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ADVENTURES IN ADULTING: Natty and Nyquil Won’t Keep the Doctor Away

ADVENTURES IN ADULTING: Natty and Nyquil Won’t Keep the Doctor Away

Now that school is about to start, we’re having those anxiety nightmares about all the things that can go wrong in college. You know the type: You get lost finding an ICC classroom on the first day even though you had a class there last year. GUPD or SNAPS shuts[Read More…]

by August 29, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
ADVENTURES IN ADULTING: Hey Siri, How Do I Fill Out Financial Forms?

ADVENTURES IN ADULTING: Hey Siri, How Do I Fill Out Financial Forms?

The lovely folks at the Office of Student Financial Services just released our financial aid awards, and as seniors, we can rejoice that we will never have to guess our way through a FAFSA application again — please, let us maintain our delusion that we’re not going to grad school[Read More…]

ADVENTURES IN ADULTING: Digital Dating and Confused Canoodling

ADVENTURES IN ADULTING: Digital Dating and Confused Canoodling

Doesn’t it seem like we’re all going on the same terrible first dates over and over again? Aren’t we all in the constant state of avoiding that person we hooked up with sophomore year when Brown House still seemed like our most glorious cultural institution? What even is dating on[Read More…]

ADVENTURES IN ADULTING: The Perils of Grocery Shopping in College

ADVENTURES IN ADULTING: The Perils of Grocery Shopping in College

Former Georgetown University Student Association President Joe Luther told us at New Student Orientation that college would be just like preschool: lots of naps, making new friends, crying, puking and learning important life skills. Sure enough, every day on the Hilltop we’ve ridden the struggle GUTS bus a bit further[Read More…]

by June 11, 2018 1 comment Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Meditation Fosters Peace and Reflection on Campus

Meditation Fosters Peace and Reflection on Campus

The room is small, bright and quiet, with a small table at the center surrounded by floor cushions and chairs. A meditation leader begins to recite the words of John Main, a British Benedictine monk famed for his meditation techniques, followed by the boom of a gong. Then, silence. Thus[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
TABLE FOR TWO: Arab Traditions Flavor Maydān’s Cuisine

TABLE FOR TWO: Arab Traditions Flavor Maydān’s Cuisine

As we turn the corner of an alley lined with upmarket coffee shops, a pizzeria and the Manhattan Laundry WeWork office, we joke that the wooden, Tolkien-looking door looms ominously out of place. At 9:52 p.m., we are characteristically a few minutes late to our reservation, but hesitate for only[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
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