Guide Columns

The Strange Difficulties of Finally Going Home

Picnics on the lawn, people in sunglasses and shorts — it looks like, at last, summer is upon us. Summer is inseparably associated with long breaks as well as a series of questions like: What are you doing? What is your plan? Where will you be? As we entered the[Read More…]

by May 16, 2014 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

Better Than Plastic: Confronting Issues of Body Image

I had never worked in sales before. Before this year, my only work experience was limited to babysitting and teaching. But I wanted a job — a real job where I would at last be a working woman. I walked down M Street, searching for “help wanted” signs and some[Read More…]

by May 16, 2014 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

Drones Infiltrate Daily Life

In the past, military research and development have resulted in immeasurable impacts on consumer technology. From the Internet to GPS, technologies that have radically changed human society have stemmed from developments that began in the research labs of the armed forces and federally funded organizations like NASA. Known as spinoff[Read More…]

by April 11, 2014 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

The Bittersweet Truth of Friendships

Lena Dunham’s “Girls” wrapped up its third season last month on a bleak note. The four girls are falling apart — Jessa’s a drug addict, Shoshanna didn’t graduate, Marnie is miserable and Hannah is fighting with her boyfriend. But they’re also falling apart from each other; their friendships are decaying.[Read More…]

by April 11, 2014 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

Through Campus Groups, Diversity is Celebrated

I have always been used to diversity and difference. In Myanmar, I attended an international school where my classmates were the children of foreign diplomats from all over the world. I attended high school in New York City where the student body was 60 percent Asian and the school atmosphere[Read More…]

by April 11, 2014 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

A Taste of Home in the District

Since this is my final Gluten Freedom column, I thought that there would be nothing better to do than to come full circle: discovering the food that I love at home in my second home. Homesickness comes in a lot of forms: when you’re stressed out and all you want[Read More…]

by April 4, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide

An Ode to Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia: the land of the free and the home of the Braves. Situated in the heart of arguably the greatest state in the U.S., Atlanta serves as a cultural hub for the southeastern part of the country. It’s a city of many monikers and even more rappers, but above[Read More…]

by April 4, 2014 1 comment Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide

Getting Fully Charged

In the United States, we aren’t very good with energy conservation. Our first instinct when we feel cold is to crank up the heat, and we complain about anything short of climate perfection. We leave the lights on and keep appliances plugged in when not in use. There’s a good[Read More…]

by March 28, 2014 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

Snape Doesn’t Deserve Your Sympathy

This is my penultimate column, which feels weird. But since it is my senior year and the end is nigh, it’s time to talk about my biggest pop culture pet peeve: Severus Snape and the people who love him. This is a rant I’ve been sitting on for almost seven[Read More…]

by March 28, 2014 5 comments Guide Columns

Women Leaders Empower at Home and on Campus

I grew up as an only child, greatly coddled by my parents who believed that I could do anything I wanted. I was afforded many luxuries, including my mother’s support and care as she stayed at home to raise me. Although my mother graduated from college and had career prospects,[Read More…]

by March 28, 2014 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide