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[9 Sep 2013 | One Comment | ]
Goodbye to an Old Friend: NOVA-GMU Student Loses Life at 23

If you were in the hallway on campus, chances are that you saw him – pep in his step, humming a tune, laughing, joking with friends. As a recent Northern Virginia Community College graduate and a new transfer to George Mason University, he had so much in his life to look forward to.

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[3 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
Travel on New Express Lanes Free This Weekend

Traffic is going to be crazy this weekend since it’s the end of Spring Break for some schools. But there might be a better way to get around it if your route takes you along 495.

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[18 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
Governor Announces School Safety Task Force. But Will It Help?

Yet another politician forms a “task force” to make it look like they’re doing something about a problem. But I ask you, readers, to think of one task force that has yet to solve a major issue like mental illness, gun access or just plain people doing bad things.

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[5 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Seeing the President in Person

Security was similar to airport security — turn on your equipment, turn out your pockets, be scanned, wait in the safe area before you can go in. I got an orange press pass to safety pin on my shirt, which reads, “Property of the U.S. Government.” I still don’t know whether they mean me or the badge, since they claimed neither of us.

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[23 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Obama to Appear in Richmond

President Barack Obama is scheduled to appear in Richmond at an early morning grassroots event.

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[2 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
New Sweet Frog Yogurt Shop Opens

Consider indulging in some glorious caloric consumption at Sweet Frog.

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[3 May 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Social Media – Your Springboard to the Business World

Some people think of social media as God’s gift to man as it allows us to connect with people all across the globe, brag about our latest vacation trip and show off how many friends we have. On the other hand, there are those who curse its manipulative nature and how it is, slowly but surely, taking over our lives by making people procrastinate on important commitments and tasks.

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[3 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
The Art of Pitching Yourself

I have had many “firsts” during my stay here in this country: my first Thanksgiving, my first Super Bowl and my first deep-fried Oreo cookie (yum!). Most recently I had my first pitch for radio at the firm I am currently interning at.

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[11 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Thoughts: Getting Used to the D.C. Business Climate

Interning in the nation’s capital among thousands of other workers means that you have to get used to the extensive use of political jargon. It is especially important for me since many of my responsibilities at the public relations firm Howard Consulting Group involve keeping track of numerous lawmakers for the clients.