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Leah

Leah

Home Institution: Dickinson College, Pennsylvania

Internship Site: U.S. Capitol Historical Society

Program: Advocacy, Service & the Arts Program

I Have The Honor To Be...

Friday, March 01, 2013

And now, some details on my internship!  

The Public Transportation Post

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Washington Center prides itself on its diversity. My room alone hosts students from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and China; I've also met people from Ohio, New Jersey, Florida, Belgium, and Mexico. But despite the range of hometowns, I've yet to find many people from a homecity. Why choose to spend a semester in D.C. away from home and college unless you're from a small town? TWCers are, for the most part, accustomed to car trips and car pools and the occasional bike ride. We are not used to public transportation.  

Tours, Meetings, and Tours, Oh My!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Finally, some pictures! Last Sunday, I went on TWC's tour of the monuments in the National Mall. I didn't get to stay as long as I would have liked because we didn't leave for the tour until 3, and it got pretty dark and pretty cold pretty fast. But, my roommate Kelsey and I still got to walk from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial, and then we explored Foggy Bottom a little bit when we broke away from the group to find a metro station to go home (again: very dark, very cold, very fast).  

A Whole Cucumber

Thursday, February 07, 2013

To start, the name of the local grocery store here at the RAF at NOMA (that's the Residential and Academic Facility at the North of Massachusetts Avenue neighborhood, for those of you who haven't lived in the area for a full week-and-a-half) is Harris Teeter. Yes, that's the real name. My research also tells me it's a chain in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Maryland and Delaware.

Business Professional

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Yesterday morning, my roommates and I left our apartment for orientation a few minutes early, hoping to get good seats in the auditorium. We headed down the hall toward the elevators, dressed in jeans, t-shirts and simple sweaters and excited to have a few days before we had to cut the price tags off our new dress pants and blazers. At the elevator, we saw a couple of TWCers dressed wearing suits and ties. Then the elevator doors opened and we saw another group in pencil skirts and heels.



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