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“Better than Tinder,” AU Students Perform Stand-Up Comedy in Tenleytown

“Better than Tinder,” AU Students Perform Stand-Up Comedy in Tenleytown

Maddi Cole

February 24, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Slider Feature, The District, Uncategorized

Tenley Bar and Grill in Washington DC has a new bi-weekly show to offer the students of American University and the residents of Tenleytown.

Unlikely presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks at Politics & Prose

Unlikely presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks at Politics & Prose

Grace Vitaglione, Writer

February 23, 2019


Filed under Culture, Politics, Slider Feature, The District, Uncategorized

Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind., spoke to a crowd in the Politics and Prose bookstore on Sunday night about his book “Shortest Way Home” and the possibility of his run for the presidency. While being interviewed by Jonathan Allen, a political reporter for NBC News, Buttigieg spoke abo...

SPA gallery shows injustice of juvenile imprisonment

SPA gallery shows injustice of juvenile imprisonment

Grace Vitaglione, Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Politics, Slider Feature

Photographs of incarcerated youth are now on display in the halls of the School of Public Affairs at American University, showcasing images from dozens of adolescent detention centers across the country. The photographer, Richard Ross, spoke to a crowd of students, faculty, and visitors in the Kerwi...

Locals protest to protect historically black cemetery, three arrested

Locals protest to protect historically black cemetery, three arrested

Braeden Waddell, Podcast Assistant

February 21, 2019


Filed under Politics, Slider Feature

On Wednesday, February 6th, three people were charged with disorderly conduct after refusing to cease protesting during a public meeting at the Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC).

Powell fails to address student concerns about Meal Plan Proposal at RHA Town Hall

Powell fails to address student concerns about Meal Plan Proposal at RHA Town Hall

Michael Karlis, Staff Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Slider Feature

Ann Marie Powell, the Director of Dining and Auxiliary Services for AU, faced backlash about the increased pricing of meal plans next semester during a town hall forum hosted by the AU Residence Hall Association in Letts Formal Monday night.

Bobby Seale, Black Panther Party co-founder discusses political activism

Bobby Seale, Black Panther Party co-founder discusses political activism

Taylor Sabol, Staff Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Politics, Slider Feature

Bobby Seale, co-founder and chairman of the Black Panther Party, spoke with the American University community on Tuesday night about his experiences with black political activism. Student media had an opportunity to speak with him before the event. Bobby Seale and Huey Newton founded the Black Panther...

AWOL writer told to leave by university official at public meeting: Student media refuses to be silenced

AWOL writer told to leave by university official at public meeting: Student media refuses to be silenced

Will Fowler and Katya Podkovyroff Lewis

February 7, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Commentary, Slider Feature

Last week, AWOL writer Noah Vehafric went to cover a public meeting held by the American University Dining Advisory Board. The topic of the meeting, and the reason he was there, was the controversy about next year's proposed meal plans. However, upon arriving and identifying himself as a member of th...

Sine Institute Fellow Bill Kristol, speaks about the bright side of current political climate

Sine Institute Fellow Bill Kristol, speaks about the bright side of current political climate

Kayla Benjamin, Copy Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Politics

The Political Theory Institute hosted the talk, titled “The Future of Conservatism and the Republican Party,” which focused on the present political atmosphere and its historical context.

Outrage Against Meal Plan Proposal: Changes to campus meal plans

Outrage Against Meal Plan Proposal: Changes to campus meal plans

Chloe K. Li, Noah Vehafric, and Michael Karlis

February 5, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Slider Feature

The university is receiving backlash from students for its 2019-2020 academic year’s meal plan proposal, which requires underclassmen to purchase a $2,540 yearly meal plan. This new meal plan would prevent sophomores from switching to a cheaper meal plan resulting in a $952 loss in savings. The ne...

Student Government targeted by email scams

Student Government targeted by email scams

Benjamin S. Weiss, Editor-In-Chief

February 4, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Place Holder (Do Not Delete), Slider Feature

American University Student Government became the target last week of a series of fraudulent emails from someone claiming to be the AUSG president. Student Body President Valentina Fernandez told AWOL that she was aware of the situation, and AUSG Comptroller Gisselle Gladden confirmed that she wa...

The Conversation of Comedy, Roy Wood Jr. Explains

The Conversation of Comedy, Roy Wood Jr. Explains

Chloe K. Li, Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Place Holder (Do Not Delete), Slider Feature

Sporting Beats headphones and a bright orange-red Hawaiian shirt, comedian Roy Wood Jr. arrived at the Mary Graydon Center as the sun set on the District for an event co-hosted by the Kennedy Political Union and the Student Union Board, this past Saturday. “Just letting you know ahead of time, in c...

Has the 2020 Campaign Trail Already Begun? : Elizabeth Warren comes to AU and talks foreign policy

Has the 2020 Campaign Trail Already Begun? : Elizabeth Warren comes to AU and talks foreign policy

Ian Gardner, Multimedia Member

December 12, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Politics, The District

“I hope she runs for president in 2020,” exclaimed freshman Jenna Whitaker as the crowded auditorium cleared out following a foreign policy address by Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Thursday, November 29, 2018. The air in the room was electric. Nearly 450 AU and Washington College of Law students cam...