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Five great restaurants for Valentine’s Day

(02/13/18 6:19pm)

For most people, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate love, whether it be romantic or platonic. Since Washington, D.C. has superb dining options ranging from casual to fine dining, a dinner date is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. If you’re new to the District or are looking for somewhere new and fresh to go on Feb. 14, here are five diverse restaurants in D.C.

‘Go Wonk Yourself’: Two freshmen launch podcast on bipartisan politics

(02/14/18 7:30pm)

If you’re walking on campus and hear someone shout, “go wonk yourself!”, it’s likely that they’re friends with freshman Lucas Anderton and his roommate, Eddie Mikkelson. The pair have channeled their passion for politics into a new podcast recorded from their dorm room entitled “Go Wonk Yourself.”

Women’s basketball wins 13th consecutive game over Loyola Maryland

(02/12/18 8:01pm)

The AU women’s basketball team put together another strong team performance Wednesday, widening their lead at the top of the Patriot League standings. The Eagles beat Loyola Maryland 69-56 on Wednesday in Bender Arena. Senior forward Michael Harris and senior guard Emily Kinneston led the team in points, helping AU claim their 13th win in a row.

AU wrestling drops tightly-contested dual meet to Drexel

(02/12/18 4:53pm)

After eight grueling, physical matches, AU wrestling’s dual meet against Drexel Sunday in Bender Arena came down to the final bout between two nationally ranked wrestlers. Redshirt junior Josh Terao, ranked ninth at 133 pounds, and Drexel’s Austin DeSanto, ranked fourth, wrestled a back-and-forth match that was ultimately decided by a DeSanto takedown in sudden victory overtime. DeSanto’s win handed Drexel a 25-16 team victory.

Identities: There's black girl magic at American University

(02/07/18 7:40pm)

In 2013, CaShawn Thompson told the world that black girls are magic. She started using the hashtag #BlackGirlsAreMagic to celebrate the achievements of strong and beautiful women of color. The words went viral, and since then, we haven’t forgotten to uphold their meaning. Black girls everywhere have used the phrase for Instagram captions and pieces of clothing. They’ve heard the words spoken from the mouths of Michelle Obama and Solange Knowles. Most importantly, they’ve practiced them in their everyday lives. The Huffington Post defines “black girl magic” (BGM) as “a term used to illustrate the universal awesomeness of black women. It’s about celebrating anything we deem particularly dope, inspiring or mind-blowing about ourselves.” Black girl magic is a concept and movement that stands for everything that shows us in a positive light.

Our culture of demanding change without doing our homework

(02/06/18 6:30pm)

With each incendiary event on campus, a pattern plays out: the University notifies and responds, students don’t think the response is enough and people hit the airwaves demanding the institution do “more!” The emotional fire is justified and understandable, but the calls for administrative action often succumb to flaws which compromise their potential for progress.

Wrestling secures 32-11 victory over Bucknell

(02/05/18 11:46pm)

Freshmen Gage Curry and Eric Hong earned comprehensive victories to lead the AU wrestling team to victory against Bucknell Sunday in Bender Arena. Hong followed up his major decision victory against Binghamton on Friday by earning a first period fall against Bucknell (3-12, 2-6). Curry earned a 15-1 technical fall victory to close out the meet for the Eagles.