The Washington Center



Home Institution: Emerson College

Internship Site: U.S. World War 1 Centennial Commission

Program: International Affairs

Washington, D.C. for Nerds

Monday, October 03, 2016

Rickety old battleships and detailed oil paintings are wicked cool and all, but do you know what else is cool? The starship Enterprise, which you can see at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum right here in Washington, D.C.  

Intern's Guide to Asian-American Cooking

Monday, September 26, 2016

This weekend, I took a break from museums and stayed in. Hey, I've been here for a month so I'm allowed a break! What this means for this week's blog post, though, is that I'll be writing about another aspect of living at the Washington Center - cooking for myself. I'm fully aware that this is a topic that has been written about by just about every single college-aged blogger out there, so I'm going to narrow things down a bit to my personal experience cooking Asian-American staples for myself.  

Finding Boston at the Renwick Gallery

Monday, September 19, 2016

One of the best things about interning at the World War I Centennial Commission is that my office is a stone's throw away from many fascinating places. I decided to take advantage of this by visiting the Renwick Gallery this past Thursday for a half hour after my workday ended.

Experiencing the 9/11 Anniversary in D.C.

Monday, September 12, 2016

I am not a particularly patriotic or sentimental person. Every year when 9/11 comes around, I observe the moments of silence and I reflect upon the events of this day in 2001, but I never seek out any more public forms of commemoration. I have never been to a vigil or visited a grave or memorial on 9/11, and I have never felt the urge to venture out before. This year, fifteen years after the event, I decided to change this aloofness and face the emotions head-on in Washington, D.C.

Getting Used to Life in Washington, D.C.

Monday, September 05, 2016

The story of how I ended up at The Washington Center in Washington, D.C. is an interesting and twisty one, much like the roads of where I'm from in Boston. I originally wanted to come to Washington, D.C. for college but could not afford any of the schools I was accepted to. I stayed up north, near home, for a couple of years before I took a year off of school.  

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