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…

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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…

Political divide defines July Fourth celebrations

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Widespread political division has many Washington, D.C. area residents and college students questioning the meaning of Independence Day this year and how protests should be handled. American University students and employees interviewed Wednesday disagreed about the holiday’s meaning, saying it carries its own traditions no matter the year. “Nostalgia,” said Stephanie Blenko, 19, speaking…

Greek life popular but many worried about hazing

American college students are engaging in severely dangerous Greek Life rituals and traditions that are threatening the well-being of members, leaving students and adults alike questioning the practices of these social organizations and unsure of the future.  Many students and alumni interviewed this week about their understanding or experience in Greek Life said that the…

Social media brings big risks; opportunities

Adolescents, who have the ability to connect constantly on their phones, may be putting themselves at a higher risk for mental health disorders and poor quality in personal relationships. The entertaining features of smartphones have created an unhealthy atmosphere for some, where people are not living in reality. Because of this consistent use, problems like…

New Snapchat feature not favored among users

WASHINGTON D.C.–Tenleytown residents and American University students opposed the new location update released by Snapchat last week. Some believed it was similar to initiatives taken by different forms of social media while others felt it could be harmful. On June 21 Snapchat, the billion dollar social media platform released a new feature called ‘Snap Map’.…

Local retail spots boost for economy

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Anne Garner sat on Steak ‘n Egg Kitchen‘s patio on a sunny Friday morning reading and eating breakfast. The 65-year-old said the food is amazing, it’s always cooked perfectly and it’s inexpensive. “The people, the staff, are wonderful,” Garner said. Garner prefers independent businesses because they are “more unique” and great for the community,…