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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. 

Suki Waterhouse enchants in graceful glow at the Black Cat

(02/15/23 1:00pm)

Purple lights and heaps of smoke from burning frankincense engulfed the stage as Suki Waterhouse made her entrance for her sold-out show at The Black Cat on Jan. 31. Instantly, flocks of phones sprung up to take videos as the London-based artist began performing her song “Bullshit On The Internet” from her debut album “I Can’t Let Go.” As a wind machine blew her lustrous blonde hair and flowy white silk shirt around, the crowd swayed in hypnosis. 

AU athletics department shines light on core values of sustainability at the ninth annual Sustainability Awareness Basketball Game

(02/14/23 2:35pm)

American University’s Office of Sustainability hosted its ninth annual basketball game on Feb. 1, promoting environmental advocacy as the men’s basketball team took on Bucknell. AU’s game sponsors were Airlie Berkshire Farm and Airlie Hotel. 

How to host the perfect Galentine’s Day in a pinch

(02/13/23 4:49pm)

Entering February brings about a couple changes: the constant struggle to spell the month’s name, day’s getting just a little bit warmer and, of course, the most romantic holiday of the year. But right around this candy and heart filled time of the month is a monumental holiday all about friendship, fun and hanging out with friends: Galentine’s Day.

Ways to have a memorable, but still sustainable, Valentine’s Day

(02/13/23 1:00pm)

With the pressure of buying gifts and making romantic gestures, it’s easy to overlook the impacts of increased consumption during Valentine’s Day. It is estimated that 9 million kilograms of additional carbon dioxide is released into the air on Valentine’s Day alone. Stereotypical customs of buying stuffed animals or candy packaged in substantial amounts of plastic produces large amounts of waste. However, there are plenty of accessible Valentine’s Day activities ranging from visiting museums, ice skating or environmentally-friendly crafts where you can engage in a sustainable celebration of love this holiday.