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NOVEL IDEAS: Examining the Strange Case of Studying Abroad

NOVEL IDEAS: Examining the Strange Case of Studying Abroad

On Saturday, I sent an email blast to my friends and family detailing my first week abroad, showcasing photos of the St. Andrews beachfront. As I expected, few people responded, but those that did sent heartfelt messages offering their prayers and sharing excitement for my semester in Scotland. My friend[Read More…]

by January 28, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
AFTER HOURS: Bringing the Heat — and Alligator — to DC

AFTER HOURS: Bringing the Heat — and Alligator — to DC

The moment you enter Thip Khao, you are greeted with the overpowering smell of sugar, soy sauce, Thai basil, fish sauce and lime. My face immediately splits into a grin — if my childhood in Singapore could be condensed into a fragrant blend, it would be something like this. Struggling[Read More…]

by January 28, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
AFTER HOURS: Chinese-Korean Cuisine Redefined in CHIKO

AFTER HOURS: Chinese-Korean Cuisine Redefined in CHIKO

Chinese-Korean cuisine is a distinct marker of childhood for most Koreans. Often consisting of jjajangmyun — black bean paste noodles — and sweet and sour pork, Chinese-Korean is a cheap source of culinary familiarity to Koreans, much like Mexican takeout is to Americans.  The Washington, D.C.-based restaurant CHIKO, on the[Read More…]

by January 17, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
DIRECTOR’S CUT: Chazelle Juxtaposes Intimate with Infinite in ‘First Man’

DIRECTOR’S CUT: Chazelle Juxtaposes Intimate with Infinite in ‘First Man’

Rain greeted me outside the theater after a screening of Damien Chazelle’s “First Man.” As I walked back to Georgetown, the world around me felt both smaller and larger at the same time. If you’ve ever experienced something so highly impactful in an understated way, the ensuing gap in expectation[Read More…]

by October 17, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
MEATLESS MENUS: Learning to Love Radishes

MEATLESS MENUS: Learning to Love Radishes

I am, generally speaking, no great lover of radishes. The exact reason why is an enduring mystery—chalk it up to some childhood culinary trauma, perhaps, or to genetics. It makes sense, then, that I was skeptical at first of celebrated chef-restauranteurs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby’s newest offering, a completely[Read More…]

ALEXANDRA BRUNJES

OUT OF OFFICE: Abroad and Unscheduled

Routines form the basis of life at Georgetown. Class schedules provide the infrastructure, extracurriculars fill in the gaps and the remaining free time is devoted to daily necessities like eating and sleeping. Going abroad throws a wrench in this scheduling. When I got to Copenhagen, Denmark, my typically overbooked schedule[Read More…]

by September 25, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns
Veggie Burgers That Bleed

Veggie Burgers That Bleed

Finding a good veggie burger is tough. No, it’s not impossible — gone are the days when the vegetarian options were limited to Boca and black bean burgers. However, the veggie burger has always been more of a polite gesture than a serious attempt at anything, and finding one that[Read More…]

by September 16, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
ALEXANDRA BRUNJES

OUT OF OFFICE: Transient Permanence

College is a time of disguised instability. At 18 years old, four years in one place seems like a long time, but it isn’t. Each fall when we move into dorm rooms, we hang up posters and register for classes and take another step toward independence and adulthood. Part of[Read More…]

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…]