Why Us? The alt-right’s assault on American University

Why Us? The alt-right’s assault on American University

Ben Weiss

December 6, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Politics, Slider Feature

Graphics by Hannah Tiner On Tuesday, Sept. 26, American University opened another chapter in its sordid history of racist acts on campus with the school’s second high-profile racially motivated incident on campus since May. That evening, circulating first on Twitter, then on Facebook, were photos...

Disclaimer: An Accurate Story About Fake News

Disclaimer: An Accurate Story About Fake News

Laura Saini

January 30, 2017


Filed under Culture, Politics

Originally published in Spring 2017, Issue 21. On Dec. 4, 2016, Edgar Welch, 28, walked into Comet Ping Pong, a pizzeria in D.C. and fired three shots in the restaurant. He believed Hillary Clinton was operating a hidden, child sex-trafficking ring in the restaurant. He has since plead guilty on Ma...

Expect Resistance: Protesting in Trump’s America

Expect Resistance: Protesting in Trump’s America

Anniebee Ospeck

January 30, 2017


Filed under Politics

Originally published in Spring 2017, Issue 21. Photographed by Melany Rochester In the midst of a dense sea of knitted, pink, pussy hats that flowed down Independence Avenue, messages like  “Respect Existence or Expect Resistance” or “Women’s Rights are Human Rights” were written on sign after ...

DC’s Gun Fight: One man’s standoff with Congress

DC’s Gun Fight: One man’s standoff with Congress

Antoinette D’Addario

January 30, 2017


Filed under Politics

Originally published in Spring 2017, Issue 21. Graphics by Rachel Wright On Memorial Day 2005, Timothy and Janice Heyne were docking their boat at friend Steve Mazin’s home in Thousand Oaks, California when Toby Whelchel opened fire. He killed Janice and Steve and critically injured Timothy. Sh...

Smoking Out Big Pharma: Why We Haven't Legalized

Amanda Molloy

January 25, 2017


Filed under Politics, Sections

On Oct. 18, 2006, Matt and Paige Figi had twins named Chase and Charlotte. Born without any medical complications, Charlotte seemed to be a happy and healthy baby. But what the Figis didn’t know about their daughter would alter the course of their lives forever.At three months old, Charlotte had her first seizure,...

Birth Behind Bars: Shackling Women During Labor

Birth Behind Bars: Shackling Women During Labor

Rachel Falek

January 25, 2017


Filed under Health, Politics, Sections

Shawanna Nelson, a prisoner at a correctional facility in Newport, Arkansas, had been in labor for more than 12 hours when she arrived at a local hospital in 2003. Nelson shuffled in when she reached the delivery room with shackled legs. A guard chained her legs and hips to the bed while she g...

Painting the Town Red: The Rise of Left-Wing Populism

Painting the Town Red: The Rise of Left-Wing Populism

Thomas Pool

January 25, 2017


Filed under Politics, Sections

On both the left and the right, populists are revolting around the world. Right-wing extremists have scored stunning victories with Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, but the left is looking to make a comeback. Beginning with the rise of the Tea Party in 2009, we are entering a new phase of pop...

Dallas' Own United Nations: Going to School as a Refugee

Dallas' Own United Nations: Going to School as a Refugee

Caroline Garrison

January 25, 2017


Filed under Politics, Sections

Going to school in the U.S. can be hard: Students are expected to juggle classes, extracurricular activities, homework, and maintain an active social life. But for Burmese refugee SB, there's a far greater learning curve.“My first day of school, I did not know what to do,” SB said. “There are ...