Gallery: Watermelon Smash 2014

Watermelons flew across the Quad on Sept. 27 as students participated in “Watermelon Smash 2014” hosted by Lambda Chi Alpha at American University. Activities included a decoration and carving contest, wheelbarrow race, and melon-lobbing competition.

Proceeds benefited People Against Rape Culture (PARC), a non-profit “dedicated to changing rape culture and creating a culture of respect, consent, and positive sexuality,” according to the organization’s website.


Gallery: Courtney Radsch Speaks about the Defense of Journalists

Courtney Radsch, advocacy director for the Committee for the Protection of Journalists, spoke to American University students on Sept. 10 about the organization’s aim to preserve freedom of speech and defend media rights around the world.


Gallery: Stephanie Cutter, David Plouffe at AU

CNN Crossfire co-host Stephanie Cutter and David Plouffe, campaign manager for the 2008 Obama campaign, were the Kennedy Political Union’s first guest speakers of the new semester on Sept. 8.

The Eagle sat down for an exclusive interview with Cutter and Plouffe, followed by a speech and Q&A with AU students.

Read our full article.


Washington Monument reopens after three-year construction

Government officials, celebrities and the general public gathered on the southwest lawn of the Washington Monument on May 12 to celebrate the monument’s re-opening after more than two and a half years of construction.

Photos by Mark Lieberman/The Eagle

Gallery: Students demonstrate for action against EI, sexual assault at AU

A group of 50-60 AU students gathered on April 25 in a march around campus calling for the administration to take firm action against disbanded fraternity EI and in favor of more visibility for sexual assault issues. The demonstration ended with a walk to the Office of the President, where demonstrators handed a petition and list of demands to Chief of Staff David Taylor.

Photos by Kristie Chua / The Talon

Gallery: 'Take Back the Night' 2014

Hundreds of students turn out for “Take Back the Night” hosted by AUSG Women’s Initiative, beginning with a march around campus advocating a safe space for those who have experienced sexual violence and encouraging a more open dialogue for its prevention. (additional photos)

Photos by Kristie Chua and Alejandro Alvarez

Gallery: 'Holi on the Quad' 2014

Students celebrated the arrival of Spring with ‘Holi on the Quad’ on April 6, throwing colored dust into the air in the fashion of the traditional Hindu Festival of Colors (additional photos on Facebook).

Photos by Kristie Chua/The Talon

Gallery: Dime a Dozen, Treble in Paradise, Others Perform at CORDAU Benefit Concert

Musicians and groups including Dime a Dozen, Treble in Paradise, Will Putnam, and UMBC’s Taal Capella came together on March 29 for a night of music and fundraising for the Chinmaya Organization for Rural Development at AU’s (CORDAU) trip to India this summer.

Photos by Kristie Chua

Gallery: Former VP Dick Cheney Talks Politics, Responds to Controversy at KPU Event

Former Vice President Dick Cheney spoke at a Kennedy Political Union-sponsored event in Bender Arena on March 27, discussing his views on a number of controversial topics including NSA whistleblowing, cutbacks on the military, and Obama’s foreign policy (full article).

Photos by Ana Santos

Gallery: Cheney Speech Met by Protest Outside Bender

Protesters, including AU students and Code Pink demonstrators, gathered outside Bender Arena in anticipation of Cheney’s speech. The protest culminated with a walkout during Cheney’s speech (full video).

Photos by Alejandro Alvarez / The Eagle

Rude Mechanicals Dazzle Again with "Cymbeline"

The Rude Mechanicals treated audiences between March 20 and 22 to a production of Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline”, a classic romance set during the times of Ancient Britain, but this time with a twist – it’s New Orleans in the middle of the War of 1812.

Photos by Kristie Chua / The Eagle

Acapella Night: Dime A Dozen, Pitches be Trippin', and Vassar Night Owls

AU’s co-ed Acapella group Dime A Dozen hosts a concert in Kay on March 19, together with special guests Pitches be Trippin’ and the Vassar Night Owls.

Photos by Mahnoor Hussain / The Eagle

AU Rude Mechanicals Presents 'Julius Caesar'

The AU Rude Mechanicals presented their latest production, a modern rendition of “Julius Caesar”, between February 27 and March 1.

Photos by Kristie Chua / The Eagle

AU students react to AU vs Wisconsin game

Eagle reporter Jennifer Reyes-Cuevas asked AU students their reaction to AU making the second round of the NCAA Tournament during AU’s Watch Party in the Tavern on March 20.

Photos by Jennifer Reyes Cuevas / The Eagle
Flannery photo by Emma Knight / Photo Collective

AU vs. Wisconsin basketball game

Students gathered in the Tavern to watch the AU men’s basketball play against the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on March 20.

Photos by Emma Knight / Photo Collective

Fossil Free AU protest Feb. 21 BOT meeting

Student group Fossil Free AU protested the Feb. 21 Board of Trustees meeting Feb. 21, urging members to divest from fossil fuel companies.

Photos by Alejandro Alvarez / The Eagle

AU Department of Performing Arts performs "Rent"

Various snapshots from The Department of Performing Arts adaptation of “Rent” that opened on Feb. 20 in the Studio Theatre in Katzen.

Photos by Tam Sackman / The Eagle

Founders' Day Ball 2014

Various snapshots of Founders’ Day Ball 2014, which was held at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture on Feb. 23.

Photo by Mahnoor Hussain / Photo Collective