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"F**king get up and do it": Jessica Williams on race, gender and youth

Pamela Huber

September 24, 2015

Filed under Commentary

Most speakers dismiss heckles from a crowd, but Jessica Williams invited them when they came from angry AU students emboldened by her own passion. On September 10, the Kennedy Political Union speaker delivered an off the cuff ...

Measuring the real impact of FSE

Press Corps

August 28, 2015

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By: Maham Kamal, Ryan Siegel and Sydney StraschnovExiting the metro, the streets of downtown DC bustled with morning activity. Working citizens pushed towards their offices, groups of friends connected heading to breakfast and Amer...

Opinion || The Indefinable Nature of Resident Assistants

Nicole Bubnoski

June 29, 2015

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At American University, the role of a Resident Assistant (RA) is often misplaced, misconstrued, and misunderstood. More importantly, it’s indefinable though it appears to be definable. AU has its official definition, complete wi...

From Yellow Umbrellas to the 99%: Succeeding and Failing at Protest

Maxwell Glas

May 12, 2015

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Here is where they gather, the streets and the squares. They gather in the plazas of the gleaming island metropolis, with its numerous glass and metallic skyscrapers. Hong Kong—a global center for culture, business, and fi...

Review || Film: Matt Shepard and Fighting to Remember Hatred

Pamela Huber

May 6, 2015

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On a star-filled night in Wyoming in 1998, a young man lay in a pool of his own blood, the wind and stars his companions at the final lucid moments of his life. The man was Matthew Shepard, a 21-year old gay student in Laramie, Wyomi...

Shaming the poor: Legislative proposals limit assistance

Rachel Falek, Editor In Chief

April 14, 2015

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If signed this week by Gov. Sam Brownback, the Kansas House Bill 2258 will restrict recipients of the federal aid program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), from using that money to go to the movies, spa, na...