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NEWS

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The Starbucks will open in the next week. PAIGE JONES | THE EAGLE

How to get Preview: Starbucks comes to campus Founders’ Day tickets by Sadie Ruben | Eagle Staff Writer Starbucks will open on campus next week, filling the vacant spot left by McDonald’s almost two years ago. However, the opening date of the store has not yet been confirmed, according to AU Dining Services Marketing Manager Adam Fox. The new Starbucks is spacious with flashy vanity lights illuminating company products, and fresh drinks and

by Heather Mongilio | Eagle Staff Writer snacks laid out inside the refrigerator next to the coffee bar.

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Also online: New sorority joins AU by Katy Hollyday | Eagle Contributing Writerr

DC metro to update SmarTrip system, rail cars by Lindsay Sandoval | Eagle Staff Writer

Ticket distribution for Founder’s Day will begin Feb. 3 at 4:30 p.m. in the hallway next to the lower level of the bookstore, according to a Student Government email.

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Director of Residence steps down after 16 years by Sadie Ruben | Eagle Staff Writer AU’s Director of Residence Life Rick Treter stepped down from his position this past December after 16 years of service. “Mr. Treter decided to relocate to his home state of Texas to be closer to his family,” Assistant Vice President for

Housing and Dining Programs Christopher Moody in an email.

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SCENE

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Coming soon... I, Frankenstein Stuart Beattie Starring: Aaron Eckhard, Miranda Otto

That Awkward Moment Tom Gormican Starring: Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan

Labor Day

Q&A with Jim Norton by Mia Miller | Eagle Contributing Writer Comedian Jim Norton is known for his outspoken humor and exposing embarrassing true stories. His comedy special “American Degenerate” is currently on Netflix.

The Scene’s concert picks The Wild Feather U Street Music Hall Feb. 4, 7 p.m. Tickets: $15

Also online: AU Players go round the clock with play festival by David Kahen-Kashi | Eagle Staff Writer

The best and worst of the 2014 Grammy Awards by Mark Lieberman | Eagle Staff Writer

COURTESY OF PAM LOSHAK

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Jason Reitman Starring: Jason Brolin, Kate Winslet

Introducing the M&M Report The Scene’s first podcast

Welcome to “The M&M Report,” The Eagle’s first podcast. Each week, lifestyle editor Mark Lieberman and columnist Devin Mitchell will talk about the latest entertainment and pop culture news

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A & Q Lady Lamb the

by Tam Sackman | Eagle Staff Writer

Beekeeper

Keep an eye on Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, a rising artist with a past in poetry.

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Staff Editorial: Athletics program needs to build on current success AU men’s basketball capped their 10th straight victory last night, extending their dominance within the Patriot League. The student section in Bender Arena was relatively full, and for the first time in a long time, AU Athletics appears to be moving in the right direction.

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MURUGI THANDE | THE EAGLE

Featured columns Why an interactive issue? AU should consider changing WONK after backlash by Devin Mitchelll

By now, you’ve heard Kathy Obama for president at Bender Griffin teased Anderson Cooper Arena. on CNN for receiving the AU And the backlash was swift. “Wonk of the Year” award. Cooper stammered in response, struggling Click here for the rest to define the word that he supof the story posedly embodied. As publicity opportunities go, it wasn’t quite Ted Kennedy endorsing Barack

Lessons from Myanmar by Sarah Harvard

When I left to visit Myanmar student body and our generation as (formerly Burma) for two weeks a whole. with the Alternative Break program, I expected to learn about the Myanar people’s fight for a demo- Click here for the rest cratic transition through education of the story reform. However, I didn’t expect that fight to leave such a lasting impression on me, and one that should reverberate through the AU

Print isn’t gone forever. It just feels a little different now. Instead of picking up a paper copy of The Eagle each week, you’ll be able to flip through a digital version on your phone, iPad and computer. With this digital, interactive edition, you can click links to see full stories online, watch trailers for upcoming movies and stay updated, even if you’re not on campus. Over the past year, we transitioned to a “digital-first” newspaper to get news to you in a faster, more interactive way. In November, we rolled out our first email newsletter to keep you informed. And now,

we’re releasing a digital edition as a middle ground between print and digital. As we experiment with publishing a digital edition each week, we ask that you provide feedback. Although we are nostalgic for a print edition, we are committed to serving our consumers’ needs and interests. We welcome you to submit any comments, criticisms and suggestions about the digital edition or The Eagle at editor@theeagleonline. com Enjoy! Paige Jones, Editor-In-Chief

Quick Take:

Is Chris Christie’s

scandal just politics as usual? Read our columnists’ answers heree


SPORTS

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Games this week Friday Wrestling @ Bucknell 7 p.m.

Saturday Swimming and Diving @ Navy Invitational Track @ George Mason Games Mens basketball vs. Holy Cross 1 p.m.

John Schoof, seen here against Boston University, led the Eagles in scoring against Army on Saturday

MURUGI THANDE | THE EAGLE

Men’s basketball sinks Navy for ninth straight win by Austin Sternlicht | Eagle Contributing Writer

The AU men’s basketball team extended their winning streak to 10 consecutive games by defeating the Navy Midshipmen 74-52 on Jan. 29 at Bender Arena. This victory came from solid teamwork and a career- high 28-point performance by sopho-

more guard Jesse Reed. high-passing, misdirection style of “It’s pretty incredible,” senior cen- offense. ter Tony Wroblicky said of Reed. “He’s getting three’s, backdoor cuts, Click here for the rest everything.” of the story The key to the Eagles’ (13-7, 9-0 PL) success this season is playing as a unit, which is the basis of their

Also online: Women’s basketball falls to undefeated Navy By Danielle Krachie | Eagle Contributing Writer

Wrestling earns 21-19 victory over Binghamton

By Alex Romero | Eagle Staff Writer

Womens Basketball @ Holy Cross 1 p.m.

Wednesday Womens Basketball vs. Loyola 7 p.m. Mens Basktball @ Loyola 7:30 p.m.

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