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A is for Adderall

Lydia Crouthamel

December 12, 2014

Performance-enhancing drugs aren’t just for athletes anymore. The usage of prescription ADD and ADHD medications as "study drugs" is becoming increasingly popular among college students. A study from the U.S. Department of Health...

Pass the bottle, bypass the bowl?

Maura Fennelly

December 1, 2014

Some freshmen begin their time at American University without having sipped a drop of alcohol or smoked a puff of weed. For the purposes of this article, "Sarah" is the name used to represent a completely made-up freshman who ha...

HIV's Rising Rates in the District

Julia Rapp

November 10, 2014

We’ve probably all seen the advertisements at metro bus stops that read: “Get yourself tested” and “We > AIDS.”  In fact, you could say they are relatively commonplace and indicative of the high rates of HIV inf...

Say My Name: Why Can't Journalism Acknowledge the Transgender Community?

Lori McCue

December 12, 2013

Twenty-year-old Ascher Thomas asks that you use plural gender pronouns to refer to them. And today, they’re so angry. Their slight frame shifts in their seat as they pull their hands out of the pockets of their loose fittin...

Funding the Hand That Feeds You: Real Food and Wages in TDR

Haley Hawkins

December 12, 2013

Christine Hamlett-Williams grew up on a farm in North Carolina and was raised knowing that fresh food is good food. It’s better for your health and your taste buds, or, as she puts it, “frozen and processed—that’s not r...