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AU extends pass/fail options in light of coronavirus: students and faculty weigh in

AU extends pass/fail options in light of coronavirus: students and faculty weigh in

The decision came after online debates on social media and a student-led petition that gained 3,000 signatures.
Kaela Roeder, Grace Vitaglione , and Shannon Durazo March 27, 2020

WASHINGTON — American University decided Thursday to give undergraduate and most graduate students the option to take their classes pass/fail for the Spring 2020 semester, in light of the Coronavirus...

Mardi Gras at the Wharf 2020

Mardi Gras at the Wharf 2020

What happens when you take the celebration outside of New Orleans?
Ava Kowalski, Copy Editor March 6, 2020

An elderly man with a voluminous golden wig and a splatter-painted green and purple suit stands on a bench. He cheers as swarms of people of every shape, size, color and age pass by him, trying to catch...

Buttigieg campaign manager: A few days is a really long time in politics

Buttigieg campaign manager: A few days is a really long time in politics

Maddi Cole, Podcast Director March 2, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. ─ On the eve of the highly anticipated first-in-the-South primary, the longtime friend and campaign manager to Pete Buttigieg, spoke with a quiet confidence to a group of eager American...

Clarissa Cheung ( far left) and other members of AASU advocacy committee introduce the “Self Care as Rebellion” event. This event took place Feb.4 on American University’s campus.

American University professor talks “pleasure activism” in campus event

Grace Vitaglione , Podcast Director February 25, 2020

American University’s Asian American Student Union debuted its advocacy committee with the “Self Care as Rebellion” event Feb. 4, where professor Sybil Williams lectured on the importance of self-care...

Photo by Shane Matheu Ryden.

Community profile: Berlin Thomas

Berlin brings the happy days to AU
Savanna Strott February 24, 2020

It’s a happy Friday at American University. Before our interview, Berlin Thomas smiles proudly behind the cash register as Shane Ryden, AWOL’s multimedia director, snaps her photo. A student walks...

The Future of Black Affinity Housing at AU

The Future of Black Affinity Housing at AU

Representatives for Black Affinity Housing host a press conference for student media
Jasmine Dean, Staff Editor February 24, 2020

For the first time in the school’s history, American University will begin offering a black affinity housing option for students living on campus in the Fall of 2020. Representatives who initiated...

Two AU freshmen shown in social media video using racial slur

Two AU freshmen shown in social media video using racial slur

Talia Marshall, Staff Editor February 20, 2020

A video of two women at American University where one, a freshman, used a racial slur circulated widely on social media Tuesday night.  The video shows two women who are newly associated with the university's...

 Dr. Ana Lucio Araujo presents  on the history of reparations before taking questions from the audience.

American University library hosts “Reparations for slavery: History and ongoing debates” event, featuring Dr. Ana Lucio Araujo

Jasmine Dean, Staff Editor February 17, 2020

Dr. Ana Lucio Araujo: author, historian and professor at Howard University, spoke to attendees from the American University community Feb. 6 about the ongoing debates and historical significance of reparations...

Washington November DACA Protest

Natalie Harder February 13, 2020

Photojournalist and student Natalie Harder covered Washington's DACA protest on the steps of the Supreme Court in November 2019. Luz Chavez is a student at Trinity Washington University and also a protected...

With the fate of DACA unclear, undocumented students seek legal help

With the fate of DACA unclear, undocumented students seek legal help

Zach Vallese, Media Editor In Chief February 13, 2020

Luz Chavez didn’t know she was an undocumented immigrant until the week before applying to colleges. As a student in Montgomery County, her dream schools were American University and the University of...

The mobile website for Seeking Arrangements, showing

Advocate: Being a college “sugar baby” not so sweet

Chloe K. Li, Editorial Editor-in-Chief February 11, 2020

Laura Ramirez walked into a room full of other young women at a New York City conference in April 2015. College-aged women were all sharing tips about how to make more money and better connections. Unlike...

Iowa residents caucus for the first time in Washington

Iowa residents caucus for the first time in Washington

Maddi Cole and Dónal Gannon February 10, 2020

Washington political junkies watched as Iowans caucused for the first time outside of their home state on February 3.  For the first time in Iowa caucus history, satellite caucuses were held around...

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