Liz Bartolomeo

Changing and moving

Sweatshirts, T-shirts, car decals and even woven blankets are sold at the University Bookstore reading, “GW 1821.” While the Columbian College was founded that year, the transition from the then-Columbian University to The George Washington University did not occur until 1904. Attempting to address severe financial problems and accomodate an improving academic reputation, University officials […]

Spotlight: University athletics

GW football dominated the pages of The Hatchet in the early-1900s. The Hatchet wrote in 1904 that “football is the most important of fall and winter athletics.” Head coach Alexander Rorke led the 1904 team, which trained at the Oxford Hotel downtown, to a 4-2-2 record. He spoke like a true football coach when interviewed […]

Capitalizing on the Fourth

July 4 Georgetown, D.C. Arlington, Va. National Mall, D.C. Whether you mark the holiday with an annual family reunion, summer vacation to the beach or a small barbecue followed by fireworks, Independence Day seems to be celebrated in a ritualistic manner by almost all Americans. Everyone has specific traditions they adhere to each year, perhaps […]

Within These Walls

The truth is going to come out at some point, so I may as well state it sooner rather than later – strange things happen in Thurston Hall. It is an accepted part of GW life. Whether you are a resident or a visitor, you will see, do or smell something you wish you wouldn’t […]

The Classroom, The Campus, The City

Soon after incoming freshmen leave Colonial Inauguration, they will know GCRs from CRNs, and ESIA from SMPA. But while the CI staff and advisers provide information and assistance, it is just a student, the computer and a race against time during course registration on the last day of CI. However, there is good news. Everyone […]

Grads groove before departing

The music was playing. The drinks were flowing. The cameras were flashing. But for much of Saturday evening, attendees at GW’s annual Monumental Celebration Saturday night just wanted a place to sit. Union Station was the site for the event, as almost 4,500 GW students, family members and University guests attended the annual Commencement Weekend […]

Enter the matrix, experience the mayhem

Sometimes movie previews can be deceiving. Menacing machines stalk the smoldering, post-apocalyptic ruins of Earth. Explosions rock the darkened city skyline as a figure emerges on the horizon – the one person who can save humankind from annihilation from the machines. Who is this man? Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in “Terminator 3: Rise of the […]

The Juliana Theory

Life is really about the little things. Some treasure sunny days, cool nights or a soft bed. In my case, as I waited for my interview with The Juliana Theory, it was the sight of Eat ‘N Park smiley cookies. The sugar cookies, with their white glaze and colorful smiley faces, are as Western Pennsylvania […]

Beaten, to tears: Glassjaw’s Darryl on the sad state of modern America

Given my previous experiences with guys from Long Island, Darryl Palumbo doesn’t quite fit the bill … well, besides his voice. The lanky 24-year-old Italian has an accent so strong I can’t tell if he’s from Delmar or Bellmore. After a little Long Island geography lesson, I found out it’s Bellmore. Palumbo, the emotive, angry […]

Student play depicts small town murder

Senior Brent Stansell’s thesis research and involvement with a GW production led him to a Wyoming town changed by hate. The English major traveled for a week in January to Laramie, Wy., the site of the 1998 murder of 21-year-old gay student Matthew Shepard, to prepare for his role and thesis. Stansell will perform in […]