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Opinion: You can’t only believe in science when it fits your viewpoint

(02/19/19 9:47pm)

It all started late November around Thanksgiving time. There was a breakout of the E-coli virus in Romaine lettuce. Thirty-two people died from the outbreak across 11 different states. Immediately, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) implemented a ban on all romaine lettuce, calling for it to be removed from the shelves of stores. Across the United States, people observed the ban and steered clear of romaine lettuce. 


The Eagle’s 2019 Oscar picks and predictions

(02/21/19 12:00pm)

This year’s Academy Awards ceremony is sure to be a fascinating one. With the lack of a host and the staggeringly large number of snubbed films (casualties include “Widows” and “You Were Never Really Here”), there’s definitely going to be an uproar so great, we might even hear it all the way from Hollywood to our small, private Washington D.C. university.





Beyond the Byline, Episode 5: The AU Working Group on the Influence of Slavery

(02/18/19 7:39pm)

On this week's episode of Beyond the Byline, host Evan Margiotta talks with The Eagle's managing editor of opinion Nickolaus Mack about his research on AU founder Bishop John Fletcher Hurst and Hurst's connections to slavery, which included owning at least one enslaved individual. Mack's columns about Hurst led to the creation of a university group that studied the University's ties to the institution of slavery and presented their findings in a roundtable on Jan. 30. 



‘The Wolves’ brings soccer and female empowerment to the Greenberg Theatre

(02/15/19 2:49am)

Not all students are up early on a Sunday morning. But for the cast of AU’s production of “The Wolves,” they’re already hard at work, rehearsing in the lobby of the Greenberg Theatre. As director Colleen Sullivan looks on, actors engage in a “flocking” exercise, in which each actor takes their turn leading the group through improvised movements, dashing around the space as one unit, one team and one family.  


Following student outcry, AU Dining leaders say meal plan price will not increase next year

(02/14/19 10:19pm)

After dozens of students attended a Residence Hall Association meeting on Monday to voice their concerns about the University’s proposed meal plans, AU Dining leaders announced Thursday that their proposed meal plan for the 2019-2020 academic year will include “no price increase.”   


Local saxophonist Elijah Easton transforms local restaurant into jazz club

(02/14/19 1:00pm)

Tenor saxophonist Elijah Easton transformed a local restaurant into a pop-up jazz club on Friday, Jan. 25. Playing alongside bassist Steve Arnold and drummer Allen Jones, Easton’s resonant, honeyed melodies and upbeat tempos brought warmth and tranquility to audience members while they savored their late-night eats.