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Asian American Student Union hosts ‘Valen-Tea’ Party, a celebration of love

(02/22/23 8:32pm)

Walking into a room filled with red and pink balloons, the exciting, social atmosphere and sense of support is heartwarming. American University’s Asian American Student Union hosted a Valentine’s Day event on Feb. 15, where students could bring their friends for a fun celebration and learn more about AASU’s mission and upcoming events.

Dime a Dozen brings energy and excitement with ValenDimes a cappella concert

(02/22/23 1:00pm)

Dime a Dozen brings energy and excitement with ValenDimes a cappella concert Four American University a cappella groups came together to perform a Valentine's Day-themed concert for a roaring crowd of energetic students, friends and family on Feb. 11 at Kay Spiritual Life Center. 

Column: Escapism in sports walks a fine line

(02/21/23 2:13pm)

Escapism can be found everywhere; however, it doesn’t seem to be a main topic of conversation in the world of sports. It is overwhelming to think that in almost everything we do, we can escape within the activity itself into some imaginative state. Depending on the person, escapism can be either positive, negative, or both, depending on how often and why they are choosing to escape their reality. According to American University runner Ana Keene, escapism can be productive when one’s intentions align with good reasoning. 

Three months after AU announced a working group to address concerns about sexual violence, students say it isn’t doing enough

(02/21/23 2:02pm)

In response to an instance of sexual assault in Leonard Hall that resulted in an outcry from the American University community, the University announced in November 2022 that the Community Working Group on Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment and Violence would be formed to address campus concerns. 

Eagles duel Bearcats for wrestling’s senior day

(02/20/23 7:00pm)

The American University wrestling team (7-11) lost to the Binghamton Bearcats (5-12) in their Feb. 17 dual at Bender Arena (19-13). Before the meet, the team honored its five seniors and graduate students in their final home dual of the season. The supporter crowd was large at 350 attendees, likely thanks to the raffle for SZA concert tickets. 

Investigation found person potentially responsible for racist language written on Bender Library whiteboard

(02/20/23 5:03pm)

American University officials announced that an investigation identified a person potentially responsible for a racist message found written on a Bender Library white board more than a week ago, according to a Monday email. 

REVIEW: Relive the 65th Grammy Awards

(02/16/23 5:31pm)

The 65th Grammy Awards were full of shocking losses, heartwarming tributes and record-breaking wins. Host Trevor Noah was funny but understated throughout, allowing each musician to have their moment. Some highlights of the night include Beyoncé officially being crowned as the artist with the most Grammys ever and Viola Davis earning EGOT status with a Grammy win for her audiobook, “Finding Me: A Memoir.”

Book talk series with Black writers highlight their knowledge and expertise through memoirs, biographies and historical novels

(02/16/23 1:00pm)

As part of the many events in the D.C. area this Black History Month, Politics and Prose hosted a series of talks and readings focusing on topics related to the experiences of Black people in America from Feb. 2-7. These readings act as a starting rather than an ending point for valued and necessary conversations.