Jade Polay

Councilmember: Allow pharmacists to prescribe birth control

A D.C. councilmember introduced a bill last month that could make it easier for women in the District to gain access to birth control. At-Large Councilmember David A. Catania’s bill hopes to eliminate barriers some women may face in obtaining birth control pills by enabling them to get contraception over-the-counter. Women in the District would […]

New security planned for Washington Monument

The National Park Service is planning to upgrade the security facility at the Washington Monument to make the area more secure for visitors. Visitors to the Washington Monument have experienced enhanced security since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but a plywood trailer at the base of the monument will be replaced by a newly designed […]

Metro rejects random bag searches after terror threat

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is backing away from plans to conduct random bag searches en masse, despite the revelation that a man was allegedly planning an attack on the system. Farooque Ahmed, 34, was arrested Oct. 27 for allegedly planning an attack on the Metro system. Ahmed was never a threat to the […]

Alumnus starts write-in campaign for mayor

D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray won’t be the only GW alumnus vying for the mayor’s seat this Election Day. Ryan Hutcherson, a 2004 graduate, is challenging Gray with a write-in campaign for the city’s highest local position. Although Gray won 53 percent of the vote to beat incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty in the Democratic primary […]

Getting some love from a furball

He was always happy to see you, with his tail wagging wildly, and no matter how you did on that exam, he was always up for cuddling. But that was at home, and now at school, after that awful economics midterm, there is no one waiting in your room to greet you, except for maybe […]

Uloop, an online market just for college students

Sick of room swap and dealing with the University for housing? Need a cheap couch but don’t know where to get one? Want to buy a textbook but don’t want to pay GW bookstore prices? Now you can find all of these thing at the same place. Uloop.com is a newly launched Web site that […]