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AU basketball coaches discuss upcoming season at annual ‘Chalk Talk’

(10/23/18 7:42pm)

Basketball activities resumed at AU as the athletic department hosted its seventh annual Chalk Talk Saturday afternoon in Bender Arena. Full of friendly competition, players from the men’s and women’s teams were divided into four small teams to compete in skill-based events. The Chalk Talk concluded with a Q&A with head coaches Mike Brennan and Megan Gebbia.

Soccer forward Jerry Zouantcha’s second year is already yielding fruit

(10/24/18 2:00pm)

Bucknell had been leading since the end of the first half. With mere minutes left of game time, Eagles fans began to zip up their bags, collect their belongings and make plans for the rest of the afternoon, walking away from an expected loss. But for sophomore forward Jerry Zouantcha, it wasn’t over. After a few dribbles, he shot and scored, tying the game.

Troye Sivan captivates the Anthem with a refreshingly heartfelt performance

(10/22/18 6:25pm)

In a world of overly extravagant productions packed with elaborate sets, stages and costumes, it’s easy for live performance to lose its essence. On Thursday, Oct. 4, pop sensation Troye Sivan challenged this trend, illuminating the dimmed mood lighting of the Anthem with his own uniquely impactful yet intimate take on pop performance. Sivan reminded audience members of the immense power of raw, heartfelt connections between musicians and their audiences, allowing the intricate details of his music to speak for themselves.

Opinion: I will be voting “yes” on the student activity fee referendum, and you should too

(10/22/18 3:35pm)

What have been the highlights of your experience here at American University? Think about it. I doubt all that time spent going to class or laboring over essays comes readily to mind. More likely, your student experience has been accentuated by the times you shared with the friends that you have made here.

Staff editorial: Who benefits most from a student activity fee increase and to what end?

(10/22/18 2:53am)

Starting Monday at 12 p.m. through Oct. 24, Student Government will hold a student-wide referendum on a proposed raise of the student activity fee by $11.50. Originally proposed this spring, the referendum, referred to by SG members as Amplify the Student Experience, was pushed to the fall elections. If approved, the fee will rise from $88.50 for each student to $100 per semester. The student activity fee is built into AU’s undergraduate student tuition.

Minnesota’s Hippo Campus To Rock A Sold-Out D.C. Crowd’s World

(10/18/18 9:39pm)

As the sixth stop of their Bambi tour, Hippo Campus will play a surely energetic sold-out show Oct. 24 at the 9:30 Club. Hailing from St. Paul, Minnesota, Hippo Campus blends a pop/rock, The 1975-esque sound with crooning, borderline emo vocals to create unique indie pop tunes. The ensemble features Jake Luppen on vocals, Nathan Stocker on guitar, Zach Sutton on bass and Whistler Allen on drums.

Headed by AU, D.C. Space Grant Consortium helps to support development of STEM students

(10/20/18 4:06pm)

It is well-known that AU is home to research centers like the Women & Politics Institute and the recently launched Anti-Racist Research & Policy Center. But students might be surprised to learn that AU is also home to the D.C. Space Grant Consortium (DCSGC), a program sponsored by NASA.