Ever get the late-night munchies? Hate doing laundry? Wouldn't it be nice to have bottled water delivered directly to your door?
Thursday, September 8, 2005
Drug Law Violation 9/5 - International House - 9:45 p.m. - case closed A female student stated that a resident on her floor brought drug paraphernalia into her room while she was not home, and then the subject came back to the room numerous times the next day to retrieve his property.
Starting this fall, a new class of students will partake in a GW ritual: walking down to the monuments in the late evening or early morning, sometimes intoxicated. "You just kind of have to do it within your four years," sophomore Drew Bono said. Sophomore Andrew Springer said the monuments are usually a good choice for a group of people that has nothing else to do.
D.C. makes artist Janet Cardiff paranoid. Or at least that's what it seems like in her latest exhibition - a guided walk through the Hirshhorn Museum and the National Mall to frenzied sounds of helicopters, a cappella chants and snippets of historic speeches.
If you have $5 Put it back in your pocket. You won't need it to go to the Kennedy Center's Open House, which features more than 30 free performances and activities on Saturday. A parade kicks off the day at 11:30 a.m., followed by free performances from the National Symphony Orchestra, Latin band Del Castillo, the Suzanne Farrell Ballet and the Wong Chinese Lion Dancers.
Throughout the 1990s, Soul Coughing went against the popular "less-is-more" stage presence of their mope-rocking contemporaries. Instead, they brought loud, rambunctious and interactive live shows to the concert-going masses. After splitting up, bandleader Mike Doughty continued his crusade on a smaller scale, touring the country with nothing more than an acoustic guitar to accompany his profound, hilarious and at times incoherent songwriting.
A good reason to attend a classic performance, such as Shakespeare's Othello, is to experience some culture. After all, college students should occasionally expand their weekend festivities beyond drinking Natty Light. Yet, choose wisely - just because a performance has achieved the distinction of "cultured" doesn't mean it can't also put you to sleep.
Forget trying to hail a cab and spending up to $20 to get around. Students interested in traveling to popular destinations in downtown D.C. will have the opportunity to use a new bus system this semester. The D.C. Circulator, a sleek-looking bus that takes its riders to Washington's premier cultural, shopping, dining and business destinations, was created this summer to give people in Washington a transportation alternative.
Last season, students lined G Street, waiting to take advantage of the Colonial Army's early entrance policy for men's basketball games. For the last two games this coming season, the line might be smaller. Beginning in November, the Colonial Army will implement the "women's basketball initiative.
Wild card update With October play a possibility, Robert Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial Stadium would see playoff baseball for the first time ever. As of Wednesday afternoon, the Nationals were two and a half games back of the Houston Astros for the National League's wild card spot.
Remember all of the Hollywood flicks that depict groups of jocks congregated in leather letterman jackets? Art mimicks reality as athletes are well-known for their tendency to associate with one another, with collegiate athletes being no exceptions. While some GW sports programs, such as men's basketball, have passionate and established fan bases, less popular programs rely on fellow student-athletes for support.
While it may have be convenient for students to have summer storage boxes delivered directly to their rooms before they moved in, some are questioning why a private company was allowed access into strictly guarded dorms. College Boxes, a summer storage company, had access into dorm rooms before the student move-in period that began Aug 27.
Student Association President Audai Shakour gave the annual State of the SA speech on Tuesday at the first Senate meeting of the year in the Marvin Center.
A Foggy Bottom-Mount Vernon shuttle was involved in an accident with a cab last week near its stop at 23rd and H streets, shuttle supervisors and students involved said. Shuttle supervisor Hattie Lewis said that no damage was sustained to either vehicle.
Just over a week ago, Brianne Culley was on a flight to New Orleans, primed to begin her final year at Tulane University. Now after fleeing from the path of Hurricane Katrina, the fifth-year architecture student is temporarily staying with a friend in New Jersey.
Even before Hurricane Katrina, Tulane University students were no strangers to hurricane-prompted evacuations. And when they were told on the last weekend of August to leave their New Orleans dwellings as Katrina approached, they thought it was another false alarm that would give them a few days off from school.
Students may be assigned randomly generated identification numbers as early as January as part of GW's plan for a campus-wide reduction of the use of Social Security numbers as a means of identification.
The Community Living and Learning Center placed additional CFs in City Hall, the Aston, Ivory Tower, New Hall, 1959 E Street, Guthridge Hall and Lafayette Hall.
GW's School of Business can officially begin moving into its new 22nd Street home on Nov. 1, after more than a year of construction on Duques Hall.
At GW, the students tasked with keeping order in the residence halls forego the traditional title of residential advisor in favor of a name with an even friendlier connotation - community facilitator. Theoretically, the job of a CF would be to build community within University residence halls.
One day, about two months ago, this columnist was given a pair of idealistic lectures that left him shamefully bowing his head at the current American political structure. One came from a liberal who refused to consider warfare ever appropriate. Another came from a pair of conservatives who believed Bush when he said that Osama bin Laden attacked America because he hates freedom.
Ever since the new GW Hospital was built, administrators have engaged in much hand-wringing over the future of the old hospital site - land known as "Square 54." University officials promised a slow and deliberative planning process, one that could take up to a decade.
When rapper Kanye West used the cameras at NBC's "A Concert for Hurricane Relief" to tell viewers that "George Bush doesn't care about black people," producers didn't believe their eyes and ears. Before West could turn his sights on Vice President Dick Cheney, the network cut to comedian Chris Tucker and snipped the rapper's tirade out of the West Coast broadcast.
The Gaza withdrawal has been a positive step toward the liberation of the occupied territories and the creation of a Palestinian state. Yet, some commentators in the media have complained of Palestinian celebrations and descriptions of the withdrawal as a victory.
You've chosen to come to GW, and it's expensive. So why would you pay another couple hundred dollars a semester to go Greek? College only lasts for four years and it goes by fast; decisions have to be made quickly. If you are trying to maximize your college experience, going Greek provides you the most bang for your buck of anything else GW has to offer.
SA helps plan hurricane fundraising events Because Student Association bylaws prohibit it from donating money to charitable organizations, the SA will instead be working with other campus groups to host a benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Katrina. On Saturday, executive adviser Will Donovan suggested the SA make a $25,000 donation to the hurricane relief effort.
The article "GW may go out to sea" (Sept. 6, p.1) incorrectly identified the Semester at Sea ship as the MV Express. It's named the MV Explorer. The name of the group operating the ship is the Institute for Shipboard Education, not the Institution for Shipboard Education.