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Top 5 Fun Activities for College Students in the DMV

As a DMV college student, finding ways to unwind in between studying, working, and stressing is essential. If you are a DMV native, sometimes the common experiences offered in D.C. can become a little bland. The endless array of art shows, pop-ups, and museums – particularly the ones that don’t change exhibits as often – can …

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National Smile Week: Smile or Die…Just Kidding

In recognition of National Smile Week, I wanted to take the time to honor a universal yet agitating term: “You should smile more.” A phrase that often rings through the streets, at women scorned from the daily struggles of life, angry teenagers getting their first taste of it, and people in general who have chosen …

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How To Fight Imposter Syndrome as an Achieving College Student

It had been months since I sent in my application to be an intern at one of the largest organizations for LGBTQ+ equality in the country. I had done internships before, but none like this one. I would be offered a decently sized stipend, working alongside a great and fast-paced group of changemakers, and serving …

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ARTECHOUSE: A DIGITAL ART SPACE – A Tale from One of Milaka’s Rare Wednesday Evening Outings

I arrived at about 4:05 p.m., already a few minutes late, at the corner of Maryland Avenue SW, peeking around each corner to find a sufficient parking spot. Frustrated, I drove around in circles, rather squares, to find a parking space that didn’t have one of those famous confusing parking signs that allow for 2-hour …

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Open Mic @ the Song Byrd: A Tale From One of Milaka’s Rare Friday Night Outings 

After taking a couple of shots of D’ Usse to take the edge off, we walked a couple of blocks up from where I parked my car near Union Market. It was a slightly breezy Monday night, and as we approached, my friend CJ whispered, “I don’t know about my outfit, the colors kind of …

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Celebrating Legacy: Honoring Transgender and Nonbinary Icons Throughout History

Growing up a young Black queer trans child wasn’t always easy. Navigating the often complex and unfamiliarity of sexuality and gender without community and without images of self was difficult. For it is in seeing images of one’s self reflected back to you that we are able to envision the future. It is these images …

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Swim by Skims: Just Another Money Grab?

Summer is right around the corner. In what is shaping up to be one of the first ”normal” summers since before Covid began, everyone is eager to get outside. Skims, shapewear brand founded by Kim Kardashian, has chosen this summer to launch a swimwear collection. Launched in 2019, Skims has thus far only focused on …

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