Trust in the media plummets

Jessica Himelfarb is wary of the state of the news media. She said in a recent interview at American University that amidst the publicity of fake news, she doesn’t trust the media to give her accurate information and inform her fully about what’s going on. “It’s brought to the awareness of everyone the pervasiveness of…

Americans weigh in on Trump…so far

If Gary Bochner could go back in time, he’d do November differently. Bochner, 58, who voted for Donald Trump says that he would vote for another candidate. Bochner says that seeing that President Trump has not done any of the things he promised and has even made enemies with many world leaders, he is rethinking…

Tuition Hikes Face Backlash from Skeptical Students

California State Universities and University of California schools approved tuition increases in January for the 2017-2018 school year. This hike is the first increase in six years; California Governor Jerry Brown specified in his 2011 budget plan that there would be no tuition hikes, but in his most recent plan, he puts no restrictions on…

Free College is not in the near future for Montana

Officials in Montana choose not to prioritize free college in the upcoming years because they would rather keep tuition prices low, according to the Director of Financial Aid at the University of Montana, Kent McGowan. “The Montana State Legislature shows no interest in Financial Aid Programs, and would like to keep college affordable by keeping…

Diverse social groups extend learning about cultures

People interviewed in Northwest Washington, D.C. agreed on Wednesday that diversity is necessary in social groups in order for people to have a better understanding of different cultures. Though some did not have diversity within their circle of friends, all believed that it presents an opportunity to learn and appreciate differences within other individuals. “You…

Campus arboretum staff brings bees back

WASHINGTON, DC–American University officials are focused on the preservation of bees because of their integral role in the pollination of various plants on campus, which is an arboretum. The bee population worldwide is dying quickly and the number of dead is only growing with each passing year, according to Bee Informed Partnership, a research consortium. This…

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Architecture on college campuses influences atmosphere for students

WASHINGTON, D.C –Students and alumni say that both the architecture and atmosphere of their college campuses have enriched their educational experiences. Most interviewed this week in Northwest Washington, D.C. said that traditional campus architecture–those schools with brick and stone buildings–has character and helps tell the story of the university’s history. “You get a true sense…

U.S. student debt tops $1.4 trillion

WASHINGTON, D.C.–American University students and Northwest District of Columbia residents said Wednesday that student loan debt which is above $1.4 trillion in the United States today is a serious issue facing those seeking higher education in America. “Interest rates are rising and I’m scared that I’ll still be paying of loans when I’m 35,” said…