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,...

AU’s Battle to Save Their Bees: Just Keep Buzzing

Thomas Pool

April 28, 2016

Andreas Elterich used to be afraid of bees. That was until he joined the American University Beekeeping Society (AUBS) and realized how important they are to the community, the economy, and ultimately, the world. “It’s n...

Questioning the Extent of Free Speech: Je Suis Charlie

Liza Layer

April 28, 2016

The world came out in support for satire in January, as cartoonists rallied for a magazine that made a business out of criticizing popular beliefs. They formed part of the  movement known as “Je suis Charlie,” translated ...

AU’s Teach-in on Implicit Bias: Confronting Racism

Lydia Crouthamel

April 28, 2016

The recent indictment in Ferguson may have raised questions about racism in America, but some American University students believe discussing them may be the key to reducing racism among students on college campuses.On Jan. 24, AU...