Alina Polishuk

Service day is fourth and final for seniors

Senior Karissa Broderick-Beck spent her first Freshman Day of Service pulling weeds at the Anacostia Watershed Society four years ago. Since then, she has stayed involved, leading Freshman Day of Service groups to elementary schools across the District for the last three years. “I never did service in high school. It was something I was […]

Restaurant Review: Wicked Waffle 1712 I St., NW

The first thing that jumps out while walking into Wicked Waffle is the sign that reads, “No butter. No syrup.” For those of us who smother our breakfast in dairy and maple syrup, the philosophy at Wicked Waffle is a bit different. Rather than serving food in traditional breakfast fashion, this shop makes waffles suitable […]

A cheese lover’s paradise

When I was younger, my family took a trip to Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes Station, Calif. As an 11-year-old, I was uninterested in the artisan cheeses. When my mom came back from the display cases, she handed me an apple wedge with a slice of locally crafted cheese on top. But with an apprehensive […]

Restaurant Review: Toki Underground

When most college students crave ramen noodles, they think of Styrofoam cups, sodium-packed yellow broth and peas and carrots that taste like cardboard. These cups are fine for a late night study snack, but you can find a more authentic version at Toki Underground, a Taiwanese noodle spot in Northeast. Toki Underground is hip. The […]