Sunday, March 29, 2009

Education is a Right!

The week started off with a bang, beginning with a Call to Action event. March 24th was the National Student Lobby Day and Rally. Groups members from the US Student Association and the Student Labor Action Project along with hundreds of students (including myself) marched up to Capitol Hill demanding protections for workers and students and an affordable higher education for all. It felt great to actual advocate on issues that students should be concerned about. Visit and for more information.

While March Madness is well underway, I’m sure many people have their picks on their favorite team of winning the championship. For Women’s Basketball, I picked UCONN to win it all (sorry Oklahoma). But one of favorite teams is Maryland. One of the locations for the first round games was in Maryland at the Comcast Center, where the Maryland Terps play their home games. I got a chance to go to, and watch, Villanova vs. Utah and Maryland vs. Dartmouth. Thanks to my RA; she was able to get tickets to the game. Both games were exciting, especially watching the Maryland game. They won by almost 30 points! The University of Maryland campus is huge, with over 34,000 students enrolled. That was the biggest campus I’ve been on.

The museum I had the best time in, was Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. The museum is filled with wax sculptures of politicians and celebrities. The museum wasn’t free but with half-price discounts it was well worth the experience.

My semester in Washington DC has been amazing. There’s never really been a dull moment here. I remember a guest speaker saying to never use the B-word…. Bored, and I have still yet say it. Besides getting used to the cold weather, that still lingers in March and I’m sure into April, I am enjoying my stay in DC. The culture here is rich in diversity. Events, activities and attractions occur around the clock in DC, to serve everyone’s interest. And knowing that I’m in the Nation’s Capitol, a historical place and have a chance to see the President, First Lady, Vice President, congressman and other government political officials is such a great feeling.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on the new internship. What an exciting opportunity! Also, awesome pics!