Entries by amos

Life as a DC Student in WMI

By Merdie Nzanga It was April 4, 2014 – the day I received my acceptance letter to American University. Oh yay me! I’m going to Washington, DC! Here I was leaving my home in Seattle, WA and going all the way across the nation’s capital. Although I later left AU, I transferred to Howard University […]

The nitty gritty of everyday court life

By Thamar Bailey Going to court is not what TNT movies make it out to be. There’s not a mass crowd in the room, there’s no gavel calling for attention or crowd outbursts. As an intern for a homicide tracking blog, I’ve had the honor of going to court almost everyday and let me tell you […]

A Different Kind of WMI Student

By Kristina Orrego Most days, I’m up by 5 a.m. 6:30 is nothing short of glorious. Then, I hop in my car and make the 45-minute pilgrimage from Stafford, Virginia (I chose to live with my uncle there to save money on housing) to the Franconia-Springfield metro station, swerving on the EZ pass lanes past […]

Top Ten Emojis and When to Use Them

By Scott Silberstein Here is the definitive list of the 10 best emojis (in no particular order), what they mean, and when to use them.   2. Yikes – basically that face you make when your roommate asks what you’re doing this weekend but you already made plans without them. Use sparingly, this personal favorite of mine can […]

Budgeting Done Right in the District

By Molly Farrell    When I first moved into my apartment at WISH, I knew I was going to be doing a lot of cooking because going out to eat all the time was going to get expensive. In my opinion, cooking is so much more fun and healthier because you can make anything you want in […]

A Clown Wearing Heels to Work

By Makena Kelly I look like such a buffoon in Washington. You might as well stick a clown nose on my face and give me unicycle to help me commute into work. It’s not like anything horrible has happened. In fact, these past two weeks have been the most fun I have had in a […]

Spending My Last Semester of College in DC

By Tja Shorr I never thought I would find myself in the middle of the election season in my last semester of college standing in the heart of Washington, DC. But here I am. And I couldn’t be happier.  The CU in DC Media Track program – that partners with the Washington Media Institute – […]

My Time at Monumental Sports & Entertainment

By Mark Couch A couple days before I left to begin my semester in D.C., I thought about how I would be interning for Monumental Sports & Entertainment and getting to see the D.C. sports scene first hand. I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect, but I figured it would be a good time. My experience […]

The Election Night No One Expected

By Lauren Gantenbein A few weeks ago during a Friday discussion centered around politics, a political journalist guest speaker told our class, “The election is over.” I think the majority of us, no matter what side you are on, thought the same thing. However, the election night took us all by surprise. Election Tuesday was […]