Meet a dedicated AIDS fund raiser–aside

If there were ever one word to describe Ted Hobart, dedication would be it.  Hobart is the outreach coordinator for Whitman-Walker Clinic’s AIDS Walk Washington, a charity 5K run and walk in downtown D.C. As an avid AIDS activist, Hobart takes his campaigning very seriously; he sits in the Tavern dining hall at American University…

Campus life: summer edition–aside

It is 11 a.m. on a hot, drowsy Friday morning.  The campus at American University is fairly quiet, the sparse population moving slowly.  Summertime at AU is more relaxed and laid back, with fewer students on site.  However, there are still activities going on. [Read More]

Incoming freshmen do orientation–aside

Walking out of the Mary Graydon Center on the American University campus on a typical Friday morning during the school year, one might see students hustling to get to class on time with bookbags over their shoulders and a bagel in their mouths. [Read More]

Not so lazy summer–aside

Summer on the American University campus can be described in one word: hot. Despite that, grounds keeper Juan Reyes and summer intern Kenny Sui toil outside in the glare Friday. At first glance the two seem to have the same job. To the untrained eye it may seem that their work in the various gardens…

Faithful fans–aside

Sticky and humid ninety-one degree atmosphere.  Smell of chicken fingers, pizza and hot dogs in the air.  Energizing and upbeat rock music.  Bright and glaring lights above a green striped field.  These were the things that thousands of Washington Nationals fans experienced as they came out to National Park to watch their home team go…

Garden links community-aside

“Every gardener is different, and every season is different,” said Peggie Lewis, gardener at Newark Street Community Gardensince 2002. Her husband, Jake Lewis, has had a plot there since 2000. They are two of the about 190 people who rent a 15-by-15-foot plot that enables them to have an urban garden in Washington.[Read More]

Torrential downpour–aside

Last night the Washington Nationals played against the Kansas City Royals in a game that was brutally interrupted by a torrential downpour. As any normal baseball game, the air smelled of fried food and popcorn and the sounds of laughing, shouting and talking filled the entire stadium. [Read More]