Future EA Sports College Football addict.
PS: you would be shocked at what gentrification has done to the area around that campus. It's a much different place than it was even 10 years ago.
I remember seeing the new ATF HQ being built near the NoMa-Gallaudet Metro station. A brand new government agency building and a new Metro station....the area surrounding that station and the school were going to change no questions asked. I did see some of the plans and early signs of change before I graduated. It has been more than a decade since I last touched that area...perhaps it's safer to the school from the station these days.
People there might have been more like me when it comes to not only the language barrier & cultural norms but like this forum, I still stuck out like a sore thumb when it came to politics just like here. That's what you get when you grow up in rural Colorado and meet those city folks.
The greatest thing though about my time there was that I do not recall seeing one ****er t-shirt or cap on that campus while I was there. Maybe having the bison as a mascot had something to do with that or it was me wearing my CU football jersey on campus that kept them away especially after 62-36. It was truly a nightmare for those ****er fans afar!