The Bear Facts

“Crafty Bastards” comes to Washington

“Crafty Bastards” comes to Washington

Marcell Subert, Managing Editor

September 17, 2015

Patrons to Union Market next weekend will get quite a treat as the 12th annual Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair will be held in the market’s rear staging area from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 26-27. Union Market, located at 1309 5th Street NE, is a bustling, upscale marketplace in Northeastern Washing...

The face behind the hijab

The face behind the hijab

Katie Vinson, Web Editor

May 15, 2015

Hijabs, the headdresses worn as a symbol of Islamic values, have always served as a way to identify Muslim women. Recently though, the actions of extreme Islamic groups like ISIS and Al-Qaeda have created an atmosphere where being identified as Muslim isn't always favorable. Many students, who...

U.S. National Arboretum

U.S. National Arboretum

Marcell Subert, News Editor

April 14, 2015

April in D.C. generally means one thing to tourists: cherry blossoms. A 1912 gift from the people of Japan, the blossoms have been a staple of spring in Washington for the past century. Despite the excitement and beauty of the cherry blossoms, one can find an even larger array of plant life and horticulture...

Say Yes to The (Prom) Dress

Say Yes to The (Prom) Dress

Katie Vinson, Web Editor

April 14, 2015

According to U.S. News, prom cost the average U.S. teen $978 in 2014. This is 25 percent less than what the average Canadian teen spends, according to the website. Ticket prices, nice dinners, shoes, hair, makeup and, most of all, clothing, contributes to this high total. However, new ways to cut the...

Spring in style

Spring in style

Maddie Sievers, Graphic Assistant

April 14, 2015

Pastels have always been a staple in spring and summer trends, but this season they have been edged out of the limelight by an absence of color on 2015’s spring and summer runways. They have been replaced with a mix of bohemian, festival-inspired looks and black and white patterns. Although the term...

Capitol Hill & Eastern Market

Capitol Hill & Eastern Market

Marcell Subert, News Editor

March 9, 2015

The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. is home to the nerve center of the legislative branch of our federal government. As the tiring day draws to a close, scores of Senators, Representatives, staffers and interns flock to the nearby neighborhood appropriately named: Capitol Hill. Panning out...

#closeFCPS

#closeFCPS

Katie Vinson, Web Editor

February 5, 2015

On Tuesday, Jan. 6, what started as a light snow storm turned to chaos. With 3 to 4 inches of snow piling onto the ground, students stood alone at bus stops and waited for rides that didn’t come. A bus toppled sideways, sending students to the hospital. Classrooms only had a handful of kids when the...

Shaw and Logan Circle

Shaw and Logan Circle

Marcell Subert, News Editor

February 5, 2015

When the sun sets over the District of Columbia, workers descend down to the street from their high-rise offices and make their way up 14th Street to the epicenter of nightlife in the city: Shaw. Sprawling outwards from the intersection of 14th and U, this upscale neighborhood containing an ocean of...

Georgetown and M Street

Georgetown and M Street

Marcell Subert, News Editor

December 18, 2014

As Friday night rolls around, the quaint neighborhood along M street, known as Georgetown, comes alive with a plethora of young diners and shoppers. Situated between the neighborhoods of Foxhall and Foggy Bottom, this hub of weekend entertainment is a stone’s throw from our nation’s capital. Most...

Does Christmas come too early?

Does Christmas come too early?

Maddie Sievers, Graphic Assistant

November 25, 2014

How early is too early to get into the holly-jolly spirit? Christmas ads started the day after Halloween this year, and the annual debate over stores pushing holiday spirit too early began. Although Christmas ads aren’t the only thing that seem to start earlier every year, they have been the subject...

Get ready for another crazy Black Friday

Get ready for another crazy Black Friday

Claire Hollinger and Demetri Karonous, Staff Writers

November 25, 2014

Hundreds of people, stuffed into stores, fighting and frantically searching for items: the end of the world? No, Black Friday. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, noted as the first day of traditional Christmas shopping, during which thousands of shoppers line up awaiting significantly reduced...

The no-shave season is here

The no-shave season is here

Katie Vinson, Web Editor

November 25, 2014

Gillette, Schick and Kiehls hate November. According to Bloomberg.com, razor and razor blade sales fell 7.8 percent in the 12 weeks before Dec. 21, 2013. No-Shave November is here yet again. The premise of No-Shave November is simple: People across America see if they can go a whole month without...