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The Forgotten River: Anacostia’s Dirty History

Taylor Sabol

January 30, 2017

Filed under The District

Originally published in Spring 2017, Issue 21. Anacostia River, who? The Anacostia River, often called the “forgotten river,” flows from Prince George’s County in Maryland to the Potomac River. Not a popular tourist destinatio...

Gentrifying Sex Work

Lexi Ivers

January 30, 2017

Filed under The District

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 familie...

An Epidemic: The Effect of HIV/AIDS on D.C.’s Homeless

Miranda Cleland

January 30, 2017

Filed under The District

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 d...

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 t...

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 th...

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 an...