Opinion || The Indefinable Nature of Resident Assistants

Nicole Bubnoski

June 29, 2015

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

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

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

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...

The political hyphen: Challenging naming customs through hyphenation

Sam Bermas-Dawes

April 9, 2015

A hyphen connects two things previously separated, like a marriage or a chemical bond. When put in between surnames, hyphens create a double-barrel surname that meshes surnames together. This tiny punctuation mark became a big deal in post-Wo...

Students Against Sexual Violence demand change

Antoinette D’Addario

April 6, 2015

Rallying cries filled the quad after Amanda Gould yelled “I’m f***ing angry” into a megaphone from the steps of Battelle. She was one of dozens gathered to protest the university’s failure to address sexual assault. They gat...

Reproductive injustice: Persecution under fetal homicide laws

Rachel Falek, Editor In Chief

March 31, 2015

A woman can face up to 70 years in jail for having a miscarriage. That is not a typo. Purvi Patel, a 33-year-old woman, was recently sentenced to prison for 20 years in Indiana for delivering a stillborn fetus.Here’s t...

Review || Film: Fort Bliss and its honest portrayal of motherhood and the military

Megan Clark

March 19, 2015

The film, “Fort Bliss” (2014), directed by Claudia Meyers provides an intimate look at the complex reality of the post-deployment experience in the military. What is so fascinating about this film is that it does so from a w...