Laura Hertzfeld

GW pledges quiet construction

Administrators pledged to minimize the noise from technology upgrades in the residence halls during reading days and final exams at a Residence Hall Association meeting Wednesday. Work is scheduled to continue in student rooms in Munson, Thurston and Fulbright halls through April 29. The administration agreed to confine work to hallways and corridors from April […]

Film drowns, takes talented cast with it

Everyone thought all of natural disasters had been covered in Hollywood – earthquakes, tornadoes, volcanoes. Everyone was wrong. Hard Rain tackles floods. It drowns. Transporting three million dollars across Mississippi, armored truck drivers Tom (Christian Slater, Broken Arrow) and Charlie (Ed Asner, JFK) get caught in a flood. While waiting for the National Guard to […]

L Street Safeway to close its doors

Safeway’s Townhouse supermarket at 21st and L streets is scheduled to close by the end of the year. The store, one of few supermarkets in the area that serves GW students, will be replaced by a CVS pharmacy. Several CVS stores are within walking distance of campus, but the only other options for grocery shopping […]

Holiday happenings usher in festive feeling in D.C.

Need the perfect gift for that special someone, or just a break from studying? An outing to one of the great holiday activities in D.C. is the perfect solution. A cultural metropolis, D.C. will host a wide variety of theater, dance and musical productions during the next two months. Most of the productions offer student […]

Matchbox 20 and Lili Haydn play to an enthusiastic crowd

The line to get in curved around the block Sunday night at the 9:30 Club. Hordes of fans, a mixed crowd of suburban high schoolers, college students and 20-somethings, waited for Matchbox 20 to perform. Lili Haydn, a musician formerly with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, opened for Matchbox 20. She recently expanded her horizons […]

Matchbox 20 surprised by sudden popularity

“We’re just five rednecks,” Matchbox 20’s lead guitarist Kyle Cook said in a phone interview Oct. 24. Five rednecks with a hit first album and a single that has topped the charts nationwide. Matchbox 20’s debut album, Yourself or Someone Like You (Atlantic), has been on Billboard Magazine’s Top 15 list for more than 32 […]

Administrators share pillow talk with students

University administrators packed their bags for a night in Thurston Hall Monday as residents hosted the ninth annual Presidential Sleepover. GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and Vice President for Student and Academic Support Services Robert Chernak were just two of the administrators who spent the night in freshman rooms. “It seemed neat to have the […]