All Work and a Little Play

March was an incredibly productive month at the Mid-Atlantic office in the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As an intern, I am expected to gain an overall knowledge of BLS programs. Therefore, I met with all the branch chiefs and economists that were experts in their particular program. These include programs such as: the collaboration between…

A Day in DC

On Saturday at 8:00am, my roommate Alicia and I woke up to our loud obnoxious alarms. We then bounced up from our beds and started getting ready for our adventure to the capitol of the United States, Washington DC. The bus was scheduled to leave at 9:00am from Chinatown and we were determined to arrive…

Sports News!

What I have noticed this month is that Philadelphia is a sports oriented kind of city. Some people are extreme fans of these teams. For example, the Philadelphia Phillies; the Phillies are the face of baseball for Philadelphians. These supporters believe in the Phillies 110 percent. Nicole, my roommate from last year, is from Philadelphia…

Zero tolerance, The Future, and Dreams

School to Prison Pipeline For the past three weeks in my Urban Political and Social Systems, Issues and Practices class we have entered the topic of education. More specifically how public policy affects the quality of education as well as the ongoing issues of implementing Zero tolerance policies in schools. Our case study starts with…

Shutting the Door

Shutting the door Is painfully wrong I cannot let go the voice that he holds Time passes by and I’m here for the ride The sun and the fun are left in the dust Leaves come and fall Snow is involved Left and right Our minds think alike Time stands still like nothing has changed…

The City of Brotherly Love

Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love is full of history. The various historical events that took place here stained the city with remarkable monuments, statues and art. During my first week in the city, The Philadelphia Center stressed the idea that the city is extremely easy to navigate.    William Penn, the man who stands…