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Students celebrate at International Affairs ball

The International Affairs Society commemorated the end of a successful year Saturday night at its third annual ball. More than 100 students in elaborate evening gowns and suits salsa danced to the tune of a live Latin Jazz band – Los Gringos. Red, orange, and yellow roses dotted the Elliott School building’s ballroom, and rows […]

Students bid on campus leaders

GW students packed the Hippodrome Friday night as campus leaders were sold to the highest bidders to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. An “Old Hollywood” theme consisting of black and white balloons and silver stars dotted the stage as 31 student organization leaders strutted their stuff in front of 175 audience members. The date […]

Czar outlines drug policy

U.S. Drug Czar John Walters lauded the benefits of rehabilitation for drug users in a speech at GW Tuesday as about a dozen students protested outside chanting, “no more drug war.” The speech launched the creation of GW’s chapter of Students Taking Action Not Drugs, a group dedicated to challenging the growing movement to legalize […]

Vaginas take to the stage

Female students celebrated their most private parts this weekend in a local production of “The Vagina Monologues.” Women moaned and demonstrated what it feels like to get pleasure from their vaginas, and others told stories about rape and abuse. One monologue represented Jewish, WASP, black, white and college students with different orgasm sounds. “We were […]

Protesters march against abortion

Thousands of pro-life activists marched to the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday on the anniversary of a monumental court decision giving women the right to have abortions. The March for Life, an annual demonstration against abortion, started at the Ellipse outside the White House and continued to the Supreme Court. At least 30 students from GW […]

Students perform holiday concert

The gothic-inspired style of The United Church stands out amidst the commercial buildings of 20th and G streets. Inside, GW’s Chamber Choir performed its holiday concert Friday and Saturday nights. The 31 members of the GW Chamber Choir, led by conductor and Director of Choral Activities Matthew Mehaffey, sang Hanukkah and Christmas. Students performed pieces […]

GW wins Raas Chaos competition

Lisner Auditorium bounced to a South Asian beat Saturday night, as the GW team captured first place in the third annual Raas Chaos competition. Raas Chaos is a dance contest among universities sponsored by the South Asian Society. With flowing pants and skirts, painted bare feet and headdresses, nine teams spun around the stage, striking […]

Quigley’s future uncertain

University officials said they are still unsure what will occupy the Quigley’s building nine months after the geography department vacated it. The two-story building is located at 21st and G streets across from the University Police Department. Although plans for Quigley’s are still in the conceptual phase, officials said they would consult the Student Association […]

Mitchell Hall awaits 7-Eleven

Students will soon be able to enjoy slurpees and Slim Jims 24 hours a day when a 7-Eleven store opens in Mitchell Hall next fall. Cynthia Baker, public relations manager for 7-Eleven Inc., the company’s international branch, said the store is set to open in fall 2004, with construction beginning early next year. She said […]

Students gather to remember 9/11

A smaller and quieter commemoration on campus marked the anniversary of the September 11 attacks this year. While the University held a day-long name reading in Kogan Plaza, several panel discussions and a candlelight vigil last year, Thursday’s events only included a vigil and a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. Prior to the start […]