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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...

Female Bodybuilders Raise the Bar: GIRL POWER

Evangeline Lacroix, Editor in Chief

May 9, 2015

Filed under Culture, The District

This is not what she signed up for, the spotlight brightly shining down, glistening off her bikini, as she struts flirtatiously. She is playing up a persona that judges appreciate, a game of pageantry in the name of health an...

Review || Film: Matt Shepard and Fighting to Remember Hatred

Pamela Huber

May 6, 2015

Filed under Commentary, Culture

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...

The political hyphen: Challenging naming customs through hyphenation

Sam Bermas-Dawes

April 9, 2015

Filed under Commentary, Culture, Politics

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...

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

Megan Clark

March 19, 2015

Filed under Commentary, Culture

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...

Review || Film: "She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry" and the history of the feminist movement

Rachel Falek, Editor In Chief

February 20, 2015

Filed under Commentary, Culture

The documentary “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” premiered at the E Street Cinema on Feb. 13 and now screening at 82 cinemas across the country. Award-winning documentary producer, Mary Dore, directed the movie. Dore has pro...

Opinion || The U.S. savior complex in Ukraine: The case for peace

Antoinette D’Addario

February 19, 2015

Filed under Commentary, Culture

600 U.S. troops will be flying out of Vicenza, Italy next month to Ukraine to help train National Guard troops, a Pentagon spokesman told Fox News this week. Over the last year, Ukraine has distanced itself from the European Union. With this distance came a rise in crime in the...

Review || Television: “Pie-Mary,” The most feminist episode of “Parks and Recreation” ever

Alexa Marie Kelly

February 18, 2015

Filed under Commentary, Culture

“Parks and Recreation” is my favorite show. From its well-developed characters to its plucky optimism to just being outright hilarious, the show has much about it to love. And to miss, since the sitcom is in its seventh an...