Welcome to the online portfolio of Elaura Rifkin. Journalist, student and photo enthusiast

The American Observer is an online magazine produced by graduate journalism students at American University's School of Communication. It focuses on current events and culture from campus, the metropolitan D.C. area, and the country.

On the menu in DC: grasshoppers, tongues, kidneys and more

12.09.11 Posted in #AUObserver by

Washington D.C., and the surrounding suburbs have quickly become one of the nation’s most exciting culinary destinations.


What are students preparing for – jobs or careers?

09.09.11 Posted in #AUObserver by

By Elaura Rifkin and Brittney Hood Students express their apprehension about landing a job in their chosen career field.


Muslim immigrants thrive in America

08.09.11 Posted in #AUObserver by

By Elaura Rifkin and Daniela Vlacich Despite the possibility of discrimination, Muslims are still immigrating to the United States