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Protesters remember the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

Protesters remember the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

Michael Karlis, Staff Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under Politics, Slider Feature, The District

Hundreds of Turkish and Armenian people gathered at Sheridan Circle in Northwest Washington on Tuesday to protest for what each side says is “the truth” about the Armenian Genocide. Both sides convinced that the opposing camp are liars, stood in the pouring spring rain holding signs and blasting...

More Than A One-Time Problem

More Than A One-Time Problem

Katya Podkovyroff Lewis, Editor-In-Chief

April 19, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Slider Feature

Courtesy of: AU Dining On Wednesday, Mar. 21, American University was closed due to weather conditions. Students were told that the Terrace Dining Room would operate on normal dining hours, but other school buildings may be closed. Trekking from Anderson Hall in the snow, freshman Colleen Baldwin we...

Portraits of our Planet

Portraits of our Planet

Emily Watkins, Photographer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Politics, Slider Feature

    Gentlemen, why in heaven’s name this haste? You have time enough. […] Ages and ages lie before you. Why sacrifice the present to the future, fancying that you will be happier when your fields teem with wealth and your cities with people? In Europe, we ...

AUSG Presidential Candidate Jarryd Delaney

AUSG Presidential Candidate Jarryd Delaney

Michael Karlis, Staff Editor

April 1, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Slider Feature

The campaign of Junior Jarryd Delaney, an AUSG Presidential Candidate, is facing criticism this week after social media posts from 2015 and 2016 surfaced in which Delaney supports conservative viewpoints.

The Gray Area

January 10, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Politics, Slider Feature, The District, Video

The Gray Area is a short documentary about cannabis culture and legality in the nation's capital. It explores how cannabis businesses are able to operate under the current cannabis law, and it delves into the racial disparities of the law in Washington D.C. and in the United States.

Doomed DREAMers

Doomed DREAMers

Savanna Strott, Staff Editor

January 2, 2018


Filed under Politics

Photos by Melany Rochester  Education was one of the reasons Derian Luna’s parents brought him to the United States. Now a freshman at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas, Luna is working hard to achieve his and his parents’ goals. Unlike most freshman, Luna has an added pressure — he’s a ...

Inserting Reproductive Freedoms

Madeleine Simon

January 2, 2018


Filed under Politics

Art by Claire Osborn  Samantha Garzillo didn’t know what to wear on the day she would get her intrauterine device, otherwise known as an IUD. The Pennsylvania-native was about to be scrutinized by not only the physicians at a Planned Parenthood in Washington, D.C., but also her 695 Facebook friends....

Burnt Out Policy

Burnt Out Policy

Luci Rascher, Podcaster, Writer

January 2, 2018


Filed under Politics

Photographs by Anonymous  On a humid September evening, freshman Katherine and her friends decided to smoke a joint on American University’s campus. Shortly after lighting up, they heard someone shout “AU Police!” They assumed it was just a student trying to mess with them and continued...

The Legacy of Language

The Legacy of Language

Camila Cisneros

January 2, 2018


Filed under Culture

Art by Katia Rasch  The Latinx identity is just as complex as Latinxs are themselves. There is no exact culture that defines them. There are 26 countries in Latin America, each with its own dialect, music, national sport, and with many other unique features. It’s difficult to pinpoint an exact La...

Fake It ‘Til You Make It

Fake It ‘Til You Make It

Michael Karlis, Staff Editor

January 2, 2018


Filed under Culture

Art by Xian Eley  The names of Sarah and Jamie have been changed to ensure confidentiality in this article. It's a typical Friday night at American University, and all of South Campus is getting ready for another night of regrets. A freshman from Baltimore, who will be referred to as Sarah, is give...

Broadcast Blues

Broadcast Blues

Francisco Sabaté

January 2, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

Art by Nana Gongadze and Casey Chiapetta  In 1960, a small group of American University students and graduates received a FM license for a radio station. The station could broadcast to the greater Washington Metropolitan area, had less static and featured scheduled programs. One year later in 19...

Community Dwellers

Community Dwellers

Stephanie Lopez, Staff Editor

January 2, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

Art by Andrea Lin  Emma Dion, a sophomore at American University, had to accept that her first days of volunteering at Thrive DC, a local nonprofit working to end homelessness, would be just as awkward and nerve wrecking as she was expecting. At the time, Dion was participating in one of AU’s ...