Elise Apelian

A muddy, pop-infused Sweetlife Festival

Muddied grounds and a hunt for ponchos didn’t keep an audience of thousands from enjoying the music. The third annual Sweetlife Festival brought throngs of crop top-wearing concert-goers to Merriweather Post Pavilion Saturday, featuring such headliners as rap phenom Kendrick Lamar, synth-pop rockers Passion Pit and French alternative rock crew Phoenix. Earlier in the day, […]

Silver Line Metro project to Dulles delayed by one year

Dulles Airport’s Authority Board of Directors approved an underground stop for the Silver Line Metro last week, adding a one-year delay to the expected completion of the line. The Dulles stop is the last of a two-phase project to connect Metro service from East Falls Church to Tyson’s Corner, later including Dulles and Loudoun County, […]

Local restaurant’s liquor license renewal comes with operational limitations

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board renewed the liquor license for the local restaurant Bayou last week, after the restaurant and a neighborhood group finalized a cooperative agreement that sets guidelines for the restaurant’s operations. The Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission, along with five other individuals, had filed a protest against Bayou’s reapplication […]

Professor files suit against USDA guidelines

An adjunct professor is heading a group suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services over the latest federal dietary guidelines. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine – a non-profit organization that promotes preventive medicine – claims ambiguous language make guidelines unclear. The group also charges that the authors of […]

GW Hospital hopes to expand emergency department

GW Hospital representatives said they hope to expand the hospital’s emergency department this summer after the facility has seen a 34 percent increase in patients since 2002. The hospital’s chief operating officer, Kimberly Russo, told residents at last week’s Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting that construction would increase the treatment and […]

GW moves up in employer rankings

GW was the second-largest employer in the District in fiscal year 2009, moving up one spot in a list of top employers since 2008. The University is right behind Georgetown University, which just ousted Howard University from the top spot. GW has ranked No. 1 in the past, but was pushed from that position by […]

District faces budget deficit

The District is at a cross roads when it comes to its finances, Ward 2 Council member Jack Evans warned last week, noting the responsibility of managing the deficit rests with new mayor and GW alumnus Vincent Gray before a budget proposal reaches the council this April. Evans told members of the Foggy Bottom Association […]

March for Life rally draws thousands of demonstrators

</object Thousands gathered on the National Mall for the March for Life rally Monday, an annual event protesting the legalization of abortion in the U.S. Participants, including some GW students, rallied just days after the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that legalized abortions in the U.S. The 37th-annual demonstration, held […]

District named eighth gayest city

D.C. may have recently legalized same-sex marriage, but the District was not named the gayest city in the country on a recent list by the Advocate, a national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender magazine. The District was named the No. 8 gayest in the country, behind Minneapolis, Minn., which was named the gayest city in […]

GW installs electric car chargers

The University is looking into expanding the number of charging stations for electric cars on campus, however it is unclear how many people are making use of the sole charging station for cars as of now, A charging port was installed in South Hall’s parking garage during the building’s construction, but no data is available […]