Jan 20th, 2009
9:31 am
January 20th, 2009 | Uncategorized
Aboard the metro

By Zeke Miller WASHINGTON, 6:32 a.m. — There are at least 1,000 people on the Federal Center metro platform here trying to leave the station. As crowded conditions continue, metro trains are temporarily bypassing the station to the cheers of those waiting to get out of the station and misfortune of those on the train.

Jan 20th, 2009
9:26 am
January 20th, 2009 | Uncategorized
‘Excited chatter’ but ‘far too cold’

By Lauren Motzkin WASHINGTON, 6:22 a.m. — We parked. Finally. It took about 45 minutes of sitting in the parking lot and then another 15 or so to unload the food. We all filed off the bus to grab bagels, fruit, granola bars, chips, cookies and water bottles, stuffing our pockets and cursing the “no […]

Jan 20th, 2009
9:22 am
January 20th, 2009 | Uncategorized
Stiff neck, long ride

By Rustin Fakheri WASHINGTON, 5:15 a.m. — I’m waking up to a stiff neck from trying to sleep on the bus. They are lining the sides of every roadway and parking lot we’ve passed for at least the past twenty minutes. Now we’re stopped in what appears to be a line for something. My iPhone […]

Jan 20th, 2009
9:17 am
January 20th, 2009 | Uncategorized
On the Road

By Han Xu OUTSIDE BALTIMORE, 4:00 a.m. — About five hours ago I left New Haven on one of the Af-Am house’s buses with approximately 70-80 other Yalies.  Now, we’re stopped to refuel at a Maryland rest stop just north of Baltimore, along with almost a dozen other tour buses. All of the rest stop’s […]

Jan 20th, 2009
12:42 am
January 20th, 2009 | Uncategorized
The pilgrimage for our president

By Nicolas Kemper WASHINGTON, 12:35 a.m. — I feel like I’m on a pilgrimage. The notion started when Adam (another YDNer) and I were heading down Saturday morning on the train. As Adam shared with me what he would tell the new President, given five seconds, we passed Obama’s whistle-stop train. Everyone rushed to one […]

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