Because People are People- NSLC Edition

From June 28 to July students flooded the American University campus for the second session of the Journalism, Film, and Media Arts session of the NSLC program. Here are some of their stories:  “My dream is to become a best-selling novelist and write a book that has an impact on everyone who reads it.” Abby…

Steel and String: dynamic duo at the market

Typically customers at a farmers’ market are grasping for their favorite organic produce. The fruits and vegetables excite the sense of smell and sight, but rarely does anything at the market capture the sense of sound like the musical duo of Steel and String. The unique, shield-like instrument and melodic violin create a harmonious blend of sound.…

The bands play on: Fort Reno concerts start after controversy

The decades-old Fort Reno concert series kicked off Monday after security costs threatened to cancel the annual community event this year. The event, which has been held annually since 1968 and takes place at Fort Reno Park in Tenleytown, was abruptly cancelled June 26, generating backlash from community members and a plea to reopen from D.C.’s Congresswoman…

Local teen guitarist rising to the top

POTOMAC, MD. — When Reilly Martin was 3 years old, he would spend his time watching Raffi videos on TV while strumming along with his plastic guitar. Fourteen years later, Martin has become a well-known guitarist in the D.C. area and regularly performs in front of hundreds of people, oftentimes with some of today’s most…

Croissants in the Capital

WASHINGTON — Set a little outside the famous Embassy Row, in a secluded neighborhood, the Embassy of France hosted its annual Fête de la Musique, a celebration of music that takes place on June 21, also known as the Summer Solstice, in cities all around the world. This year, the festival praised a mix of French culture,…