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Summer days in D.C. can get unbearably hot and humid, but luckily National Ice Cream Day allows those spending their summer in the District to cool down in the sweetest way. National Ice Cream Day is July 21, and regardless of whether you were ready for it or not, the District’s ice cream shops are geared up with the best deals and promotions. Whether you’re an ice cream enthusiast or just a sweaty intern with a hankering for a dessert to cool you down, here are the best places to spend your National Ice Cream Day.
Chartwells has been chosen as the new dining provider for the University in place of previous vendor Aramark, Chief Financial Officer Doug Kudravetz and Vice President of Campus Life Fanta Aw announced in an email to the AU community on Wednesday, June 19.
Mental health is a topic often ignored and left out of constructive conversations, despite its vast effect on the American population. Co-producers Kim Levone and Alison Cherry sought to change that narrative with a production about mental health at Union Stage on May 29.
Two videos of a bug crawling through the Terrace Dining Room raised student concerns earlier this month about the cleanliness of on-campus dining services and the University’s treatment of Megabytes Cafe, which was closed in November after students posted videos of rodents in the restaurant.
Pizza as a political platform? In the District’s political climate, it’s more likely than you think.
If you’re looking for a day to eat out in Tenleytown, Tuesdays could be your best bet.
Spring Valley has welcomed a new location of Pizzeria Paradiso to the neighborhood. The restaurant, which stands at 4850 Massachusetts Avenue near AU’s Spring Valley Building, is the fifth location of the chain and opened on Dec. 3.
Sociologist, poet and author Eve Ewing sat down with Ta-Nehisi Coates in the Greenberg Theater on Tuesday, Nov. 13 to engage in a conversation about Ewing’s new book, “Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side.” The evening was set up as an interview, during which Coates asked in-depth questions about Ewing’s work and her perspective on school systems across the country.
When students arrived on campus in August, they may have noticed a significant change to their campus dining options. Four major campus restaurants — the Megabytes Cafe, Mudbox, American Cafe and Asian Flavors — no longer accepted Dining Dollars, the currency included in AU meal plans that can only be spent at AU Dining locations.
On Oct. 8, the AU Bhakti Yoga and Vegetarian club invited the Festival of India back to AU’s campus to celebrate spirituality, vegetarianism and musical theater with students. The Festival’s food and informational stands went up on the main quad at noon and left the area at around 3 p.m.
After Muslim students led an extended fight for more halal dining options on campus last year, AU has created a new section in the Terrace Dining Room dedicated to halal food.
Four-time Grammy Award winning artist Lenny Kravitz is coming to Washington’s The Anthem on Sept. 24 for his Raise Vibration tour. He will be playing off his 2018 album, “Raise Vibration,” and will be joined by an opening act, Curtis Harding.
One of the most important first steps for students starting a new school year is creating an environment in which you can both relax and study with a clear mind. Moving in is stressful, but when you have the right affordable, eco-friendly decor in mind, you can feel confident when creating your living space.
On Sunday, June 24, thousands of people gathered in the streets of New York in their own garb to celebrate Pride Month, held in the month of June in honor of the Stonewall riots of 1969. Though Pride Month came to a close nearly a month ago, the fashion on display at New York’s pride parade is worth celebrating at any time of the year.
After two months of anticipation and excitement from his fans, Drake has dropped “Scorpion,” his 2018 double album featuring 25 songs. It’s his ninth album and his fifth solo album in the 10 years since his career took off. In the years since he started, Drake has consistently produced chart-topping albums that are both classic and trendy, and “Scorpion” is no different.
Local burger restaurant and bar Burger Tap & Shake closed its Tenleytown location June 3 after originally opening in 2015.
Kendrick Lamar may have lost the Grammy for his album “DAMN.”, but his musical prowess was recognized elsewhere. Lamar is the first artist outside of the classical and jazz canon to win a Pulitzer Prize since it extended its prizes to music in 1943.
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.
Beginning in 2002, a professor and Ph.D. student scrutinized documents, sifted through mounds of dirt and employed modern dating methods. They ultimately demonstrated how a vast wetland stretching from Virginia to North Carolina housed thousands of runaway slaves and Native Americans in the 1800s.
For her last time directing a play at American University, Caleen Jennings picked one of her favorite plays and playwrights: William Shakespeare.