While you were away: This week’s best and worst

Here’s the best and worst news from GW and D.C. while you were off campus for the Thanksgiving holiday:

Thumbs Up:

GW men’s basketball is rolling toward national prominence and TV time with an impressive 7-1.

After a stifling loss to Marquette Friday, GW bounced back Sunday in an unexpected 60-53 victory against No. 20 Creighton. But this wasn’t just any ordinary win: It’s the first time that GW has won a game against a ranked team since 2005.

Winning six of the last seven games is a major accomplishment for the team, and especially for head coach Mike Lonergan, who is in his third year at the helm. Last season, the team was 13-17 under his leadership, a modest improvement from the year before.

For the sake of GW’s meager school spirit, here’s to hoping that the team will continue to thrive.

Thumbs Down:

As if the sad news that the popular food truck, CapMac, will no longer make its weekly rounds on campus wasn’t enough, District food trucks took another blow this week.

Food trucks are subject to new regulations as of Monday, which require them to park in specific locations – limiting their accessibility to students. The city will require food trucks to park in specific locations around the city – three of which are located on campus – forcing trucks that are not in the lottery program to pay parking meter fees and park 200 feet away from the other trucks.

This is unfortunate for GW students, who are right to frustrated that their access to diverse food options will be stifled. And it’s a shame that as a result of these regulations, at least one food truck – Cirque Cuisine – had no other choice but to turn off its ovens.

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