Every semester students from Indiana University live, work and take classes in Washington, DC. These are a few of their stories.
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The Capitol Tree

The Capitol Tree

The National Christmas Tree lighting is an event not to miss… so I hear. In order to receive tickets, you must register your name with the National Park Service to then be entered into a lottery with thousands of other hopefuls. This year, the event was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris with performances by Colbie...
3 Must-Haves Before Coming to DC

3 Must-Haves Before Coming to DC

If I could recommend anything to future Washingtonians (no matter if they will be here for a weekend or for the next three years) it would be to break in all of your shoes. On my first day, I wore shoes that I previously thought to be comfortable, but by the end of the day...
Visiting the White House Gardens

Visiting the White House Gardens

Over the summer, my mom allowed me to create a small raised garden bed in the lot of my family’s health food store. It was my pet project and each time I harvested a new vegetable, it gave me so much joy. Gardening has always been an interest of mine, so when a friend asked...
The Ups and Downs of Intern Housing

The Ups and Downs of Intern Housing

  Living in WISH is an experience that I am not able to relate to any other. It is similar to a dorm or possibly an apartment, but at the same time not really like either. I truly came in expecting the worse—letting my imagination go wild with images of dingy shared bathrooms and furniture...
Let FREEdom Ring

Let FREEdom Ring

I came to DC by train. I rode 16 hours from Indiana all the way through the heartland and ended up on the East Coast. As I was staring at the passing trees, I began to think about what my life would be like in DC. I imagined going to monuments to read a book...