Greetings from the nation’s capitol!
I’m Alyssa Snow, a senior PR major studying in the District this semester and I must admit, I’m still not over all the exciting things happening in Boston: the Ellen Show visited, four movies are filming in town and Frank Warren (the PostSecret guy) is speaking on campus. All this is happening while I’m not there! Why?
On the brighter side, being in Obama’s backyard isn’t exactly a letdown. Since the end of August, I’ve seen the President’s motorcade gallivant about town, met a member of President Clinton’s Cabinet who hired Monica Lewinsky and described her as “a very… talented girl,” (during class no less), and interacted with alumni of the BU Washington program who successfully made the feared transition from student life to the real world.
Speaking of which, I ventured to some of the favorite watering holes for the Real World: Washington DC cast (it’s been filming since the summer). I also learned about all the local nightlife spots, such as Adams Morgan, a neighboring community to the BU Center that can only be described as the Allston of Washington.
Adding to all of this excitement are the constant changes and news coming from Capitol Hill. As a student who never stepped into a political science class, I am learning more than I ever thought was possible about how our nation works. The classes are helpful, yes, but living in DC at the most exciting time in recent memory has its own special advantages. For instance, I went to a Senate hearing for a class assignment and accidentally ended up in the markup of the health care bill, which I later watched as the top story on primetime news that night.
Until next time,
Alyssa SnowTo know more about COM’s Washington program, please click here. Photo: Funky Tee