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As an American University student, alumna Alexis Varecka took a class called “The Business of Fashion and Luxury Goods” where she developed a business plan for a mobile app that would create a platform for artists and brands to sell their unique merchandise.
Nikki Randhawa and Simrnjit Seerha met outside their freshmen dorm halls in their first year at American University. Seerha dropped her One Card and Randhawa picked it up for her. They began talking and found out they shared a cultural and religious identity; they are both part of the small Sikh student population at AU.
Editor's Note: This article appeared in The Eagle's March 2021 virtual print edition.
Pizza is a staple in almost every college student’s diet, and American University students are no exception. But what makes pizza so special? In order to find the best pizza close to campus, we decided to test the slices on a certain set of criteria: the sauce-to-cheese ratio, whether the pizza was worth the price, the crust, overall flavors of the pie and several other factors. Overall atmosphere of the restaurant was not included in our consideration of the pizzas because we solely wanted to rate these places off of the quality of the pizza.
Correction: This article has been updated since it was first published with the correct hours in which the gallery is open.
Once a week, American University College of Arts and Sciences professor and Humanities Truck fellow Ludy Grandas loads up the Humanities Truck — modeled after a food truck but typically used for mobile humanities exhibits — with free food to bring to D.C.’s day laborer community. She meets them at a Home Depot in Northeast D.C.
American University is adjusting to a hybrid curriculum for the spring semester, although the majority of classes will remain online, due to the trajectory of the coronavirus and lessons learned at other schools in recent months, the University announced on its website on Monday.
Correction: This article has been corrected since it was first published to clarify that Goldberg said she was one of the first women in the country to own a woodshop studio, not one of the first women in D.C. to own an art studio.
Scenes can epitomize a feeling in a way that sits with the viewer for what seems like forever. Especially during these pandemic quarantines, we are left to ponder around our spaces all day, reliving the most awkward and disappointing moments of our lives. These ponderments too often include remembering those we have pictures with but do not see anymore. Friends from high school, friends from orientation week and friends from months ago with whom we’ve fallen out or simply just forgotten to reach out to.
In 2017, Mary Blackford along with a few friends and volunteers were given a dilapidated building to house their food market pop-up in Ward 7, the southeast area of the District. They fixed up the building, added a mural and kept the pop-up going through the summer with 10 local food vendors.
Right from the beginning, “Irresistible” presents itself as blunt and self-aware. Its main characters share their worst qualities and make no effort to hide their outbursts or pathetic attempts at inclusivity and modesty.
While D.C. is a well-known hub for politics and businesses, the District has an alive and thriving theater scene as well. While the coronavirus pandemic is still preventing theatres in D.C. from opening to their full capacity, students who are coming to D.C. for the first time or who are just entering the theater scene, should check out these venues as soon as they’re back to their original programming. Or, if you just cannot wait, log into their virtual summer programming.
You may know Gucci as a company devoted to high-class fashion for the wealthy, but this year they are reaching out to a different crowd.
American University received a $7 million donation to boost AU athletics and academics, University President Sylvia Burwell announced to the AU community in an email on Monday.
D.C. is an expensive city, but it doesn’t always have to be. Students seeking more for their closet at a smaller price tag have options across the city. Whether you’re looking for blazers for an internship or cute sneakers for every day, there’s always an affordable place to stop and sustainably shop for your clothing needs. For those wondering where to go for affordable clothing, look no further than the District’s secondhand scene, starting with these seven stores.
Last semester, all the food news was flooded with talk of a new service provider and what they would be bringing to the table. Now, as students await the fall semester, the talk of new food options on campus, brought in by Chartwells, has come into focus. Here are all the new places coming to campus for students to plan their meals around.
Summer days in D.C. can get unbearably hot and humid, but luckily National Ice Cream Day allows those spending their summer in the District to cool down in the sweetest way. National Ice Cream Day is July 21, and regardless of whether you were ready for it or not, the District’s ice cream shops are geared up with the best deals and promotions. Whether you’re an ice cream enthusiast or just a sweaty intern with a hankering for a dessert to cool you down, here are the best places to spend your National Ice Cream Day.
Chartwells has been chosen as the new dining provider for the University in place of previous vendor Aramark, Chief Financial Officer Doug Kudravetz and Vice President of Campus Life Fanta Aw announced in an email to the AU community on Wednesday, June 19.
Mental health is a topic often ignored and left out of constructive conversations, despite its vast effect on the American population. Co-producers Kim Levone and Alison Cherry sought to change that narrative with a production about mental health at Union Stage on May 29.
Two videos of a bug crawling through the Terrace Dining Room raised student concerns earlier this month about the cleanliness of on-campus dining services and the University’s treatment of Megabytes Cafe, which was closed in November after students posted videos of rodents in the restaurant.