Denise Bruxelles

These are a few of my favorite things

For many seniors graduating Saturday, the end of their college careers will be bittersweet. Many are moving to new places and leaving behind the university they have called home for the past four years. As seniors look back on their memories, they said they will miss a variety of aspects of college life. Seniors leaving […]

Popular programs disappoint

More than half of GW freshmen participate in living and learning programs. Interest in a particular topic, a desire to fit in with a group and the security of housing are among the top justifications for student participation in the different communities. While membership is high – 60 percent of freshmen participate, according to the […]

Driving a subculture

It is 3 a.m. Thousands of people are dancing up a storm in an abandoned warehouse packed as tightly as the Thurston Hall elevators on move-in day. Pulsing beats and chasing lights create a sense of euphoria. The people grooving and sweating next to each other are convinced they are connected on a level the […]

Sibling rivalry subsides

When preparing to leave for school at the end of the summer – whether for the first time or the third – a lot of thought is given to leaving friends, homes, parents and the safety of a familiar place. After all that concentration, not a lot of energy is left to contemplate leaving siblings. […]

Etiquette savvy

Marvin Center room??Oct. 21, 200010:15 a.m. Not being the most etiquette-savvy kid out there, I decided to attend the Business Etiquette Seminar sponsored by the L.E.A.D. Center. One problem was that I had to be there by 10 a.m. and I could not exactly show up looking like a mess – my most frequent offense […]

Absentee advising at Columbian School

Students sometimes realize the importance of academic advising only when their academic plans take a turn for the worst. Just ask fifth-year GW student Emily Baier. Baier plans to graduate this spring with a degree in American Studies. Her professors assign about 600 pages of reading each week as she is tries to cram two […]

Spotlight – Silent, lonely and modest he sits alone

Across the street from the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial on Constitution Avenue, a quirky, perplexing genius lounges on a white granite bench. In the yard of the National Academy of Sciences, this character is holding a paper that contains complex mathematical equations, such as the theory of relativity and the photoelectric effect. It is easy to […]