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International OCD Foundation will hold first-ever OCD Capital Walk in D.C.

(10/14/17 11:00am)

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.

Women's volleyball cruises to three-set victory against GW

(10/12/17 4:36pm)

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.

Op-ed: Solidarity and education are the keys to fighting hate

(10/11/17 7:25pm)

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.

Why AU should adopt public charging stations

(10/09/17 3:48pm)

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.

Nationals’ Haunted Pep Rally excites fans for postseason

(10/09/17 2:28pm)

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.

Why Republicans have such a hard time passing health care legislation

(10/08/17 2:15pm)

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.