Morning Digest: Food, fitness, and feeding the homeless

partly-cloudy-day-iconToday will be very sunny with clear skies and a high of 93.

To masticate today:

  • Former Georgetown basketball star has outstanding performance in NBA playoffs: Former Hoya basketball All-American Roy Hibbert boasted 23 points and 12 rebounds in the Indiana Pacer’s tight win over the Miami Heat this past Tuesday in Indianapolis. Watch TNT’s interview with Hibbert here.
  • Georgetown study determines that major choice matters: According to a study from Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce, your major choice determines your chances of unemployment, because not all majors are considered equal in the workforce. Nonetheless, a college education is still worthwhile, though earnings depend on major choice.
  • Washington Metro area considered one of the healthiest regions in US: According to American Fitness Index from the American College of Sports Medicine, DC residents are amongst the healthiest and fittest people in America. According to the study, this health-related success is largely due to DC residents’ good mental health and healthy living choices, like walking or biking to work.

What to look out for:

  • Taste of Georgetown- Saturday, June 1: On Saturday, the 20th annual Taste of Georgetown will take place on Wisconsin Avenue NW, from 11 am to 4 pm. The festival will feature tasty eats and drinks from over 25 neighborhood restaurants, live local music, and the first ever Chef Showdown. Admission to the festival is free, and tasting tickets are $5 each, or $20 for five tastings. All proceeds go to the Georgetown Ministry Center’s services supporting the homeless, so be sure to purchase tickets online through May 31.
  • 2014 DC Primary elections: With only 10 months until DC residents are scheduled to vote (again), there is still uncertainty as to when exactly the primary elections will take place. A District Council committee decided on Wednesday to move the elections from April 1 to June 10, because there were concerns that early primaries disrupted the city’s campaign season. However, this date isn’t set, as the District’s most important political figures are at odds in regards to choosing an election date.

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