Third party candidates

Elias MILLER Antonio NAVATTA WASHINGTON D.C. – Every four years, several third-party candidates run for the presidency of the United States but never win.However, this election cycle has allowed a breakthrough for third-party candidates, with many voters unsatisfied with the two major candidates chosen to represent them. Indeed, many former Bernie Sanders supporters are announcing…

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Tourists join for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival at the National Mall

WASHINGTON– The annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which celebrates and exposes cultures around the world, kicked off on Wednesday at the National Mall in Washington D.C. with thousands gathered for countless activities, food and a unique cultural experience. An opening ceremony introduced the free event with preview performances and special guest speakers. The performers engrossed the…

Photo by Abigail Hadfield.

National Museum of African American History and Culture to open next year

Tourists interviewed on the National Mall about the ongoing construction of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, set to open in 2016, were unaware of the museum but enthusiastic about its opening. The majority of those interviewed knew very little about the museum or its construction, and had only learned about it after…

Technology: Is it really doing us good?

Washington D.C. residents this week offered their opinions on the question of whether technology has helped or harmed society. The question of whether technology has gone too far remains a hotly debated topic, from the rise of social media to the debate on cloning. Joe Gilligar, 21, is an intern working at Congress. He expressed…

American University's Subway restaurant offers shortened hours this summer. Photo by Geena Provenzano.

Summer restaurant hours aren’t cutting the mustard

American University students said summer food offerings and services aren’t cutting the mustard. Stores including Starbucks, Capital One Bank, and Megabytes Cafe are only open during the weekdays. Starbucks is open from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m., while the Eagle’s Nest is open from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Subway is open from 10:30 a.m.…

Because People are People- D.C. Edition

The Meyerholz Family “She wants to see Civil War stuff.”   Alicia Rivera, 26 As someone who enjoys the interaction between architecture and nature, Alicia Rivera is looking to see that as a part of her experience in D.C. “I’m really looking to see the plants of the area,” Rivera said. Caroline Coffey, 17 About…