The Guide


Restaurant Review: On Rye

March 24, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

760 6th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 | Cuisine: Jewish | $ | ★★★★★ Just around the corner from the Verizon Center, the smells of pastrami and latkes spread onto the streets of Chinatown. Entering the new deli-style restaurant On Rye, customers will be greeted by a wall displaying staplesRead More


Songs of Struggle and Spirit

March 23, 2017 at 11:36 pm 0 comments

Nat King Cole. Ella Fitzgerald. Chuck Berry. Aretha Franklin. Kendrick Lamar. When it comes to understanding the power of black artists in the American musical landscape, there is certainly no shortage of icons from which to choose. In fact, it is impossible to discuss the history of American music withoutRead More

From Miles Away,  Learning to Love Home

From Miles Away, Learning to Love Home

March 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

I left Hawai‘i because it had never really felt like home to me. I was born and raised in the town of Hilo on the Big Island, and, in the first grade, my parents enrolled me in a private school for Native Hawaiian children. As a 6-year-old, I did notRead More

The author, pictured with her thaati and paati | COURTESY PRIYANKA DINAKAR

Finding Family and Forgoing Farewells

March 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

“Wow, that’s so intense for a spring break trip!” “Won’t you get jet-lagged?” “What’s the time difference?” These are just some of the reactions I heard upon telling people that I was planning on going to India for spring break, as if I was about to go on a vacationRead More


Adapting to the Land of the Eternal Blue Sky

March 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

“Please do not put your hat on the floor,” my host sister, Khaliun, says to me as she picks up my blue Patagonia hat from the floor and carefully places it on the nightstand next to my bed. “Great, your first hour in the country, and you have already disrespectedRead More


Scenes and Lessons in an Italian Bar

March 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In the middle of Fiesole, there is a little bar that promises “the best Guinness in Italy” and takes claim to the time-honored tradition of the poorly lit Irish pub. The Guinness was okay; the rest of the beers were better. I did not speak a lick of Italian, theRead More

The Persistence of Memory at Auschwitz

March 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 1 comment

I spent my spring break with 32 other students from Georgetown and Seton Hill University on a Holocaust Forensics trip to Poland and Belarus. My experiences on this trip have changed me and will have a permanent place in my consciousness. What I saw gave me hope for our future,Read More


24 Hours in Dublin

March 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 2 comments

Dublin is currently experiencing a period of significant economic and cultural growth. The walkable and tourist-friendly city is a fascinating amalgamation of old and new, blending tradition with modernity. You could spend months simply exploring all the nooks and crannies of culture and entertainment that the city has to offer,Read More

A Home of Fear, Warmth, Conflict and Joy

A Home of Fear, Warmth, Conflict and Joy

March 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

My most distinct memory of the Middle East is of a soldier who did not wear a military uniform but instead a royal blue polo. I’m not sure why he was dressed differently, but he carried himself differently as well. His obsidian eyes pierced mine through the car window, aRead More

Welcome Home,  Bienvenido a Casa

Welcome Home, Bienvenido a Casa

March 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

It all started with the sight. Before the plane landed, I saw the soaring skyscrapers and the golden rivers of traffic lights flowing in the distance. Then, the sound followed. “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Mexico City.” As I got off the plane, Spanish words began to flood my ears:Read More