Past, Present, Future

Past, Present, Future

The fight for supremacy between winter and spring continued as D.C. enjoyed another shutdown from the weather, but also once again reached temperatures of 60 degrees. Despite the continued weather fluctuations, my D.C. experience continues unabated.

 

Monday snow

 

I decided to join the The Washington Center HIIT (High Intensity Intern Training) group for some outdoor exercise in between the Supreme Court and the Capitol Building. It was nice to enjoy the outdoors and a rigorous workout.

 

The Capitol Building

 

The visit to the Capitol was not the only unique site I visited this week. I was able to enjoy a trip to CNN studios where I viewed a live broadcast of Crossfire from the control room. The behind the scenes look at how are media operates was fascinating. After years of discussing the media and how it operates, it was nice to see the real world enactment of it. The trip to CNN once again showed me the importance of networking in D.C. Ever since I got here I have been told that everyone knows everyone. By interacting with different people you are connecting with so many different opportunities. Because of my internship site's connections, this trip was possible.

 

After seeing the modern media and the current events going on around the world, I was able to take a sobering step back into the past. The Holocaust Museum is not a typical monument or museum. Although it does serve as a monument to the Jews who endured unspeakable atrocities at the hands of the Nazis, it also serves as a warning to us today. Whether it is an entire nation being oppressed or just one kid at a school being bullied, our actions or inactions can determine the fate of another. The images and stories are hard to take in, but it is important that we do not forget are past, lest we make the same mistakes in the future.

 

Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.

-Corrie Ten Boom

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