Trying to find the perfect gift for a student in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences can be difficult because there’s a huge variety of majors within the one college. Whether they love debating politics or doing experiments, there’s a gift for every type of arts and sciences student.
“They Can’t Kill Us All” by Wesley Lowery – $18.16
In this informative book, Washington Post journalist Wesley Lowery, who covers police and race, describes how he discovers the stories within movements, including the modern racial justice movement. The book gives insight into what it means to tell stories of sensitive and anger-fueled events. It’s perfect for your friend majoring in journalism, sociology or political science, as it covers the country’s rapid social changes relating to race, diversity and justice.
Available at: Kramerbooks, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW
View-Master virtual reality headset – $13.99
The View-Master Virtual Reality Headset is perfect for a friend who loves to dive into a subject. This device is meant to mimic old fashion view masters, which allowed users to view image reels on a cardboard disk. It’s now upgraded with the ability to connect to a smartphone for an endless virtual reality experience on Androids or iPhones. Users will be transported to a rainforest, the chic streets of Paris or planets or stars in outerspace.
Available at: Amazon.com.
Pocket U.S. Constitution – $30
If your friend is a political science or history major, they’ve probably had a moment when they wished they could whip out a Constitution and point out the sections that back them up in a political argument. With this mini version, they can do just that and carry the country's founding document in their back pocket to refer to daily.
Available at: National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW.