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Student Life at American University

Feb 15

February 15, 2018

Buna and Injera and Festivals, Oh My!

Beth Siyoum is a sophomore studying International Studies and Business Administration from Aurora, Colorado. She is the Vice President of the Ethiopian and Eritrean Student Association and loves the culture it creates on campus! The Ethiopian and Eritrean Student Association was initially created to raise funds for the 2016 drought that occurred in Ethiopia, but since then has expanded to bring students from these countries together in social and philanthropic environments. Philanthropy has a key role in the organization and… [Read More]

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Feb 8

February 8, 2018

Digging the Dancing Queen!

Emily Curtis is a junior from Merrimack, New Hampshire studying Political Science. She’s had a fantastic time on the AU dance team! Dancing has always been a major part of my life. I started taking lessons when I was three years old and I knew that when I came to American University as a freshman I had to try out for the dance team. Since joining in the fall of 2015, being a part of the dance team has been… [Read More]

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Jan 23

January 23, 2018

My First College Sleepover

Morgan Stahr is a senior majoring in Communications, Law, Economics, and Government (CLEG) and minoring in Chinese. She had the amazing opportunity of being able to hear a landmark case at the Supreme Court in December 2017! On December 4, 2017, I decided to camp out at the Supreme Court of the United States. This would be my first ever college sleepover where I would wait 15 hours to hear the oral arguments for the case, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado… [Read More]

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Nov 13

November 13, 2017

A Typical Day in the Life of an AU Student

Haley Epping is a freshman majoring in International Studies from Rochester, New York. Hello! My name is Haley Epping, I am a freshman majoring in International Studies. I am going to take you through a typical day for me at American University! My first class is French which is at 8:10 am. I don’t mind getting up early for the class because my teacher is amazing! The class is about 16 students so we all speak a lot of French… [Read More]

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Nov 8

November 8, 2017

Finding a “Joyful Noise” at AU

Joshua Dantzler is a freshman from Rock Hill, South Carolina majoring in Political Science. He was able to find his home away from home through AU’s gospel choir! I come from a musical family. My mother plays the flute and piano, my dad plays the drums, my older sister plays the piano and violin, my twin sister plays the flute, and I too, play the drums. I was told that when my mother was pregnant with my twin and me… [Read More]

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Oct 27

October 27, 2017

Glazed and Amazed

Henry Seth is a sophomore from New Canaan, Connecticut majoring in International Studies. In addition, to studying at AU he is also a certified donut enthusiast! While Washington, D.C may be known as the “brunch capital “of the US, there are so many other great restaurants that make Washington a foodie city. With the recent trend of doughnuts being seen all over of social media, I set out to find the best doughnuts in the area. While someone from Boston… [Read More]

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Oct 22

October 22, 2017

DC:A Nest of Opportunities

Gracie Burke is a freshman from Middletown, Deleware studying Political Science and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Choosing where to attend college is difficult for everyone, but in this post Gracie proves that her decision turned out to be a perfect choice! Having grown up in a small, middle-of-nowhere town in Delaware, I knew I wanted to embark on a big city for college– and I couldn’t have been more right. For the past month and a half, I’ve seemingly… [Read More]

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Oct 19

October 19, 2017

All Hail Cava!

Tyler Sanders is a sophomore studying Communications, Law, Economics, and Government (CLEG) in the School of Public Affairs. Born in the California Bay Area, he now hails from South Brunswick, New Jersey and loves chess, pragmatic politics, ultimate Frisbee, and speaking with prospective students! Please do not hesitate to reach out with any AU related questions to or come take a tour with him on Monday and Thursday mornings this semester! Aside from the breathtaking monuments and awesome political… [Read More]

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Apr 22

April 22, 2017

A Day in the Life: Study Abroad in Rio de Janeiro

Melanie Mackenzie is a senior studying International Studies and is originally from Colombus, Ohio. She was able to put her proficiency in Portuguese to the test when she studied abroad in Rio de Janeiro last Spring and took all of her classes in the native language! 7am: My homestay is just a block from Copacabana Beach, so most mornings I go for a run along the shore! Normally I run from Copacabana to Ipanema and back. The famous mosaic calçadão,… [Read More]

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Apr 15

April 15, 2017

A to Z of AU

Jozette Allah-Mensah is a junior from Germantown, Maryland studying Journalism! Being a student at American University and a resident of the DMV area always has its insanely amazing perks. It’s really easy to tell people about it, but here are some awesome experiences I get to be a part of every day or have experienced during my years here! Arboretum – we have over 200 different plants and species which always makes a walk a beautiful adventure! Bill Nye –… [Read More]

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