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Staff Editorial: AU athletics racial discrimination lawsuit raises questions

(11/24/19 5:00am)

On Oct. 30, a lawsuit was filed in D.C. federal court by David Nakhid accusing the University of racial discrimination in the hiring of the men’s head soccer coach by a former American Univeristy men’s soccer player. He had applied for the open position of men’s soccer head coach, and alleges that his application was not even considered for an interview, even with previous experience playing at AU and internationally, along with coaching.

Conan Gray charmed concertgoers with moody yet wholesome music

(11/23/19 5:00am)

Hundreds of young Conan Gray fans surrounded the Fillmore in Silver Spring on Nov. 16 in the biting cold, buzzing anxiously about their finals before the sudden rush into the beautiful, ornately decorated venue. There, indie pop musician Conan Gray and opening act R&B singer UMI refreshed high-strung DMV teens with the breath of fresh air they didn’t know they needed.

Opinion: Why you should make your bed

(11/23/19 5:00am)

There is so much beauty in our daily lives that we don’t even realize much of our surroundings at first glance. We have grown accustomed to cloudless skies, vibrant flowers adorning the quad and all the beauty that lies within the colors of the sunset over the D.C. skyline. Somewhere along the line, I stopped waking up and feeling grateful for the fact that I was able to see such colors. 

Opinion: Virginia parents are not just attacking books—they are attacking LGBTQ+ identity

(11/21/19 3:28pm)

A Virginia county public school system is dealing with pushback after introducing “diverse classroom libraries” for elementary and high schoolers. Religious parents are mustering as much of their faith as they can to convince administrators to eliminate the selections that focus on LGBTQ+ characters.

A nostalgic playlist of 2019 fall favorites

(11/20/19 7:00pm)

Every time of year seems to have specific music genres associated with it. Summer offers fun pop hits that everyone blasts out of their car windows as they drive around, and winter offers slower, softer songs that comfort you as you cozy up by the fireplace and enjoy time with friends and family. After surveying AU students, I found common trends within the songs they associate with the fall of 2019. Dive into what AU students are listening to this fall in this must-have fall playlist.

Students rally in support of Dreamers

(11/20/19 6:50pm)

Students gathered outside Mary Graydon Center for the “Home is Here” rally to show their support for Dreamers on Nov. 12. Hosted by the League of United Latin American Citizens, along with other student groups, the rally was part of a larger organized protest as the Supreme Court began to hear arguments on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Opinion: Let student journalists make mistakes

(11/18/19 5:00am)

Northwestern University’s student newspaper, The Daily Northwestern, recently published a piece apologizing for their stories of recent protests regarding former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ visit to campus. Their coverage, specifically of the student protesters, drew criticism, and The Daily apologized for doing otherwise typical journalistic tasks — specifically, posting pictures of the protest and contacting students for comment using a directory. 

College Republicans, AU conservatives unsure of impeachment inquiry

(11/16/19 5:00am)

People from across the nation came together to march on Capitol Hill on Oct. 17 to show support for President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election bid amid the ongoing impeachment inquiry. With the impeachment hearings being held publicly for the first time in the investigation, the Trump march stands as a reflection of attitudes of frustration on the matter.