These muckrakers are going a tumblin' so you best be looking out.
~ Wednesday, April 25 ~
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Just got back from study abroad? Struggling to express your transcendental experience with words? Need a great closer for your travel blog? Consider AWOL’s handy, travel-sized abroad experience template to deflect the onslaught of nosy inquiries from friends and family. Just follow the steps below and let AWOL provide the informative, detailed, and sometimes condescending description for you!
— Best AWOL satire yet. Read the rest here.

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~ Tuesday, April 24 ~
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AWOL's hot off the press, and boy do we have an issue for you.
Grab it off the stands or check us out online.

AWOL's hot off the press, and boy do we have an issue for you.

Grab it off the stands or check us out online.


~ Sunday, April 15 ~
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WE HAVE PENS! Now you can take notes in class while thinking about your favorite campus magazine. 
But why is American trademarked in “American™ Way of Life?” We’re not sure, but we’re pretty excited to have AWOL pens. :) 
(Oh, and P.S. Mugs are a’coming)

WE HAVE PENS! Now you can take notes in class while thinking about your favorite campus magazine. 

But why is American trademarked in “American™ Way of Life?” We’re not sure, but we’re pretty excited to have AWOL pens. :)
 

(Oh, and P.S. Mugs are a’coming)


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~ Sunday, April 1 ~
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Everyone loves to look at the cherry blossoms, but AWOL blogger Eleni Gill gives us a deeper look at DC’s famous trees.

D.C. bursts into pink clouds of petals once a year, thanks to Japan’s gift of 3,000 trees in 1912. “Cherry blossoms are the symbol of Japan, so seeing them in full bloom in front of the Japanese embassy and downtown makes me feel incredibly proud,” said Japanese-American Ellie Yanagisawa, a sophomore at AU. “To me, they’re this symbol of mutual respect for each other’s country, people, and culture.”

Click here to continue reading. 

Everyone loves to look at the cherry blossoms, but AWOL blogger Eleni Gill gives us a deeper look at DC’s famous trees.

D.C. bursts into pink clouds of petals once a year, thanks to Japan’s gift of 3,000 trees in 1912. “Cherry blossoms are the symbol of Japan, so seeing them in full bloom in front of the Japanese embassy and downtown makes me feel incredibly proud,” said Japanese-American Ellie Yanagisawa, a sophomore at AU. “To me, they’re this symbol of mutual respect for each other’s country, people, and culture.”

Click here to continue reading.
 


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Dear readers,

We promise we haven’t forgotten you! The past few weeks the AWOL team has been working tirelessly on the content for our Spring issue. In case you missed it, here’s a quick recap of our Winter issue with links so you can gripe or praise what we wrote with ease.

Here’s what’s inside.

Our Shouts from the Corner section, comprised of “informed opinion and provocative editorial,” contains:

• Swapping Swipes for Local Eats, where Taylor Kenkel explains why we should be eating local and how to do it.

• Pet Worth: Runaway Costs of Runaway Pets, a story about the incredible lengths two particular pet owners in the area have gone to find their beloved Sassafras written by Eleanor Greene.

• Joe Gruenbaum sits down with a couple of conservative students and decides that they aren’t all that bad in Not a Dry Campus: Drunk on Liberalism.

As always, our Field Reports are stock full of “in-depth examination of the issues that matter.”

• The District After Dark: Keeping Sex Workers on the Street, written by Ashley Dejean, takes a look at the local politics and structural violence surrounding sex work in DC.

• Kelcie Pegher profiles veterans and their experience with the Yellow Ribbon program in Student Vets: Wearing the Yellow Ribbon.

• Ashley Dejean takes a look at a youth empowerment program in the slums of Mumbai through a photoessay entitled Dancing Across Cultures: Youth in India Learn Brazilian Capoeira.

On a lighter note, our Jabs and Jest section contains “innovation, wit and cogent wisdom.” Or, at least, that’s what we tell ourselves.

• AU has a pirate on staff? Read Professor Bratman on Localizing Development.

• We have some suspicions too about what Allison Butler’s been up to lately on account of her how-to guide Rocktopi Baby: Raising an Infant Octopus in AU’s Dorms.

• In search of the best independent bookstores in the city, Claire Dapkiewicz and Melanie Germond went on an adventure and tell you the “dusty facts” in A Good Read on Every Corner: Ye Olde DC Booke Krawle.

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~ Friday, March 9 ~
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I’d like to point out…

that not everyone in AWOL is pro-beards. We do not, I repeat, DO NOT take an official stance on beards.


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~ Thursday, March 8 ~
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Hey kids! Our winter issue has hit the newsstands, so you should snag a copy hot-off-the-press. It’s perfect spring break reading whether you’re off somewhere or taking it easy in DC. Our content is also online if you’re not particularly inclined to get up. And don’t forget to leave us some love (or hate) by posting a comment.
So, what’s inside?Our Shouts from the Corner section, comprised of “informed opinion and provocative editorial,” contains:
• Swapping Swipes for Local Eats, where Taylor Kenkel explains why we should be eating local and how to do it.
• Pet Worth: Runaway Costs of Runaway Pets, a story about the incredible lengths two particular pet owners in the area have gone to find their beloved Sassafras written by Eleanor Greene.
• Joe Gruenbaum sits down with a couple of conservative students and decides that they aren’t all that bad in Not a Dry Campus: Drunk on Liberalism.As always, our Field Reports are stock full of “in-depth examination of the issues that matter.”
• The District After Dark: Keeping Sex Workers on the Street, written by Ashley Dejean, takes a look at the local politics and structural violence surrounding sex work in DC.
• Kelcie Pegher profiles veterans and their experience with the Yellow Ribbon program in Student Vets: Wearing the Yellow Ribbon.• Ashley Dejean takes a look at a youth empowerment program in the slums of Mumbai through a photoessay entitled Dancing Across Cultures: Youth in India Learn Brazilian Capoeira.On a lighter note, our Jabs and Jest section contains “innovation, wit and cogent wisdom.” Or, at least, that’s what we tell ourselves.
• AU has a pirate on staff? Read Professor Bratman on Localizing Development.
• We have some suspicions too about what Allison Butler’s been up to lately on account of her how-to guide Rocktopi Baby: Raising an Infant Octopus in AU’s Dorms.• In search of the best independent bookstores in the city, Claire Dapkiewicz and Melanie Germond went on an adventure and tell you the “dusty facts” in A Good Read on Every Corner: Ye Olde DC Booke Krawle.(reblog if you love us!)

Hey kids! Our winter issue has hit the newsstands, so you should snag a copy hot-off-the-press. It’s perfect spring break reading whether you’re off somewhere or taking it easy in DC. Our content is also online if you’re not particularly inclined to get up. And don’t forget to leave us some love (or hate) by posting a comment.

So, what’s inside?

Our Shouts from the Corner section, comprised of “informed opinion and provocative editorial,” contains:

Swapping Swipes for Local Eats, where Taylor Kenkel explains why we should be eating local and how to do it.

Pet Worth: Runaway Costs of Runaway Pets, a story about the incredible lengths two particular pet owners in the area have gone to find their beloved Sassafras written by Eleanor Greene.

• Joe Gruenbaum sits down with a couple of conservative students and decides that they aren’t all that bad in Not a Dry Campus: Drunk on Liberalism.

As always, our Field Reports are stock full of “in-depth examination of the issues that matter.”

The District After Dark: Keeping Sex Workers on the Street, written by Ashley Dejean, takes a look at the local politics and structural violence surrounding sex work in DC.

• Kelcie Pegher profiles veterans and their experience with the Yellow Ribbon program in Student Vets: Wearing the Yellow Ribbon.

• Ashley Dejean takes a look at a youth empowerment program in the slums of Mumbai through a photoessay entitled Dancing Across Cultures: Youth in India Learn Brazilian Capoeira.

On a lighter note, our Jabs and Jest section contains “innovation, wit and cogent wisdom.” Or, at least, that’s what we tell ourselves.

• AU has a pirate on staff? Read Professor Bratman on Localizing Development.

• We have some suspicions too about what Allison Butler’s been up to lately on account of her how-to guide Rocktopi Baby: Raising an Infant Octopus in AU’s Dorms.

• In search of the best independent bookstores in the city, Claire Dapkiewicz and Melanie Germond went on an adventure and tell you the “dusty facts” in A Good Read on Every Corner: Ye Olde DC Booke Krawle.

(reblog if you love us!)