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Orwell Deleted His Facebook Page

Kelcie Pegher

November 10, 2009

When logging into Facebook, the illusion of privacy is given with the password-protected page that a no one should be able to unlock. However, once logged into Facebook, all privacy is lost. A recent report in theconsumerist.org ca...

Race Riots

Mary Donoghue

November 10, 2009

April 4, 1968: An overview of one of the least discussed, but most powerful, events in D.C. history. It started when rioters shattered the windows of People’s Drug Store at the corner of U St. and 14th, and entered Sam’s ...

The Trail of Tears Continues

Madeleine Kuhn

November 10, 2009

Relocated to an arid plot of land and given little to no governmental funding for community development, many Native Americans are still suffering, more than three centuries after the beginning of European expansion and exploitation....

Interview: Brande Wix of Found Magazine

Amy Goldman

November 10, 2009

AWOL's Amy Goldman sat down with Brandon Wix of Found magazine to discuss how easily forgotten pieces of paper and note remnants can become celebrated relics. Amy Goldman: Explain Found magazine for those who aren't familiar with it. Br...

Mitch Snyder's Ghost

Mitch Snyder's Ghost

November 10, 2009

The Death of Print Journalism

Sarah Allen

November 10, 2009

The newspaper industry is undeniably transforming, bolstering Web models while barely hanging on to hard copy. But, whatever the form, news will always have readers. Newsrooms have experienced traumatizing cuts. The New York Times,...

Forgotten Current Events

AWOL

November 10, 2009

In keeping with the theme Forgotten, we've compiled news highlights that have been tossed to the wayside by mainstream political discourse. In each brief capsule, we've tried to capture a current event that hasn't gotten suffici...

Blackwater Revisited

Bronwyn Flores

November 10, 2009

In an attempt to mend their forever tarnished reputation, Blackwater changed its name to Xe (pronounced “zee”) this February. The US private security firm made the decision hoping to divert international attention from...

Forget Your Priorities and Principles

Richard Phillips

November 10, 2009

With the economy tanking at the end of 2008 and the Republican Party being dragged down with it, the mandate for progressive economic change in government could not have been clearer. With this in mind, even before President Ob...

The Ghost of Kreeger's Past

Julie Szymaszek

November 10, 2009

I wake up every morning to the behemoth known as Miller & Long’s crane, swinging from one end of the new SIS building’s construction site to the other. With all the emphasis placed on new buildings like the SIS building...

Confronting Division: Racial Realities in D.C. Classrooms

Alex Burchfield

November 6, 2009

Birney Elementary School looms over the Anacostia Metro stop, casting a  shadow on the Barry Farm neighborhood. The metal cages and bars on the windows give the school the appearance of a prison. Inside, the sweltering heat ...