Adam Conner

Adam Conner: Looking to the past

The challenge of a column about your impending graduation is that you inevitably have to choose between writing about the past or the future. Unfortunately, I can’t predict the future (except that the movie “Snakes on a Plane” will be in theaters everywhere on August 18) and frankly, I don’t have nearly enough life experience […]

Adam Conner: A great four years

In my continuing quest to turn this column into a clearinghouse for all things “Snakes on a Plane,” my favorite unreleased movie, I would like to write about a Time magazine article I stumbled across recently. The interview with Samuel L. Jackson, who plays the protagonist in this film that involves hundreds of snakes being […]

Adam Conner: Con libertad y justicia para todos

Last Monday, I left work early to attend the massive immigration rally on the National Mall. When I want to make my voice heard, I usually prefer other avenues over large demonstrations, but three reasons compelled me to skip class and join 180,000 others in a peaceful rally for the rights of immigrants: I’m an […]

Adam Conner: iSolated: iPods and an alternate reality

A few weeks ago, tragedy struck when I turned on my 20-GB iPod and was greeted by a frowning iPod with little x’s for eyes – an icon I didn’t even know the iPod was capable of displaying. It was readily apparent that it meant my beloved iPod was in need of repair. Having traveled […]

Adam Conner: Defining Hillary’s missing narrative

As the 2008 race for the White House heats up, so does the discussion of any number of candidates’ chances to actually make it to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. One potential candidate in particular has received an inordinate amount of coverage in the media recently: Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.). In fact, one could argue that […]

Adam Conner: Letting students lead the way

When I sat down to write this column, I knew I wanted to write about the Roosevelt Institution, the student think tank that I helped found last fall at GW. But I didn’t want it to look like shameless self-promotion for our upcoming Tuesday launch event that would be easily dismissed. Instead, I wanted to […]

Adam Conner: ‘Snakes on a plane’

Every so often something comes along that shatters the conventional paradigms and alters the landscape around it to something unrecognizable. I have discovered that next revolution. It’s a new movie that I haven’t even seen yet due out in August entitled “Snakes on a Plane.” No, I’m not kidding. It’s really called “Snakes on a […]

Adam Conner: Building a community, learning to riot

As the doors to the Metro car opened the noise was inescapable. The underground tunnels rumbled with the cheers of hundreds of GW basketball fans returning from Monday night’s victory over the University of Maryland. We even performed the fight song on the platform of Metro Center. As the trains unloaded the masses of Buff […]

Adam Conner: 9/11 is to Katrina as Bush is to avian flu

You don’t have to look far to see the seeds of disaster being planted all around us. They can be found throughout Southeast Asia and Europe; even throughout time, where the lessons we should have learned stretch as far back as 1918. We have ignored them at our own peril for far too long. The […]

Adam Conner: Fake White House scandal much better than reality

It was a bad week for the Bartlett White House. It was a far worse week for the Bush White House. Last Sunday, on television’s “The West Wing,” Martin Sheen, also known as President Barlett, found his White House in disarray after his senior advisor admitted to being a high-profile national security leak and was […]