For most people, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate love, whether it be romantic or platonic. Since Washington, D.C. has superb dining options ranging from casual to fine dining, a dinner date is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. If you’re new to the District or are looking for somewhere new and fresh to go on Feb. 14, here are five diverse restaurants in D.C.
Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day with friends or a special someone, the District has a lot to offer. With so many romantic places to choose from, making plans can be overwhelming. Celebrate the holiday without straining your wallet with the 10 options below.
A Mardi Gras celebration will be held at District Wharf on Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 6 - 8 p.m.
Students were evacuated from Nebraska Hall Monday night due to black smoke. No one was injured and the smoke is now under control, D.C. Fire and EMS told The Eagle.
If you’re walking on campus and hear someone shout, “go wonk yourself!”, it’s likely that they’re friends with freshman Lucas Anderton and his roommate, Eddie Mikkelson. The pair have channeled their passion for politics into a new podcast recorded from their dorm room entitled “Go Wonk Yourself.”
The AU women’s basketball team put together another strong team performance Wednesday, widening their lead at the top of the Patriot League standings. The Eagles beat Loyola Maryland 69-56 on Wednesday in Bender Arena. Senior forward Michael Harris and senior guard Emily Kinneston led the team in points, helping AU claim their 13th win in a row.
After eight grueling, physical matches, AU wrestling’s dual meet against Drexel Sunday in Bender Arena came down to the final bout between two nationally ranked wrestlers. Redshirt junior Josh Terao, ranked ninth at 133 pounds, and Drexel’s Austin DeSanto, ranked fourth, wrestled a back-and-forth match that was ultimately decided by a DeSanto takedown in sudden victory overtime. DeSanto’s win handed Drexel a 25-16 team victory.
The Eagle recently reached an important milestone: staff and alumni combined forces to create a $50,000 endowment through the University that will help fund important journalism at American University.
More than two years after American University alumnus Kevin Sutherland was stabbed and killed on a Metro train, his assailant has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.
Ready to enjoy the second weekend in February by celebrating some amazing people? Whether it’s athletes competing in the Olympics, exploring African American history in air and space or running to support those with neurofibromatosis, DC has plenty to offer this weekend
Theater professor and local playwright Caleen Sinnette Jennings was among a select number of female playwrights chosen for the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. Her one-woman play, “Queens Girl in Africa,” performed by Erika Rose, ran from Jan. 4 to Feb. 4 at Mosaic Theatre Company in Northeast D.C.
Women’s basketball head coach Megan Gebbia has been inducted into the Frederick County Sports Hall of Fame in her hometown of Frederick, Maryland, according to a press release released by the University.
A special election for student government president is on the horizon following Taylor Dumpson’s resignation on Jan. 26.
University President Sylvia Burwell’s launch of her administration’s “plan for inclusive excellence,” a comprehensive two-year plan for diversity and inclusion, has provoked mixed, though mostly positive, reactions from students.
In 2013, CaShawn Thompson told the world that black girls are
magic. She started using the hashtag #BlackGirlsAreMagic to celebrate the achievements of strong and beautiful women of color. The words went viral, and since then, we haven’t forgotten to uphold their meaning. Black girls everywhere have used the phrase for Instagram captions and pieces of clothing. They’ve heard the words spoken from the mouths of Michelle Obama and Solange Knowles. Most importantly, they’ve practiced them in their everyday lives. The Huffington Post defines “black girl magic” (BGM) as “a term used to illustrate the universal awesomeness of black women. It’s about celebrating anything we deem particularly dope, inspiring or mind-blowing about ourselves.” Black girl magic is a concept and movement that stands for everything that shows us in a positive light.
With each incendiary event on campus, a pattern plays out: the University notifies and responds, students don’t think the response is enough and people hit the airwaves demanding the institution do “more!” The emotional fire is justified and understandable, but the calls for administrative action often succumb to flaws which compromise their potential for progress.
Colin Gerker, the assistant director of fraternity and sorority life, will leave his position Feb. 9, he told colleagues in an email Jan. 24. He will continue to work at the University in the human resources department.
Freshmen Gage Curry and Eric Hong earned comprehensive victories to lead the AU wrestling team to victory against Bucknell Sunday in Bender Arena. Hong followed up his major decision victory against Binghamton on Friday by earning a first period fall against Bucknell (3-12, 2-6). Curry earned a 15-1 technical fall victory to close out the meet for the Eagles.
A heart-racing game in Bender Arena on Saturday tested the women’s basketball team’s championship merit. AU (18-4, 11-0 PL) beat Army West Point 71-63 in overtime, but in the third quarter, the Eagles trailed by as many as 10 points.