Bridget Joyce

The Crepe Escape

Saad Jallad is whipping up crepes at the Pentagon City Fashion Center like he used to at J Street. Or rather, like he used to for his neighbors in Greece. Jallad, the 25-year-old owner and operator of Crepeaway, came to the United States to attend American University in 1998 and had no intentions of opening […]

Losing it his own way

A crowd of anxious students gathers at the front of a lecture hall, eager to pester their professor for more credit on a recent test. “Tell him I am on the pissed side of pissed,” the professor declares in a thick accent that both demands attention and piques curiosity. Another student steps up, also disappointed […]

GW Inaugural Ball nearly sold out

The GW Inaugural Ball is close to being sold out, University officials said. As of Jan. 12, more than a week before the ball, GW had sold 3,580 tickets. The ball, which will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel from 8 p.m. to midnight on Jan. 20, can accommodate 4,000 guests. Tickets cost $75. […]

Times reporter discusses experiences in Iraq

The New York Times’ chief military correspondent criticized U.S. military policy in Iraq while speaking at GW on Wednesday, saying the government did not sent enough troops to secure the country. “If we had handled things differently, Iraq would have been a difficult problem, but not as difficult as it is now,” Michael Gordon said. […]

Stadium location upsets gay groups

Activists and business owners are protesting the construction of a baseball stadium in the heart of the city’s gay entertainment district, arguing it would damage an important part of their community. The project would affect existing gay strip bars, dance clubs, adult theaters and bookstores along O and Half streets in Southeast D.C. “I think […]

PBS anchor blasts Rather at Kalb report

PBS news anchor Jim Lehrer criticized rival network CBS for practicing “careless, sloppy and unprofessional” journalism following a disputed report on President Bush’s National Guard service. Lehrer’s comments came at Monday night’s Kalb Report at the National Press Club, just hours after CBS News anchor Dan Rather apologized for showing documents supposedly indicating that Bush […]

Jews discuss gay and lesbian issues

Jewish students gathered at GW this weekend to talk about issues concerning sexual orientation. More than 100 participants went to the 7th annual National Union of Jewish Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer and Questioning. Sessions throughout the weekend took place at GW Hillel, and a rally was held at a D.C. synagogue. “I am […]

Students teach for America

After graduating from GW as an undergraduate in 1998, Chris Laskowski left the comforts of Foggy Bottom for inner-city Baltimore. Laskowski, who now studies law at GW, spent four years teaching underprivileged children. Laskowski worked for Teach for America, an organization that recruits college graduates and places them in low-income rural and urban communities to […]

‘Crossfire’ hosts address campus group

“If your aunt told you you’d never get anywhere with that smart mouth and attitude, tell her to look at Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala,” said CNN “Crossfire” host Tucker Carlson to 70 students on Thursday. Carlson, along with co-host Begala, engaged in a 45-minute dialogue with GW’s new politically tolerant student organization the Republocrats. […]