The Guide

Across the Atlantic, Rediscovering the Joy of Writing

Across the Atlantic, Rediscovering the Joy of Writing

Top Shelf

July 30, 2014 at 1:05 pm 0 comments

Pembroke College of Cambridge University in the summer seems like something out of a novel. Expanses of grass (mowed and watered daily), exotic plants framing windows of buildings that have been home to celebrated authors, philosophers and mathematicians, wine served with pig belly in a hall that looks so similarRead More


"22 Jump Street" gave a perfect example of how no one knows exactly what to expect when they start living together in college.

Navigating the Delights and Difficulties of a Roommate

Getting Talks

July 30, 2014 at 6:09 am 0 comments

Having a roommate is a lot like living with a sibling. You see them at their worst, and they see the same of you. Just as interfamilial relationships can differ immensely, so can roommate relations. Not much can prepare incoming freshmen for what it will be like to live fiveRead More


Book Review: ‘The Opposite of Loneliness’

July 30, 2014 at 6:00 am 0 comments

★★★★★ She graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She was a talented actress and dedicated political activist. She served as president of the Yale College Democrats and had a promising literary career ahead of her. On the precipice of her future, Marina Keegan’s life came to anRead More

Lessons of Tolerance From Another World

Lessons of Tolerance From Another World

Back to Futures Past

July 28, 2014 at 3:27 pm 0 comments

If I were asked to describe in words the entirety of Georgetown’s campus life, I doubt that I’d ever be able to stop writing. The university is home to a hodgepodge of cultures that are continually encountering and adapting to each other. The community is passionate and motivated; each personRead More


A traditional cannoli.

Crossing Borders with Culinary Skills

The Au Pair Diaries

July 28, 2014 at 1:50 pm 0 comments

When I smell butter simmering in a skillet or hear chicken popping in a pan, I think of chicken potpie, my favorite dish from home. But I also think of my parents’ kitchen with the wooden table that’s since been replaced, the overflowing spice rack and the stack of newspapersRead More


Cumin lamb at Shanghai Lounge

A Taste of Asia

Tastes of the District

July 23, 2014 at 4:09 pm 0 comments

I rarely dine at an Asian restaurant when I’m in the States for the simple reason that, however authentic the place claims to be, it is no comparison to a restaurant in Asia. Nonetheless, I have still tried a handful of Asian places, and found that I was pleasantly surprised,Read More

The Perks of Unexpected Opportunities

Perks of Summer

July 23, 2014 at 4:04 pm 0 comments

At heart, I am a quintessential film addict. I’ll watch every film, any film and if it makes it to my favorite list, I’ll re-watch it over and over again. As much as I’m passionate about them, it had never occurred to me that working in the film industry couldRead More

A samba class performs in Rio de Janeiro.

The Power of Dance in Brazil

Ready for Rio

July 21, 2014 at 8:18 pm 0 comments

There’s an expression here in Brazil: “Tudo acaba em samba.” Translated literally, the phrase means “Everything ends in samba.” That is to say, no matter what disagreements, differences or tensions may exist between two people, at the end of the day, they unwind the same way — dancing it outRead More


They may be called friends, but the Facebook community is one of the most damaging groups to be a part of for our self esteem.

Measuring Self Worth Through Facebook

Made From Scratch

July 21, 2014 at 6:25 pm 0 comments

Did you know that happy couples on Facebook are the least liked? That may seem twisted, and yet I’m not the least bit surprised. I remember when I first got a Facebook account. I wanted to join a community and feel like I was a part of something. With MySpaceRead More


Sam and Mikaela (Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox) in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen."

The Risks of Going the Distance

Getting Talks

July 16, 2014 at 12:02 am 0 comments

Ah, the long-distance relationship. If there’s one thing we can all be certain of, it’s that this is not for the faint of heart. Sadly, many people who choose to make this commitment, don’t’ fully understand how difficult it can be. The typical difficulties of a long distance relationship areRead More