A Creek Named Malaita

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July 29, 2020

The Student Coalition to Abolish Greek Life at AU has officially endorsed a candidate in the make-up election following the resignation of Nikola Jok, urging students on its Instagram story to write in Mason Peeples onto their ballots. Peeples is dating one of the key...

July 28, 2020

I recently watched the new movie Palm Springs on Hulu and found it oddly relatable. I also don’t seem to be the only one. The film set a streaming record on Hulu, netting more hours watched on its opening weekend then any other film in the same period. It’s a time-loop...

July 12, 2020

The murder of George Floyd by officers of the Minneapolis Police Department laid bare the city’s and the country’s failure to reckon with the realities of institutionalized racism in core components of American life. In Minneapolis itself, unrelenting activists have ch...

July 6, 2020

Would Lake have been forgiven, if she chose admission over denial? If she pleaded guilty before the Twitter jury, what would have been her sentence? Would she be allowed the opportunity to re-write Hong-Fincher’s name into her acknowledgements section, commit to discus...

July 2, 2020

Letter from the Editor: this article contains detailed accounts of sexual and racial abuse, and may be triggering to readers.

Throughout the course of the last week, two Instagram pages have sent shockwaves through the AU student body. 

Amidst the movement against police...

June 19, 2020

The Rising Rooster

France is the depressive genius of the European countries. Charles de Gaulle best described the dilemma faced by French governments when dealing with their citizens' culture when he asked, “How can you govern a country with 246 varieties of cheeses?”...

To AUPD, Housing & Residence Life, AU Administrators: 

We, AU Resident Assistants, are writing this to you in light of the racist actions from police departments across the United States (re: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and the numerous other incidents of...

June 5, 2020

Disclaimer: the views expressed in this article belong solely to the author and do not represent the official position or policy of the Hoya Battalion, the U.S. Army, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

The past week has seen a mass unearthing of historic...

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