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A Change Agent | Professor Profile: Ibram X. Kendi

A Change Agent | Professor Profile: Ibram X. Kendi

Paloma Losada, Staff Editor

January 2, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

Photo courtesy of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi  Ibram X. Kendi is a professor in the Department of History and School of International Service at American University. He also serves as the founding director of the new Antiracist Research and Policy Center. His second book, Stamped from the Beginning: The De...

Unshackling BDSM Myths

Unshackling BDSM Myths

Antoinette D’Addario

January 2, 2018


Filed under Culture

Art by Claire Osborn  By day Evie Lupine (due to the sensitivity of this topic, Evie has asked to be identified by her public persona not her legal name)  is a career woman in a field filled with men. By night she produces videos for her YouTube channel dedicated to people interested in BDSM. Her ...

Title in Turmoil

Title in Turmoil

Karissa Waddick, Writer

January 2, 2018


Filed under Politics

Art by Elspeth Riley  More than 400 individuals gathered outside The Department of Education on Oct. 19 for the National Vigil for Campus Sexual Assault Survivors, to stand in solidarity with campus sexual assault survivors across the country. The Vigil was organized in light of over 40 sexual ...

Why Us? The alt-right’s assault on American University

Why Us? The alt-right’s assault on American University

Benjamin S. Weiss, Editor-In-Chief

December 6, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Politics, Slider Feature

Art by Hannah Tiner On Tuesday, Sept. 26, American University opened another chapter in its sordid history of racist acts on campus with the school’s second high-profile racially motivated incident on campus since May. That evening, circulating first on Twitter, then on Facebook, were photos...

Students Walkout for DREAMers

Students Walkout for DREAMers

Stephanie Lopez, Staff Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Politics, Slider Feature

“Let’s march for the DREAMers,” shouts Erika Soto, a student organizer for United We Dream and American University (AU) student. After weeks of planning, Soto was finally seeing her hard work realized as students rallied in front of AU’s Mary Graydon Center to march to the Hart Senate Office Build...

A “Forgotten War:” America’s Military Campaign in Africa

A “Forgotten War:” America’s Military Campaign in Africa

Benjamin S. Weiss, Editor-In-Chief

October 27, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Slider Feature

The White House met its quota of offensive behavior this week as the leader of the free world traded blows with a soldier’s widow. America’s news cycle was dominated by Myeshia Johnson’s account of her condolence call with President Trump. This call came 19 days after her husband was killed in...

Opinion||: Look for the Helpers

Opinion||: Look for the Helpers

Antoinette D'Addario, PR Director

October 16, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Slider Feature

While many argue bigger is better, America seems to be taking this challenge to new heights lately. Barely a year has passed since Omar Mateen killed 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, which became the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history up to that point. But this was surpassed in magnitude...

Lessons Learned at Boston’s Hempfest

Lessons Learned at Boston’s Hempfest

Michael Karlis, Staff Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Culture, Slider Feature

“Bong rips are $20, dabs are $10, and edibles are $10,” said a disheveled looking man with a long, white beard as the Grateful Dead plays on vinyl in the background. This was Hempfest. This year marked the 28th annual Boston Freedom Rally, affectionately called "hempfest" by some, on Bos...

Enough is Enough: AUSG & Antiracist Research & Policy Center Hold Rally

Enough is Enough: AUSG & Antiracist Research & Policy Center Hold Rally

Michael Karlis, Staff Editor

October 1, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Commentary, Slider Feature

“Enough is enough” chanted a crowd of around 200 people on the steps of the Mary Graydon Center late Friday afternoon, two days after 10 posters of the Confederate flag with cotton attached to them were found by students and university police. American University Student Government (AUSG) President Taylor ...

Not Your Average Girls

Not Your Average Girls

Reina DuFore, Staff Editor

March 30, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Commentary, Culture, Slider Feature

Mawal Sidi and Meriam Salem are changing the way Muslim women are portrayed in media with one weapon—a camera. Through the creation of a web-series called Not Your Average, Sidi and Salem highlight the successes and experiences of local Muslim-American women to reframe how the media portrays them. ...

Fighting for Workers’ Rights One Protest at a Time

Fighting for Workers’ Rights One Protest at a Time

Aya Elamroussi

March 22, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Slider Feature

Emma-Claire Martin has been fighting the food service company Aramark since she was young. In the seventh grade, Martin marched to a school board meeting at her Rutledge, Pennsylvania middle school with a power point presentation demanding healthier food from Aramark, who catered their lunches. “W...

Professor Profile: Ericka Menchen-Trevino on Redefining Tech with Informed Consent

Professor Profile: Ericka Menchen-Trevino on Redefining Tech with Informed Consent

Jessica Wombles

January 30, 2017


Filed under Culture

Ericka Menchen-Trevino is an assistant professor in the School of Communication at American University. Her research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of political communication and digital media studies, with a focus on methodology. Before coming to work at AU, Ericka was an assistant ...