Critical. Subversive. Irrepressible.

AWOL

Critical. Subversive. Irrepressible.

AWOL

Critical. Subversive. Irrepressible.

AWOL

The Hum: Under pressure

This semester the Hum team interviewed students about the internship culture at AU. We spoke to students in different years about the pressure they feel to get an internship, how they feel about the ones...

Holi festival colors Dupont to celebrate spring

Holi festival colors Dupont to celebrate spring

Natalie Monga, Photographer April 1, 2024

The Ven at Embassy Row hosted multiple Holi festivities for D.C. residents March 24 in Dupont Circle.  Holi is a Hindu holiday that celebrates the arrival of spring. Attendees of the event watched...

Photo courtesy of Priya Doshi.

Women’s History Month and AU’s Priya Doshi place focus on DEI

Julia Cucchiara, Staff Writer March 29, 2024

During her time in public relations, Priya Doshi noticed a lack of gender diversity in who strategic messages were engaging as their intended audience.  “I think there's always this natural inclination...

Uncertain future of D.C. teams impacts students looking to support district sports

Uncertain future of D.C. teams impacts students looking to support district sports

Blake Guterman, Podcast Producer March 18, 2024

American University student’s ability to attend sports games in Washington, D.C., has been called into question after the district’s sports teams have considered moving to Virginia.  Gov. Glenn...

24/7 bus service followed by student use and safety policies

24/7 bus service followed by student use and safety policies

Abigail Lynn Williams, Staff Writer March 4, 2024

Following the launch of 24/7 bus service on several Metro routes on Dec. 17, 2023, students have been utilizing the service and Metro officials are implementing policies geared towards passenger equity...

Mardi Gras comes to The Wharf

Mardi Gras comes to The Wharf

Ben Ackman, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

Mardi Gras revelers went to The Wharf Feb. 11 for an early celebration, ahead of the actual holiday on the following Tuesday. Mardi Gras is the last day of Carnival, a Christian festival of indulgence...

Lunar New Year celebrated in Chinatown

Lunar New Year celebrated in Chinatown

Natalie Monga, Photographer February 21, 2024

D.C. residents celebrated the Lunar New Year Feb. 11 with parades that included groups from across the district.  Chinatown was decorated with red and yellow banners as several dances, songs and other...

Students develop their ideas into businesses at the Veloric Center

Students develop their ideas into businesses at the Veloric Center

Quinn Volpe, Assistant Editor February 18, 2024

The Veloric Center of Entrepreneurship at the Kogod School of Business supports student-built small businesses. The Veloric Center of Entrepreneurship, located in the Don Meyers Technology and Innovation...

Admissions halt casts doubt on anthropology Ph.D. program

Admissions halt casts doubt on anthropology Ph.D. program

Stella Camerlengo, Assistant Editor February 5, 2024

Madison Shomaker, a current master’s student at American University, said that she was seriously considering applying to AU’s anthropology doctorate program, but was taken aback after finding out about...

AU amid a pandemic

AU amid a pandemic

Tom Langford and Jack Lunder January 29, 2024

On Dec. 15, 2023, American University sent out an email announcing the discontinuation of vending machines providing coronavirus tests on campus. The update pointed to a third-party vendor, Shield T-3,...

Monthly Dupont walk showcases world of art

Monthly Dupont walk showcases world of art

Lizzie Graff and Ava Ramsdale January 22, 2024

Washington, D.C., residents and visitors gathered at Dupont Circle on Oct. 6 to enjoy an immersive cultural experience through the ArtWalk Dupont. On the first Friday of each month, the Dupont Circle...

Black students at AU identify where inclusivity falls short

Black students at AU identify where inclusivity falls short

Josiah Jones, Staff Writer January 15, 2024

Chioma Nwomeh wanted a school with opportunities to learn from her Black peers in Washington, D.C.  Now a senior, Nwomeh said she found those opportunities at American University after she applied...

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