Abe Lubetkin

Pulling away at the polls: Some students don’t vote like their parents

Cindy Norden was chatting with a family friend at a party in September when the topic of conversation turned to Cindy’s daughter, Megan, a GW freshman. “Is she involved with any school organizations?” Cindy recalls her friend, a Democratic Massachusetts state representative, asking. “Yes,” Cindy replied. “She’s a member of the GW College Republicans.” A […]

Georgetown rejects at GW (Georgetown Waitlist)?

There’s a popular saying that’s been circulating around the Georgetown University campus. “The general joke here is that GW stands for Georgetown Waitlist,” said Scott Cheney-Peters, a Georgetown senior. He continued, “(Georgetown students) feel that Georgetown is slightly superior to GW but not in a completely different league. It really is a joking rivalry, but […]

Fighting crime on all fours

The key to shedding light on crime might soon come from a creature that’s more known for shedding on carpet and clothes. Here’s the scenario: a woman is killed – when police begin to investigate, they learn that she had a lap dog that she often pet. When dog hair is found in the car […]

Educational Globetrotting

Taking flamenco dancing lessons in Spain would be a dream vacation for some. Having someone else pay for it in the name of education makes it even better. Too good to be true? Hardly. For most students, studying abroad means spending a semester in a foreign country and taking classes at a university. But, for […]

Roommate search: Finding the right one

When then-incoming freshman Sam Buchbinder called his assigned roommate, Chad Harlan, last summer, both students were concerned at the end of their 10-minute conversation. “I thought he was one of the weirdest kids I’d ever talked to,” Buchbinder said of Harlan. “I wanted to talk to him about what he wanted to major in and […]

“What’s the deal with …” CI Cabinet fashion?

They all smile. They all give directions around campus. They all clap and cheer during the laser light show. And they all match. Ever wonder what the deal is with what the Colonial Inauguration Cabinet members are wearing? Assistant director for orientation Renee Clement Baldwin said it’s important for the cabinet members to have standard […]

GW tries to cut red tape

When freshman Alex Riley did not get the sophomore housing arrangement she had hoped for in early March, her mother called the Office of Parent Services. The office directed her to a Community Living and Learning Center representative who told Riley that her problem would likely be solved within a few weeks. One month later […]

Does survey say GW best to work for?

For the past several weeks, the University has circulated a petition to its workers in hopes that it will be nominated the best place to work in greater D.C. by the Washington Business Journal. But some employees have failed to receive the memo. Part-time faculty, who have complained about receiving low wages and no benefits […]

Overcoming rough area’s challenges

Bruce Johnson, a high school sophomore at the Thurgood Marshall Academy in Southeast D.C., put the finishing touches last week on an identity box project assigned by his English teacher. “I want to make a difference in society after I make money,” Johnson said as he put a pen symbolizing his love for writing in […]