Eagle Staff Writer
Sarah Parnass is a senior in the School of Communication from Concord, N.H. She has worked at The Eagle since September 2009. Sarah is the Managing Editor of Web.
Articles by Sarah Parnass
December 6, 2010
Every Jan. 1, Americans type up, write down or simply make a mental note of the changes they want to make in their lives for the coming year.
November 10, 2010
Students and faculty joined friends and family of Professor Sue Marcum to commemorate her life at a ceremony in Bender Arena Tuesday night.
October 10, 2010
An interview with The Eagle’s Leigh Giangreco.
October 4, 2010
Women’s Initiative will set up tables and activities promoting women’s reproductive and breast health. Students can participate in a dunking booth, condom crafts, Coca Cola giveaways and cookie decorating, among other projects. Also, feminist icon Gloria Steinem will speak to students about her experiences fighting for equality. In addition to gender issues, Steinem studies race caste systems, conflict resolution and indigenous culture.
September 13, 2010
The University amended its policy for dealing with sexual assault on campus by expanding definitions and using stronger language to discourage sexual assault.
September 9, 2010
The feminist and social activist will speak on campus Oct. 5 as part of the annual Breastival.
August 24, 2010
The Women’s Resource Center opened as planned on Monday morning.
August 18, 2010
A part-time coordinator has been hired to staff the new Women’s Resource Center, which will open Monday.
April 25, 2010
In recently released rankings, the Washington College of Law tied with the University of Maryland for 48th best law school, and two of Kogod School of Business’ graduate programs made the list of the 15 best graduate programs as ranked by business students.
April 18, 2010
The Undergraduate Senate voted to decrease Women’s Initiative’s budget by $1,000 from its original allocation for FY2010.
April 14, 2010
To the sounds of clapping and drums, 400 AU students and community members marched as part of Take Back the Night Monday evening. The event promoted the creation of safe environments to lessen male and female sexual assault. Rape victims and allies alike shared their stories.
February 28, 2010
Murphy’s Law Irish Restaurant opened the day after Christmas and has drawn students and professionals alike, despite this winter’s snow.
February 10, 2010
Students seeking a side job will have one more option in their employment search with the launch of the Web site, mycubi.com.
Local food a priority for company
January 31, 2010
Slavery still exists in the United States today, and 10 percent of those slaves come from the agricultural industry, according to Bon Appétit East Coast Fellow Carolina Fojo.
January 31, 2010
AU alumna Jen Corey swept the stage in gowns of blue and black and made it to the top 10 in the Miss America Pageant.
January 27, 2010
Students might catch more glimpses of professors in sneakers and gym shorts this spring, thanks to the new incentives of the Office of Human Resources’ health and wellness program.
January 24, 2010
The Eagle’s Sarah Parnass asked students their opinions about greek life at AU.
January 20, 2010
The Kogod Council voted Tuesday in favor of establishing a new graduate degree program in sustainability management, marking a milestone in creating such a program at AU.
January 13, 2010
A former AU Eagle hopes to soar above the competition in the 2010 Miss America Pageant.
December 2, 2009
Julian-Israel Canizares, a junior in the School of Public Affairs, always dreamt of attending a military academy — that is, until he actually went to one.
Canizares spent his freshman year of college at the United States Coast Guard Academy. In addition to schoolwork, Canizares said first-year students were required to participate in military training, athletics and engagement with upper classmen that included memorizing arbitrary pieces of information to be repeated on demand. Canizares was also involved in extra curricular activities like the glee club.
By the middle of the year, Canizares found all his endeavors were catching up with him.
“I was having a lot of difficulty juggling academics and military duties,” Canizares said. “I’m much more of…
November 22, 2009
Come spring 2009, Jack Eichner, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences, will no longer be at AU, not because he plans to study abroad or take a year off from his education, but because Eichner has decided AU is not the right school for him.
Duo presents on women’s sexuality
November 18, 2009
Two sex educators helped make AU students life a little more pleasurable Monday night with an interactive lecture on the clitoris, multiple orgasms and so much more.
November 15, 2009
Adjunct SOC and SPA Professor Richard Benedetto was one of the founding members of USA Today.
November 11, 2009
The planned Women’s Resource Center has ignited some debate on campus about the need for such a center.
On one side, students argue that the center will fill a void in the administration, the responsibility for which has previously fallen on a paid Student Government official and several volunteer student activists, namely the staff of Women’s Initiative. In opposition, others point out that this costly expenditure will, in some cases, create services that are already available on campus.
November 8, 2009
Remember when you thought college was all about babes, booze and beach parties? Senior Bogdan “Bob” Vitas, “AU’s Busiest Student,” proves that this is not the case. He crams a government job, two majors, meetings and fraternity life into each week.
November 4, 2009
One class in the School of Communication has allowed students to gain hands-on experience while improving the lives of children in the D.C. area this fall.
Professor Gemma Puglisi’s Public Relations Portfolio class — a requirement for undergraduate Public Communication majors at AU — has paired up with the nonprofit organization Neediest Kids to create a campaign to raise money for D.C. students.
November 1, 2009
A 67-year-old man has stood outside the Vatican Embassy — near the Naval Observatory on Massachusetts Avenue — every day, accusing the Vatican of hiding pedophiles. A negative experience with the church inspired John Wojnowski’s decade-long protest.
AU in retrospect
October 28, 2009
From 1958 until somewhere in the early 1970s, AU students elected the Ugly Man on campus and some years, The Ugly Professor, too.
October 28, 2009
Peta2 kicked off its annual “Vegetarian-Friendly Colleges” competition this month, and AU is once again among the top 32 universities across the country vying for the title spot.
October 21, 2009
After receiving a record number of proposals, the Eagle Endowment awarded Freshman Service Experience Grants to seven student groups in a ceremony Oct. 14.
October 14, 2009
Two days before the inauguration of President Barack Obama, the 9:30 club held a show to celebrate the president-elect. Body upon body packed the floor, forming one great throng, chanting “Obama!” at disc jockey Will Eastman and a screen with a series of images ranging from a psychedelic cityscape to twin neon-Obamas in aviator blinds sunglasses.
October 7, 2009
Women’s Initiative descended on the quad in a flurry of pink and white on Tuesday to celebrate their annual Breastival.
September 30, 2009
Some know her as the undisputed queen of the Eagle’s Nest. Some say she should be president of the university. Others think of her as the woman who sells them Ben and Jerry’s ice cream with a smile to get them through a hard night, but to all, Sonya Owens is an important figure on campus.
Sonya started serving students at the Eagle’s Nest eight years ago. When asked what her favorite place on campus is, Sonya indicated her surroundings behind the counter at AU’s campus store.
“This is my favorite spot right here,” she said. “There’s no place like the Eagle’s Nest.”
September 27, 2009
Change is imperative for a business to survive in this troubled economy, according to five former and current CEOs of sizable businesses at Katzen Arts Center during a panel discussion on Sept. 24.
Student groups talk Middle East
September 23, 2009
AU’s OneVoice club, a group seeking to promote a two-state solution to the Israel/Palestine conflict, launched their affiliation with J Street U by meeting to discuss future plans with the nationwide group’s director, Tammy Shapiro, Monday, Sept. 21.
Tunnel part of library renovations
September 13, 2009
Over the summer, AU undertook significant renovations in Bender Library in order to better match students’ desires and expand the book collection, according to Diana Vogelsong, associate university librarian.
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