Metro users speak of frustration over shutdowns. Photo by Shujen Chang (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Metro shutdown impacting users

With the implementation of SafeTrack on the Metro not expected to be completed until March 2017, the shut downs and delays are creating issues for D.C. and metro area commuters. SafeTrack’s goal is to complete three years of construction in under a year to update the safety of the 40-year-old Metro system, the nation’s third…

Molly Schuyler, 36, consumed 28 hamburgers at the seventh annual Independence Burger Eating Championship

Competitive eating champ keeps her crown; downs 28 hamburgers in 12 minutes

A 120-pound mother of four on Friday downed 28 hamburgers in 12 minutes to take home the $1,500 prize at the seventh annual Burger Eating Championship at Tenleytown’s Z-Burger. Molly Schuyler, 36, of Sacramento, averaged one hamburger every 26 seconds to beat out the dozen other professional and amateur eaters. Standing 5’7″, Schuyler credits her…

Traditional Mexican dancers at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival Opening Ceremonies on Wednesday, June 29. Photo by Lauren Markwart.

Smithsonian Folklife Festival features international cultures

The opening ceremony of the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall commenced Wednesday to celebrate both Basque culture and the sounds of California. The Folklife Festival showcases each year cultural identity from the featured locations including art, food, dance, clothing and games. Jacob Jaureguy, 21, and Sebastian Caldoron, 22, are both from Spain’s…