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Opinion: ‘Oh, you go where?’: The detriments of elitism in the academic community

(9 hours ago)

It was December 2021, and for the graduating high school Class of 2022, winter had begun with a period of anxiety: college admissions. For some of us, we were submitting last-minute applications, hoping to meet the January deadlines. Some others had submitted our applications months ago, aiming to be one of the few accepted into coveted early action and early decision spots. I fell into the latter category. Days before my senior year winter break, I awaited 7 p.m., when Columbia University would release its decision. By 7:02 p.m., I had been rejected. 

Op-Ed: It’s time to embrace Greek life on campus

(12/04/23 1:00pm)

When I first came to American University in 2020, the words “fraternity” and “sorority” seemed damning. With an otherwise omnipresent anti-Greek life and abolish Greek life presence on campus, those who sought to join these organizations were often shut out by peers who were adamantly against their existence. I was one of these people until I found myself close to transferring mid-way through my sophomore year. 

Weekend Watchlist: Closing out Native American Heritage Month

(12/01/23 6:18pm)

Native Americans have faced injustice in the film world since movies first hit the screens; the classic cowboy-Indian trope too often cheers for colonization of America’s frontier. In honor of Native American Heritage Month, here are some of the top movies by Indigenous directors that display their authentic experiences.

Women’s basketball seniors Lee and LeMaster have high hopes for their second seasons at AU

(12/01/23 1:00pm)

Like many college basketball teams across the country, the American University women’s basketball team utilizes the NCAA transfer portal to replace departing players and add depth to the team. The portal is teeming with eligible players seeking a new home after leaving their previous programs. This was the case for AU seniors Marisa Lee and Anna LeMaster, who joined the team before the 2022-23 season as juniors. Lee transferred from the University of Hartford, and LeMaster transferred from the University of Dayton.

Five mysteries to curl up with this December

(12/01/23 1:00pm)

Throughout December, many find themselves with days off from work and school. To fill this free time and escape the chaos of seeing family and friends around the holiday season, The Eagle has compiled a list of cozy mystery novels for you to enjoy. Each of the novels on this list features gripping storylines and an intricate web of suspects for you to choose from. 

Men’s basketball extends undefeated home record and breaks 3-point record with win over Hood

(11/29/23 5:01pm)

American University men’s basketball (4-3) extended their undefeated home record to 4-0 with a 103-74 win over Hood College. This victory goes in the record books for the Eagles, as they shattered their 3-point record with fourteen players from their roster.