Broadcast Blues

Broadcast Blues

Francisco Sabaté

January 2, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

Art by Nana Gongadze and Casey Chiapetta  In 1960, a small group of American University students and graduates received a FM license for a radio station. The station could broadcast to the greater Washington Metropolitan area, had less static and featured scheduled programs. One year later in 19...

Community Dwellers

Community Dwellers

Stephanie Lopez

January 2, 2018


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Art by Andrea Lin  Emma Dion, a sophomore at American University, had to accept that her first days of volunteering at Thrive DC, a local nonprofit working to end homelessness, would be just as awkward and nerve wrecking as she was expecting. At the time, Dion was participating in one of AU’s ...

A Change Agent | Professor Profile: Ibram X. Kendi

A Change Agent | Professor Profile: Ibram X. Kendi

Paloma Losada

January 2, 2018


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Photo courtesy of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi  Ibram X. Kendi is a professor in the Department of History and School of International Service at American University. He also serves as the founding director of the new Antiracist Research and Policy Center. His second book, Stamped from the Beginning: The De...

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

Art 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...

Enough is Enough: AUSG & Antiracist Research & Policy Center Hold Rally

Enough is Enough: AUSG & Antiracist Research & Policy Center Hold Rally

Michael Karlis, Writer

October 1, 2017


Filed under Blog, Campus Life, Slider Feature

“Enough is enough” chanted a crowd of around 200 people on the steps of the Mary Graydon Center late Friday afternoon, two days after 10 posters of the Confederate flag with cotton attached to them were found by students and university police. American University Student Government (AUSG) President Taylor ...

Not Your Average Girls

Not Your Average Girls

Reina DuFore

March 30, 2017


Filed under Blog, Campus Life, Culture, Slider Feature

Mawal Sidi and Meriam Salem are changing the way Muslim women are portrayed in media with one weapon—a camera. Through the creation of a web-series called Not Your Average, Sidi and Salem highlight the successes and experiences of local Muslim-American women to reframe how the media portrays them. ...

Closed Doors, Closed Borders: The Muslim Ban on Campus

Closed Doors, Closed Borders: The Muslim Ban on Campus

Reina DuFore

January 30, 2017


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Originally published in Spring 2017, Issue 21. After returning to the United States as an international student at AU in 2016, Noman Ahmed Ashraf found that the political climate had changed. Nationals from Yemen were currently banned from entering the United States—Ashraf is from Yemen. Following t...

Diversity as a Buzzword: An Analysis on How AU Defines Student Diversity

Diversity as a Buzzword: An Analysis on How AU Defines Student Diversity

Ofonime Idiong

January 30, 2017


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Originally published in Spring 2017, Issue 21. Illustrated by Robin Weiner As a teenager growing up in Philadelphia, Alizonaye Hardrick takes pride in her experience coming of age in a space that accepted her for who she was unabashedly. Attending KIPP DuBois College Academy prepared her to take stock ...

The 17% – Trying to Create Meaningful Inclusion

The 17% – Trying to Create Meaningful Inclusion

Casey Chiappetta and Evangeline Lacroix

January 25, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Sections, Slider Feature

In 2007, you could count the number of faculty of color in the School of Communication on one hand. Three black faculty members and two Asian American members. When Angie Chuang, now an associate professor, accepted a role as an assistant professor in the journalism department, she singlehandedl...

Defining ‘Cappuccino City’ – Profile: Derek Hyra

Defining ‘Cappuccino City’ – Profile: Derek Hyra

Paloma Losada

January 25, 2017


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Derek Hyra is an associate professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at American University and the author of The New Urban Renewal: The Economic Transformation of Harlem and Bronzeville and Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City. He has worked in the U.S. Department o...

Not a Green Eagle: AU's Composting Problem

Not a Green Eagle: AU's Composting Problem

Laurel Clark

January 25, 2017


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The thin white plate in her right hand is still half full, dotted with three cherry tomatoes, a handful of bright green lettuce and remnants of pasta. Pesto sauce and forgotten noodles line the edges of her dish.In her left hand she grasps a waxy paper cup of half drunk water and two lemons that bounce...

Gamma Rho Lambda: Welcome to the Family

Evangeline Lacroix

November 28, 2015


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A product of her environment, Chloe Krueger, a senior,  is a self-described “total effing liberal hippie.” “Being a multicultural woman, I knew I did not fit into a white space,” Krueger said. “I [also] didn’t really fit into an Asian space when it came to Greek life.” She was lo...