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Defining the AU experience: AUx’s impact on students

Defining the AU experience: AUx’s impact on students

Ava Kowalski, Copy Editor

April 29, 2019

Many students are critical of AUx as a newly required course, but what many don’t realize is that administration wants to hear that student feedback.

Finding Common Ground Through the Arts: the Cato Institute’s First Exhibit

Finding Common Ground Through the Arts: the Cato Institute’s First Exhibit

Kaela Roeder, Copy Editor

April 18, 2019

The new art exhibition is meant to provide a space for people to discuss their differences in a common and calm space.

What to do about gun violence

What to do about gun violence

Kayla Benjamin, Copy Editor

April 9, 2019

Of the new March for Our Lives (MFOL) AU chapter’s 11 student board members, two spoke of their own experiences with gun violence and three mentioned having friends or family that had experienced gun violence.

Shining a Light on Unconventional Activism

Shining a Light on Unconventional Activism

Kaela Roeder, Copy Editor

April 4, 2019

LUMXN, a new zine from the American University Student Government Women’s Initiative, had its launch party on Friday, March 23.

The Insta vs. the Finsta: A Topic Thursday Event

The Insta vs. the Finsta: A Topic Thursday Event

Kaela Roeder, Copy Editor

March 30, 2019

On Thursday, March 21st, The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) and the American University Mental Health Initiative collaborated bringing light to the negative results of social media’s presence in college student’s lives. This event was held during a Topic Thursday, a collaborative dis...

2019 Wonk of the Year awarded to John Kasich

2019 Wonk of the Year awarded to John Kasich

Katya Podkovyroff Lewis, Editor In Chief

March 29, 2019

Saying he was honored to be Wonk of the Year, Kasich said that he loves speaking at college campuses because he wants all the students to do well and “realize their hopes and dreams.”

Opinion: I Want To Believe in American University Student Government

Opinion: I Want To Believe in American University Student Government

Mitchell Lenneville

March 26, 2019

It's election season at American University. The campus is covered with a light dusting of colorful flyers and hypocrisy. America's "#1 most politically active" campus is having a crisis of faith over student government.

Alexander Hamilton Society holds ‘Emerging Technology’ debate

Alexander Hamilton Society holds ‘Emerging Technology’ debate

Maaz Qureshi

March 26, 2019

American University’s Alexander Hamilton Society held an event last week on campus to discuss the variety of foreign threats against the US and the importance of Automated Intelligence and cybersecurity have on those threats.  

University faculty and students react to United Methodist Church continuing ban on LGBTQ+ clergy

University faculty and students react to United Methodist Church continuing ban on LGBTQ+ clergy

Chloe K. Li, Copy Editor

March 7, 2019

American University released a statement February 26 affirming its support for the LGBTQ community, following a February 25 vote to ban gay and trans clergy from the United Methodist Church. The vote rejected the “One Church Plan,” which would have allowed churches to decide their own policie...

Project HEAL and Greek Wellness Coalition discuss disordered eating

Project HEAL and Greek Wellness Coalition discuss disordered eating

Taylor Sabol, Copy Editor

March 6, 2019

Content warning: Mentions of eating disorders and disordered eating The conversation surrounding eating disorders continued last week on American University’s campus in honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Over 30 million Americans have an eating disorder at some point during their lifetime, according to the National A...

“College is a Debt Sentence”: AU students protest the Board of Trustees

“College is a Debt Sentence”: AU students protest the Board of Trustees

Chloe K. Li, Grace Vitaglione, and Michael Karlis

March 4, 2019

Following a student protest, the Board of Trustees voted Friday to raise tuition by 2.3 percent for the 2020-2021 academic year. This raise is less than the originally proposed four percent increase.

Marijuana and Student Debt: Congressman Steve Cohen comes to AU and gives a Glimpse into the Future of Congress Beyond the Trump Presidency

Marijuana and Student Debt: Congressman Steve Cohen comes to AU and gives a Glimpse into the Future of Congress Beyond the Trump Presidency

Ian Gardner, Multimedia Member

March 1, 2019

Congressmen Steven Cohen was interviewed by School of Communications Professor Jane Hall last night in a conversation about the future of Congress at the American University.