West Coast Swing

Posted October 15, 2017
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The evolution of West Coast Swing traces back to the late 1800’s with the African-American dance community and the ragtime music of the era. Ernest Hogan and Scott Joplin paved the way with their upbeat, syncopated rhythms while dancers improvised lively, animated movements. Ragtime music gave way to jazz at the start of the 20th […]

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Something Is Brewing in Richmond, VA

Posted October 5, 2017
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The Booming Craft Brewery Industry There is an obvious difference between driving a Ford Focus and a Corvette. Flying first class is a completely different experience that sitting in seat 32B in the back of an airplane squished between two other passengers. And sitting down to watch the game with a Budweiser or Coors Light […]

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Patient Impact and Benefits of Transcultural Health

Posted October 1, 2017
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Transcultural health and transcultural nursing is the practice of addressing the ever-growing multicultural population in the United States with healthcare needs that are consistent with patients’ individual cultures.  With the growing number of ethnicities represented in the U.S., the push for transcultural care in our healthcare system is important in order to identify best treatment […]

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The Importance of Networking for Career Advancement

Posted September 27, 2017
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As the first Latina judge to the Supreme Court of the United States, and only the third female justice ever elected to the highest court in the country, Sonia Sotomayor obviously understands the importance of making the right connections to climb the corporate ladder, so to speak. Sotomayor, speaking to the importance of networking as […]

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Following Your Passion to a Life of Purpose and Success

Posted September 27, 2017
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We all know the routine all too well: we wake up too late to make it to the gym, head to our 9 to 5 job that pays the bills but empties our souls, and either head to the bar or the TV screen once we’re finally free from the menial and seemingly meaningless tasks […]

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The Visible Face of Poverty We Too Willingly Choose to Ignore

Posted September 10, 2017
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We see them all the time. Playing the trumpet on a busy street corner after leaving the stadium of watching a Nationals game, sleeping under overpasses on a cold autumn night, or lining up at some soup kitchen to receive a meal during Thanksgiving. Homelessness in the DC area isn’t an issue we can claim […]

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Young People Aren’t Only the Future, They´re Also the Present

Posted September 10, 2017
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Almost every politician who is vying for the vote of young people has at some time or another mentioned that “young people are the future” of the nation, or a state, or the community where they are trying to get elected. While that famous aphorism is certainly true, it leaves out the other half of […]

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DC Dance Communities: West Coast Swing, Hand Dance, Latin Dance

Posted September 10, 2017
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Let’s dance! Like actually dance, not awkwardly rubbing against other random humans in a dark room to music you can’t understand because it’s too loud to even process. There’s a time and a place for that, but how many times have you been watching Dancing with the Stars or So You Think You Can Dance […]

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