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COMMENTARY || A Queer Conditioning: In Pursuit of Community

COMMENTARY || A Queer Conditioning: In Pursuit of Community

Shane Matheu Ryden, Photo and Video Director

April 29, 2019

Lured by the prospect of validation and acceptance, gay men flock to online spaces only to find themselves vulnerable to manipulation.

Lonely Streets: Transgender and Homeless in the District

Lonely Streets: Transgender and Homeless in the District

Lana Green, Web Editor

April 29, 2019

The LGBTQ community faces adversity with homelessness and unemployment.

Killer Looks: The fascination of serial killers in pop culture

Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, and Charles Manson (photo has been photoshopped by artist).

Katya Podkovyroff Lewis, Editor In Chief

April 29, 2019

With serial murder on the decline, audiences turn to entertainment media for their true crime fixations.

Inclusive Excellence: Where it comes from and where it’s going

Inclusive Excellence: Where it comes from and where it's going

Maaz Qureshi

April 29, 2019

Everyone is talking about inclusive excellence but what exactly does that mean and what is AU doing to promote it?

All work and little pay: RAs’ experience at American University

All work and little pay: RAs’ experience at American University

Kaela Roeder, Staff Editor

April 29, 2019

Freshmen RAs have come forward to share their frustrations with their jobs, specifically with their training and what the "other duties as assigned" really is.

Power to the Press: Student Journalists’ Influence

Power to the Press: Student Journalists’ Influence

Kelly McDonnell

April 29, 2019

How AU student media navigate an anti-journalist climate

Campus Battlegrounds: Testing war chemicals at AU

Courtesy of the American University Courier.

Erica Johnson

April 29, 2019

As AU looks to build an environmentally sustainable future, the remnants of its past unearths new challenges.

Defining the AU experience: AUx’s impact on students

Defining the AU experience: AUx's impact on students

Ava Kowalski, Copy Editor

April 29, 2019

Many students are critical of AUx as a newly required course, but what many don’t realize is that administration wants to hear that student feedback.

Finding Common Ground Through the Arts: the Cato Institute’s First Exhibit

Finding Common Ground Through the Arts: the Cato Institute’s First Exhibit

Kaela Roeder, Staff Editor

April 18, 2019

The new art exhibition is meant to provide a space for people to discuss their differences in a common and calm space.

What to do about gun violence

What to do about gun violence

Kayla Benjamin, Copy Editor

April 9, 2019

Of the new March for Our Lives (MFOL) AU chapter’s 11 student board members, two spoke of their own experiences with gun violence and three mentioned having friends or family that had experienced gun violence.

Shining a Light on Unconventional Activism

Shining a Light on Unconventional Activism

Kaela Roeder, Staff Editor

April 4, 2019

LUMXN, a new zine from the American University Student Government Women’s Initiative, had its launch party on Friday, March 23.

The Insta vs. the Finsta: A Topic Thursday Event

The Insta vs. the Finsta: A Topic Thursday Event

Kaela Roeder, Staff Editor

March 30, 2019

On Thursday, March 21st, The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) and the American University Mental Health Initiative collaborated bringing light to the negative results of social media’s presence in college student’s lives. This event was held during a Topic Thursday, a collaborative dis...