Critical. Subversive. Irrepressible.

AWOL

Critical. Subversive. Irrepressible.

AWOL

Critical. Subversive. Irrepressible.

AWOL

Rep. Jamie Raskin discusses polarization and Trump impeachment

Rep. Jamie Raskin discusses polarization and Trump impeachment

Abigail Lynn Willliams, Staff Writer September 27, 2023

Editor’s Note: This story includes mentions of suicide that may be triggering to readers. Resources are included at the bottom of this article.   U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), a three-term...

New York City climate stike

New York City climate stike

Benjamin Austin, Multimedia Producer September 21, 2023

Tens of thousands of people gathered in New York City on Sept. 17 to protest the U.S.’s use of fossil fuels. Protesters from Washington D.C. and the surrounding area–including students from American...

Labor activists demonstrate outside local Starbucks

Labor activists demonstrate outside local Starbucks

Ben Ackman, Staff Writer September 21, 2023

Volunteers from Starbucks Workers United gathered on Sept. 14 outside of the Starbucks on New Mexico Avenue to demonstrate against the company’s anti-union policies. The organizers explained their...

Students wait to order at Panera Bread. (Caleb Ogilvie)

Incoming dining venues Panera Bread, Qdoba offer students new options

Caleb Ogilvie, Staff Editor August 29, 2023

Students have new meal options this fall, including a Panera Bread on the first floor of Mary Graydon Center and a future Qdoba in the Tunnel. American University Dining also added new stations in the...

The uncertAInty of ChatGPT

The uncertAInty of ChatGPT

Grace Higgins and Vanessa Levins July 20, 2023

American University educators grapple with how to address plagiarism after the release of ChatGPT, an Artificial Intelligence chatbot, on Nov. 22. OpenAI’s release of Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer,...

On Indigenous land

On Indigenous land

Neal Franklin, Editor in Chief July 20, 2023

When Sheridan Johnson was choosing a college, she said her parents assured her there would be a place for her to find community. Johnson has Navajo, Cherokee and Lumbee heritage and grew up in North...

Textbook transparency

Textbook transparency

Kevin Becker and Casey Bacot July 20, 2023

Amid rising textbook prices, students have ethical concerns about professors requiring their own textbooks for classes.  Lane Thimmesch, a first-year International Studies major, said she worries that...

Post pandemic postponed

“Post pandemic” postponed

Alexia Partouche, Staff Editor July 20, 2023

Katherine Greenstein is used to being sick.  They’ve been chronically ill their whole life and say they’re well acquainted with immune-related health issues. They’re a frequent visitor to their...

Seeking therapy at AU

Seeking therapy at AU

Grace Hagerman, Editor in Chief July 20, 2023

American University students have sought out more campus therapy services than ever this academic year, Executive Director of the Counseling Center Jeffrey Volkmann said. AU provides free therapy services...

Professor profile: Cornelius Kerwin

Professor profile: Cornelius Kerwin

Caleb Ogilvie, Staff Editor July 20, 2023

Dr. Cornelius Kerwin is a government and public policy professor and President Emeritus. He served as American University’s 14th president from 2005 until 2017. He was previously Interim President,...

A statue against a clear blue sky in the area behind the Katzen Arts Center.

Campus oddities

Benjamin Austin, Multimedia Producer July 20, 2023

By this point in the year, most of us have fallen into a steady routine. It’s easy to put on your music and walk the same steps to class every day. These photos aim to highlight some things you may or...

Hallway in the Katzen Arts Center during their featured exhibits.

Drawing in new exhibits

Emma Pierce and Jack Ford July 20, 2023

The American University Museum’s spring exhibit, located at the Katzen Arts Center, attracted students during the Spring 2023 semester with a variety of nontraditional art. Each museum floor focuses...

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