Some district residents say terrorism thoughts always close on Independence Day

People in Washington D.C.’s Tenleytown neighborhood discussed their opinions Thursday regarding the potential terrorist attacks on July 4th, fearing the nation’s capital could be a target. Brittany Jones, 24, admitted that she is not one to celebrate the Fourth of July, but said she would fear the chance of terrorist attacks. “When you think about…

Couple’s love and love of art on display at American University Museum

WASHINGTON–An overly-confident, extroverted poet and a timid, war-torn artist found a similar passion for mystical literature that flourished into one artistic relationship. Ten years after the death of 80-year-old Jess Collins, an artist, an art exhibit opens that gives a closer and detailed look into their relationship in the early 1950s called “An Opening of…

The bands play on: Fort Reno concerts start after controversy

The decades-old Fort Reno concert series kicked off Monday after security costs threatened to cancel the annual community event this year. The event, which has been held annually since 1968 and takes place at Fort Reno Park in Tenleytown, was abruptly cancelled June 26, generating backlash from community members and a plea to reopen from D.C.’s Congresswoman…

Local art framed at the Katzen Arts Center

WASHINGTON–A photograph of SpaghettiOs hangs against the wall. Paintings of bare women, one smoking a cigarette, line a nearby hallway. A portrait of a cowboy, made of colors and oils, is framed and hung. These are just some of the many works on display this summer in sixth temporary exhibits at the Katzen Arts Center on…

Messages hidden in metal

WASHINGTON—Splatters of paint, hardware formed in unconventional ways, a message hidden within metal. These are what consist of BK Adams’ latest exhibit, Mynd Alive, on display this summer at the Katzen Arts Center on the campus of American University in Washington, D.C. In his artist statement about his works, which are outside in the sculpture garden at Katzen,…

Independence Day celebrations with international perspectives

WASHINGTON– People on American University’s campus are planning to exercise their patriotism with traditional and nontraditional activities for the Fourth of July this year. Imani Muleyyar, a media production assistant at AU, is taking a slightly different approach this holiday. Muleyyar plans to travel to Baltimore, Maryland to visit family and box and kick box with friends. He explained that any…

Fireworks, hot dogs, celebration…and traffic.

WASHINGTON– With the anticipation building for the upcoming Fourth of July festivities, people in Washington D.C. are also preparing for the incoming traffic from tourists and visitors. Road closures will be in place starting as early as Thursday night around the Washington monuments where an estimated 700,000 are expected to show up to watch the grand…

D.C. residents plan to avoid Fourth of July crowds

WASHINGTON–As the Fourth of July approaches, individuals living on American University’s campus are planning to avoid the notoriously crowded festivities happening on the National Mall. AU students, staff, and youth attending one of the various summer programs on campus cited traffic caused by a crowd of more than 700,000 as a major reason to skip the celebrations. Ashtyn Quinones,…