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On the Record: The Eagle’s guide to our reporting and interviewing

(02/24/22 3:45pm)

When this column first began in 2020, it was intended to provide more transparency to readers about how The Eagle made decisions and to offer insight into our reporting processes. Since then, this column has discussed decision-making in breaking news stories, student government endorsements and our role in covering underrepresented communities. 

BREAKING: American University to implement mandatory surveillance testing

(02/04/22 9:00pm)

American University will implement a surveillance testing system for COVID-19 that selects students to undergo mandatory testing each week, the University announced Friday. Testing will start Monday, and students will be notified via text message and email on Mondays when it is their turn to take a test.

Students reflect on difficulties with COVID-19 returning from fall study abroad programs

(01/17/22 3:35pm)

After finishing up her semester abroad in Nairobi, Kenya, College of Arts and Sciences senior Brooke Wong was excited to return to the U.S. and spend the holidays with her family. Wong and the rest of the students in the AU Nairobi program were on their way to the airport, ready to depart when they learned their stay in Kenya would be extended a little longer. 

On the Record: Diving into The Eagle’s reporting priorities

(01/12/22 4:00pm)

Although The Eagle’s staff is gathering virtually for now, there is always a certain buzz that accompanies the first news pitch meeting of every semester. New staffers are excited to learn the ins and outs of The Eagle, and returning staffers are eager to get back to work and tackle new stories and projects. In this edition of On the Record, I’d like to give readers a better understanding of how the news section operates and what we hope to accomplish this semester. 

On the Record: Covering Student Government

(12/13/21 4:45pm)

Every semester, The Eagle hires two Student Government beat reporters. For several current staffers, myself included, it is one of the first jobs they had at The Eagle. In this role, the reporters attend Undergraduate Senate meetings, stay up to date on initiatives and happenings within SG and, most importantly, hold student government accountable. One of the things that make this job so important is that it is where many of us have learned the fundamentals of reporting. SG reporters learn how to find and maintain sources, follow up on stories and be persistent. 

On the Record: Telling stories with compassion, reporting with purpose

(09/29/21 12:38pm)

As journalists, it is our job to tell stories. It is a great privilege, and a responsibility myself and the rest of The Eagle’s staff do not take lightly. As student journalists, the stories we tell affect us personally — the people we write about are our peers, our professors and our community. We live and work in the community we cover, experiencing it first hand at both its highs and its lows.