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TESTING TRUISMS: Does Fortune Favor the Bold?

TESTING TRUISMS: Does Fortune Favor the Bold?

This time of year, many of us are trying to craft the perfect application in hopes of landing a coveted internship or job for the summer. But how do you make your submission stand out?  A cover letter that catches your potential employer’s attention could be a good start. The[Read More…]

by April 16, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
TESTING TRUISMS: You’ll Change Your Major More Than Once in College

TESTING TRUISMS: You’ll Change Your Major More Than Once in College

Many of us dread the inevitable question from our relatives and family friends: “What do you plan to do after college?” Narrowing your interests to a single major is challenging enough, and deciding the direction of a 40-yearlong career path can seem impossibly restrictive. While some individuals have known since[Read More…]

by March 26, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
TABLE FOR TWO: The Impossible Trinity of Dining

TABLE FOR TWO: The Impossible Trinity of Dining

In earlier iterations of this column, we sought to describe singular experiences we had at restaurants, reporting the highs and lows of dining in Washington, D.C. Since our last piece, we have surveyed a dozen more toothsome bites, including Garrison, Café Berlin and Thip Khao in the District, and flour[Read More…]

by March 21, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns
FOSTER THE PEOPLE

GANDHI: The Music on My Playlist

“Sit Next to Me” —  Foster the People With a slow, dramatic introduction that builds into a head-bopping beat and an irresistibly catchy chorus, “Sit Next to Me” stands out on Foster the People’s 2017 album “Sacred Hearts Club,” which otherwise fell flat. The song’s psychedelic undertones harken back to the[Read More…]

by March 19, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, Music, The Guide
Between Bali and Me: Biracial Blessings

Between Bali and Me: Biracial Blessings

Borobudur Temple in Yogyakarta, Java, was the first place I’ve been in the world where my racial ambiguity was ignored instead of being questioned. My friends and I visited the Borobudur Temple compounds, the world’s largest Buddhist temple, in central Java on an overcast and humid day. Built in the[Read More…]

by March 8, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
HIRSHHORN

Hirshhorn Museum Welcomes the Public Into Sleek New Lobby Space

After three months of renovations in collaboration with acclaimed Japanese artist and architect Hiroshi Sugimoto, the Hirshhorn Museum opened the doors to its sleek new lobby to the public Feb. 23. Conceived with the building’s circular shape in mind and inspired by natural beauty, Sugimoto’s space is both simple and[Read More…]

TESTING TRUISMS: Is Productive Procrastination an Oxymoron?

TESTING TRUISMS: Is Productive Procrastination an Oxymoron?

Location: Lauinger Library at 3 a.m. You squint at your computer screen and punch out a few more words on the keyboard. You lost your ability to write coherently a long time ago; now you’re just trying to reach the essay’s required word count and print it before your class[Read More…]

by February 26, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Table for Two: The Risks of Fine Dining

Table for Two: The Risks of Fine Dining

Group dining is challenging. Pained compromise over availability eventually yields an agreed-upon time. Labored negotiations over restaurants ranging from the trendy to the mediocre threaten to derail the initial plan. Barring logistical setbacks, a final decision introduces yet another element of friction: What should everyone order? When choosing what to[Read More…]

Between Bali and Me: Friendly Strangers

Between Bali and Me: Friendly Strangers

To know a place is to know its people. Unfortunately, my imagination conjured an image of Bali, Indonesia, as a crowded, westernized beach scene swarming with perfect “Instagrammable” moments. I must admit that lounging on the beach, getting cheap massages and eating delectable, inexpensive food sounded incredibly appealing for a[Read More…]

by February 13, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
TESTING TRUISMS: Can You Work Hard and Play Hard?

TESTING TRUISMS: Can You Work Hard and Play Hard?

Alongside students at other elite institutions such as Columbia University and Washington University in St. Louis, Georgetown students are reputed to have “work hard, play hard” lifestyles. In 2018, Georgetown was ranked No. 20 on U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 Best National Universities. It was also dubbed the No.[Read More…]

by February 12, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide