Fremont Outdoor Movie

This past Saturday, Solid Ground held its annual Fremont Outdoor Movie event, benefiting our Family Shelter program.  Family Shelter is one of Solid Ground’s 35 programs working to end poverty in the community, and it provides emergency housing and support services to help homeless families transition to permanent housing. While I played a minimal role in … Continue reading

WAS Field Trips

There were three big field trips during each of the summer residency weeks at the Washington Aerospace Scholars program: Boeing, UW, and Aerojet. Going on these special tours made interning with WAS a very unique experience. The Boeing plant we visited was located in Everett. First, we actually stopped at the Washington Aerospace Research and … Continue reading

Animals In Seattle

On the ferry back from Bainbridge Island during week one (6/25) we saw an interesting sight- a ferret on a leash. I feel that the creature was a little out of its element, as the strong winds on the ferry made the trip a very cold one. On Friday (7/29) our DukeEngage group visited the … Continue reading

Yoga is hot in Seattle

If you come to Seattle, it’s hard not to hear about yoga, particularly hot yoga.  Hot yoga, also known as Bikram yoga, is when you do yoga in a 105F room for 90 minutes with no break from the heat.  I couldn’t understand why people were paying to be in a room that simulated the … Continue reading

The Bridge at Boeing

After a fun-packed weekend (including a 6-hour beach visit, canoeing on Lake Washington and exploring Queen Anne) I did not look forward to my 5.30am Monday morning wake-up call to head to Boeing. I especially didn’t enjoy the morning as I actually woke up at 3am, and didn’t go back to sleep leading to a … Continue reading

Ballard Is Awesome

After spending a weekend in Ballard, I’ve realized it is my favorite Seattle neighborhood. As people say, Seattle is a city of neighborhoods, each with its own distinct personality and I found that Ballard is the place I would feel most at ease. After going to the Locks, we as a group went to Paseo’s … Continue reading

Block Party & Save Metro!

by Jordan Here at the Washington Bus we are just a few days away from finishing the year’s busiest couple of weeks.  This past weekend was Capitol Hill Block Party, a three day music festival right in my office’s neighborhood.  The Bus has some impressive connections to Block Party – we were able to get all of … Continue reading