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Break out of boredom

Room Escape DC offers life-sized puzzles   BY JAMES STEMPLE, STAFF WRITER Puzzles come in all shapes and sizes. At Room Escape DC, however, puzzles come in the form of being locked in a room with a time limit on…

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FIRST PERSON: Women’s March on Washington

BY LOTTYE LOCKHART | Office of Student Media As a child, my mother was brought to a picket line. There, the people that she had grown up around marched for her right to attend an integrated school in New York…

View of the Washington Monument from the tidal basin. PC: Naomi Folta

Destination DC : Things to do before you graduate

BY DINANDA PRAMESTI, STAFF WRITER Visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture    The opening of the new Smithsonian museum has guests from all over the nation visiting the district to get a sense of African-American history and…

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Student Guide to the 2016 Cherry Blossom Festival

  Cynthia Jessup, Staff Writer Prepare yourself for massive crowds and beautiful trees at this year’s Cherry Blossom Festival, a time-honored tradition held in Washington, D.C., and a must-see for locals. The trees will be in bloom from March 20 – April…

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Weekend Suggestions 2/27-2/28

Kelsey Davidson, Staff Writer   On Campus GMU-NOVA Chinese New Year Go Tournament The GMU-NOVA Chinese New Year Go Tournament, a Chinese board game competition, is taking place Saturday, Feb. 27, with rounds starting at 9:30 a.m. The event will be at…

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Escape Room trend takes over Fairfax

Darlene Alegrado, Staff Writer With high stakes, puzzles to solve and only an hour to get out, the escape room phenomenon is taking over the average evening date or friends’ night out.  These interactive and intense games are known to get players’ hearts…

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Weekend Suggestions Oct. 10-11

  Kelsey Davidson, Staff Writer   Off-Campus Taste of DC The Taste of DC is a two-day event happening along Pennsylvania Avenue NW Oct. 10-11 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m each day. There will be food and drinks from over…

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The drag royalty diaries

Asher Ackman, staff writer Drag is not only a form of entertainment, it is a way of life. There are professional Drag Kings and Queens that do it for a living, some that do it for fun, and those that…

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New concerns over the safety of riding DC metro

This story was originally published in the February 16 issue of Fourth Estate.  The Washington, D.C. Metro system recently experienced two separate incidents where smoke filled a train, one of which killed a passenger. The first incident occurred on the…