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Former student with learning disability says AU discriminated against her

Former student with learning disability says AU discriminated against her

Braeden Waddell, Multimedia Editor in Chief

October 18, 2019

A former AU student said that the university discriminated against her based on her diagnosed learning disability. In a Facebook post published on Sunday that has been shared by several AU students, Olivia Cronin described a year-long struggle with the university’s Academic Support and Access C...

Transgender Visibility March

Transgender Visibility March

Shane Matheu Ryden, Photo and Video Director

October 3, 2019

About the piece: The National Trans Visibility March on D.C. was the first of its kind.  On Sept. 28, hundreds of queer advocates and allies joined in Freedom Plaza to uplift one another and recognize the violence endured by trans POC. Protesters marched down Pennsylvania Avenue to end at John M...

Video Shows Police Carrying Student Out of Her Apartment

Screenshot of the video posted by user @tangibleunknown

Chloe K. Li, Web Director

September 30, 2019

A black female student was carried out of her apartment by police Friday night, inciting outrage on American University students’ social media pages.  A video posted Friday by a former AU student on twitter showed police carry a student out of her apartment:   https://twitter.com/tangi...

Students Raise Awareness about Lockheed Martin, Company Cancels Appearance at Job Fair

Students Raise Awareness about Lockheed Martin, Company Cancels Appearance at Job Fair

Grace Vitaglione, Podcast Director

September 19, 2019

Students raised concerns about Lockheed Martin’s scheduled appearance at the AU job fair this past Wednesday by passing out flyers detailing their issues with the company. Lockheed Martin ended up canceling their appearance.  Lockheed Martin is the largest defense contractor in the world. This means they...

James Obergefell on the Future of LGBTQ+ Equality

James Obergefell on the Future of LGBTQ+ Equality

Katherine Long and Shane Matheu Ryden

September 10, 2019

The Kennedy Political Union presented “KPU: An Evening with James Obergefell,” giving AU students the chance to hear his story live. Over four years ago, on June 26, 2015, Obergefell v. Hodges fell in Obegefell’s favor, legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. This was a monumental push towards...

“Plans to Prosper You”; Katzen Museum hosts exhibition on historically Black communities from Montgomery County, Maryland

(1983 collage of members of the Macedonia Baptist Church in Montgomery County, courtesy of the church)

Braeden Waddell, Multimedia Editor in Chief

August 4, 2019

American University’s Katzen Museum is hosting an exhibition focused on historically Black communities from Montgomery County.    It will include historical artifacts, original artwork, photographs and videos to redefine black history in the county.   The exhibit, titled “Plans to ...

Climate Action Protesters Host Democratic Debate Watch Party at DNC Protest

Protesters from the Sunrise Movement sing on the steps of the Democratic National Headquarters at 430 S. Capital St. They are protesting the DNC’s refusal to host a climate debate. (Sasha Fernandez/AWOL Magazine).

Sasha Fernandez, Podcast Director

June 27, 2019

The Sunrise Movement, a climate change political action group, hosted a watch party for the first Democratic presidential debate outside the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters in Washington yesterday. This was part of a series of ongoing protests led by the organization.   Sunr...

Lawsuit suggests conflict of interest could explain Megabytes closure

Lawsuit suggests conflict of interest could explain Megabytes closure

Katherine Long, Magazine Director

May 6, 2019

With no action from the university towards improving Megabytes, Gera claims that Aramark is using this as a way to take over his space.

Professor Profile: Omékongo Dibinga

Photo provided by Omékongo Dibinga.

Taylor Sabol, Managing Editor

April 29, 2019

A conversation with AU professor, motivational speaker, and performer

The color of wealth: Gentrification’s effects on wealth in DC

The color of wealth: Gentrification's effects on wealth in DC

Veronica Pacheco

April 29, 2019

Nonprofits and their fight to help residents affected by a changing D.C.

Writing on our walls: Division in the Public Artist Community

Writing on our walls:  Division in the Public Artist Community

Claudia Stephens

April 29, 2019

The diverse community of public artists responsible for the creation of art in DC explain what unites and divides them.

College’s newest club: Drowning in Student Debt

College's newest club: Drowning in Student Debt

McKenzie Beard, Staff Editor

April 29, 2019

Paying the price of a reputation