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Absence of star players is hurting AU women’s basketball this season, but only slightly

(01/29/19 3:02pm)

After an incredible season last year that led to a NCAA tournament appearance, AU’s women’s basketball has come out a bit slower this year. Last season’s 26-7 record (and 16-2 in the Patriot League) has turned into a slightly more disappointing 11-8 so far this season. However, when analyzing the team’s statistics, it is difficult to fully understand why.

Opinion: Stop commodifying feminism (and all activism)

(01/24/19 2:18am)

As I made my way through security in Ronald Reagan National Airport on my way back to California for winter break, I was stopped by a TSA agent as I packed up my belongings. Following airport policy, I had removed my electronics from my backpack, revealing the “I Love Consent” sticker positioned on the front side of my laptop. Our exchange was brief: they asked (in words I can’t remember) something that carried the sentiment of “What the hell is this?” and I responded with a definition of consent, what the sticker means to me and, most importantly, where it is from. 

How the Department of Education’s proposed changes to Title IX policy could affect AU

(01/23/19 3:00pm)

In November, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposed major changes to Title IX guidance for universities that create a new set of rights for anyone accused of sexual misconduct, a move that will almost certainly affect how AU and other universities handle Title IX complaints.