Potomac Gardens Divided: The “Prison-Grade” Fence Raises Questions and Controversy

It would be easy to walk past Potomac Gardens Apartments writing it off as just another old building in need of fresh paint, but there is more to the building that what first meets the eye. Potomac Gardens Apartments has a rich history filled with violence and controversy. Built in 1968, Potomac Gardens Apartments is […]

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Is the FBI Headquarters Fit to Represent our Nation’s Top Law Enforcement Agency?

Many people, such as the majority of American citizens, assume that the nation’s leading law enforcement organization that does incredible work such as fighting terrorism and creating national security would have a top of the line, extremely secure building for their Headquarters. However, the Headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation has never been more […]

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Annotated Bibliography

1. Abrams, Amanda. “Hill East: Capitol Hill’s Lesser Known Neighbor.” Urban Turf, 2010, http:// dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/hill_east_capitol_hills_lesser_known_neighbor/2331. In this article, Amanda Abrams provides insight on the lesser known neighborhood of Hill East. She references ongoing plans to redevelop Stadium-Armory Metro Station and provides details about successful new housing projects like the already sold out Jenkins Row, Axis, […]

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Better Online? An Optimistic Analysis of the FBI Headquarters Website

  The website that represents the arguably most well-known crime fighting organization outweighs its expectations, painting the best possible picture of the FBI Headquarters. The site is riddled with information about how the Headquarters fights against terrorism, and helps the country during times of national crisis. Not to mention, the website emphasizes promoting their social […]

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Male/Female Bathrooms as an Outdated Social Norm, an Argument by Emily Bazelon

In her article, “Making Bathrooms More Accommodating”, Emily Bazelon argues that bathrooms should have a gender-neutral design in order to promote acceptance within the modern community. With traditional gender roles for males and females shifting in our society, and an increase of non-binary people, sensitivity for gender roles should be taken into account for situations […]

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False Hope and Broken Promises: The District of Columbia Housing Authority

Potomac Gardens Apartments is one of 56 properties owned and managed by the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) (District of Columbia Housing Authority). DCHA assists low income families who are struggling to find affordable housing due to the high cost of living in Washington DC. Their goal is to provide “safe, quality, and affordable” […]

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