Alexandra Caldwell

Taking a trip to Mars

Sat., Feb. 28 2:30 p.m. National Geographic Explorer’s Hall 17th and M streets N.W. My friend and I were on our way to Mars, sans spacesuits and a rocket ship. This trip was to the National Geographic Explorer’s Hall; we were looking forward to seeing the Mars 2K4 exhibit. Even though I’ve never been much […]

Positively 14th Street

U Street/Cardozo Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m. With perfect grace, I sailed through the air, mimicking the poise of a prima ballerina as I unsuccessfully jumped over a puddle. I wound up ankle deep in a slushy abyss of Mother Nature’s winter vomit. I would have felt sorry for myself, but since it provided such […]

Home is where the art is

3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22 500 17th St. N.W. Corcoran Gallery of Art I was in a bad mood. I had survived my first semester and wasn’t sure if I could do it again. I was homesick, and it didn’t help that I was being assaulted by frigid temperatures, making me want to give the […]

What I like about “cue”

6:30 p.m., Thursday 4600 Wisconsin Ave. N.W. Babe’s Billiards Cafe I had poured every last bit of information in my head into my morning math and politics midterms, and I needed a break. Luckily, I knew just the place to go – Babe’s Billiards Cafe in Tenleytown. After a transfer at the Metro Center train […]

Here is the church and here is the steeple

Nestled deep within the GW campus, with its fire-engine red doors and beautiful brick walls, St. Mary’s is both a spiritual home for students and residents and an architectural treasure. Although it is currently sandwiched between Hillel and the Health and Wellness Center on 23rd Street, it has managed to keep its independence and its […]

Hail to the Buff

The last thing anyone expects to see when entering a classroom at GW is a naked man standing perfectly still, every eye in the room trained on the defining lines of his muscles. For GW art students, however, it’s just another day at the studio. Rob White, a GW junior, knows all about holding the […]

The pub next door

Whether it’s the pressure of academia, the workplace or just a serious bout of homesickness that’s weighing you down, there’s a place on campus where you can go to satisfy your hunger, quench your thirst and fulfill that need we all have to relax in the company of friends. To quote the “Cheers” theme song, […]

Where’s Quasimodo?

National Cathedral Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues Tues., Sept. 9 2 p.m. The massive wooden doors creak loudly as I use all of my poor body’s strength to pull them open. Even though it’s a fairly nice September day, a wave of cold, dark air from inside washes over me and I’m kicking myself for not […]