Around the World at NSLC

BERKELEY, Calif. — At the National Student Leadership Conference at the University of California, Berkeley, there are 116 students attending the communications sessions. Of those, 12 are visiting from other countries— Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Panama and Sweden. Brian Vu, 17, is one of them. He hails from Ontario, Canada, and…

Cal students relish the summer experience

BERKELEY, Calif. — Summer’s in, but school’s not out for students at University of California, Berkeley. While most are enjoying the California sunshine or visiting family back home, some are staying on campus and continuing their education into the summer, whether that be through classwork or scientific research. One is Wenyuan Bao, who is staying…

When college admissions officers turn to Facebook

As senior year approaches, Becca Allen is ready to start the college admissions process. She is already familiar with the traditional application profile: standardized test scores, grade-point averages, extracurricular activities and a combination of other factors. But beyond those long-standing worries, Allen has a new digital dilemma to worry about—her Facebook profile. “I am a…

AU art museum finds its niche in D.C. area

A large canvas explodes with a multitude of objects. A trombone, television and picture frame are just a few of the many colorful artifacts depicted in the oil on linen painting. “Things Being What They Are,” by San Francisco artist Chester Arnold, is one many works on display at the American University Museum at the…

Bringing Tinseltown to Tenleytown

On June 17, the first day of classes at the National Student Leadership Conference, five students began writing a sinister short film at American University. Tasked with creating a final project for their Script Writing and Video Production class, the production team decided on a film that includes action, comedy and a dark plot twist…

Profiling Adele Ackert

Last fall, less than a month before the United States presidential election, Adele Ackert was in a rented office building in Falmouth, Mass., calling people in New Hampshire and Massachusetts about whom they were planning to vote for in November. Ackert went back to the office, a short trip from her Cape Code home, many…

Cal ready for its homecoming

BERKELEY, Calif. — When David Ortega played football for the California Golden Bears from 1986-1989, Memorial Stadium was already more than 60 years old. “It was a big, decent stadium,” said Ortega, “but it had lots of wear and tear.” The California Athletic Hall of Fame linebacker now works as the director of operations and alumni…

Bears take on London

BERKELEY, Calif. — Neil McGuire has an insider’s view of Olympic athletes Alex Morgan and Betsy Hassett. As coach of the women’s soccer team at University of California-Berkeley, McGuire knows them well since they also are soccer student athletes. At the London Games, Morgan plays on the U.S. women’s team, and Hassett will play for her native New…

Players Come in First

On Monday July 10th, there was a press conference with the athletic director at American University, Keith Gill, as well as the associate head coach of men’s basketball at American University, Kieran Donohue. Both of the men had some interesting things to say about budget cuts and how AU would handle that. AU athletic director,…

The Panda Project

Every stroke and every line are all thought out precisely and carefully. The colors, the symbols and the patterns make the artwork come to life. Some people don’t know the panda sculptures outside of the Butler Pavilion have a history. Some people walk past them every day and take advantage of their presence, but they have a past. They…