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SOC student nominated for Newcomer Short Award in New York Lift-Off Film Festival

(07/30/20 6:03pm)

Giorgio Citarella II, a rising junior film and media arts major, says that filmmaking and storytelling are part of human nature. Citarella was drawn to film in high school, and his dedication to it has positioned him to win the Newcomers Short Award and a cash prize at the 2020 New York Lift-Off Film Festival.



AU PRIDE leaders aim to improve club inclusivity and support incoming students

(06/22/20 8:18am)

AU PRIDE, an acronym for “People Respecting Individual Diversity Everywhere,” is the University’s student-led LGBTQ+ organization. With June being Pride Month, the organization’s executive board is working to host virtual events and to amplify Black queer voices in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, as protests against police brutality and systemic racism continue across the country. 







Four orchards and farms to explore in Maryland and Virginia this fall

(10/03/19 4:00am)

As we begin to hope for 70-degree days, and people start to pull their sweater collections out from underneath their beds, it’s time for classic fall activities to commence. Of these activities, one of the best, most relaxing and delicious is apple picking. Don’t allow the concrete streets and government buildings of D.C. deceive you into thinking that you can’t go apple picking; you may just have to leave D.C. to do it. 






Six back-to-school style tips to welcome the fall

(08/15/19 4:00am)

Back-to-school commercials have returned as a bittersweet reminder that Aug. 26 is approaching. It’s time to grab both new pencils and updated patterns to start this semester in style. Whether you’re looking to spend money on new clothes this semester or recycle trends from the back of your closet, the following patterns and piece suggestions will provide you with options that can help your wardrobe seamlessly transition from the end of summer to the beginning of autumn. 



5 summer internship outfit and accessory ideas

(06/11/19 1:00pm)

With summer internship season getting started, the time to “dress for success” is back. If your professional wardrobe is in need of a summertime overhaul, the following style suggestions will help you stay cool on a budget and with flair. It’s crucial to abide by the dress code of your place of employment, but if you do have flexible outfit autonomy, then these suggestions may be just what you need. 



Opinion: You should welcome in the fall season with a flu shot

(11/03/18 8:31pm)

Last year, I developed an irrational fear of influenza as I was bombarded with headlines from major news organizations saying things like “This Flu Season Is The Worst In Nearly a Decade” and “16 more children dead from flu; peak still to come, CDC says.” By the end of that flu season, the Center for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) classified the flu virus of 2017-2018 as highly severe.


Opinion: AU wants students to vote in midterms this November

(10/30/18 6:00pm)

I remember the feeling the first time I voted. It was during the 2016 presidential election. I remember confidently walking into my Pennsylvania voting center, bubbling the ballot in by hand and feeding it through an electronic machine to ensure it counted. I remember being thanked for doing my civic duty. Despite being distraught in the days that followed, on Nov. 8, 2016, I remember feeling powerful.