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Best plants for dorm or apartment living

(04/13/18 6:29pm)

Studies have shown that houseplants not only brighten up livings spaces, they’re good for your physical and mental health, too. NASA found that house plants remove toxins from the air, reducing the spread of sickness that comes with communal living spaces. Additionally, the National Center for Biotechnology Information found that indoor plants reduce stress and make one feel more comfortable and relaxed.

Ongoing construction outside McKinley building has end goals: new heating system, Hall of Science

(04/11/18 2:00pm)

Construction workers have been tearing up dirt and laying down pipes on the land and parking lot between the McKinley and Asbury buildings since November. What students and faculty see now is the first phase of a $25 million campus-wide heating renovation project that will make way for the upcoming construction of a new science building across the street from McKinley.

Audio tech program provides students with hands-on experience

(04/09/18 11:07pm)

In the basement of the Kreeger building, far away from the center of campus, AU’s audio technology program is thriving. What once started in 1979 in the basement of the old McKinley building has grown into a successful program with two separate undergraduate majors, a minor and a master’s degree, allowing students to gain a unique hands-on experience that is hard to come by at other institutions, the program’s director said.

Despite rain, annual Take Back the Night march and speakout draws crowd

(04/09/18 5:16pm)

Set against the backdrop of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Women’s Initiative hosted its annual Take Back the Night event on Tuesday. Take Back the Night includes both a march and speakout for survivors of sexual assault. The event is a tradition that dates back to the 1970s and intends to break the stigma of sexual assault.

SIS senior works on documentary shot in Bolivia

(04/09/18 4:22pm)

Max Spivak, a senior in the School of International Service, had the opportunity to travel to Cochabamba, Bolivia to participate in the filming of “Your Street, Our Stage,” a documentary telling the story of Tania Coca Ardaya, a former student and current instructor for Performing Life International. Performing Life International is a nonprofit that helps impoverished youth living on the streets of Cochabamba.