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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.
While she is not sure how it happened, AU’s African-American and African Diaspora Studies program director and Department of Performing Arts professor Sybil Roberts Williams remembered hearing and seeing more posts about Kendrick Lamar’s song “Alright” after Donald Trump won the 2016 election.
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.
Correction: The first version of this article misstated Ethel Hultberg's age. She is 88, not 90.
Rachel Lee and Natalie Senft, two sophomore business administration majors specializing in marketing, were sitting in their ITEC-320 class earlier this semester, having what Senft referred to as a “casual” conversation about their passions for fashion, when their idea to create Revolution: The AU Fashion Society was born.
This story has been updated with a spelling correction.
One morning, Sid Balman, Jr., an AU alumnus, walked into a coffee shop in Dupont Circle, holding a novel.
AU Rude Mechanicals presented their last show of the semester, “A Doll’s House,” directed by Valarie McFatter, on Nov. 22 and 23.
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.
Tenleytown Main Street, a community-based non-profit organization, will produce and sponsor their fourth annual Art All Night event in Tenleytown on Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will open a new campus called the REACH on Sept. 7 with a 16-day-long festival to celebrate the addition.
The Library of Congress will host the 19th annual National Book Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Welcome to AU, new Eagles! As you settle into your new home in the nation’s capital, put that U-pass to work and explore all that the city has to offer. We’re talking about museums, monuments, memorials, and that’s just the M’s. And don’t worry: The Metro isn’t as complicated as it seems.
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.
Richard Duncan was walking near his apartment in northwest D.C. on June 1 when suddenly, a person in a car driving past him yelled “F---!” and threw a plastic bottle at him.
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.
In the last few years, the issue of food insecurity on college campuses has earned an increasing amount of attention from media outlets and administrators alike. At AU, the conversation has morphed into questions about the affordability of meal plans, as well as the use of the University’s food pantry.
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.
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.
By the time I graduate American University, my accrued debt could potentially buy me a small house. My dad explained this to me in regards to the loan I borrowed from the bank and how it would affect me financially in the long term. He referred to the debt as my mortgage before my actual mortgage.