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John Green searches for the end of the spiral with ‘Turtles All the Way Down’

(10/23/17 4:16pm)

It has been five years since beloved author John Green released “The Fault in Our Stars,” and readers have been waiting patiently for the author to share his next work. On Oct. 10, his publication-hiatus finally ended as his fifth solo novel, “Turtles All the Way Down,” hit shelves.

Center for Undergraduate Experience consolidates resources for first year students

(10/23/17 3:13pm)

The Center for Undergraduate Experience is now the central office for on-campus housing and residence life, a shift from the previous department of Housing and Dining Programs. The Center was announced in a memo released to students in August from the Office of Campus Life, along with the separation of Housing and Dining Services into their own respective departments.

Gun violence is nonpartisan. Why isn’t gun control legislation?

(10/23/17 2:10pm)

With the occurrence of yet another mass shooting in Las Vegas, the gun control debate in America has arisen once more. Harry Enten of FiveThirtyEight stipulated that Americans have never been more divided on gun control. My interpretation of this statistic is that this is the result of political strife rather than actual public opinion.The National Rifle Association’s (NRA) power and influence in Washington is undisputed by anyone familiar with Washington, and the effect has been a constant so-called “divide” over gun control legislation that may not even be as intense as the NRA wants everyone to know.

Staff editorial: In support of new gender neutral bathrooms in MGC

(10/23/17 2:00pm)

An initiative led by Kameron Winters, LGBTQIA Director in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI), has led to the transformation of Mary Graydon Center’s second floor bathrooms to “all-gender,” or gender neutral. These bathrooms join the multiple gender neutral bathrooms scattered across campus, such as the first floor of Anderson/Centennial. The Eagle is supportive of these continued efforts toward building a more inclusive, accessible campus that reflects the diversity of the student body.

AU theater department reaffirms commitment to diversity through classes and productions

(10/23/17 12:04pm)

It’s 1997. Theater professor Caleen Jennings calls student Tru Tranh into her office. She just cast him as Richard III in Shakespeare’s “Richard III” and believes he’s the most capable actor to play the role. Yet, she’s thinking: how does Tranh feel as an Asian-American portraying a villain in Shakespeare’s canon, possibly enforcing a stereotype?

Women’s volleyball completes five-set comeback against Navy

(10/22/17 3:26pm)

At halftime Friday night in Bender Arena, the AU volleyball team lacked fluidity and consistency in their offensive approach, trailing Navy by two sets to none in a game with major implications in the Patriot League. Navy had beaten the Eagles in their previous meeting on Sept. 26 and a loss would make it unlikely that the team would once again be regular season conference champions.

A critique of modern protests

(10/19/17 8:55pm)

A poll conducted by the Washington Post found that protest has become incredibly common today, with a third of D.C. residents participating in protests against Trump. Yet, this poll also found a significant divide in who participates in those protests, with high income and white residents by far the most likely to protest Trump, despite being the least threatened by Trump. The answer to this seeming contradiction lies in the heart of the problems of the #resistance, and why the path to opposing Trump must run in a different direction.

Rude Mechanicals’ ‘Something Wicked’ casts a spell on audience

(10/16/17 11:03pm)

How do you break the magic? That’s what Rude Mechanicals sought out to do in creating “Something Wicked,” their fourteenth annual variety show that was performed on October 5-7. Unlike their previous variety shows, this show gave a dark twist to classic tales, connecting all of the 10-minute scenes to tell one cohesive story that made audiences shiver with fear.