Gabriella Schwarz

Students rent out rooms for inauguration

For junior Jessica Schwartz, Jan. 20 is a great day to make money. Her three-bedroom townhouse on 25th and M streets is prime real estate in D.C.’s booming inauguration housing market. With as many as four million out-of-town visitors expected for the presidential inauguration, students are finding that people are willing to pay thousands of […]

Students take field trip to Prague

Most field trips for GW classes require a Metro farecard, but passports were necessary for 13 students in an English course this fall. The class, “Transnational Film Studies and LGBTQ Cultures,” taught by professor Robert McRuer, went to the Czech Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in Prague, Czech Republic for a global approach to learning […]

Palestinian official, Jewish leader present perspectives on Middle East peace

Web Extra Both Palestinian and Israeli points of view were expressed in two separate events at the Elliott School of International Affairs Wednesday night. Nabil Abuznaid, the charge d’affaires at the Mission of the Palestinian Liberation Organization in D.C., spoke at the International Affairs Society on the issue of an Israeli-Palestinian peace. Earlier in the […]

CDs, CRs change plans after election

The post-election shift of power in America is seen not only in the legislative and executive branches of government, but also in GW’s political organizations. When Barack Obama is sworn in this January and Democrats increase their majority in Congress, the College Democrats will have the advantage on campus for the first time in eight […]

Foreign students demonstrate new voting system

President-elect Barack Obama won a decisive victory among a mock electorate of international students who tested a new voting system that uses invisible ink at the University Tuesday. One hundred and eighty-seven people voted in the election, in which only foreign-born students were allowed to participate. Of those students, 149 voted for Obama, 26 cast […]

Republicans push McCain ticket in Pennsylvania

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Armed with conservative principles, country music and campaign flyers, 16 GW College Republicans crisscrossed Pennsylvania’s 10th District this weekend to get GOP voters to the polls Nov. 4. Campaigning in support of congressional candidate Chris Hackett and Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, devoted CRs braved cold and rain to help bring […]

CD, CR leaders debate election

It was a political boxing match Tuesday night at the Marvin Center as the chairman of the College Republicans and president of the GW College Democrats sparred over their parties’ presidential nominees at the CD-CR Presidential Debate. CR Chairman Brand Kroeger and CD President Cory Struble defended Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama respectively […]

Writer addresses annual YAF event

Author and activist Nonie Darwish spoke about the threat of radical Islam on Thursday as part of the Young America’s Foundation Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week. Speaking to about 150 students in the Jack Morton Auditorium, Darwish discussed the origins of Islamic and Sharia law, the Sharia culture in the Middle East and her fears that radical […]

Politically charged students gather for third debate

Web Extra An opinionated crowd of GW students gathered Wednesday to watch the third and final debate of this election cycle, sponsored by bipartisan student groups. The Jack Morton Auditorium in the School of Media and Public Affairs was filled with students and peppered with campaign t-shirts and buttons as three screens carried CNN’s coverage […]

‘Oproma’ raises money for CD campaign trips

Web Extra King Barack and Queen Michelle were crowned at the Obama prom fundraiser, “Oproma,” hosted by the GW College Democrats on Saturday night. About 150 students ate, danced and socialized in the City View Room at in the Elliott School of International Affairs and watched senior James Jones and sophomore Jessica Gordon crowned Mr. […]