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Opinion
Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, In the latest issue of The Eagle, an article was published entitled "Mud rompers pay for play," (Sept. 25). It's amazing to see how the University is attempting to charge students for the damage to the grass in the Quad. Each student received a letter discussing how we should "prepare" for the hurricane.

Sports
Women jump to 2-0 in PL

Freshman Elizabeth Maloney entered Saturday evening's Women's Volleyball match against Lafayette with hardly any offense to her credit. That changed by the end of the night. The outside hitter pounded out three kills, including the match winner, to push the Eagles (5-8, 2-0) easily past the Leopards (5-10, 0-2) 3-0 (30-13, 30-19, 30-20).

Opinion
On the new AU policies

The AU campus and community are facing a new combination of policy restructuring and applicable punishments deemed necessary by Campus Life and other supporting entities. Justification is needed as we see the affects of two separate issues now taking the front stage for the beginning of the new school year.

News
Witty cast can't spice up this bland 'Picnic'

"This is the f--- 'em tour," joked veteran comedian Harry Shearer, standing in front of a packed audience at Visions Cinema in Dupont Circle. When Shearer isn't recording voices for his famous personalities like Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders and Principal Skinner on "The Simpsons," performing concerts with Christopher Guest's comedy troupe for their latest film, "A Mighty Wind," or broadcasting his political radio show entitled "Le Show," he's speaking to audiences across the country, fielding questions about his new film "Teddy Bears' Picnic.

News
Music Notes

This week's CD Reviews by The Eagle Music staff.

News
Lights still out at Tenley

As Hurricane Isabel moved north, AU's main campus remained relatively untouched, but just down Nebraska Avenue, AU's Tenley campus suffered from the storms wrath as power has been knocked out and has yet to fully return. As of press time, the Tenley campus was without main power in Congressional and Capital halls and had basic electricity supplied by a generator, according to Bob Nardo, a Resident Assistant at Tenley.

News
Cursive's raw sound resonates

Great music rained down on the Black Cat Tuesday when Cursive headlined a show that included Blood Brothers, Eastern Youth and Forensics. In ten words or less, Cursive is gut-wrenching, sobering rock, lined with cello and organ. Who would not fall in love with this band? Its recorded tracks translated flawlessly to the stage and are packed with even more emotion, if that's possible.

News
ATV's top fall features

As its new fall line-up debuts this week and next, ATV is gearing up for its top four shows. Featuring a little debate, a little humor, students involved expect this year's shows to take channel 2 and 15 to a whole new level.

News
Federal financial aid faces an uncertain future

Many students' financial aid packages are in question for the upcoming school year, as legislators struggle to find enough funds to sustain the federal Pell Grant program. Based on financial need, and expected family contribution, these grants provide low-income families with up to $4,000 per year for tuition, according to Brian Lee Sang, AU's director of Financial Aid.

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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