Famous professional athletes Josh Norman and Oguchi Onyewu were taking free kicks on the quad Friday, Sept. 29. The world-class athletes came as representatives for the organization Football for Peace, an international non-governmental organization that uses sports for diplomacy and outreach. The organization aims to reduce poverty, inequality, environmental degradation and injustice via sports diplomacy.
Thrifting has quickly grown to be one of Gen Z’s favorite pastimes, but how did this decades old practice suddenly become so popular?
The American University Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) honored superbowl winning quarterback Doug Williams at their annual Icons of DC Event.
Wrestling has been historically dominated by white men, but that hasn’t stopped the wrestling community in the DMV from trying to diversify the sport.
American University has no shortage of successful Black alumni, and few encapsulate athletic and professional excellence like 2008 graduate Romone Penny.
The American University Women’s Soccer team is in the midst of a resurgence, and it is thanks in large part to the culture change brought about by head coach Marsha Harper. Harper is in her third year as head coach of the Lady Eagles soccer team, and the team’s improvement is more evident with each passing year. The proof is in the pudding, as the team went from winless in her first year as head coach to three wins and eighth in their conference this past season.
Carsten, Max, and Breon are three students of color competing on a predominantly white team in a historically white sport, but the trio has not let the sport's noticeable lack of diversity deter them from achieving excellence.
Carsten, Max, and Breon are three students of color competing on a predominantly white team in a historically white sport, but the trio has not let the sport’s noticeable lack of diversity deter them from achieving excellence. Despite their young age, the freshman trio has racked up an abundance of accolades.
With the integral role sports play in American culture, athletes are often given an elevated platform to express their thoughts and opinions. At American University, the Black student-athletes are using their platforms to help make a difference
The American University athletic department is full of diverse and inclusive staff and athletes, and the women’s soccer team is no exception. American University graduate student, Asia Horne, is one of five Black women on the AU women’s soccer team.