Adina Matusow

University tracks illegal downloading

GW is carefully monitoring students who excessively download illegal music files from the Internet to protect them and the University from legal repercussions. Associate General Counsel Linda Schutjer said the University’s technology staff tracks computer uploads and downloads by compiling a “Top Talker” list each week. The technology staff closely watches the 20 highest users […]

More than a mood swing

* Names have been changed to protect the students’ privacy. “I wasn’t sleeping, I wasn’t eating real well. The three days before I finally went into the hospital, my heart rate was like 150 beats per minute. Finally, when I went, I was just getting so lightheaded; I felt like I was going to pass […]

Back to my childhood with Mickey Mouse

2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 Orlando, Fla Disney’s Magic Kingdom Getting off the monorail and setting foot into Magic Kingdom immediately put me in a childlike euphoria. I hadn’t been to Disney World since I was eight, 12 years ago. I could not believe how much time had passed. The minute my friends and I […]

A convenience store without a clerk

Adams Morgan Saturday, Sept 28 12:30 a.m. Eggs and condoms sold right next to each other in the same vending machine. Was I seeing straight? For the first time in my college career, I walked down the main strip in Adams Morgan completely sober. My sister and I were spending quality time during her last […]

Tofu vs. Turkey

Beef, it’s what for dinner – well not for everybody. Soy-based tofu is replacing pork as the other white meat. It is appearing more and more on supermarket shelves and dinner plates across America. According to a July survey by Time magazine, 10 million Americans consider themselves to be practicing vegetarians and an additional 20 […]

Out of Africa

For seven weeks Matt Krouner lived in a hut with no running water or electricity. The sophomore slept covered by a mosquito net. He ate food with its head still attached. When it came to washing himself, he had to boil the water for 15 minutes to kill all the germs. “I’ve been to other […]

Party Animals let loose on the streets of D.C.

While it may not be raining cats and dog, the District forecast for September does include a 100 percent chance of donkeys and elephants. The politically-inspired statues have found their way all over the District, including GW’s campus. Outside Kogan Plaza on 21st Street live “Donkey of A Different Color” and “Capital Parade,” a donkey […]

Summer Scrapbook

June 1, New Haven, Conn. – Aug. 3, San Francisco, Calif. Wake up at 5:30 a.m., eat, dress in spandex and ride. Armed with a map of the day’s route, water, food and spare tires, juniors Steve Carlson and Evan Johnson biked 70 miles a day – before stopping for lunch. This describes an average […]

NYCD: Trying on the shoes of Carrie Bradshaw

New York City Saturday, June 15 2:30 p.m. Happy I chose to wear my New Balance sneakers and not a pair of $1,000 Manolo Blahnik heels, my roommate and I ran past the Plaza Hotel to the Skyliner bus idling in front of the Pulitzer Fountain on Fifth Avenue. Nicole and I joined our friends […]

Summer sounds of the great outdoors

Volkswagen buses line up outside the gates of a wide grassy expanse, where barefoot girls in calico dresses whirl and hemp-clad guys kick around a hackey sack. Circles of people beating bongo drums or passing a joint dot the field, awaiting the next act. A guitarist, drummer and occasionally a fiddle or mandolin player take […]