Colleen Shalby

Sounding the alarm: fire safety at GW

You’re about to step into the shower when you hear it. That alarm, ringing so loudly your hands immediately go to your ears. It’s a fire alarm. You might complain about fire drills – but the consequences of ignoring a fire alarm can be serious, according to University Police Chief Dolores Stafford. Two fire drills […]

Educating EMTs

Two paramedics receive a dispatch to report to a motorcycle accident. While pushing a cot, with stethoscopes around their necks and walkie-talkies in their hands, they arrive at the scene to discover the motorcyclist lying in the street with an abrasion of the forehead, a deformity of the bicep and blood seeping from the thigh. […]

Punk scene to mainstream

The average GW senior has never been referred to as the “Liza Minnelli of punk rock,” nor have they owned a punk rock café or run an independent movie store. But Jason Mojica is not your average senior. In 1982, before most undergraduates were born, Mojica was seven years old and buying his first album […]

Universities compete in colorful Indian dance competition

Correction appended “Whose house? GDub!” This chant electrified students on Saturday night, not at a basketball game filled with buff and blue, but instead in a crowd of orange, purple and green sequins at Raas Chaos, an Indian dance competition. Cheers from the other eight competing schools followed the GW mantra and bellowed through Lisner […]

Making time for meditation

Walking in step with their breaths in a circle along the walls of the Health and Wellness Center, students begin their Mindfulness Meditation class listening only to the creak of the floor and the chime of a bell. In an environment where exams, papers and internships dominate students’ lives, it can be difficult to find […]

Weekly Check-up: The dangers of texting

Web Extra An expensive phone bill is not the only pain caused by texting. Fervent texters also have to watch out for strained thumbs and other injured body parts, health experts said. As the thumbs of GW students flicker across their Blackberrys, flip phones and iPhones, two problems can occur. First, rather than looking both […]