MXPX flirts with mainstream in its latest release

Armed with nearly 12 years of pop-punk expertise, MXPX played AU's Bender Arena on Sept. 7 with Dashboard Confessional. The Eagle spoke with Tom Wisniewski, MXPX's bassist regarding the band's upcoming release, "Before Everything and After" on A&M. The third release of MXPX, the band that put Bremerton, Wash.

Students get involved at fair

Students attended the annual Student Involvement Fair yesterday, where dozens of clubs and organizations tabled on the Quad in an effort to promote their organization and recruit new members. The fair was rescheduled from last Wednesday due to predictions of thunderstorms.

Eagles bump it up a notch

AU Volleyball is 32-0 in two seasons of Patriot League play, sweeping all but six of those matches, and has made the NCAA Tournament the past two years. The team returns four players this year who last fall earned all-league honors, including Karla Kucerkova, the 2002 Verizon Academic Player of the Year.

Campus Briefs

Briefs from around campus: Chemical aent Lewisite found behind Public Safety, Asia Council of AU to look at Japan in forum Wednesday, Greenberg theater schedule

U.S. wastes on wars

Guest columnist John Sherry argues against the U.S. funding of wars, giving particular attention given to the terrorism track record of the United States itself.

Students call and SC answers

The Student Confederation created a new office this June to help respond to problems AU students may face. The Help Center, as described by Chairman Carlos Ramirez, is an initiative to collect and document the complaints of students, which can be submitted in person, online and over the phone.

NFC down, AFC to go

The NFL kicked off with the NFC last Thursday as the Washington Redskins took on the New York Jets. Now it is time to turn attention to the AFC with whom to watch and who will go all the way. The AFC is a much harder conference to decipher than the NFC, but here are my picks: the Miami Dolphins, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Tennessee Titans, the Oakland Raiders, the Buffalo Bills and the Baltimore Ravens.

Monument visitor center faces criticism

Visitors to the Washington Monument may soon notice changes to its surrounding grounds with the possible addition of a visitor center. The National Park Service, which oversees of the Mall and monuments, is renewing efforts to install an underground visitor screening center and concrete barrier around the monument.

Sports Briefs

Sports briefs from around campus: the Womens' Soccer team and AU Field Hockey.

Q and Not U rocks Black Cat

Friday's sold out Q and Not U show at the Black Cat served as a kick off to the band's upcoming three month, 40-plus date tour. The night belonged to Q and Not U. The band played favorites from "Hot and Informed," "No Kill, No Beep Beep" and "Different Damage.

Cigarettes and health: tips to quit

Exactly 1,200 young people wearing white T-shirts and blue jeans pour out of buses, stand in front of an imposing skyscraper, then collapse onto the pavement. This is the number of people who die every day from a smoking-related condition. This is the latest television ad for the Truth Anti-Smoking campaign, a series of short, sometimes controversial media spots aimed at teenagers and young adults.