Preventing the Backlash

Towards the middle of the week, 2 men were arrested for attempting to bomb the U.S. Military Entrance Processing Station in south Seattle. The men had been planning the attack to gain media attention.  One of the men was Muslim and as a result there was concern within the Muslim community that there would be … Continue reading

Bainbridge: A peaceful island retreat, less than an hour from the city via ferry

written by Jordan We spent all of Saturday on Bainbridge Island, which is located east of Seattle in Puget Sound.  Our itinerary was full: we spent the morning at Bloedel Reserve, a 150-acre property containing natural wildlife and landscaped areas, as well as an exquisite estate house built by the Bloedel family.  We took a … Continue reading

“Hello there, young lady. I just want to wish you a nice day.”

written by Claire M. It’s not often that I’m greeted with these words by a stranger in the morning, but I guess that here in Seattle, anything goes. The culture of this city already seems so different to what I’m used to; here it’s not strange to approach someone at the bus stop and say … Continue reading

Green Lake Escapade

Soon after my arrival on Sunday, I quickly researched different running trails I could take advantage of during the summer. I came upon the Husky running club website, introducing me to a couple of 5 to 10 mile routes. I was directly intrigued by one that would enable me to experience Green Lake, a site … Continue reading

Seattle, The City of Bikes

written by Frank. One of my first memorable moments in Seattle was when I almost got run over by a bicyclist on day one. I was crossing the Burke Gilman Trail to get to my apartment, lugging a heavy suitcase and struggling to simultaneously balance two bags on my shoulders. A biker whooshed past, throwing … Continue reading

First Week at the Washington Bus

created by Derek Mong, featuring DukeEngage interns and the “Vote-bot.”  

Nighttime Solace

I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet. Running at night has always been a particularly special activity for me. I love to run and my absolute favorite time to run is at night. In Seattle, night comes much later, so it gets to be more difficult to run at my ideal time, … Continue reading

How I Discovered that Seattle is a Friendly Place

If you know me, then you know that I have no sense of direction.  This means that even after carefully planning out my route with Google Maps and Trip Planner, I still get confused about Seattle’s complicated bus system – do I want to get on the 44 bus that is going North or going … Continue reading

The First Week: Target Trips and Inspirational Breakfasts

I’ll start this blog post off by saying that I usually I do not do reflection via writing so I think this process of writing weekly blog posts will be a learning experience in itself.  The first week in Seattle has been quite busy, entertaining and fun.  It is hard to imagine that only one … Continue reading

Week One of Seattle

I am a marketing and public relations intern at JDRF which is located downtown. The location is great, and on my lunch break, I’ve had the opportunity to explore pike’s place market because its in walking distance from the office. It has been fascinating to learn about the many ways JDRF helps treat, prevent, and … Continue reading