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Race in the Kitchen: The Devaluation of Ethnic Food

Ashley Tejeda

January 25, 2017


Filed under Culture, Sections

D.C. is becoming the city for foodies. With over 2,000 restaurants, according to the National Restaurant Association, it comes as no surprise that Bon Appétit named the city  the 2016 ‘Restaurant City of the Year.’ D.C. surpassed last year's winner, San Francisco, and ahead of the infamously ...

Defining ‘Cappuccino City’ – Profile: Derek Hyra

Defining ‘Cappuccino City’ – Profile: Derek Hyra

Paloma Losada, Staff Editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Sections

Derek Hyra is an associate professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at American University and the author of The New Urban Renewal: The Economic Transformation of Harlem and Bronzeville and Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City. He has worked in the U.S. Department o...

Birth Behind Bars: Shackling Women During Labor

Birth Behind Bars: Shackling Women During Labor

Rachel Falek, Editor In Chief

January 25, 2017


Filed under Health, Politics, Sections

Shawanna Nelson, a prisoner at a correctional facility in Newport, Arkansas, had been in labor for more than 12 hours when she arrived at a local hospital in 2003. Nelson shuffled in when she reached the delivery room with shackled legs. A guard chained her legs and hips to the bed while she g...

Painting the Town Red: The Rise of Left-Wing Populism

Painting the Town Red: The Rise of Left-Wing Populism

Thomas Pool

January 25, 2017


Filed under Politics, Sections

On both the left and the right, populists are revolting around the world. Right-wing extremists have scored stunning victories with Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, but the left is looking to make a comeback. Beginning with the rise of the Tea Party in 2009, we are entering a new phase of pop...

Not a Green Eagle: AU's Composting Problem

Not a Green Eagle: AU's Composting Problem

Laurel Clark

January 25, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Sections

The thin white plate in her right hand is still half full, dotted with three cherry tomatoes, a handful of bright green lettuce and remnants of pasta. Pesto sauce and forgotten noodles line the edges of her dish.In her left hand she grasps a waxy paper cup of half drunk water and two lemons that bounce...

Dallas' Own United Nations: Going to School as a Refugee

Dallas' Own United Nations: Going to School as a Refugee

Caroline Garrison

January 25, 2017


Filed under Politics, Sections

Going to school in the U.S. can be hard: Students are expected to juggle classes, extracurricular activities, homework, and maintain an active social life. But for Burmese refugee SB, there's a far greater learning curve.“My first day of school, I did not know what to do,” SB said. “There are ...

Nar(can) Save Lives: It's worth the Cost

Nar(can) Save Lives: It's worth the Cost

Will Fowler, Managing Editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under Health, Sections, The District

Tim Gear, a first-year student at American University, knows the dangers of heroin. His father was a heroin addict who overdosed several years ago and owes his life to Narcan, an overdose reversal agent. “I know a lot of my dad’s friends who also were saved because of Narcan, and since they ...

Poisoning the District : Lead in D.C. Pipes

Poisoning the District : Lead in D.C. Pipes

Miranda Cleland

January 25, 2017


Filed under Sections, The District

Visions of D.C. typically include clean water. From the Tidal Basin to the Georgetown waterfront, pristine water is vital to Washington’s image. But underground, its pipes tell another story: D.C. has a lead problem.Last April, the Washington Post reported three D.C. public schools had elevated le...

Empathy Across Ideologies

Adam Jamieson

January 25, 2017


Filed under Commentary

While the Women’s March on Washington was mostly represented by one sociopolitical identity pertaining to women’s rights and social equality, there were several other subcategories of thinkers present, including those with ideals in direct opposition to the march.The march was jam packed, but at ...

A Red Among All The Pink

Aya Elamroussi

January 22, 2017


Filed under Commentary

The Women’s March on Washington was crashed by a young Trump supporter holding a sign with “TRUMP” written in bold black print. Surrounded by a sea of pink hats and “pussy grabs back” signs, Andrew, who refused to reveal his last name, walked through the rally before the March began at...

The Trump Resistance

Michael Brest

January 22, 2017


Filed under Commentary

The day after Donald Trump officially became the 45th president of the United States, hundreds of thousands of protesters took to D.C.’s streets to express their fear over many statements the real estate mogul made during the campaign. Millions more marched in cities around the country and the world...

AU Dems Prepare to March

Antoinette D’Addario

January 21, 2017


Filed under Commentary

While thousands gathered at Donald Trump’s inauguration, whether to cheer or protest, members of American University’s Democrats gathered in a small room in the McDowell Hall to prepare for the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21. About 25 students were hard at work creating posters with slo...