A Slam Dunk Event: AU Slam Team Hosts First Open Mic of the Semester

Evie Lacroix

October 2, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Commentary

Huddled around the entrance to Davenport Coffee Lounge, poets and admirers alike stood in small groups. Some formed in loose circles, laughing quietly as they milled about. Others positioned themselves off to the side, practicing the ...

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

Pamela Huber

September 24, 2015

Filed under Commentary, Culture

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

Filed under Commentary

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

Filed under Commentary, Culture

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

Filed under Commentary, Politics

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...