Young Readers: Fan Fiction Gives Familiar Characters A Second Life

By Kitty Felde Ever wonder why networks keep rebooting old TV shows? There’s a special place in our hearts for characters we wish we could spend time with again and again. But what happens when we run out of episodes?  Fan fiction. These are original stories by writers who “borrow” the characters of books, movies, […]

National Native American Veterans Memorial to be Dedicated Nov. 11

By Southwester Staff This Veterans’ Day, a new memorial to honor Native veterans will be dedicated on the grounds of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.  The National Native American Veterans Memorial was commissioned by Congress to honor the service of Native Americans in every major military conflict in the U.S. since the […]

Breast Cancer Support Group Hosts Guests from Local Universities

By Southwester Staff The May meeting of the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) Support Group welcomed Dr. Julie E. Bauman, newly appointed Director of the George Washington University Cancer Center, who spoke virtually from Arizona. Delivering a thought-provoking presentation which included personal stories, Bauman acknowledged that her career was shaped by her parents […]

Scholarship Opportunity for High School Students

Local company FiscalNote has partnered with Girls in Tech and the Wendy Martinez Legacy Project Foundation to provide a $20,000 coding scholarship to a Washington, DC high school student identifying as female. The student can use the scholarship to attend an in-person or virtual STEM/coding camp.The deadline to submit an application is June 10.  To […]

Waterfront Academy Honored as Green Transportation Leader

By Kate Oczypok Waterfront Academy was recently awarded the status of goDCgo Platinum Level School Ambassador. An initiative of the District Department of Transportation, goDCgo encourages the use of sustainable transportation and recognizes local organizations for their efforts as transportation leaders. Businesses who offer transportation benefits and creative program incentives are recognized for making DC […]

Juried Exhibition Features 33 DC Artists Exploring Environmental Injustice

By Southwester Staff The first juried art exhibition initiated by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is now on view at the organization’s public gallery at 200 I Street SE, as well as online in an immersive virtual exhibition.  The exhibit, titled Fragile Beauty, includes works from 33 DC artists spanning a range […]

DC Budget Includes Highlights for Ward 6, Southwest Residents

By Southwester Staff On May 10, the DC Council approved a budget for the coming year, allocating $19.5 billion for needs across the city, ranging from public safety to education and beyond.  Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, who chairs the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, provided $1.7 billion in budget recommendations for public […]