A tale of two travelers

SAN FRANCISCO – When my parents came to this country for the first time, they hoped to find a better life, just as the Chinese did many years ago when they entered the United States through this Western immigration station in San Francisco Bay. As I entered the immigration station at Angel Island, now a state…

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…

American is red, white, blue and green

American University is one of the leading universities taking environmentally friendly initiatives. The goal of the Sustainability Office at AU is to provide for the current generations needs without compromising future ones.  They have installed 10 green roofs and plan on installing 2,300 solar panels throughout campus in order to become carbon neutral by 2020.…

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…

The Classics Still Spin, By Anna Hyzy

In the digital age, DC record stores Crooked Beat and Som Records have managed to stay open, rooted in vinyl, after all these years. “Well, it’s [vinyl] something I grew up with,” said Bill Daly owner of Crooked Beat at 2116 18th St. NW in Adams Morgan.  He says it’s important to preserve the art…

NPR Expands Its Reach

NPR is seamlessly transitioning from the airwaves to digital media. Posting through social media sites Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and its own npr.org  site, instant news updates of any program are accessible to all followers. Broadcasting 24 different shows spanning news, arts, media, and music, a decades’ worth of transcripts are now available on the NPR…

Dalai Lama Inspires Students

Discover the World of Communication students gained appreciation for personal peace at the Dalai Lama’s ‘Talk for World Peace’ on July 9 on the West Lawn. “It really made me think more about inner beauty. We live in a society where outer beauty dominates inner. He made me think that we can have a more…

A 21st Century Library

Wi-Fi, computers, quiet, and, yes, drinks are allowed but this isn’’t an Internet café, it is the new library in Tenleytown. The Tenley/Friendship library knew exactly what it was doing when it opened up its new library in January going head to head with Kindles and  Nooks for readers’ time and attention. The outside boast…

American Culture: What is it Really?

The United States. A land of opportunity. A land of success. A land of diversity. People all over the world portray America as a superior country, one step ahead of the rest.  “The pride of being an American is so strong,” said Rebeca Maia, a National Student Leadership Conference student living in Recife-pe, Brazil. “I don’t feel the…