Opinion ||: Autism Has Spoken — It’s Time for Alpha Xi Delta to Listen

Noah Leibowitz

May 3, 2016

On April 4, American University’s Alpha Xi Delta chapter presented an Autism Awareness Panel, intended to inform attendees about the realities of autism and encourage them to support Autism Speaks, the world’s leading...

Freegans Fight Food Waste: Dinner’s in the Dumpster

Reina DuFore, Staff Editor

April 28, 2016

While most consumers stroll through supermarket aisles meticulously, searching for the reddest apple or the perfect pear, a different kind of search takes place nearby. Some people flock instead to the big metal bins that offer fr...

AU Debate Society Ranks Nationally: No Argument

Shelby Ostergaard

April 28, 2016

When someone asks American University junior Frankie Orrico if she had a good weekend, her answer is a bit complicated. As president of AU’s Debate Society, Orrico’s weekends are usually spent competing at tournaments acro...

Changes in Mennonites’ Apolitical Culture: God Before Government

Paloma Losada, Staff Editor

April 28, 2016

The Mennonite community in the United States hasn’t been known to line up by the hundreds outside polling stations, hold picket signs protesting unjust laws or advocate for a certain candidate. Though they have traditionally s...

Working Around Imposter Syndrome: Who do You Think You Are?

Kendra Yoshinaga

April 28, 2016

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor once told the New York Times that she was always looking over her shoulder, wondering if she measured up. Author Maya Angelou said that every time she wrote a book, she felt like she had “...

Strong Ladies of Women’s Rugby: Down and Dirty

Lindsey Grutchfield

April 28, 2016

Rugby is an intensely physical sport. With 80 minutes of nonstop play and only a 10 minute halftime, it is more punishingly cardiovascular than football, with all of the contact and none of the padding. Needless to say, bumps...

The Dark Side of Anonymous Voices: Yuck Yaks

Shayna Vayser

April 28, 2016

Over three billion people have access to the Internet, and those who reside within 1.5 miles of your location can get 200 characters of unregulated, entirely anonymous social publication with just the click of a “free download...

BDSM: Safe, Sane, Consensual: Untying Stigmas

Alex Mazzarisi

April 28, 2016

A lot of the general public’s knowledge of the concept of BDSM is limited to the book 50 Shades of Gray, Rihanna’s hit song “S&M” and perhaps a few scenes from the film “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Other than that, th...

Smoking Creates Tension on Campus: Got a Light?

Maris Laughton

April 28, 2016

Many teens in today’s society find cigarette smoking to be a stress-relieving social trend. If discovered in high school, the habit can continue throughout college and into daily life. Felipe Herrera, a freshman at American University,...