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Opinion: I am not my number of internships

(02/27/23 1:00pm)

D.C. is a hub of possibilities, and colleges in the area pride themselves on students taking full advantage of it. Georgetown University highlights, “Our location in D.C. opens the door for students to intern,” and George Washington University uses words like “your dream internship” when describing the ease at which a student can find an internship in the heart of the capital. American University similarly states that, “One of the greatest advantages to studying in Washington, D.C. is the unparalleled access that you have to internships.” Our shuttle stops, like the one in front of Kogod, tote the high percentage of students who have partaken in an internship. 

Staff Editorial: AU administration fails to address AAPI violence

(02/24/23 2:08pm)

Following two tragic mass shootings in California at Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay in January, Project Pengyou and the Korean and Hindu Student Associations held a vigil on campus honoring the victims. The Monterey Park massacre occurred during a Lunar New Year celebration, drawing fear from AAPI communities across the nation. As American University student groups created a safe space for mourning students, the University administration stood idly by.  

Office of Campus Life ‘Treat Yourself’ event at The Bridge Cafe allows students to de-stress and un-wind with coloring and free snacks

(02/24/23 1:57pm)

The American University Office of Campus Life held a “Treat Yourself” self-care event at The Bridge Cafe on Feb. 8 with activities like coloring and garland-making for students to enjoy. 

Opinion: AU’s residence halls need security cameras

(02/23/23 2:17pm)

Last semester, 11 fire alarms went off in the Centennial, Anderson and Letts Halls complex. According to emails that students received after alarms, more than half were intentional pulls, meaning that someone pulled the physical fire alarm and smoke did not cause the alert. Not only are these constant fire alarms annoying, but they make the living environment in the residence halls unsustainable for students’ livelihoods.

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.