Gentrifying Sex Work

Lexi Ivers

January 30, 2017


Filed under The District, Uncategorized

Originally published in Spring 2017, Issue 21. Evelyn Hampton, a D.C. middle school teacher, removes condoms, needles and occasionally human feces from the front of her K Street home. “They don’t care that we have families. They don’t care about what our kids might see,” said the 32-year-old re...

An Epidemic: The effect of HIV/AIDS on D.C.’s homeless

Miranda Cleland

January 30, 2017


Filed under The District, Uncategorized

Originally published in Spring 2017, Issue 21. In 1998, Wayne Turner, longtime HIV/AIDS activist, lost his partner Steve Michael to AIDS. Turner brought Michael’s body to the White House as an act of protest in 1998. Before his death, Michael requested a political funeral outside the White House to...

My Body, Whose Rights?

Marney Wood

January 30, 2017


Filed under The District

Originally published in Spring 2017, Issue 21. On Sept. 26, 2016, celebrities, politicians, activists and health care professionals gathered to celebrate the opening of a Planned Parenthood Health Center in D.C. a block from the NoMa-Gallaudet metro stop. Pro-choice groups held signs saying “my b...

Nar(can) Save Lives: It's worth the Cost

Nar(can) Save Lives: It's worth the Cost

Will Fowler

January 25, 2017


Filed under Health, Sections, The District

Tim Gear, a first-year student at American University, knows the dangers of heroin. His father was a heroin addict who overdosed several years ago and owes his life to Narcan, an overdose reversal agent. “I know a lot of my dad’s friends who also were saved because of Narcan, and since they ...

Poisoning the District : Lead in D.C. Pipes

Poisoning the District : Lead in D.C. Pipes

Miranda Cleland

January 25, 2017


Filed under Sections, The District

Visions of D.C. typically include clean water. From the Tidal Basin to the Georgetown waterfront, pristine water is vital to Washington’s image. But underground, its pipes tell another story: D.C. has a lead problem.Last April, the Washington Post reported three D.C. public schools had elevated le...

Linking Suspension & Incarceration:Cuffing the Kids

Evangeline Lacroix

December 9, 2015


Filed under The District

It’s the unruly students in the corner of a classroom, the ones who tell fart jokes instead of math answers. Who disobey and talk back to adults. These are the students that teachers rarely know what to do with. They are the ones that will probably be suspended, if they haven't been already. In black ...

Female Bodybuilders Raise the Bar: GIRL POWER

Evangeline Lacroix

May 9, 2015


Filed under Culture, The District

This is not what she signed up for, the spotlight brightly shining down, glistening off her bikini, as she struts flirtatiously. She is playing up a persona that judges appreciate, a game of pageantry in the name of health and fitness.   Lauren Hinkel, 22, is a bodybuilder. She is a junior at ...

Commercializing Chinatown: Gallery Place

Commercializing Chinatown: Gallery Place

Evangeline Lacroix

October 27, 2014


Filed under The District

To walk out of the Gallery Place Metro Station is to be assaulted by bright flashing advertisements reflecting off of office windows. In the evening air, there is a cacophony of street performers harmonizing with construction, car horns and Bluetooth babbling. The air is saturated with the sickly swe...