Marissa Newhall



'Frankie and Johnny' overcomes

Thinking about people your parents' age getting it on isn't likely a college student's favorite mental image. For the sake of Terrence McNally's nontraditional love story, "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune," AU students should consider making a refreshing exception.


Arena's well-executed "Gem" shines

A forceful weaving of history, humanity and one man's quest for identity in 1904, Pulitzer Prize-winner August Wilson's "Gem of the Ocean" is a staple of most American theater surveys. Luckily, D.C.'s Arena Stage brings it to life far better than your bespectacled Literature 101 professor ever could.


Experts say drug war policies unsuccessful

The United States' international policies regarding the War on Drugs are hurting the environment and spreading anti-American sentiment throughout Central and South America while doing little to reduce drug use in the U.S., according to a panelist of drug policy experts who spoke at the national Students for Sensible Drug Policy conference Saturday.


Calm before the NSO storm

Most AU students are first introduced to the Woods-Brown Amphitheater when they visit campus for NSO, or New Student Orientation. Hosted by the Office of Campus Life, NSO is where many incoming freshmen get acquainted with campus, get a first look at life in D.


Metro reports second-busiest day in 30-year history

Police closed much of 16th Street Monday as hordes of immigration rights supporters marched from Adams Morgan to a rally on the National Mall. The festive march stopped traffic in the late afternoon and had many downtown workers leaning from windows to cheer and observe.


TV star-turned-rocker makes stop at AU

Jared Leto, best known for his role on TV's "My So-Called Life," and his band, 30 Seconds to Mars, played a SUB-sponsored concert in the Tavern Saturday. Approximately 300 students attended the show, according to SUB Director Eric Friedlander. "Leto really went out of his way to get invovled with the crowd," Friedlander said.


Spring brings cheap alternatives to pricey D.C.

At this most stressful time of the spring, with Spring Break a distant memory and summer a mere speck at the end of a harrowingly long tunnel, it helps to be reminded that there's life - and hope - off campus. In fact, there's even a little bit of hope on campus.

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