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Opinion: We can’t be changemakers in D.C. if we don’t know D.C.

(03/26/19 2:00pm)

Whenever AU students are asked why they go to the University, one of the most common answers is the location. While the school is a bit removed from downtown Washington, the location is a sweet spot because it offers relatively quick access to the core of the city while maintaining a typical small campus feel. 







The HQ2 divide

(03/26/19 2:29am)

Just months after Amazon’s November announcement to divide its second headquarters (HQ2) between New York City and Arlington, Virginia, the tech company chose to scrap plans for its Queens location in February, after backlash ensued over the impact the company could have on the area.




John Kasich talks bipartisanship, potential presidential run at Wonk of the Year event

(03/25/19 8:31pm)

John Kasich, the former Ohio governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, accepted the Kennedy Political Union’s Wonk of the Year award at Bender Arena on March 21 and spoke about bipartisanship, student political involvement and the possibility of another presidential run. 




Opinion: Angela Chen is the leader AU students deserve as their next president

(03/25/19 1:14am)

A few weeks ago, AUSG President Valentina Fernández wrote what I believe to be the best explanation of what makes a good Student Government president. In her Medium post, Fernández rightly suggested that our campus needs leaders who care more about the substance behind issues and less about crafting a good sound bite. In her words, students deserve a leader who will “commit even in hidden rooms when there is no glamour in a student media news article or a social media post.” 



AU misses the mark again in second semester of AUx

(03/23/19 9:36pm)

Students come to college excited to learn more about their passions and embark on academic journeys that will one day fuel their careers. Many are disheartened to find that, instead of diving into what interests them most, they have to spend their first few semesters fulfilling tedious university requirements, including freshman transition courses. 


At AU Dems forum, candidates for Student Government executive board outline priorities

(03/22/19 7:41pm)

Candidates for the 2019-2020 Student Government executive board discussed their platforms and goals at a candidate forum held by AU College Democrats on Wednesday, the first forum of its kind this election season. Voting begins on Monday, March 25 at 12 p.m.  




Students want change from AU’s film program, and faculty say it’s on the way

(03/21/19 6:00pm)

While the film and media arts program in the School of Communication has only been around for about 40 years, the young program has managed to produce award-winning alumni, including SOC alumnus Charlie Wachtel. Wachtel earned his first Academy Award on Feb. 24 for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman.”