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REVIEW: Department of Performing Arts pays homage to Mexican feminist poet in ‘The Sins of Sor Juana’

(02/21/22 3:27pm)

American University’s Department of Performing Arts presented the play, “The Sins of Sor Juana,” written by Karen Zacarías and directed by Aaron Posner on Feb. 10- 12. Thought-provoking and emotional, the play’s production made for a powerful weekend.

Founders Week explained: A guide to one of the University’s most notable traditions

(02/21/22 3:21pm)

As the American University kicks off its annual Founders Week celebration, some underclassmen who spent their first year learning remotely are unfamiliar with the details of the tradition, while older students are uncertain how the week’s typical activities will change within the constraints of the coronavirus pandemic.

District of Cinema Episode 19: Analyzing the Oscars — Part 1

(02/16/22 7:04pm)

Tristan, Koz and Spenser discuss the happy surprises, numerous snubs, and laughable gaffs of the 2022 Oscar nominees. Topics discussed include the need for greater documentary and short film distribution, Lin Manuel Miranda, Suicide Squad, prosthetics, the challenges of adapting screenplays and much more. "Don't Look Up Fans" be warned: this episode is not for you.

Opinion: The behind the scenes of the glamorized college experience

(02/16/22 3:59pm)

We are all familiar with the term “traditional college experience” and how almost every college student is under pressure to attain it. Many people begin college with the expectation that it will be the best four years of their lives due to how often they hear it from others. However, many are disappointed after seeing college is nothing like the romanticized version.

Powerful Pages: ‘The Glass Castle’ is a memoir of magic and misery by Jeannette Walls

(02/15/22 4:03pm)

According to a New York Times review of “The Glass Castle,” memoirs are “our modern fairy tales, the harrowing fables of the Brothers Grimm reimagined from the perspective of the plucky child who has, against all odds, evaded the fate of being chopped up, cooked and served to the family for dinner.” Luckily, author Jeannette Walls was never served for dinner, but her memoir “The Glass Castle” is surely an interesting mix of magic and misery.