INSIDE LGND: RYAN HUDSON-PERALTA
When we first reached out to Ryan Hudson-Peralta, an accomplished web and UI designer, it was because our team was impressed by his portfolio. On top of this, his inspirational story shared a lifetime of obstacles and doubts he has overcome to reach each accomplishment.
INSIDE LGND: VIRTUAL RETREAT
Typically for our LGND retreat, our staff would fly to Washington, DC, from all around the country (California, Nebraska, Tennessee, and Massachusetts — just to name a few), for a week of collaboration and team bonding. However, with COVID-19 and quarantine, our retreat this year looked a little different.
INSIDE LGND: JESSE STERN
At LGND, we turn good ideas into stellar stories with strong emotional connections. Internally, we talk a lot about design and development, and how to make our storytelling stand out, but it’s essential to come back to the foundational elements of what actually makes a narrative strong.
INSIDE LGND: RANGE
If you asked LGND’s clients what makes us special, they’ll tell you it’s the collaboration between strategy and creativity, plus the deep expertise of data, design, technology, video, and media under one roof. Though the team at LGND is comprised of people with unique skills, relentless passion, and tireless dedication, we have to be real with you: LGND is comprised of generalists.
INSIDE LGND: FAVORITE PIXAR MOVIES
Pixar movies shaped my childhood and have carried major sentimental value into my adulthood. Toy Story taught me to hold on tight to the ones I love. Monsters, Inc. taught me to not be afraid of the unknown. Finding Nemo taught me that it’s important to leave my comfort zone.
INSIDE LGND: CREATIVITY, INC.
As many of us are spending more time at home due to COVID-19, it’s important to give ourselves breaks from screens and find other activities to fill our time and minds. Our staff at LGND opted to start a book club. Our first selection for discussion was Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull.
INSIDE LGND: RACHEL MARTIN
In an era where news comes at us from every direction, it’s now more important than ever to be thoughtful and informed consumers of information. And as an agency, we have to make sure we know people’s thoughts and opinions across the country, not just in D.C.
OSCAR-NOMINATED MOVIES WORTH WATCHING BEFORE THE AWARDS CEREMONY
January 21, 2020
Bringing humor and heart to a somewhat mundane divorce, Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson unravel the complexities of keeping a family together during a separation in Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story.” Tragically, both Nicole – played by Johansson – and Charlie – played by Driver – read notes aloud detailing everything they admire about each other but are not willing to tell one another before a lengthy separation.
TEN YEARS OF NAPLAVKA MARKET
Celebrating its 10th birthday this year, Prague's iconic Naplavka farmer's market in Prague 2 has become a staple for residents and a tasty attraction for tourists, attracting hundreds of annual visitors for local produce and Czech specialties. Article on page 29.
TEN PRAGUE 1 PLACES WE LOVE FOR BREAKFAST
April 30, 2019
HONEST GUIDE: THE BOOK
April 30, 2019
After two years of success and over 30,000 subscribers on YouTube, Rubeš, 31, and Mikulka, 27, are branching out to a new medium: print. But unlike other guidebooks, the one that they’re creating will also include Prague’s pitfalls, tourist traps, and places to avoid at all costs.
SA LEADER PROPOSES TWO DOZEN NEW HOLIDAYS TO ADD TO RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION CALENDAR
November 12, 2018
Victoria Lewis, the SA’s director of interfaith, submitted two proposals to SA leaders Monday to update the University’s religious exemption calendar by next semester and extend the deadline for requesting an excused absence because of a holiday. The proposed updates, which include more than 20 new holidays, like Orthodox Christian Easter and All Saints’ Day, would ensure that students can freely practice their faith without having the distraction of classes, Lewis said.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION ASSEMBLY LAUNCHES TOWN HALL SERIES FOR MINORITY GROUPS
October 25, 2018
Members of the diversity and inclusion assembly will hold the group’s first town hall Thursday in the Multicultural Student Services Center, where Latino students will be able to discuss the issues they face on campus. The town hall is the first of a series of 10 events the assembly plans to hold throughout the academic year to ensure members of the assembly are garnering input from a wide array of students, SA leaders said.
STUDENT GROUP FUNDRAISES TO HOST INAUGURAL LGBTQ LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
October 26, 2017
The conference will bring together District high school LGBTQ organizations with local universities in an effort to discuss issues relevant to the community and develop professional skills, according to their fundraising page. Leaders of the organization said the conference will help build connections and provide resources for students – both in high school and college – that are part of the D.C. LGBTQ community.
FORMER PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS KICK OFF NEWSEUM EXHIBIT WITH PANEL
September 28, 2017
At the event in the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater, the two photographers – who each documented eight-year presidencies – discussed the challenges they faced and the process of establishing trust with POTUS as they became part of their intimate everyday lives.
CATCH TOP CONCERTS AT VENUES AROUND THE DISTRICT THIS FALL
September 7, 2017
From number one hitmakers to lesser-known music groups, there are numerous concerts to pencil in your schedule this fall. But you can’t catch all of them. Here’s a fall concert guide that will help you explore different venues in the city and see the best shows this semester.
STRONG HALL, BUILDING JJ TO HAVE LAUNDRY SERVICES INCLUDED IN HOUSING RATE
May 15, 2017
The halls – which house a combined 133 members of Pi Beta Phi and Chi Omega sororities and Kappa Sigma fraternity – will be the last Greek houses to include laundry payments in housing rates. The switch will give students in these halls the same housing perks as all other Greek housing residents.
LADURÉE BRINGS TASTE OF PARIS TO M STREET
May 2, 2017
The new Ladurée shop at 3060 M St. includes a tea room, boutique and table service offering breakfast and lunch items like mini sandwiches, omelettes, soup and salads, EaterDC reported. The French pastry shop offers a wide assortment of their world-famous macaron flavors, ranging from the typical vanilla, coffee and chocolate to unique varieties such as rose petal and orange blossom. The shop will also feature several rotating seasonal flavors, like cognac and ginger.
FIRST-EVER SOUNDS OF THE CITY FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS LOCAL MUSICIANS
March 5, 2017
D.C. Music Download’s Sounds of the City festival was put on to celebrate the blog’s five-year anniversary and to bring the District’s vibrant music community together. The four-day festival had events for musicians, venue owners, recording studios and photographers at multiple sites throughout the weekend.
REMOVAL OF USDA DATABASE WON’T IMPACT RESEARCH, FACULTY SAY
February 26, 2017
Researchers in the biology department said the USDA’s removal of information about the treatment of animals is concerning but that their research will be unaffected because it largely focuses on invertebrates: The federal government and GW’s office of research integrity only consider organisms with backbones to be animals.
WITH FEWER ADMITTED STUDENTS CHOOSING GW, OFFICIALS FOCUS ON CAMPUS COMMUNITY YIELD RATE
December 5, 2016
The yield rate, or portion of admitted students who end up attending GW, has dropped from 25.5 percent last year to 24.7 percent for the Class of 2020, meaning fewer admitted students are selecting GW. Laurie Koehler, the vice provost for enrollment management and retention, said a potential student’s decision to attend GW can be affected by their experiences on campus, which means campus should be welcoming and inclusive for students making enrollment decisions.