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Disclaimer: An Accurate Story About Fake News

Disclaimer: An Accurate Story About Fake News

Laura Saini

January 30, 2017


Filed under Culture, Politics

Originally published in Spring 2017, Issue 21. On Dec. 4, 2016, Edgar Welch, 28, walked into Comet Ping Pong, a pizzeria in D.C. and fired three shots in the restaurant. He believed Hillary Clinton was operating a hidden, child sex-trafficking ring in the restaurant. He has since plead guilty on Ma...

Closed Doors, Closed Borders: The Muslim Ban on Campus

Closed Doors, Closed Borders: The Muslim Ban on Campus

Reina DuFore, Staff Editor

January 30, 2017


Filed under Campus Life

Originally published in Spring 2017, Issue 21. After returning to the United States as an international student at AU in 2016, Noman Ahmed Ashraf found that the political climate had changed. Nationals from Yemen were currently banned from entering the United States—Ashraf is from Yemen. Following t...

Diversity as a Buzzword: An Analysis on How AU Defines Student Diversity

Diversity as a Buzzword: An Analysis on How AU Defines Student Diversity

Ofonime Idiong, Writer

January 30, 2017


Filed under Campus Life

Originally published in Spring 2017, Issue 21. Illustrated by Robin Weiner As a teenager growing up in Philadelphia, Alizonaye Hardrick takes pride in her experience coming of age in a space that accepted her for who she was unabashedly. Attending KIPP DuBois College Academy prepared her to take stock ...

Expect Resistance: Protesting in Trump’s America

Expect Resistance: Protesting in Trump’s America

Anniebee Ospeck, Copy Editor

January 30, 2017


Filed under Politics

Originally published in Spring 2017, Issue 21. Photographed by Melany Rochester In the midst of a dense sea of knitted, pink, pussy hats that flowed down Independence Avenue, messages like  “Respect Existence or Expect Resistance” or “Women’s Rights are Human Rights” were written on sign after ...

DC’s Gun Fight: One man’s standoff with Congress

DC’s Gun Fight: One man’s standoff with Congress

Antoinette D’Addario

January 30, 2017


Filed under Politics

Originally published in Spring 2017, Issue 21. Graphics by Rachel Wright On Memorial Day 2005, Timothy and Janice Heyne were docking their boat at friend Steve Mazin’s home in Thousand Oaks, California when Toby Whelchel opened fire. He killed Janice and Steve and critically injured Timothy. Sh...

The Forgotten River: Anacostia’s Dirty History

Taylor Sabol, Staff Editor

January 30, 2017


Filed under The District

Originally published in Spring 2017, Issue 21. Anacostia River, who? The Anacostia River, often called the “forgotten river,” flows from Prince George’s County in Maryland to the Potomac River. Not a popular tourist destination, the river is even forgotten by popular travel website Tripadvisor, whi...

Gentrifying Sex Work

Lexi Ivers

January 30, 2017


Filed under The District

Originally published in Spring 2017, Issue 21. Evelyn Hampton, a D.C. middle school teacher, removes condoms, needles and occasionally human feces from the front of her K Street home. “They don’t care that we have families. They don’t care about what our kids might see,” said the 32-year-old re...

An Epidemic: The Effect of HIV/AIDS on D.C.’s Homeless

Miranda Cleland

January 30, 2017


Filed under The District

Originally published in Spring 2017, Issue 21. In 1998, Wayne Turner, longtime HIV/AIDS activist, lost his partner Steve Michael to AIDS. Turner brought Michael’s body to the White House as an act of protest in 1998. Before his death, Michael requested a political funeral outside the White House to...

My Body, Whose Rights?

Marney Wood

January 30, 2017


Filed under The District

Originally published in Spring 2017, Issue 21. On Sept. 26, 2016, celebrities, politicians, activists and health care professionals gathered to celebrate the opening of a Planned Parenthood Health Center in D.C. a block from the NoMa-Gallaudet metro stop. Pro-choice groups held signs saying “my b...

The 17% – Trying to Create Meaningful Inclusion

The 17% – Trying to Create Meaningful Inclusion

Casey Chiappetta and Evangeline Lacroix

January 25, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Sections, Slider Feature

In 2007, you could count the number of faculty of color in the School of Communication on one hand. Three black faculty members and two Asian American members. When Angie Chuang, now an associate professor, accepted a role as an assistant professor in the journalism department, she singlehandedl...

Smoking Out Big Pharma: Why We Haven't Legalized

Amanda Molloy

January 25, 2017


Filed under Politics, Sections

On Oct. 18, 2006, Matt and Paige Figi had twins named Chase and Charlotte. Born without any medical complications, Charlotte seemed to be a happy and healthy baby. But what the Figis didn’t know about their daughter would alter the course of their lives forever.At three months old, Charlotte had her first seizure,...

From Culture to Commodity: White Theft in Fashion

Olivia Donohue

January 25, 2017


Filed under Culture, Sections

Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner walked the Marc Jacobs runway during New York Fashion Week, sporting metallic jackets, colorful prints and rainbow dreadlocks. Arms wrapped around each other, smiling, cameras clicked: We had a new face of cultural appropriation. It’s not just celebrities and high f...