus news briefs about the upcoming American Forum, a Habitat for Humanity fundraiser and a discussion held Saturday on the role of press in the military.

Census inspires D.C., AU artists for Corcoran

"Census 03: New Art from D.C." is your ticket to catch a glimpse of the increasingly diverse art scene of D.C. Named after the federal government's population survey, 10 artists present their unique perspectives, via various media, conveying the diversity found beyond the numbers of the U.S. Census population survey.