AWOL

Should Journalists Vote?

Should Journalists Vote?

Katya Podkovyroff Lewis, Editor In Chief

November 6, 2018

The current political climate has been a result of cumulative tensions nationwide since the 2016 election.   Today, in the midst of the 2018 midterms, voters will decide if a new light will shine in House, Senate, and local elections.   In March of 2016, reporter Anna Clark w...

COMMENTARY: AWOL on Recent Attempts to Silence Student Media

COMMENTARY: AWOL on Recent Attempts to Silence Student Media

Benjamin S. Weiss and Katya Podkovyroff Lewis

October 24, 2018

When prominent members of AUSG weaponize the terms ‘fake news’ and ‘hate speech’ to advance their political agendas and silence dissent, they contribute to the toxicity of the anti-media environment.

AU Goes to Space

United Launch Alliance's Atlas V AEHF-4 rocket successfully launched October 17, 2018 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. (Photo Credit:  Airman 1st Class Dalton Williams, USAF Space Command)

Taylor Sabol, Managing Editor

October 22, 2018

American University has expanded their STEM educational programs to out of this world projects. AWOL staff had the opportunity to speak with the AU physics department to discuss their newest focus: the AU Thin Sat project.

The Gray Area: Cannabis Culture in Washington, D.C.

The Gray Area: Cannabis Culture in Washington, D.C.

Melany Rochester, Spring 2019 Photo & Videography Director

October 17, 2018

The Gray Area is a short documentary about cannabis culture and legality in the nation's capital. It explores how cannabis businesses are able to operate under the current cannabis law, and it delves into the racial disparities of the law in Washington D.C. and in the United States.

At AU, the “Parkland Students” Talk Gun Laws and Voting

The

Michael Karlis, Web Director

October 11, 2018

Before the “Parkland Students” went on stage and spoke in front of a sold-out Bender Arena for an event hosted by the Kennedy Political Union, student media had the opportunity to interview them behind closed doors Wednesday evening.

After Wednesday’s “Armed Intruder” Scare, It’s Time to Talk Seriously About AU Emergency Preparedness

After Wednesday’s “Armed Intruder” Scare, It’s Time to Talk Seriously About AU Emergency Preparedness

Benjamin S. Weiss, Editorial Editor In Chief

July 19, 2018

The American University community held its collective breath Wednesday afternoon as AU Public Safety, the United States Secret Service, and D.C. Police responded to reports of an “intruder” with an exposed sidearm near campus.

Private politics

Private politics

Taylor Sabol, Managing Editor

July 19, 2018

A new ruling by Attorney General Jeff Sessions may jeopardize domestic violence survivors’ ability to seek asylum within the United States.

Sherri Williams

Sherri Williams

Evangeline Lacroix, Editor in Chief

June 1, 2018

Mentoring the next generation of black journalists

Transgender Homelessness

Transgender Homelessness

Blythe Collins, Writer

June 1, 2018

A disproportionate number of transgender individuals are homeless in D.C.

A Silent Epidemic

Art by Katia Rasch

Katya Podkovyroff Lewis, Editor In Chief

June 1, 2018

Students suffering with mental illness turn to AU for help -- but how helpful has AU really been?

Taking the Initiative

Taking the Initiative

Andrew Klabnik, Writer

June 1, 2018

Mental Health Initiative tries to keep up with the demand for mental health services

Toxic Competition

Art by Claire Osborn

Karissa Waddick, Writer

June 1, 2018

The negative side effects of a community that values the internship experience.