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Ripple Magazine – distributed by Washington D.C. marketing firm The Aquiline Group, is a quarterly educational publication designed for young people ages 13-34. Since its founding in 2006, RIP magazine has been written, designed, and printed solely by The Aquiline Group. RIP Magazine’s inspirational and educational messages are presented in an intelligent, fun, and colorful format that provides information to a […]

DC Top 5: Museum Food

DC Top 5: Museum Food

Top 5 Eats in on the National Mall Museum food around the National Mall is rather notorious. Three words: hot dog water. Yeah. While it’s not as bad as airplane food, historically, its reputation is far from good (taste and health wise). Bland and overpriced, would be a nice way to put it. But some DC museums are changing that perception. […]

DC Top 5: Off-the-Mall

DC Top 5: Off-the-Mall

Avoid the Tourists Traps: Best Museums Not on the Mall You can picture the summertime scene at the National Mall even if you’ve never been there before. It’s hot and humid and thousands upon thousands of tourist are pouring over the scorched grass in search of air conditioning and bathrooms and just moderately sized waiting lines. They wouldn’t be there […]

District Guide: Science

District Guide: Science

Science in the District: District Learning outside the Lab The complaint is always the same. What does this have to do with me? What meaning does this have in the real world? As the U.S. continues to trail other countries in science and math education, it is more important than ever that middle and high school students realize the value […]

District Guide: History

District Guide: History

History outside the Classroom: DC Attractions for History Students The History classroom can sometimes seem like a boring place. “What does any of this have to do with me?” students often ask. Well, everything. Understanding and engaging with history inside the classroom is essential to your education. But often, it takes a trip away from the school building to enliven the past. History […]


Letters from the Editor

Welcome RIPPLE Readers

Welcome RIPPLE Readers

Dear Readers, I’m happy to welcome you to a brand new publication dedicated to guiding curious students through the wide array of cultural, historical, musical, scientific, artistic (the list goes on) extra-curricular learning experiences in the District of Columbia. D.C. has a lot to offer besides politics. The city’s cultural abundance can be overwhelming. But don’t worry. That’s why we’re […]

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DC Top Fives

DC Top 5: Museum Food

DC Top 5: Museum Food

Top 5 Eats in on the National Mall Museum food around the National Mall is rather notorious. Three words: hot dog water. Yeah. While it’s not as bad as airplane food, historically, its reputation is far from good (taste and health wise). Bland and overpriced, would be a nice way to put it. But some DC museums are changing that perception. […]

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DIY Walking Tours

DIY Walking Tour: Lincoln Assassination

DIY Walking Tour: Lincoln Assassination

DIY Walking Tour: A President’s Death in the District Washington DC has played host to a long list of historical events—happenings that altered the course of history and shaped America into the nation we know today. One of those great shake ups was the night our nation’s great uniter, President Abraham Lincoln, as shot in the head. But more than […]

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District Guides

District Guide: Civil Rights

District Guide: Civil Rights

Civil Rights in Washington DC: Retrace the Steps of Change The Civil Rights struggle has a long and storied past, from Africa through the South and throughout our great country. From slave revolts to the Underground Railroad, from the riots of Birmingham and the abolitionist movements of the Northeast to the underlying racial tensions of modern America, there is much […]

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Recent Posts

District Guide: Civil Rights

District Guide: Civil Rights

Civil Rights in Washington DC: Retrace the Steps of Change The Civil Rights struggle has a long and storied past, from Africa through the South and throughout our great country. From slave revolts to the Underground Railroad, from the riots of Birmingham and the abolitionist movements of the Northeast to the underlying racial tensions of modern America, there is much […]

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DIY Walking Tour: Lincoln Assassination

DIY Walking Tour: Lincoln Assassination

DIY Walking Tour: A President’s Death in the District Washington DC has played host to a long list of historical events—happenings that altered the course of history and shaped America into the nation we know today. One of those great shake ups was the night our nation’s great uniter, President Abraham Lincoln, as shot in the head. But more than […]

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Welcome RIPPLE Readers

Welcome RIPPLE Readers

Dear Readers, I’m happy to welcome you to a brand new publication dedicated to guiding curious students through the wide array of cultural, historical, musical, scientific, artistic (the list goes on) extra-curricular learning experiences in the District of Columbia. D.C. has a lot to offer besides politics. The city’s cultural abundance can be overwhelming. But don’t worry. That’s why we’re […]

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