It’s 4 p.m. on the Greek island of Chios and the place is swarming with human activity. Parents sip tea. Kids jump rope and throw rocks at each other in the distance.
American University earned a special certification for energy saving measures last month, an honor that officials hope will inspire students to take more action to shrink the school's carbon footprint.
As audiences walked into Katzen 112 on Friday, Oct. 6, a sign just outside the door read: “What would a better world for women look like?”
The phrase has become notorious across campus and among students. Plastered on shuttles, featured in promo videos, and splattered across an award for someone as distinguished as Malala Yousafzai, the classic campus phrase is something all AU students keep with them long past graduation. That infamous word is wonk, or “know” spelled backward.
International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Awareness Week takes place every year during the second week of October. The Awareness Week usually includes various small events throughout local communities, but this year the International OCD Foundation is partnering with OCD Mid-Atlantic to holding their first-ever OCD Capital Walk in Washington D.C. on Saturday, Oct. 14.
Happy fall break! If you’re staying in D.C. for the long weekend, there are plenty of ways to entertain yourself, from a mural unveiling to an arts festival.
They say distance makes the heart grow fonder, but it sure can bring loneliness, too. Being miles away from your significant other can be a challenge, but if you know how to go about it the right way, it can be worth it, experts say.
The AU women’s volleyball team secured a dominant 25-19, 25-14, 25-17 victory over non-conference opponent George Washington Wednesday night in Bender Arena to end their four-game homestand. The Eagles never trailed in any set and controlled the tempo of play throughout to claim their sixth consecutive victory after losing to Navy Sept. 26.
“Fine messes”, “just wars”, “reliable rumors,” and American political “science.” I get a kick out of fun oxymorons. Okay, that last one isn’t so fun. It’s just painfully true. Let me explain.
Who inspires you?
As I witnessed what happened on campus last month, I had one overriding thought: we have seen this before. We have seen torch-bearing, swastika-clad demonstrators in Charlottesville this past August. We have seen ugly, crass racial slurs on AU’s campus earlier this year, and we have seen an unrelenting barrage of violent acts and words on the national stage over the last few years. Rather than appreciating that the United States is special because of its diversity and freedom, the purveyors of hate speech and violence hope to divide our country further. But we have seen this before, so, with the right approach, we can frustrate their aims.
One of the most influential bands of the 2000s, LCD Soundsystem, is set to be the fifth band to headline DC’s newest concert venue, The Anthem.
The Eagles dominated the offensive side of the net over the weekend to beat both Lehigh (14-6, 5-1 PL) and Lafayette (3-15, 1-5 PL) in three sets. The team averaged a 0.383 kill percentage over the weekend, helping the Eagles rise to second place in the Patriot League standings trailing Navy (16-3, 6-0 PL).
Sweater weather is almost upon us. While the basic LuLu Lemon leggings, bean boots and flannel look is always in, here’s some new hot trends as the weather turns cold.
The impact of Hurricane Irma is being felt by AU students hundreds of miles away from the hurricane’s path. Several students with families and friends in Florida were impacted by the Category 5 storm, including junior Felipe Herrera, whose family lives close to Cutler Bay in south Miami.
As fall begins, so do some of our favorite cliches. Colorful red, orange and yellow leaves will fall from the trees and steamy apple cider drinks will drench the air with a cinnamon scent. But, most importantly, we will all have an excuse to eat pumpkin spice for every meal.
Schools have always claimed that their first priority is to ensure that students are given the adequate resources to succeed in all aspects of life. Since much of student success in school involves some sort of technology, schools need to ensure that they are providing enough possibilities for students who depend on their laptops and phones to use them for long hours. Students now depend on their technology to take notes, stay organized, study, and contact their teachers among other things. For this reason, it is important that technology is constantly charged throughout the day for extensive use.
The Washington Nationals hosted the CareFirst BlueCross Blueshield Haunted Pep Rally at Nationals Park Wednesday evening, heightening fans’s excitement for postseason home games. The Nats partnered with CBS radio stations to bring entertainment, candy and raffle prizes to the fans who want to see the Nationals get all the way to the World Series.
Dear undergraduate, graduate and law students,
There have been an intense number of attempts by Congressional Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—otherwise known as Obamacare—so far this year, including Sen. Rand Paul’s Obamacare Replacement Act, House Speaker Paul Ryan’s American Health Care Act, the July “skinny repeal” bill, and most recently, the Graham-Cassidy bill, all of which are either likely to fail or have already failed. At this point, Republican health care bills are essentially cock-and-bull, indefensible manifestos against Obama and the Democratic Party slathered with a couple Friedman-esque features. Comedians, news commentators, the vast medical organizations across America, politicians and citizens from all parties have lashed out against these fiscally conservative, state-oriented pieces of legislation as they get annihilated in the Senate.