12 Signs You’re A Second-Semester Senior

The five of us here at NESS are GW seniors and today marks a crazy/scary day: exactly one month until commencement.  At this point senioritis is in full force. Not sure if you’re in that stage yet? Here are some clues that graduation is near… Underclassmen look like infants.The days you were excited for that unpaid…

4 Warm Weather Activities to do in DC Before the Summer Humidity Hits

Now that it’s finally April and warm weather is fast approaching, get out and explore all that DC has to offer:   1. Go kayaking! Spend the weekend with friends on the water! Boating in DC offers rentals at three locations: Key Bridge Boathouse (in Georgetown), Ballpark Boathouse (near the Nationals Stadium) and National Harbor….

11 Things That Happen When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

We’ve all been there. You stay up too late because you’re studying or working or hanging with friends or watching a whole season of your favorite show on Netflix (don’t judge me). Then this happens: You wake up filled with regret.  You consider ignoring your responsibilities and staying in bed forever.  You hit the snooze…

10 Inspiring Instagram Accounts to Follow Right Now

Instagram is probably my favorite social media app of all time. I am a very visual person, and I love seeing the stories people can tell with just a photo. I cannot close Instagram without making sure I am up-to-date on all the new posts. While I love seeing what my friends and family are up…

Post-Spring Break Sadness

No feeling can be worse than coming back home to have the cold hit you right in the face after a week of wearing only your bikini. After a week of bad eating and heavy drinking, it is important to get back to your regular routine whether you like it or not. Get ready for all…

13.1 and done.

Over spring break I traveled to San Diego with my parents to visit my older brother. The weekend we arrived we all ran the San Diego Half Marathon. After months of running in freezing temps, snowy conditions and waking up early before the sun rise, I can now say it was all worth it. Here’s…

Sounds Like Spring

Happy first day of Spring!!! To help get in the spirit of the season, I’ve crafted a playlist of happy sounding tunes that will transport you to the perfect sunny day, even if the weather isn’t always cooperating. Here’s to many sunny days to come! -Kelly What songs make you think of Spring? Leave them…

Happy International Women’s Day!

For countless years women have fought for their rights and empowerment in a male-dominated society. We’ve come a long way, but the fight is not over. We’ve won many battles, but not the war. Each day we have to do more, and be more to fight for our rights and what we want! Here are…

DC Mental Health Day Guide

We all need a day off every once in a while. When stress gets the best of you, don’t hesitate to take a break from work, school, and your day-to-day responsibilities and take a mental health day. Here are some ideas for things to do in the DC area on your mental health day to help…

Let It Go

Disclaimer: this post has absolutely nothing to do with the movie Frozen. I actually haven’t even seen the movie. I prefer the more classic Disney princesses. But that’s neither here nor there. The song “Let It Go” has been haunting me ever since the movie came out. I know most people disagree, but I find…

Midterm Survival Guide

Midterms are coming. You can see Spring Break in the distance, but a myriad of group projects, presentations, and exams are in the way. Here are some tips to get through it all in once peice! Step 1. Plan Ahead College students are pros at procrastination. One minute it’s syllabus week, the next thing you know…