Amanda Panitch

Love in a GWorld

For recently engaged seniors Hannah Cary and Eli Aghassi, the Mount Vernon Campus is a place for lovers. And it all started in the mailroom. The pair first met about three weeks into their freshman year – when they discovered they had neighboring mailboxes – and have been dating ever since. Though they no longer […]

Last-minute options

Are you aching for a break from snow and school, but haven’t had time to plan anything past your next all-nighter? Don’t fret, there’s still time to plan an awesome spring break. And, conveniently for GW, a branch of STA Travel – the largest student travel agency in the world – is located right in […]

The most memorable gift you’ve received

“I got a car when I was sixteen.” Shelbi Chenowith, senior “I got a tree swing last year. I wanted it when I was five, and I never got it.” Rebecca Hadad, freshman “When I was five, I got a Barbie Dream House, and my sister and cousins destroyed it during Christmas dinner. It was […]

Taking advantage of the Career Center

When it was time for his interview, a young man anxiously entered Anne Scammon’s office. Formally dressed, he answered a series of questions – all while nervously rocking back in his chair. Big mistake. Fortunately this was a mock interview designed to help students improve their performance. Anne Scammon is not an intimidating boss, but […]

GW alumni in Congress

Many GW students want to hold an elected position in the federal government. Although many will not actually make it that far, here is a list of those who are currently living out the dream. Rep. Jason Altmire, D-Penn., received a master’s degree in health administration from GW in 1998. He represents the 4th District […]

A kid-friendly guide to D.C.

Here are some fun D.C. activities that are perfectly suited for a younger sibling — or just your kid at heart. The Washington Monument: One of the best views of D.C. is said to be from the top of the 555-foot Washington Monument. Free tickets are can be picked up at the monument (though you […]

Low-key nights out

With your parents here, there isn’t a lot of time to hit up frat parties. Here are some ideas for nights out that will leave you hangover-free at brunch the next morning. Politics & Prose5015 Connecticut Ave., N.W. This well-known establishment has a large variety of books, a comfortable atmosphere and D.C. spirit (just take […]

From GW to Hollywood

Judging by the number of students who attended a lecture on how to become a screenwriter Friday, GW students aspire to be more than just senators. Speaker Jason Filardi, a Hollywood screenwriter and 1993 graduate, has worked on such movies as “Bringing Down the House” and the upcoming “Seventeen Again.” The former English major said […]

Working the Colonial network

All that rising senior and Class Council president John Estrada wanted to do this summer was intern for Anderson Cooper. But when his resume alone didn’t get him a call back from the silver-haired anchor, he turned to Plan B: his network. When Estrada helped out the GW Alumni Association with their “How Do I […]

Healthy Living: How to Bike Around GW

Maybe you just finalized your schedule and realized that you have agreed to travel from the Elliott School to 2020 K St. in 10 minutes. Or maybe you are sick of the gym but would still like to stay fit. The solution to these dilemmas is the same: hop on a bicycle. Here is some […]