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Book talk series with Black writers highlight their knowledge and expertise through memoirs, biographies and historical novels

(02/16/23 1:00pm)

As part of the many events in the D.C. area this Black History Month, Politics and Prose hosted a series of talks and readings focusing on topics related to the experiences of Black people in America from Feb. 2-7. These readings act as a starting rather than an ending point for valued and necessary conversations. 

Students Against Food Insecurity works to educate AU student body on food rescue and importance of combating food waste

(01/20/23 2:01pm)

At the start of spring semester, it can be helpful to have snacks during late night study sessions or a healthy breakfast to start the day — even if that food gets thrown out by the end of the week. However, many students across the country and in the DMV may not have that option. 

AU’s cultural dance clubs want to see more support and recognition from the dance program

(11/15/22 8:06pm)

Student-run dance clubs have become an integral part of the artistic community at AU. For dancers at all levels, they are a great way to meet community members and individuals who have a passion for performance and sharing their craft. Although AU’s dance organizations have provided students with community and social opportunities, the dancers who keep these clubs alive have noticed tensions between themselves and the AU Dance department, who they feel may not show enough support for their clubs. 

AU’s South Asian community celebrated food, music and fashion at Jalwa

(11/09/22 6:59pm)

The American University South Asian Student Association (SASA) hosted its annual cultural event, Jalwa, on Nov. 5 at the Washington College of Law, bringing together students and alumni for a night of talent and fun. The night was themed “Lights, Camera, Action,” complete with movie posters and film decor, setting the stage for a lineup of performers.

Politics and Prose hosts acclaimed authors to speak about their novels and identities for Hispanic Heritage Month

(09/28/22 1:03pm)

Telling the stories not told. Sharing lived experiences, previously kept in the shadows. These were two goals of authors Carmen Rita Wong and Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa when they wrote and published their books, “Why Didn’t You Tell Me?” and “A Woman of Endurance,” respectively. On Sept. 18, Politics and Prose hosted a Latinx Caribbean Heritage Panel with Wong and Llanos-Figueroa, who spoke on their writing and how it is deeply rooted in history, finding peace and diverse representation. 

LOOKBOOK: Fun fall outfits to expand any wardrobe and prepare for the cool months ahead

(09/30/22 12:00pm)

It’s that time of the year when the leaves are changing colors, a brisk wind is in the air, “spooky season” is inching closer and the time has come to break out the cardigan and boot ensembles: it’s fall. Here are six inspirational looks to add to any fall pieces. 

Art studio and gallery Art Enables puts on ‘Outside Forces’ exhibition highlighting various talents and diverse voices

(09/16/22 12:00pm)

Mosaic, paint, clay, pencil and endless other mediums are used to create beautiful pieces of work every day by artists wanting to share their aesthetics and perspectives with the world. At Art Enables — an art studio and gallery in D.C. — dedication “to creating opportunities for artists with disabilities to make, market, and earn income from their original and compelling artwork,” is a part of the studio’s mission, according to the organization’s website. The “Outside Forces” exhibition will be on display at the studio from Sept. 3 to Oct. 22., and is composed entirely of self-taught artists from Art Enables and sister studios.

Roundup: Ways to stay active on the water

(08/30/22 12:37pm)

As we head into the final month of summer and the temperature heats up, it may be difficult to find exciting and energizing ways to stay cool. No need to sweat it — The Eagle has a list of some on-the-water activities that may work out for you. Any item or concept that may be needed to participate in these activities can be bought, rented (here is a “Top 10” list of rental places in the D.C. area) or learned about through a quick online search.

AU’s food pantry hopes to increase student outreach, provide healthy options and destigmatize food insecurity

(06/13/22 1:43pm)

In fall  2020 in the United States, 30 percent of four-year-university students said they experienced food insecurity in the past 30 days, according to Health Affairs, and it disproportionately affected students of color. 

REVIEW: Department of Performing Arts pays homage to Mexican feminist poet in ‘The Sins of Sor Juana’

(02/21/22 3:27pm)

American University’s Department of Performing Arts presented the play, “The Sins of Sor Juana,” written by Karen Zacarías and directed by Aaron Posner on Feb. 10- 12. Thought-provoking and emotional, the play’s production made for a powerful weekend.