American’s new aesthetic: National Geographic Societys gift to campus

American’s new aesthetic: National Geographic Society’s gift to campus

Daniel Rosato, Staff Writer December 29, 2022

American University community members will soon see a large rock sculpture along their daily campus walk. Sudama, formerly known as Marabar, will sit in front of the Kogod School of Business, across from...

Drinkable donations at American University

The Davenport Coffee Lounge’s drink-of-the-month program, which allows student organizations to partner with the Dav to fundraise, has become a top seller for the coffee shop and student organizations.   Though...

AU after carbon neutrality

AU after carbon neutrality

This semester the Ripped from the Wall team looked into American University’s environmental sustainability. We explored how the university markets itself, the sustainable policies it has, and talked...

Under Reconstruction: Student Media Board

Under Reconstruction: Student Media Board

Grace Hagerman and Emma Pierce December 23, 2022

American University’s Student Media Board is undergoing a reconstruction after the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) conducted a mass review of all student groups, causing the board to dissolve last...

Reproductive Rights v. Dobbs

Reproductive Rights v. Dobbs

Kathryn Gilroy, Zoe Kallenekos, and Grace Higgins December 21, 2022

On June 24, the Supreme Court overturned the almost 50-year precedent of Roe v. Wade, which protected the constitutional right to an abortion. In the 2022 case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization,...

Unprepared for periods

Unprepared for periods

Casey Bacot and Shreya Jyotishi December 21, 2022

American University provides menstrual products in three out of 44 buildings on campus as of November 2022. Therefore, menstruating students have limited access to free menstrual products on AU’s campus.    American...

Policy doesn’t equal policing in drug arrests

Policy doesn’t equal policing in drug arrests

Audrey Hill, Staff Writer December 21, 2022

  Although the DC Council unanimously voted to decriminalize all drug paraphernalia in 2020, data from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) shows that officers continued to arrest people for...

The top of their game: How does AU ensure the wellbeing of its athletes on and off the field?

The top of their game: How does AU ensure the wellbeing of its athletes on and off the field?

Mia Kimm, Staff Writer December 21, 2022

Junior Player Lizzie De Guzman wakes up at 8 a.m. for American University’s varsity lacrosse practice. At 10 a.m., she practices for two and a half hours before going to her first class at 12:55 p.m....

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Looking back at the AU Staff Union’s Battle for a Contract

Kathryn Gilroy, Staff Editor December 16, 2022

It’s been nearly four months since the American University Staff Union held a strike on Aug. 21 after the university could not agree on better wages and benefits.   Exactly two months after...

AU students and staff walk out against sexual violence on campus

About the piece: A large group of students wearing red gathered on American University’s quad on Nov. 10 after walking out of their classes in protest of the administration's response to the incident...

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Is the AU shuttle in need of change?

Kathryn Gilroy, Staff Editor May 6, 2022

Every month, over 10,000 students, faculty and community members use American University’s shuttle system. However, some students have reported issues of accessibility, masking and fluctuating reliability...

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“Screaming into the void”: Student housing employees feel unheard and unsupported

Kayla Benjamin and Meredith Shimer October 26, 2021

Most names of student employees in this story were changed to protect the identity of sources whose job security may be threatened. Their identities were confirmed with the editors of this story to ensure...

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