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Civil rights leaders address voting rights, mass incarceration at WCL event

(03/30/18 3:00pm)

At the Washington College of Law’s event “The Long Road,” civil rights leaders engaged in a conversation designed to bring awareness of the historical and present adversities many black Americans have dealt with across America for over 200 years, Kendra Brown, Washington College of Law’s director of diversity, inclusion and affinity, said.

How raising the minimum wage hurts those it intends to help

(03/30/18 2:10pm)

Generally, the argument for a higher minimum wage bases itself upon the conceptualized moral high ground that businesses are exploitative and must be coerced in order to pay a fair wage to their employees. At the argument’s core, minimum wage advocates intend to foster higher wages especially for minority communities and the poor. Unfortunately for these previously stated groups, the contrary is true. I do not doubt any of the compassionate intentions of those in support of raising the minimum wage. Rather, I disagree with the claim that this policy will actually help those it intends to.

Student activists, leaders size up state of campus activism in the Trump era

(03/28/18 6:50pm)

Just 15 months after President Donald Trump was inaugurated, AU has seen a dramatic increase in activism, according to student leaders interviewed by The Eagle about the state of activism on campus. However, other students say the level of political polarization on campus has eclipsed those activism efforts.

Women’s history month is here, and it’s time to talk about sex education equality

(03/27/18 7:33pm)

I want to talk about something that isn’t often brought up in discussions about equality: sex education. In the United States, sex education is taught in a way that excludes everyone that isn’t a straight, cisgender man. In honor of Women’s History Month, I’m going to talk about sex education and young women.

The Studio Ghibli Collection Film Series

(03/27/18 5:23pm)

Landmark Theatres is currently hosting the Studio Ghibli Collection Film Series from March 17 to May 6. The film series is an annual survey of Studio Ghibli films, a prize-winning Japanese animation studio founded by the visionary director Hayao Miyazaki. The series will feature eight films from 1984 to 2014 and will run for eight weeks at three different cinemas around the DMV: E Street, West End and Bethesda Row. 

Op-Ed: We can fix the Metro

(03/26/18 7:09pm)

Public transportation is a misunderstood and underappreciated public good that provides several essential services that benefit low-income communities in particular. Even in a city with relatively high public approval for Metro services and one of the top-rated public transit systems in the country, ridership is declining due to service reductions, fare hikes and lack of funding in Washington, D.C. I aim to shed some light on why we should invest in the success of these programs, especially here in D.C.

AU students join calls to end gun violence at March for Our Lives

(03/25/18 12:58am)

As hundreds of thousands gathered outside the U.S. Capitol Saturday to call for an end to gun violence, American University student organizations protested in the March for Our Lives. The march was largely organized by survivors of February’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 people and wounded 17 others.