Not Your Boyfriend’s Jeans – Or Your Mom’s

Many a girl thinks “jeans are uncomfortable.”  And this is valid; most pairs of women’s jeans nowadays, no matter the cost or denim quality, are not suited for comfort.  Although jeggings are (hopefully) long forgotten, the skinny jean trend persists, and most pairs of womens’ jeans do not allow the wearer to sit comfortably in any position other than upright with knees at a 90-degree angle.  However, spring brings hope to the state of womens’ denim, and now that we no longer have to worry about tucking pants perfectly into snow boots, the boyfriend jean emerges as the season’s staple.  

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Culturally Fashionable: Japan’s Kimono

After the harsh winter, DC’s annual National Cherry Blossom Festival welcomed spring with awesome ways to celebrate. From concerts to free interactive cultural experiences, the festival provided quite an array of events to have fun and learn about the beautiful ties between DC and Japan. As many of you may know, the mayor of Tokyo gave the cherry blossom trees surrounding the Tidal Basin as a gift to DC in 1912, providing a symbol of friendship between the US and Japan. Nowadays, besides being an excellent backdrop for your new profile picture, the cherry blossoms symbolize the re-birth of spring in the district.  

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An Evening of Dips and Dives

“Work hard, play hard” has become a common mantra for many Georgetown students trying to balance their academic and social lives. But with classes, homework, and other commitments constantly hanging over our heads, setting aside our mile-long to do lists in order to “play hard” is sometimes an impossible undertaking. But it seems that the Diplomatic Ball is one of the exceptional times during our busy spring semester when we do more than just take a break. The girls dress up and get ready for the ball, and the guys don their dapper tuxes.

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Top 10 Things to Do During a DC Spring

Eager to come out of hibernation, Hoyas are beginning to venture outside more and more with the recent arrival of this absolutely wonderful warm weather. The Cherry Blossom Festival – which celebrates the March 27th, 1912 gift of Japanese cherry trees to DC – has been ongoing along the Tidal Basin for the last few weeks. Peak bloom for the flowers was this past weekend, but don’t be afraid if you missed it – it is not too lateAnd despite that festival reaching its end soon, there are many other events and activities to look forward to this spring beyond the ‘M street bubble’. Here’s your guide to the top ten best things to do in and around DC this spring!

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Conscious Expressivity

Peter Herman, a PhD student of Theological and Religious studies, makes careful and deliberate decisions when it comes to fashion.  This is his fourth year at Georgetown, and he currently teaches Intro to Buddhism and will be teaching a section of Problem God in the fall of 2015. From his shirts to his ties to his pocket squares, Herman’s selections are lively and excellently put together.

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