Post-Apocalyptic Modern Dance Opera: DEVIATED THEATRE’s “creature” showing in Washington, D.C.

By EMILY WALZ WASHINGTON -- The weekend of Feb. 27th and 28th brought to the Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street Northeast DEVIATED THEATRE’s creature, an original post-apocalyptic modern dance opera created by Kimmie Dobbs Chan and Enoch Chan, for two performances as part of the tri-weekend 6th annual Atlas INTERSECTIONS festival. A D.C./Baltimore-based... Continue Reading →

Two Weeks in Tibet

By CHASE STEWART NANJING -- “Tashi delek!” the smiling, red-garbed monk said as he placed a long, white silk cloth around my shoulders. Having been to Tibet before, I knew these were the greetings of the Tibetans.  “Tashi delek” means “blessings and good luck” and the cloth is a khata, given for goodwill and good... Continue Reading →

All Washed Up

By Mitch Rhyner BOLOGNA -- Take a few once-mediocre players, bench-riders, and one guy who attended Syracuse University during the Gerry McNamara years, and you have the SAIS Europe basketball team. Playing in the amateur Bologna University league, Centro Universitario Sportivo Bologna (CUSB), games against even average teams are extremely frustrating. “TAKE CARE OF THE... Continue Reading →

Getting to Know the Grateful Fed

By RUI ZHONG WASHINGTON — SAIS Students, staff and faculty consume music readily in studies, research sessions, and at happy hours and events around the Washington, D.C. area. Yet for members of rock band The Grateful Fed, playing music provides a sense of connectivity and community. The band’s full roster features Sirtaj Kaur on vocals,... Continue Reading →

SAIS Veterans React to American Sniper

By WILL QUINN WASHINGTON – Although it may not have won Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards last Sunday, Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper is poised to become one of the highest-grossing war films in history with a domestic take of over $300 million. The drama, based upon Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s best-selling memoir of... Continue Reading →

Lunar New Year Comes to DC

By EMILY WALZ WASHINGTON -- This month's lunar changeover ushers in the Year of the Goat (or Ram, or Sheep). The new lunar year begins February 19, 2015 and will run until February 7, 2015. Whether you're celebrating it as the Chinese Spring Festival, Vietnamese Tết, or Mongolian Tsagaan Sar, Washington, D.C. has events to help you make... Continue Reading →

Inaugural 2015 Israel Trek

By YAEL MIZRAHI WASHINGTON -- During the past Winter Break. January 17th-24th, the SAIS Israel Club led its inaugural trip to explore Israel -- the land that lies between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. Over the course of seven days, a diverse group of 48 SAISers -- including MA and MIPP students from... Continue Reading →

SAISers “Walk Out” For Justice

by JAMEEL KHAN WASHINGTON — At 3:30pm on Wednesday, Dec. 2, the Nitze lobby swelled with students, faculty, and administrators gathered to hear second-year students Cory Bullock and Amanda Roach speak spontaneously about rising racial tensions in the United States in the wake of the Staten Island grand jury decision to not indict police officer Daniel... Continue Reading →

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