Kendra Poole

Dancing to the beat of a Bokamoso song

Students played host to 12 musical guests this week who travelled more than 8,000 miles to share their song, dance and theatrics with the Foggy Bottom community. Twelve cultural ambassadors between 18 and 25 years old from the Bokamoso Youth Centre in Winterveldt, South Africa are staying on campus with students as part of The […]

Student starts LGBT group for Catholic students

Damian Legacy’s faith is grounded in a biblical passage he heard in his home parish in Vermont: “God sets straight all paths.” It is this passage that helps Legacy to embrace both of his identities: Catholic and gay. “If I find love in another man, God is making straight that path. I am receiving his […]

Crossing continents to induce change

This summer, Maria Crossman started each morning with a bucket shower and a tro-tro ride. Crossman, a graduate student in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, travelled to a Liberian refugee camp in Ghana and taught English in a small, remote Ghanaian village. Crossman’s African journey began by searching through a volunteer […]

Thousands dance as Girl Talk electrifies Fall Fest

The lines for Program Board’s annual event began at 7 p.m., wrapping around the sidewalk at the corner of 21st and H streets, as students waited anxiously to get in. Even in the boiling heat, students swarmed the stage for the opening act, OCD: Moosh & Twist, and by the time Girl Talk finished his last set, crowds stretched from the GW Law School patio to the steps of the Media and Public Affairs building across the street.

Grappling with lupus

Chelsea Swift never imagined when transferring to GW in 2009 that she would be adjusting to more than just a new college. Only weeks into her first term, Swift was diagnosed with lupus, a chronic autoimmune disorder affecting the skin, joints and kidneys. “First I was just in denial that this was a chronic illness,” […]

Student play kicks true

It was Gary Tibberman’s self-proclaimed stalker that helped the NFL punter turn his life around. Tibberman, the protagonist in the 14th Grade Players’ newest production, “Kick the Ball,” which ran this past weekend at West Hall Theater, is conflicted after his overzealous coach benches him. “I’m pointless,” Tibberman, who was played by sophomore Andy Nye, […]

Acting without sight

Forbidden Planet Productions decided to recreate more than just the real world setting in this weekend’s “Butterflies are Free” – the theater org decided to recreate what it’s like in the world for the blind. Under the direction of Elizabeth Hay, Forbidden Planet Productions opened Leonard Gershe’s “Butterflies Are Free” this weekend, a story about […]

GW applications to TFA remain steady

Teach for America applications from across the country hit a record high this year, with the number of GW applicants holding steady. The TFA program saw a spike in applications for the past 3 years, reaching a record 48,000 applicants this year. This year, 169 GW seniors, or about 7 percent of the graduating class, […]

Finding time to perform

They could have been studying civil procedure and professional responsibility, but GW Law School students Andrew Satten and Kirk Anderson traded a night in the Jacob Burns Law Library for the stage of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hotel Thursday. With its first album launching in late February, RiverBreaks, which was formed a year ago, has […]

Acting across generations

Maddie Hendricks wanted to present a play without any technical frills. To do that, she cast six students to play 52 characters and never changed the setting in Generic Theatre Company’s last performance of the season. Hendricks, a sophomore majoring in dramatic literature, selected “The Dining Room” because she wanted to direct a play that […]