Jessica Denson

Softening language barriers one country at a time

Bobby O’Brien stands in front of a large, black rectangle painted on the wall. The paint is chipping off, but he’ll use what is left of it as a chalkboard. Weaving through the drawer-less wooden desks that fill the classroom, he stops beside an 11-year-old Chinese girl sitting on a mounted two-by-four. “Jenny!” he exclaims, […]

The Keys to Freedom

At age 19, Tzvetan Konstantinov entered Sofia’s Pancho Vladigerov conservatory with national musical notoriety. The teenager with a gift for pitch had been studying piano since he was five, and by this time had a loyal fan base and sold-out concert tours throughout Bulgaria. “I was on national TV, performing right and left. I was […]

A cappella groups face off in Marvin Center

GW’s seven a cappella groups sang for top honors Thursday night at the annual Battle of the A Cappella Groups. The Troubadours, a co-ed group, took home the top prize of best all-around group. Emocapella, the GW Pitches, the GW Vibes, Shiluv, the Sirens and Sons of Pitch were the other groups competing in seven […]

New research procedures upset faculty

Some faculty researchers are livid with administrators over new mandatory training on fiscal responsibility and ethics. A March 29 e-mail from Carol Sigelman, associate vice president for Research and Graduate Studies, informed faculty members that principle investigators must now take 90-minute training sessions. Principle investigators are the professors responsible for carrying out a research project […]

Housing prices drive some students off campus

Sophomore Ben Matlin is thrilled to be moving off campus next year. He said he and three friends are looking at large two-bedroom apartments in the $2,800-a-month range, meaning they will each pay about the same as he does now in a Madison Hall triple. “We got screwed,” Matlin said. “There are three of us […]

Verse magazine looks to expand

Many GW students can now say they have been pictured in the same magazine as Jessica Simpson. The student-run entertainment magazine, Verse, covers GW social life but puts famous faces on its cover. Editor-in-Chief Addia Cooper-Henry started the “socialite” magazine last year to expose students to fashion, trends, music and nightlife. Since then, she and […]

Students compete for a Valentine’s Day date

Class Council members matched up single students with a date for Valentine’s Day at their Saturday night game show spinoff, “Date My Roommate.” Four pre-selected bachelors and bachelorettes took the stage in the Hippodrome to quiz contestants numbered one, two and three on their roommates’ potential compatibility. The matched couple in each round was awarded […]

Student group hosts comedian for Black History Month

Comedian and social activist Dick Gregory mixed humor with tribute when he celebrated the progress of blacks Tuesday night at the student-sponsored Black History Celebration. The pioneering black comedian is known for reaching both black and white audiences since the 1960s. He has also authored a best-selling autobiography, “Nigger,” and a nutrition book, “Dick Gregory’s […]