Entries by Katey Haas

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By Christian Brosnan Everyone going into the public relations, advertising, and/or marketing fields understands the concept of an agency, but not everyone gets to experience it. I have been lucky enough to get a taste this summer of all that this particular realm of the industry has to offer and cannot overstate the positive effect […]

Ode To My Heat Coast Summer

By Ana Lewett Weather on the East Coast should not have come as any surprise. I couldn’t of heard more weather warnings if I tried when I told my friends and family I would be interning in Washington, D.C. from May through July. “You’ll be in D.C. in July?” my West Coast friends would jeer, […]

“We Hold These Truths…”?

By Kali Woods A sense of patriotism ravaged the capital, as strangers from different places gathered together to revel in the anniversary of our country. American flags blew gracefully in the breeze as innocent children ran carelessly through the grass with their sparklers; barbecue grills kindled with the pungent aroma of charcoal smoke; couples kissed passionately […]

Working in a European office

By Miguel Pineda As a recently arrived intern I was amazed with all of the opportunities that Washington, D.C. has to offer. It would be impossible to see all that D.C. has in just three months, but one thing that has already taught me a lot about Washington is my internship with the Swiss Broadcasting […]

D.C. Drivers

By Carly Fernandes Living in Lafayette, California for my whole life, I have not been exposed to much.  As everyone from my area says, my town is a bubble. We are lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel 20 minutes into the beautiful cities of San Francisco and Oakland, but they are nothing like […]

Is There Room in the National Budget for a Dehumidifier?

By Michael Preston It has quickly become the thing I dread the most about every morning. No, not the alarm. Not the daily grind of the upcoming workday. Not even the small fortune that I’ll inevitably be spending on food for the rest of the day. Nope – the thing I dread the most every […]

Ankle weights

By Claire Dietz “We’re gonna throw you in the deep end, with ankle weights.” We were told this on our first day. They weren’t kidding. I’m from a suburb, but go to school in Iowa City, Iowa. There I’m used to working for a hyperlocal student paper that regularly runs up against other papers throughout […]

Let’s Metro – Or Not

By Christine Figliozzi Oh, the Metro. What an unassuming enemy. If growing up in the D.C. metro area has taught me one thing, it’s that the Metro can either be your best friend, or worst enemy. All depending on the day, of course. More often than not, the Metro is my knight in shining armor. […]

The goal is to report, to inform, and to remain objective

By Alex Segell  Attorneys arrive in bland and expressionless suits, so passé you wouldn’t be able to remember details even if you tried. They smile at one another candidly, shaking hands or even embracing for a hug. Offering quips here and there, they make small talk and humor each other with light laughter. In the […]

Navigation Skills

By Blake Balfrey     If my family were to give you one piece of advice about me, it would be to never trust me with directions – ever. Just don’t do it. Until just a few weeks ago, I have lived my life in familiar places all filled with wonderful and resourceful people to help me. Mid-May however, […]