Whether you’re looking to stay close to your textbooks or get as far away from campus as possible, there is plenty to do in the DMV area this weekend, including an arts festival, music and dance concerts, a cultural festival or a holiday celebration.
Student Government President Devontae Torriente announced the creation of the Student Involvement Fund on April 4 to allocate funds to support students’ involvement in campus organizations.
Ah, spring, the time of year that brings the end of Lent, which marks the time of year that brings an end to Lenten fasts and where people around the world celebrate Easter. For me, it marks the end of my junk food fast. And what better way to celebrate than to go all all out and find the best desserts around D.C.? Here’s a list of some of the best dessert food trucks around the District that’s sure to get you started.
Written by AU professor Randy Baker and directed by AU professor Cara Gabriel, the play “Forgotten Kingdoms” premieres on April 21 at the Rorschach Theatre on H Street. “Forgotten Kingdoms” tells the fictional story of Reverend David Holiday and his family as they attempt to evangelize the predominantly Muslim community of a small island in Indonesia.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers paid a visit to a sold-out Verizon Center on April 12, putting on a show celebrating a majority of the band’s discography. The band continued its tour in promotion of 2016’s “The Getaway” but, of course, did not forget about its timeless hits.
This past Sunday, students gathered on the quad to throw colored powder at one another at the South Asian Student Association’s Holi event.
Celebrating both a rich history and a new direction, the AU Dance Company will host its annual spring dance concert on April 21 and 22. “Dance Works” will explore eight different styles of dance through pieces choreographed by students, faculty members and guest artists.
AU admitted 29 percent of applicants this year, the second lowest acceptance rate in the university’s history. This is up from last year’s acceptance rate of 26 percent.
Sophomore and AU Student Government Elections Commissioner Luis Ballester’s nomination to become judicial board chair, which “leads the Judicial Board and Judicial Branch of the Student Government,” was rejected by the Undergraduate Senate on Sunday, April 9. Another appointment could be made at the senate meeting on April 23.
In a city that practically runs on high-speed info and quick access to news, a bookstore is the perfect place for a college student to escape from deadlines and due dates. Instead, delve into one of D.C.’s many quaint bookstores to get lost in a good book.
The National Park Service and National Park Foundation are hosting National Park Week from April 15 to 23. In addition to several events hosted by NPS, all national parks will have free admission over the weekends.
Queer indie-pop artist and Northern Virginia native Heather Mae will perform at The Mansion on O Street on Sunday, April 23. The singer-songwriter’s concert is being produced by students in AU’s Business and Entertainment program.
Dr. Barbara Romzek will step down from her post as dean of the School of Public Affairs in July, after five years in the position, during which time she oversaw the school's increase in rankings.
Mastodon’s seventh album “Emperor of Sand” continues the band’s trend of moving toward a more pop-centric, radio-metal sound that their fans have been avoiding. Newcomers and those interested in metal should start with Mastodon’s "Emperor of Sand" due to its strength in technical skill and treat it as a bridge to harder metal. But, this is not the progressive metal that is wanted or needed in the album.
Four free condom dispensers have been installed around AU in a pilot program to assure the sexual health of AU students, Mickey Irizarry, Director of the Student Wellness Center said.
My parents keep telling me that college is the best time of your life. I don't know if that's true, however it's definitely a time when one grows the most. As a senior, I have been reflecting on my four years of at AU, and pondering whether I did them right.
The Kennedy Political Union will not host a Wonk of the Year speaker this semester due to scheduling difficulties with Bender Arena and the previously selected speaker, KPU director Valeria Ojeda-Avitia said on April 12.
Every AU student knows about the big places in D.C. that everyone needs to go to like the National Mall, C & O Canal and Smithsonian Museums, but what about the places that only longtime residents know about? Hidden gems are all around the city— here are five worth checking out.
Now that Congress has fully launched an attack on healthcare, it is more important than ever for AU to provide free contraception to students directly to students from the Student Health Center. Our country is facing a multitude of impending health care crises that will have astronomical impacts on those who need health care the most, and with Congress’s inability to prevent or work through them, the Student Health Center must protect the health of its students.
Spring has sprung! If you don’t want to tan on the quad or hide in the library, venture off campus for yoga, fireworks, art, a festival or a dance party.