Opinion ||: Look for the Helpers

Opinion ||: Look for the Helpers

Antoinette D'Addario, PR Director

October 16, 2017


Filed under Blog, Slider Feature

While many argue bigger is better, America seems to be taking this challenge to new heights lately. Barely a year has passed since Omar Mateen killed 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, which became the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history up to that point. But this was surpassed in magnitude...

Lessons Learned at Boston’s Hempfest

Lessons Learned at Boston’s Hempfest

Michael Karlis, Writer

October 5, 2017


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“Bong rips are $20, dabs are $10, and edibles are $10,” said a disheveled looking man with a long, white beard as the Grateful Dead plays on vinyl in the background. This was Hempfest. This year marked the 28th annual Boston Freedom Rally, affectionately called "hempfest" by some, on Bos...

Enough is Enough: AUSG & Antiracist Research & Policy Center Hold Rally

Enough is Enough: AUSG & Antiracist Research & Policy Center Hold Rally

Michael Karlis, Writer

October 1, 2017


Filed under Blog, Campus Life, Slider Feature

“Enough is enough” chanted a crowd of around 200 people on the steps of the Mary Graydon Center late Friday afternoon, two days after 10 posters of the Confederate flag with cotton attached to them were found by students and university police. American University Student Government (AUSG) President Taylor ...

Not Your Average Girls

Not Your Average Girls

Reina DuFore

March 30, 2017


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Mawal Sidi and Meriam Salem are changing the way Muslim women are portrayed in media with one weapon—a camera. Through the creation of a web-series called Not Your Average, Sidi and Salem highlight the successes and experiences of local Muslim-American women to reframe how the media portrays them. ...

Fighting for Workers’ Rights One Protest at a Time

Fighting for Workers’ Rights One Protest at a Time

Aya Elamroussi

March 22, 2017


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Emma-Claire Martin has been fighting the food service company Aramark since she was young. In the seventh grade, Martin marched to a school board meeting at her Rutledge, Pennsylvania middle school with a power point presentation demanding healthier food from Aramark, who catered their lunches. “W...

Empathy Across Ideologies

Adam Jamieson

January 25, 2017


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While the Women’s March on Washington was mostly represented by one sociopolitical identity pertaining to women’s rights and social equality, there were several other subcategories of thinkers present, including those with ideals in direct opposition to the march.The march was jam packed, but at ...

A Red Among All The Pink

Aya Elamroussi

January 22, 2017


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The Women’s March on Washington was crashed by a young Trump supporter holding a sign with “TRUMP” written in bold black print. Surrounded by a sea of pink hats and “pussy grabs back” signs, Andrew, who refused to reveal his last name, walked through the rally before the March began at...

The Trump Resistance

Michael Brest

January 22, 2017


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The day after Donald Trump officially became the 45th president of the United States, hundreds of thousands of protesters took to D.C.’s streets to express their fear over many statements the real estate mogul made during the campaign. Millions more marched in cities around the country and the world...

AU Dems Prepare to March

Antoinette D’Addario

January 21, 2017


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While thousands gathered at Donald Trump’s inauguration, whether to cheer or protest, members of American University’s Democrats gathered in a small room in the McDowell Hall to prepare for the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21. About 25 students were hard at work creating posters with slo...

Faces In The Crowd

Leo Versel

January 21, 2017


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Appadurai Raman (L) and Bridgitte Y. Williams pose together on the inaugural parade route shortly before President Trump makes his way to the White House.“He’s your president!” Bridgette Y. Williams told a protester raising a sign and walking down the presidential parade route lined with Tru...

Tensions Flare, Protestors Unite

Tensions Flare, Protestors Unite

Laura Saini

January 21, 2017


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Xan Joi is a 66-year-old, self-described protest-chaser. She has been attending various protests for the past few months throughout the country- from Standing Rock in North Dakota to the border fence in El Paso, Texas to the Sable Trail pipeline in Florida, and finally the 2017 presidential inaugurati...

A Mother's Pride

Morgan Crabtree

January 21, 2017


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 A middle aged woman sat on an uncomfortable stool wedged between two booths inside the Old Ebbitt Grill, a historical restaurant near the White House. Trump hat in hand, Laura Hayes patiently awaits her son to march by the window as a member of the Virginia Military Institute.  “I am so i...