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…

New York State Starts New Scholarship Program In The Fall Making College Tuition Free

Governor Andrew Cuomo has created a new program called the “Excelsior Scholarship” for New York state colleges beginning in the Fall of 2017. This scholarship is in hope of creating free college and more opportunities according to the state government. The scholarship itself will cover 2 and 4 year programs for middle class families and…

Fake news gets real attention at Newseum lecture

Fake news is a real problem. On Wednesday, Jessi Hollis McCarthy held a workshop at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. where she educated young students and aspiring journalists how to detect, process, and understand fake news. McCarthy said fake news is often used as a “political tool,” and it’s also published for entertainment and advertising…

Six decades after Civil Rights Movement, discrimination still alive

Washington, D.C. college students and residents reflected on personal experiences of discrimination, with many saying it is still prevalent today. Elizabeth George, a 52-year-old black woman visiting American University’s campus in June, looked down when asked about the discrimination she faced in the 1960s and since then. “I was always seen as a second-class citizen,”…

Transgender movement gathers awareness and supporters

Washington D.C. residents and students expressed varying viewpoints about the transgender movement, which has gathered momentum in the last couple of years in the wake of several high-profile celebrity advocates and television shows. This week in Tenleytown, a half dozen interviewees leaned toward a more accepting and liberal standpoint of transgender icons, people and the…

SCOTUS same-sex ruling brings diverse opinions

Students and residents in the Washington D.C. area offered diverse opinions regarding June’s historic U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling, with many people’s views mirroring how they feel about homosexuality as more than just the right to marry. On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled same sex marriage is a Constitutional right, prompting passionate…

Students get inspired on visit to downtown Bloomberg offices

Students in American University’s Discover the World of Communication professional news-writing program visited on Wednesday Bloomberg’s Washington D.C. news headquarters to see how a professional media outlet runs. The professionalism of the Bloomberg offices gave the aspiring journalists high expectations for their future careers. “If I weren’t interested in sports I could definitely see myself working…

Scraping by on D.C.’s minimum wage

Jacob Atkins, 24, has worked several minimum wage jobs and participated in a service program called AmeriCorps to put himself through several colleges including American University in Washington D.C. A Maine native, Atkins has been living in Washington D.C. for a few years, but he believes the city’s minimum wage is not enough to live…