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AU’s performing arts classes adapt to a new digital shared space in light of COVID-19

(04/20/20 7:00am)

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on theeaglecoronavirusproject.com, a separate website created by Eagle staff at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in spring 2020. Articles from that website have been migrated to The Eagle’s main site and backdated with the dates they were originally published in order to allow readers to access them more easily.

AU Asian student coalition reflects on efforts for a more inclusive Asian Studies program as it transforms into Asia, Pacific and Diaspora Studies

(04/22/21 2:03pm)

This story is the first in a series of articles on the Asian Studies program and the history of Asian student activists working toward more inclusive API courses. 

Today’s Trailblazers: Black student activists at AU reflect on accomplishments, goals

(02/28/21 10:51pm)

As Black History Month draws to a close, work is not done for the Black student activists who have committed to social change at American University and beyond. These are just a few of the students and organizations doing this work. In particular, these three groups are run by Black women and non-male identifying folks fighting to make a better future in their own ways. 

AU students gather at 57th anniversary of the March on Washington

(08/30/20 7:15pm)

Almost 30 years ago, Bijan Moore’s mother attended protests in San Francisco following the savage beating of Rodney King by four Los Angeles Police Department officers. Now, the School of International Service senior is participating in another set of protests, ones he hopes will lead to better awareness, representation and protection for Black people across the United States. 

Review: Kennedy Center’s “Earthrise” takes theater for young audiences to the next level

(08/21/19 4:00am)

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and the Kennedy Center’s Theatre for Young Audiences program celebrated with the musical “Earthrise.” The world premiere commission ran from July 18 to Aug. 4 and is part of the center’s yearlong Human Journey initiative. The show was directed at an audience of mainly children, yet I thought that it was a well-crafted work of theatre in its own right. I hadn’t felt that much whimsical joy while watching a musical in a long time. 

‘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.  

AU's a cappella groups kick off fall season with preview concert

(09/14/18 4:24am)

Most of AU’s a cappella groups took the stage for the first time this semester at their preview concert on Sept. 8. On A Sensual Note, Treble in Paradise, Dime a Dozen and Pitches Be Trippin’ performed two songs each for a packed crowd in Kay Spiritual Life Center, stirring up excitement for the year to come for the a cappella community. The concert was held a week before their auditions on Sept. 15, and each group hoped to show new students what they’re all about.

SUB’s third annual AmFest unifies students through power of music

(04/23/18 7:58pm)

The crowd at AmFest was thin throughout the night, but as Aminé’s performance approached, the Tavern became increasingly filled with students. When Aminé took the stage, his voice flowed through the room and the lights danced across his face. The crowd lit up and welcomed the Ethiopian rapper they had been waiting for.