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Aubrey Vaughan

Aubrey Vaughan

Home Institution: Wake Forest University
Internship Site: Rock the Vote
Program: Political Leadership Program

21 things to do when you’re not 21

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

One of the things you will quickly learn about D.C. is that it has a thriving happy hour culture. Literally everyone goes out for a beer after work, unless that is, you’re one of the lowly interns who still hasn’t turned 21. We under-21s have to be a little more creative when it comes to having fun, so I’ve compiled a list of some of the best things to do when you're not quite old enough to go out to a bar.

The Washington Bubble

Saturday, February 26, 2011

I’m sure at some point in your life you’ve experienced the bubble effect. It tends to happen on college campuses, summer camps, or vacation resorts when the rest of the world seems so distantly displaced. It’s a weird phenomenon that you don’t realize is affecting you until you get away for the first time. I am now a proud inhabitant of the D.C. bubble.

Monumental Endeavors

Saturday, February 26, 2011

I've never enjoyed games of word association because the first thing that pops into my head usually has nothing to do with the word with which I am supposed to be associating. Nonetheless, when someone mentions Washington, D.C., most people will immediately think of the White House. As one of the oldest monuments in the area, and one of the most well-known monuments in the world, it's hard not to think of the famous white building when picturing the D.C. cityscape.

These are a few of my favorite things.

Monday, February 14, 2011

I was recently asked to name my least favorite thing about D.C. I thought and thought about it, and have continued to think about it ever since, and I still haven’t thought of an answer. In fact, it’s been quite the opposite; I keep finding more and more things to fall in love with. I think one of the best ways to fall in love with a place and learn to call it home is to find little places to call your own. Thankfully, I’ve made friends who like to eat just as much as I do, and thankfully, we’ve been just as lucky to fall in love with the D.C. dining scene.

Cupcakes and museums and metros, oh my!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Orientations are always about introductions, and these introductions tend to flatter my amazing ability to be the most awkward person in the world. Thankfully, orientation is over, but I suppose I owe all my newly faithful readers a brief introduction of myself.

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