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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.






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.