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AU alumni win five Cannes Festival Lions

(10/17/18 4:04pm)

Last June, American University alumni Lagan Sebert and Brandon Bloch won awards at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. The awards were earned for their music video “I Need A Woman,” featuring the singer Kesha, which focused on inclusion and the LGBTQ community by telling the story of a marriage between same-sex couple Dani and Lindsay in a wedding ceremony officiated by Kesha in Las Vegas.



Opinion: ‘India Day’ festival and Viva Kultura performance shows that AU’s administration forgets their South Asian students

(10/16/18 7:02pm)

On Monday, Oct. 8, I went to see a show presented by a group called Viva Kultura which had been touring in Europe and presented one of their first shows in Washington D.C. in the Kay Spiritual Life Center. The dance show was brought here by AU Vegetarians and Bhakti Yoga Club. The theme was Hinduism and Indian culture.



Opinion: Inclusive excellence must be about the desegregation of power

(10/18/18 4:35pm)

University President Sylvia Burwell recently distributed the university administration’s six-month update to the Plan for Inclusive Excellence, AU’s diversity and inclusion strategy. What is noticeably absent from the update and the plan in general is information that would contextualize the campus climate that made the Inclusive Excellence plan necessary.




Opinion: We believe Dr. Ford and Anita Hill, but they are not the same

(10/16/18 4:23pm)

I came to American University because it houses the most politically active students in the nation, but it was not until the Kavanaugh hearings that this title upgraded from a mere rumor, spread by campus-tour guides and proud convocation speeches, to a personal reality felt in my first-year orbit.







Column: Loren McKenzie is an emerging star who demands all our attention

(10/12/18 7:02pm)

In the old Pokemon series, there was a move called Rage. The general objective of the move was to build up as much energy as possible before the enemy Pokemon could defeat you. It started off semi-powerful, grew to be extremely powerful and, if your Pokemon had not been defeated, would proceed to cause atom-splitting, team energizing, 3-1 lead momentum shifting damage. Your Pokemon would win the match.