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Cherry Blossom Events Bloom in Alexandria

Cherry Blossom Events Bloom in Alexandria

Enjoy cherry blossoms by bicycle, by boat or with a food tour. The National Cherry Blossom Festival starts Thursday. Alexandria is getting in on the act with various cherry blossom-related events. Here’s the rundown: Cherry Blossom Food Tour in Old Town Alexandria Participants who take this guided walking tour of Old Town will explore Alexandria’s architecture and sample cuisine […]

Study skills to help you get through exam period

Study skills to help you get through exam period

By: Arno Rosenfeld Study before bed: During sleep, your brain condenses and processes what you’ve learned during the day. It is more likely to solidify the things you learn right before you fall asleep, so review your most important notes before you doze off. Get out of the house/library/study space: Not only will exercise — even […]

US pledges flexibility on comatose Pakistani student

US pledges flexibility on comatose Pakistani student

The United States said Thursday it would show flexibility over the visa of a comatose Pakistani exchange student whose family fears he would not survive a trip home. Relatives of Muhammad Shahzaib Bajwa, 20, who was injured when a deer struck his car in November, say that the insurance company is pressing to return him […]

Reverse Culture Shock

Reverse Culture Shock

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard Upon returning to the US after living and working in London, my family, friends, and coworkers all welcomed me with great excitement. And along with their welcoming smiles, they […]