There was a time when the hashtag was still merely a pound sign. Now though, hashtags permeate the minds of the millennial generation. Not only do they appear on phone screens, but they also worm their way into conversation. I’d say I think of them because I’m a social media intern, but that’s not really... Continue Reading →
History and Interests for All – RGADC
Why should I go to Washington? Freshman Renee thought. There’s nothing for me there. At the time, I was a theatre education major who really just wanted to bring stories to life. In fact, I didn’t even want the educator part tacked on to my degree. Since then my motivations haven’t changed, only my methods.... Continue Reading →
To Be Both Tourist and Guide – RGADC
(She’s my mom; she’s my best friend; we're silly.) When I first arrived, my impression of D.C. was “white.” The Washington Monument. The Lincoln Memorial. The Capitol. And the most obvious: The White House. All white. All pure and symbolic. (As my Nana pointed out, Washington D.C. is powerful. It is impressive. It is timeless.)... Continue Reading →
Informational Interview 1/3: Kitty Burroughs
THE POSTERCHILDREN: ORIGINS by Kitty Burroughs, aka quipquipquip Kitty’s Website Kitty’s Patreon TPC on Gumroad TPC on Storenvy The Posterchildren: Origins, or TPC for short, is one of my personal favorites in my bookshelf collection. Written by Kitty Burroughs, the series features super-powered teens working their way through public hero boarding school. It’s available on... Continue Reading →
Snapshot Stories Pt. 2/?
I can't say how many of these there will be. These three snapshots compose the second post in a series I can't put a number to. The first can be read here. Thankfully, these didn't manage to be as depressing as the first set, with #6 perhaps being the exception. These, more for me maybe... Continue Reading →
Everything in D.C. is Haunted – RGADC
Here's a fun challenge: take a stroll around Lafayette Square as the sunlight wanes, and peer into every uncovered window. There is a ghost in every single one of them. Everywhere in D.C. is haunted: Lafayette Square, Georgetown, the White House. And why shouldn’t the White House be haunted? Imagine all of the tragedies, injustices,... Continue Reading →
Snapshot Stories Pt. 1/?
Many photographs line the hall in route to my office. Though they are all recognizably pictures that are housed in the Archives, they are not obviously attached to moments, stories, or people. It's a long hallway too. Walking by them everyday inspires me, in a sense. Every photo in that hallway has a story we... Continue Reading →
I Signed the Declaration of Independence – RGADC
(Hello, internship! How do I look?) When my Mimi first asked what I would be doing at my internship, I proudly told her – in the words made famous by Nicholas Cage: "I'm going to steal the Declaration of Independence." Which elicited a look of horror from her. Of course, I won't actually steal the... Continue Reading →