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BLOG: Student finds discount advantages in tourist city


Being a student in Washington, D.C. has a lot of advantages. With all of the free museums and student discounts, a little bit of planning can make the D.C.

Bregar and her friends caught a dress rehearsal of a Jessie J and Jennifer Hudson concert. (Photo by Suzanna Bregar)

experience amazing.

Like the Cleveland Orchestra Student Advantage Program, the Kennedy Center has a student program, where there are discounted tickets for students and free concerts on Fridays.

Throughout the city there are institutions with similar programs to these, such as the Shakespeare Theatre.

More programs and opportunities like these are easy to find with a Google search.

I got the opportunity to go the Concert For Valor on Tuesday, November 11 at the National Mall.

The concert was free and open to the public. I went to the concert straight from my internship. There were people in the audience from different states and different countries, people of all ages, along with both veterans and current military personnel.

On Monday I was able to see part of the dress rehearsal, when Jessie J and Jennifer Hudson were rehearsing. I also got to see George Lopez practicing his speech. During the actual concert, I got to see Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, Jamie Fox, Meryl Streep, Metallica, The Zac Brown Band, and Bruce Springsteen, just to name a few.

As a student in a big city, it is easy to find affordable ways to experience Washington, D.C. All it takes is a little research and planning.

Suzanna Bregar is a senior history major.

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