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James Obergefell on the Future of LGBTQ+ Equality

James Obergefell on the Future of LGBTQ+ Equality

The plaintiff of the landmark Supreme Court case legalizing same-sex marriage discusses his experience with queer activism and how to improve LGBTQ+ equality.
Katherine Long and Shane Matheu Ryden September 10, 2019

The Kennedy Political Union presented “KPU: An Evening with James Obergefell,” giving AU students the chance to hear his story live. Over four years ago, on June 26, 2015, Obergefell v. Hodges fell...

(1983 collage of members of the Macedonia Baptist Church in Montgomery County, courtesy of the church)

“Plans to Prosper You”; Katzen Museum hosts exhibition on historically Black communities from Montgomery County, Maryland

Braeden Waddell, Multimedia Editor in Chief August 4, 2019

American University’s Katzen Museum is hosting an exhibition focused on historically Black communities from Montgomery County.    It will include historical artifacts, original artwork, photographs...

Protesters from the Sunrise Movement sing on the steps of the Democratic National Headquarters at 430 S. Capital St. They are protesting the DNC’s refusal to host a climate debate. (Sasha Fernandez/AWOL Magazine).

Climate Action Protesters Host Democratic Debate Watch Party at DNC Protest

Sasha Fernandez , Podcast Director June 27, 2019

The Sunrise Movement, a climate change political action group, hosted a watch party for the first Democratic presidential debate outside the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters in Washington...

Lawsuit suggests conflict of interest could explain Megabytes closure

Lawsuit suggests conflict of interest could explain Megabytes closure

Katherine Long, Managing Editor May 6, 2019
With no action from the university towards improving Megabytes, Gera claims that Aramark is using this as a way to take over his space.
Photo provided by Omékongo Dibinga.

Professor Profile: Omékongo Dibinga

Music and Art Manifesting into Social Justice
Taylor Sabol, Managing Editor April 29, 2019
A conversation with AU professor, motivational speaker, and performer
The color of wealth: Gentrification's effects on wealth in DC

The color of wealth: Gentrification’s effects on wealth in DC

Veronica Pacheco April 29, 2019
Nonprofits and their fight to help residents affected by a changing D.C.
Writing on our walls:  Division in the Public Artist Community

Writing on our walls: Division in the Public Artist Community

Claudia Stephens April 29, 2019
The diverse community of public artists responsible for the creation of art in DC explain what unites and divides them.
College's newest club: Drowning in Student Debt

College’s newest club: Drowning in Student Debt

McKenzie Beard, Staff Editor April 29, 2019
Paying the price of a reputation
COMMENTARY || A Queer Conditioning: In Pursuit of Community

COMMENTARY || A Queer Conditioning: In Pursuit of Community

Shane Matheu Ryden, Podcast Producer 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.
Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, and Charles Manson (photo has been photoshopped by artist).

Killer Looks: The fascination of serial killers in pop culture

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?
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