Originally published Sunday, April 25, 2021, for Money & Media class, Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies

The price of Mother’s Day flowers purchased in the DMV may be higher this year, due to a shortage of flowers in the market and high demand as in-person events begin to return.

“There’s a pent-up demand for flowers from COVID and not as many flowers were planted last year in many of the traditional growing areas,” Bob Wollam, owner of Wollam Gardens in Jeffersonton, Virginia said. “So the international market is again getting disrupted and this can only help us, local growers.”

(“Flowers” by Nouhailler is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0)
(“Flowers” by Nouhailler is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0)
(“Flowers” by Nouhailler is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0)


Originally published Thursday, December 3, 2020, for Reporting and News Writing class, Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies

Creative Commons-licensed photo by ndnwithaleica.

The last day yoga teacher Jessica Sandhu taught yoga in a studio was the Sunday in March before stay-at-home orders went into effect.

She had a feeling that the pandemic wasn’t going to last just a few weeks and immediately began to teach yoga online. A couple of months later, she launched her online yoga platform Be Free, Live Fully, like many DC yoga teachers she made the pivot from in-person to online.

“I am just recalling the sad day that was,”…


Originally published Thursday, October 1, 2020, for Reporting and News Writing class, Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies

Screenshot taken Saturday, September 26, 2020 by Allison Hageman.

Last year D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood had 30,000 visitors for Art All Night. There were lines out the door of every shop, packed streets, artists selling out of their artwork, and parties powered by deejays and alcohol.

This year, art all night did not last all night. In fact, it ended at 9:45 p.m.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual arts festival was held virtually, with attendees able to view performances and local art on the festival’s website. …


Originally published Thursday, September 24, 2020, for Reporting and News Writing class, Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies

Creative Commons-licensed photo by Tedeytan.

When COVID-19 closed Capo Deli’s bar on Florida Avenue in Shaw, beverage manager Rohit Malhotra brainstormed a way for customers to bring their drinks home instead.

In March, in the peak of the stay-at-home orders, the idea of quarantine themed to-go pouches popped into his head. At the same time the nation’s top infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci was in the news every day. …

Allison Hageman

Hello! My name is Allison Hageman I am a journalism master’s student at Georgetown University. Most of my stories I wrote for class and wanted to share them.

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