John Belisario wears a necklace with a green charm that contains a crab and a silver chain. His best friend, Bilig, gave him the necklace before he left the Philippines. Photo by Renee Umsted.

Comfort objects help connect to home, family

Students and visitors¬†in the Northwest section of Washington D.C. this week¬†shared some information about their comfort objects, which are objects that help people feel safe. Dana Foley, 19, from Durham, Connecticut, attends American University and is an orientation leader for the summer. Her favorite book–and also her comfort object–is The Thornbird by Colleen McCullough. “I…

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Campus summer programs offer future college insights

High school students taking summer programs at American University listed their expectations of their future college experiences as taking challenging classes, meeting people and being busy and tired. In Fall 2014, about 21 million students were expected to attend American colleges and universities, an increase since 2000, according to the National Center of Education Statistics.…