Weighing the Pros and Con(traceptives): A Period Piece

Lydia Crouthamel

April 25, 2016

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Forty-seven percent of women who have used at least one method of contraception have discontinued using a method due to dissatisfaction, according to the Center for Disease Control. Many young women have been using a birth co...

Female Bodybuilders Raise the Bar: GIRL POWER

Evie Lacroix

April 25, 2016

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This is not what she signed up for, the spotlight brightly shining down, glistening off her bikini, as she struts flirtatiously. She is playing up a persona that judges appreciate, a game of pageantry in the name of health and f...

Campus Resources for Mental Health: Navigating the Maze

Rain Freeman

April 25, 2016

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Isabel Zayas is a freshman in the honors program at American University. She’s from Connecticut and is an only child. She likes cats and Kurt Vonnegut. And she has dealt with depression and anxiety issues since she was 13 ye...

Recognizing Asexual Identities: ACING THE SEXUALITY SPECTRUM

Andrea Lin

April 23, 2016

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As the issue of sexual consent continues to appear in the news, another facet of sexual attraction is increasingly entering the conversation after long being ignored.“I had always just kind of assumed I was straight,” said ...

Photo Essay: Let's Get High

Evan Mills

April 23, 2016

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You can smoke it, you just can’t sell it.On Feb. 26, marijuana use was legalized in the District, but laws limit residents over the age of 21 to the possession of up to 2 ounces of weed and the ability to have plants in their ...

AWOL Newswire Spring 2015

Chris Young

April 23, 2016

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Is Your Head Exploding? There’s yet another reason why college students need to get more sleep. It’s called Exploding Head Syndrome. The name of this disorder is not literal. (Unfortunately.) It refers to the sym...

Examining the Value of Online Learning: Clicking into Class

Ben Pitler

April 23, 2016

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A few academic heavyweights are harnessing the power of the Internet to push for new models of education. But not everyone is convinced that e-learning can compete with traditional classrooms.“From a financial standpoint ...

Plans for no-cost Community College Education: Free for All

Antoinette D’Addario

April 23, 2016

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Across the country, students are asking for decreased tuition in the face of increased debt and college loans. But for students in Tennessee, college is already free.The Tennessee Promise program, which starts with the high sch...

The Real Impact of High Tuition: You Are Not a Loan

Julia Rapp

April 23, 2016

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The red patch is more than just a fashion statement. The square of felt that American University students wear symbolizes their protest against tuition increases.Students at AU and across campuses in the U.S. wear the patch as a symbol of so...

Paying for Your Unpaid Internship: Affording a Future

Laura Sholtz

April 23, 2016

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Brenna Raffe, an AU freshman, would love to get an internship. But between her part-time work study job at the Davenport Coffee Lounge, full course load as a double major in literature and public relations, sorority membershi...

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