Fourth of July is here and that means it’s time to get excited about your next barbecue. Friends and family can come together and not only enjoy each other’s company, but also some delicious food.
For two weeks each summer, the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage brings together cultural traditions from over 100 countries in an educational and interactive format: the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
Summer is, undoubtedly, the best season for music. The warm weather signals the move from stuffy indoor venues to sunny outdoor stages that have sat empty all winter long. Tours kick off, album releases come by the dozen and festival season swings into high gear. Summer is truly a music lover’s paradise.
Last football season, quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee. In doing so, he controversially rocked the core of the sporting world in silent protest. He not only stirred the conversation of police brutality in America, he sparked a heated discussion about the place of politics and protest in sports.
The national debt is on the rise. Each second, the U.S. accumulates another dollar in debt, ticking the debt clock higher and higher. Each year, legislators allow us to spend more than the revenues we take in, resulting in large federal deficits, according to the Congressional Budget Office. In 1970, the national debt was $371 billion. Now, it is $20 trillion (If you were wondering, that’s twelve zeros).
The Ward Circle Building, which houses the School of Public Affairs, will now be known as Kerwin Hall in honor of former University President Neil Kerwin's service to AU, the Board of Trustees announced last month.
When my family and I think of America, we think of Coca-Cola, McDonald's, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, clean roads and Hollywood as "American."
In early June, pop singer Ariana Grande headlined a concert called One Love Manchester honoring the victims of the Manchester bombing at her performance in May.
By fall 2017, the School of Public Affairs will make significant changes to three degree programs by decreasing required credit hours, eliminating or adding courses and switching required courses to prerequisites, SPA's Interim Associate Dean Saul Newman said.
Before writing this article, I had never had avocado toast before. Sure, I’d heard of it, and had considered making it after reading an article on Buzzfeed that had nine different recipes, but I’d always been turned off by the cost. Much to my tastebuds’ dismay, avocados aren’t cheap, and they don’t last long. Not to mention all the other toppings on avocado toast. Depending on what you get, they might not be affordable either.
At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, Interim Vice President of Campus Life Fanta Aw recounted instances of controversial speech at AU and told committee members that free speech “comes with responsibility and accountability.”
My high school psychology teacher once explained alternative music as “guys with guitars in tight jeans singing about their ex-girlfriends.” It is hard to say that the French alt-rock band Phoenix doesn’t fit this criteria, but to pigeonhole them would be missing the bigger picture of their discography. Their latest album, “Ti Amo,” is a language hopping summer album, upbeat yet laid back in tone and style, that rides background guitar and foreground pop synth.
Interim Vice President of Campus Life Fanta Aw will testify Tuesday in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee about free speech on campus, according to a list of witnesses released by the committee on June 16.
Monday, May 1 was Taylor Dumpson’s first day as student government president. Just hours after taking office, her excitement turned to heartache. Sleepy-eyed students, drained from a pre-finals all nighter in Bender Library, spotted bananas hanging from nooses on campus. The bananas targeted her and her historically African-American sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha.
More than twenty years ago, when current Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was a young mother in Texas trying to start her teaching career, she made her very first political contribution to Emily’s List.
An assistant professor in the School of Communication is contesting her tenure denial on the grounds that the provost unfairly assessed her application and is punishing her for activism on race and gender issues.
Heading into the 2017 volleyball season, AU returns the same core of players which delivered a Patriot League championship last fall and an appearance in the NCAA tournament that ended with a loss to Michigan in the first round. The team only graduates one senior, Julita Kurdziuk, and with the team a year older and more experienced, the Eagles hope to reach greater heights in 2017. Here are four things to watch heading into the season.
Several weeks ago, a ransomware called “WannaCrypt/WannaDecript0r” hit computer systems across the world, affecting 200,000 victims in over 150 countries, according to Rob Wainwright, director of Europol. The malware encrypted patient/client data in computer systems running older Windows operating systems and prevented data from being viewed until a ransom in Bitcoin was paid.
As a graduate student who walked down the Bender Arena stage on May 13 to receive my master’s degree in journalism from the School of Communication, I am especially appalled by the conduct of the university’s administration to remove journalists from campus who were covering the bias-related crime that was committed on campus and the student response.
With the band’s second album, “How Did We Get So Dark?,” slated to come out on June 16, Royal Blood did a quick run of concerts leading up to the release, stopping at the legendary 9:30 Club on June 6. Playing a tight, 12 song setlist, the band brought a refreshing swagger and energy that captivated the crowd from the start.