Imagine standing in the center of the room with the spotlight on you. Each person in the audience is looking at just you, waiting to be amazed. You're sweating and your heart is fluttering as you wait for the music to begin. This is your moment.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
More than 10 years ago, the story of Matthew Shepard, a man killed in a small Wyoming town for being gay, captivated the country. On Monday, the story got a new chapter.
Wisconsin Avenue was bustling Saturday afternoon with hungry pedestrians, lively musicians and an aroma that could make any food connoisseur drool.
Visitors to the District wanting to check out the White House's famed gardens will get their chance this weekend with two days of the sought-after tours.
A chemistry professor has secured a grant for an estimated $720,000 from the National Institutes of Health to expand drug research on tuberculosis.
A recent initiative to transform abandoned police and fire call boxes on campus into works of art is bringing creativity to the mundane.
GW plans to burn 3,500 tons of waste this year in hopes of eliminating the University's solid waste carbon emissions.
A new counseling program aimed at increasing awareness and treatment for those suffering from eating disorders has been initiated by the University Counseling Center.
On Thanksgiving night - while most of the GW community will be enjoying family, turkey and fall break - Information Systems and Services employees will be hard at work moving servers currently located in the Academic Center to the support building on F Street.
If you want to get from Foggy Bottom to Mount Vernon, the always-running Vern Express is your best bet. But with the round-the-clock schedule for a fleet of large vans, how much does the transit service contribute to the University's carbon footprint?
The GW Bookstore will now offer students the ability to order Greek-letter apparel and accessories, Student Association President Julie Bindelglass announced at a Greek Week event on Wednesday.
A University of Maryland student was jailed and charged with first-degree burglary this week after he was arrested for attempting to touch several sleeping females in Thurston Hall last Friday, according to court documents.
The student-run coffee cart near Gelman Library will soon be back in business after a D.C. councilmember helped secure permission Wednesday for the cart's owner to return to the H Street spot.
His first name was Arnold, but you probably know him as Red Auerbach, member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and arguably the greatest coach in NBA history, and the red seat in the middle of Smith Center's lower level was his.
GW has beefed up security at Duques and Funger Halls this week in response to a bizarre and violent attack on a graduate student last Friday.
With more than a month having passed since students moved in or back to campus, and with the freshman stress of adjusting to school subsiding, it's time for the invasion of the parents - also known as Colonials Weekend 2009.
Pom poms and cheerleaders supporting GW's athletes will not be the only sights to behold at this year's Colonials Invasion.
I'm pretty sure my parents know I'm having sex - as much as I can get my hands on, actually. Luckily they have never found any embarrassing sex items in my room and I would rather they don't read my column (yes Dad, I mean you), but let's be honest - they're not stupid.
Washington D.C. is a smaller city than you would expect, so it's easy to see the sights and have fun at the same time just by walking around. Trek to some of the most interesting - and little-known - spots the city has to offer with the following walking tours.
The Hatchet's monthly wrap-up of GW's ups and downs.
hen your parents come this weekend, show them what going to school in a city is all about by showing them the areas that make D.C. great. Take them on a tour of Washington - off the beaten path.
Wednesday's match was not much of a challenge for the GW women's volleyball team. In just 64 minutes, they cruised past Morgan State 3-0 with scores of 25-12, 25-9 and 25-17.
Ask me who one of my favorite contemporary political heroes is, and you may be surprised at the answer. She's actually a Democrat, serving right here in Washington D.C.
When I visited GW as a prospective student, I was told by admissions staff that "something happens here."
With the Board of Trustees meeting being held this week, we asked students what they thought were the most pressing issues at GW. Here is what they had to say.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell will present the first-ever George Washington University Colin Powell Public Service Award on Thursday at a ceremony at the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of American History.
The eighth annual Interfaith Dinner Wednesday night featured performances and foods from the Muslim and Jewish traditions and promoted a message of peace between world religions.
When Student Association President Julie Bindelglass promised to "take back the SA," during last year's campaign, she vowed that communicating with students would be the top priority of her new administration.
School of Public Health and Health Services professor Jon Andrus was appointed deputy director of the Pan American Health Organization last month.
Despite the rivalry that GW and Georgetown University might have, there's no denying that the shops, cafés, restaurants and clubs in Georgetown are vital to a GW student's college existence.
The Columbian Women group still exists today as scholarship and networking organization for students, alumni, faculty, staff and wives of staff members at GW.
Joan Meier says she sees the worst part of the justice system every day.
The Washington Business Journal recognized GW's Green Move-Out program with a Green Business Award for Innovation on Thursday.
They have a dream. And it's almost a reality.
Washington is home to the world-famous Smithsonian Institution, but beyond the traditional attractions D.C. contains several quirky treasures.