It’s a good thing we have the U-Pass.
Rising junior Valentina Fernández is sitting in a conference room inside the President’s Office Building, awaiting the next Board of Trustees meeting. Although she is surrounded by influential university donors and decision makers, she doesn’t shy away from sharing her ideas and upholds herself with the professionalism she learned from being a student government senator.
With field hockey season rapidly approaching, the Eagles are sticking to their time-tested summer workouts with the goal of improved performance come fall.
Craving tacos? How about some margaritas or tequila? There’s a solution to curb all three cravings at the same time─D.C.’s first taco festival. The first annual taco festival, hosted by TasteUSA on July 15, will showcase the District’s best taquerias, taco trucks and more than 40 regional craft breweries at the Yards Park.
Google Matthew Centrowitz and the first page will be filled with results related to the younger Matthew Centrowitz, Olympic gold medalist, recent track star and the son of AU head track and cross country coach, Matthew Centrowitz Sr.
President Sylvia Burwell isn’t one to sit around.
James Goldgeier is stepping down from his position as dean of the School of International Service, according to a community-wide memo sent by Provost Scott Bass on June 21.
Fourth of July is here and that means it’s time to get excited about your next barbecue. Friends and family can come together and not only enjoy each other’s company, but also some delicious food.
For two weeks each summer, the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage brings together cultural traditions from over 100 countries in an educational and interactive format: the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
Summer is, undoubtedly, the best season for music. The warm weather signals the move from stuffy indoor venues to sunny outdoor stages that have sat empty all winter long. Tours kick off, album releases come by the dozen and festival season swings into high gear. Summer is truly a music lover’s paradise.
Last football season, quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee. In doing so, he controversially rocked the core of the sporting world in silent protest. He not only stirred the conversation of police brutality in America, he sparked a heated discussion about the place of politics and protest in sports.
The national debt is on the rise. Each second, the U.S. accumulates another dollar in debt, ticking the debt clock higher and higher. Each year, legislators allow us to spend more than the revenues we take in, resulting in large federal deficits, according to the Congressional Budget Office. In 1970, the national debt was $371 billion. Now, it is $20 trillion (If you were wondering, that’s twelve zeros).
The Ward Circle Building, which houses the School of Public Affairs, will now be known as Kerwin Hall in honor of former University President Neil Kerwin's service to AU, the Board of Trustees announced last month.
When my family and I think of America, we think of Coca-Cola, McDonald's, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, clean roads and Hollywood as "American."
In early June, pop singer Ariana Grande headlined a concert called One Love Manchester honoring the victims of the Manchester bombing at her performance in May.
By fall 2017, the School of Public Affairs will make significant changes to three degree programs by decreasing required credit hours, eliminating or adding courses and switching required courses to prerequisites, SPA's Interim Associate Dean Saul Newman said.
Before writing this article, I had never had avocado toast before. Sure, I’d heard of it, and had considered making it after reading an article on Buzzfeed that had nine different recipes, but I’d always been turned off by the cost. Much to my tastebuds’ dismay, avocados aren’t cheap, and they don’t last long. Not to mention all the other toppings on avocado toast. Depending on what you get, they might not be affordable either.
At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, Interim Vice President of Campus Life Fanta Aw recounted instances of controversial speech at AU and told committee members that free speech “comes with responsibility and accountability.”
My high school psychology teacher once explained alternative music as “guys with guitars in tight jeans singing about their ex-girlfriends.” It is hard to say that the French alt-rock band Phoenix doesn’t fit this criteria, but to pigeonhole them would be missing the bigger picture of their discography. Their latest album, “Ti Amo,” is a language hopping summer album, upbeat yet laid back in tone and style, that rides background guitar and foreground pop synth.