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AU? #MeToo: Tackling sexual misconduct at AU

December 5, 2018

Trigger Warning: Topics such as sexual assault and harassment will be discussed throughout the course of this article.

Inclusion Delusion: Students of color struggle with tokenism at AU

December 5, 2018

Understanding the differences between dialogue and tokenism.

Professor Profile: Margaret Stogner

December 5, 2018

Environmental Media Today: An interview with Margaret Stogner, the executive director of AU's Center for Environmental Filmmaking, helped give a perspective on the interaction between contemporary environmental film and the world of internet and social media.

Behind the Curtain: AU’s Board of Trustees, Part III

November 28, 2018

The information available to students about the Board is limited. The governing laws and policies of the Board are accessible online, but confidentiality policies restrict what else is available to the public.

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The Desolation of the West: Photo Essay
Ghost Stories: The Parker Family Murder

December 5, 2018

Clarksdale, Mississippi's infamous true story.

“Here In My Garage…”: False promises from “web influencers”

December 5, 2018

Internet "mentors" use misleading language and imagery to gain followers.

Seoul Searching: K-Pop’s Cultural Divide

December 5, 2018

A conversation about K-pop's appropriations from black culture.

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Snap Into Focus: The fight for food security
Private politics

July 19, 2018

A new ruling by Attorney General Jeff Sessions may jeopardize domestic violence survivors’ ability to seek asylum within the United States.

A Silent Epidemic

June 1, 2018

Students suffering with mental illness turn to AU for help -- but how helpful has AU really been?

Taking the Initiative

June 1, 2018

Mental Health Initiative tries to keep up with the demand for mental health services

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Helter-Shelter: Motel living for D.C.’s homeless population
The District At Dawn: Legalizing sex work in D.C.

December 5, 2018

A spiritual successor to AWOL's Issue 10 cover story, "The District After Dark: Keeping Sex Work on the Street."

Passing: Multiracial identity in a divided America

December 5, 2018

Exploring multiracial experiences in the modern political climate.

First World Problems: The West’s indifference towards the Rohingya crisis

December 5, 2018

Western media and governments give the crisis lip service, but little action.

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Steps to Recovery: The opioid epidemic in D.C.
Should Journalists Vote?

November 6, 2018

The Gray Area: Cannabis Culture in Washington, D.C.

October 17, 2018

The Gray Area is a short documentary about cannabis culture and legality in the nation's capital. It explores how cannabis businesses are able to operate under the current cannabis law, and it delves into the racial disparities of the law in Washington D.C. and in the United States.

Protesters remember the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

April 26, 2018

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