Erin Lamb

Students give Napster mixed reviews

Ashley Liebre looked confused as she sat in front of her computer last week. The GW junior was attempting to download the University’s free, legal file-sharing program – Napster. Nearly 2,000 students have downloaded GW’s free version since its Sept. 1 introduction, and Liebre decided to download it last week after having problems with other […]

Upping the ante: Students place their bets in GW’s poker underworld

It’s official: the popularity explosion of poker, a game that has moved from smoky back rooms to mainstream America, has reached GW. Games that often last long into the night are sprouting up around campus faster than presidential campaign flyers. As with many American trends, the popularity of poker can be traced back to Hollywood. […]

New dorm houses women

For today’s average GW student, the mention of Thurston Hall brings to mind just a couple of thoughts: “sex and booze.” Now envision an entirely different experience – an all-female “Superdorm,” the New Women’s Residence Hall. Costing about $5 million, the nearly 1,000-bed hall on the corner of 19 and F streets came complete with […]

The computer toy store

Apple Store 2700 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, Va. Friday, Feb. 6 11 a.m. I’ve used an Apple computer once in my life. During finals freshman year, facing a full-to-capacity PC lab at Mount Vernon’s Eckles Library, I ran up to the second-floor Mac lab. I fumbled a bit, managed to open Microsoft Word, typed a quickie […]

Influenza epidemic infects GW Hospital

Washington could not have been less prepared for the Spanish flu epidemic in fall 1918. The city was already suffering through the difficulties presented by World War I. Nearly its entire military-age population was dedicated to the war effort when it found itself in the throws of an acute medical crisis. Doctors and nurses were […]