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Staff editorial: We’re joining the call to #SaveStudentNewsrooms

(04/25/18 1:00pm)

In April, The Daily Campus, the student newspaper at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas, announced that it would be forced to be hosted underneath the supervision of SMU’s journalism department due to a lack of funding. Given the university’s history of attempting to censor The Daily Campus, student journalists were concerned about the paper’s future as an editorially independent publication.

Brent Cobb & Them remind DC9 Nightclub that blue-collar country and blues is alive and well

(04/23/18 9:14pm)

At first glance, Brent Cobb doesn’t appear to embody the stereotypical image of a country artist. As he stepped up to the mic to rock the DC9 Nightclub stage with his long hair and leather black jacket, one might have expected him to sing hard rock or perhaps indie folk. However, the over 80 attendees roared with applause when he opened his mouth and belted out a soulful, bluesy southern ballad reminiscent of his upbringing in rural Georgia.

How we can understand and reignite the Poor People’s Campaign

(04/23/18 8:27pm)

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the most tumultuous year the world has ever seen. Here in America, the assassinations of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy within two months of each other rocked the country, along with the anti-Vietnam War protests. Many of the events from 1968 that society focuses on are the ones that involved violence. Riots broke out across America in the month following Dr. King’s assassination, with the biggest and most notable one occurring right here in D.C.

SUB’s third annual AmFest unifies students through power of music

(04/23/18 7:58pm)

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.

American University accepts 29 percent of applicants for the class of 2022

(04/20/18 8:04pm)

American University’s acceptance rate for the 2018-2019 school year will remain the same as last year’s rate of 29 percent, AU’s admissions office told The Eagle. The rate is the second-lowest in university history, with AU admitting a record low 26 percent of applicants in the 2016 cycle.

A brief post-slavery history of African-Americans at American University

(04/19/18 8:23pm)

According to Tenleytown Historical Society, the land that American University exists on today was formerly “owned” in 1713 by Colonel Thomas Addison. Through multiple generations, Addison passed on a portion of 800 acres of land, known as Friendship tract, to William David Clark (W.D.C.) Murdock. Murdock lived from 1806 until 1886, according to his tombstone. In the 1850 United Federal Census, Murdock lists himself as a farmer. According to the Enslaved Persons in 1855-1862 Tax Assessments of Washington County, D.C., now named Washington, D.C, Murdock owned approximately 10 slaves by the names of William Hutchinson, John, George, Henry, Mary, Martha, Frank, Theodore, Margaret and Ellen Lee.

Lucy Rose graces Union Stage

(04/18/18 6:58pm)

English singer-songwriter Lucy Rose and her bandmates were met with roars of applause as she casually sashayed onto Union Stage in her black dress and white sneakers. The 150 adoring fans attending the concert were silenced only when she opened her mouth to sing the first single from her newest album “Something’s Changing” titled, “Is This Called Home” -- a haunting ballad inspired by the fleeing migrants of war-torn areas in Africa and the Middle East.

Letter from the editor: Thank you for the experience of a lifetime

(04/18/18 3:07am)

Be discreet when meeting President-Designate Sylvia Burwell – you don’t want to accidentally leak her name before her announcement as president. When covering a devastating campus event, don’t forget to sleep and limit your caffeine intake. Someone will always criticize you or the paper – don’t let them rattle you. Most importantly, order pizza for the staff as often as possible. They will be more likely to help when news breaks on a Friday afternoon.

Student-run clubs highlight dance forms from around the world

(04/17/18 12:12pm)

On a Sunday morning in the Cassell Fitness Center studio, the American Bhangra Crew rehearses their routine for their upcoming performances this semester. The dancers follow the lead of co-choreographer Satinder Parmar, a freshman in the Kogod School of Business, as they studiously practice parts of the routine over and over. The American Bhangra Crew, or ABC as they sometimes call themselves, has 12 members this semester and works hard to perfect their dance for various gigs.