Dorm life rules

Many teenagers imagine summer to be filled with sunny days and nonstop relaxation. While there’s no shortage of sun this summer at American University, students in the Discover the World of Communication program at American University aren’t relaxing 24/7. These high school students traded in ice cream and pools for interviews and articles to spend…

Learning the new rules of campus life

If you’re a fan of staying up all night or singing loudly in the shower, you won’t suffer any serious repercussions at American University. Well, besides the cold shoulder from your roommate and possibly the entire floor. When it comes to dorm life and living on campus, American University — like many other colleges across…

A look inside a college health center

Carly Rae Jepsen’s song “Call Me Maybe” isn’t the only thing that’s going viral. It may be summer, but American University’s Student Health Center is still filled with students suffering from a variety of ailments. Daniel Bruey, the health center director, visited news writing students at the National Student Leadership Conference to discuss campus life…

Alcohol use on and off a dry campus

Several years ago, American University became a “dry” campus, meaning that students are not allowed to possess or consume alcohol on its grounds. The university joined a growing list of campuses that have gone dry. Students say that the policy has been effective in persuading the vast majority of students not to drink on campus.…

Twosome discover buscapade

  Two American University summer program students   experienced a late night bus adventure Tuesday night, their third night on campus. Discovering they sprinted onto the Metro bus and not the American University shuttle, Liz Varner of Medfield, M.A. and Jake Assael of Pelham, N.Y., both 17, looked around with alarm as they left the bus…

Kermit is right: Being green is hard work

It’s not easy being green, but for students at American University it’s becoming easier. American University is working on being carbon neutral by the year 2020 by building solar panels and green roofs. American University is committed to acting on our values through social responsibility, service and active pursuit of sustainability-mission statement,” said Joshua Kaplan…

AU tops DC in green roofs

American University’s commitment to sustainability has initiated 10 on-campus green roof projects and a solar panel installation that will make it the largest in DC. American University’s Sustainability Outreach Associate, Joshua Kaplan, 22 says 30% of American University’s campus buildings are able to sustain green roofs—5% in which that area is covered. Included are both…

Students’ dream is green

Graduating is not the only dream at American University anymore, there is a new dream, going green. Recycling cans in every dorm was just the start at American now the second most environmentally friendly school according to LEED (Leadership in energy and environmental design)has 20,000 square feet of green roofs, improving air quality and restoring…

Sustainability is ‘meeting needs without change’

American University is sharpening its focus on sustainability by installing solar panels and greenroofs througout campus. Meeting needs without change to benefit oneself is how Au defines sustainability.  Their mission statement said, “American University is committed to action on our values through social responsibility,” showing that the faculty, staff, and student body feels that acting…