Critical. Subversive. Irrepressible.

AWOL

Critical. Subversive. Irrepressible.

AWOL

Critical. Subversive. Irrepressible.

AWOL

Costs of housing

Costs of housing

Ava Ramsdale, Staff Writer January 7, 2024

Unable to secure campus housing at American University as an upperclassman, Madison DeFrancesco said she eventually found her college apartment in Silver Spring, Maryland. DeFrancesco, who graduated...

Admissions on trial

Admissions on trial

Kalie Walker, Staff Editor January 7, 2024

When the Supreme Court banned affirmative action, colleges across the U.S. had to ask themselves one question: What comes next? The Supreme Court overturned affirmative action on June 29 in a 6-3 decision...

On our doorstep

On our doorstep

Maegan Seaman, Multimedia Director January 7, 2024

While walking the neighborhoods in the district, it’s interesting to stop and take notice of the little things. In the fast paced environment of American University, it can be so easy to become caught...

White House protesters continue 42-year-long fight for peace

Will Sytsma, Assistant Editor December 28, 2023

Activist Philipos Melaku-Bello saw a form of violence rather familiar to him on Friday, Oct. 13.  He sat with fellow-activist Neil, in the same place he has for four decades, when a group of 25 people...

All Things Go partnered with Spotify EQUAL to present summit

All Things Go partnered with Spotify EQUAL to present summit

Bailey Bish, Staff Writer December 13, 2023

The All Things Go Music Festival returned to the Merriweather Post Pavilion from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, bringing a lineup of 32 artists to the Washington, D.C. region for the festival’s ninth year.  Starting...

Rise in crime in D.C.

Rise in crime in D.C.

Katherine Marisa Alvarez, Staff Writer December 13, 2023

On Nov. 28, 2023, the student body received an email from Phillip Morse stating that the Metropolitan Police Department was investigating a robbery and assault that happened at the 3700 block of Nebraska...

Minding the gender gap

Minding the gender gap

Vanessa Levins and Cara Halford December 4, 2023

Four years ago, when Jiya Wit began looking at colleges, she said she noticed a common theme amongst the student community at American University: Women outnumbered men.  While in the decision process,...

Behind the budget

Behind the budget

Benjamin Austin, Olivia Bohart, and Arati Periyannan November 28, 2023

American University confirmed a $30.8 million deficit for the 2024 fiscal year, according to an Oct. 17 budget update. Two questions loom over this year’s deficit: How did it happen? And what are the...

Little Amal in D.C.

Little Amal in D.C.

Emma Pierce and Michelle Miramontes November 28, 2023

Washington, D.C., welcomed Little Amal, a puppet representing a young Syrian refugee, in September. Little Amal made her way across the National Mall and to the Washington Monument on Sept. 17, where...

The fight for Narcan

The fight for Narcan

Will Sytsma and Stella Camerlengo November 28, 2023

Thomas Cortez said that he didn’t realize the lifesaving capability of Narcan – until he knew someone who overdosed. The medication saved their life. A Tennessee native and a student...

Ripped from the Wall: Investigating IAP

This semester, the Ripped from the Wall podcast team analyzed American University’s International Accelerator Program or IAP. The team looked into whether and how the program helps to support first-year...

Community profile: The Humanities Truck

Community profile: The Humanities Truck

Zori Rouleau, Mia Norton, and Abby Johnson November 28, 2023

Daniel Kerr is the associate director of American University’s Public History program and the founder of the Humanities Truck program. Kerr specializes in community history, oral history and public history....

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