Katie Poole

Cigar Circles

This summer junior Bryan Gless and his friends were on the roof of a GW residence hall. Their lawn chairs formed a semi-circle. There, smoking cigars late at night, they thought of the idea for the club they formed this fall – the Cigar Smoking Hibachi Grillers. “We were talking about how trivial some things […]

Ohio congressman addresses CRS

Freshman Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) told students Wednesday night that he originally wanted to be a professional baseball player. When that did not work out, he decided to study journalism at Ohio State University hoping to cover Major League Baseball for Sports Illustrated. His plans changed last November when voters elected Tiberi to represent Ohio’s […]

Crown and roses in hand

Young Liane Angus was too busy playing kickball, dodgeball and climbing trees to think too hard about beauty pageants. Her interests did not change much as she outgrew dodgeball and joined GW’s rugby team. But sometime between the scraped knees and rugby injuries, she attained the poise and intelligence to become a real pageant queen. […]

Spring Break Guide: GW prepares for break

Despite recent below-freezing temperatures, beaches still dominate coverage on MTV’s Spring Break party segments. And while signs of snow linger and midterms loom ahead, minds drift to the MTV-popularized Spring Break destinations. In mid-March school will let out and many students will fly to their own destination paradise. Sophomores Gandhi Lindor and Donovan Vassell said […]

University suspends fraternity

GW suspended the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity from campus for two years for violating the University’s hazing policy, GW officials said this week. Tracie Anzaldi, director of Greek Affairs, said the historically Jewish fraternity lost University recognition because of hazing violations in the fall, but Alpha Epsilon Pi was already in disciplinary troubles from December […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: RHA hosts forum on lottery proposal

Residence Hall Association members and students voiced concerns over a housing lottery proposal to give rising sophomores priority in the housing lottery at a town hall meeting Monday night. The meeting, which was open to the public, drew about five students. Under the proposal, rising sophomores would choose from rooms in certain residence halls on […]

GW gambling guru

Nov. 16, 2000The Hippodrome7 p.m. This is the last hand, I repeated over the blackjack table as I anxiously waited for the dealer to lay the cards down. Push, the dealer said. No true gambler can ever leave the table on a push, so I kept the chips on the table and put myself in […]

Hemp man keeps on truckin’

David Pearson sits on a blanket by the Foggy Bottom Metro station weaving hemp jewelry. A bench behind him displays an assortment of hemp necklaces; beads and glasswork lie at his side. One of his larger pieces hangs around his neck under a long gray ponytail, but he’s traveling lightly. He won’t stay too long. […]

RHA proposes lottery changes

A new Residence Hall Association proposal recommends that GW change its housing lottery to allow rising sophomores to pick their on-campus housing first. The RHA will vote on the proposal after it receives student input. The proposal, drafted by freshman Steve Sobel and junior Rosalyn Metz, recommends that GW reserve upperclassman residence halls for junior […]

Living with the opposite sex and surviving

When the rent is due, the phone is tied up, the dishes are dirty and the toilet seat is up, the realities of living with a roommate become evident. And when roommates are of opposite sexes, sharing an off-campus apartment can make or break the friendship or intimate relationship. Junior Ben Getto said he learned […]