Madeline Twomey

Campus art finds a home

The often ambiguous artists and curators of Classroom 102 were made public this weekend when one group of freshmen designed and installed its own exhibit. The gallery was taken over Sunday by 13 freshmen for their final project in professor Bibiana Obler’s Dean’s Seminar. The exhibit, called “Cultural Immersion,” was installed Sunday and celebrated its […]

Madeline Twomey: Using the bag tax for street sweeping

As of January 1, the District requires stores that sell food or liquor to charge 5 cents per plastic bag used by customers. Four cents go to the Anacostia River Cleanup and Protection Fund, and the remaining penny is given to the retailer. Mayor Adrian Fenty, however, announced earlier this month that he’s hoping to […]

Madeline Twomey: Breaking out of the GW bubble

Last week I went to American to observe its concert choir for a class assignment. I was intrigued to find out the choir was community-based and open not only to students, but alumni, professors and AU’s neighbors. It got me thinking about our school, and GW’s role in the Foggy Bottom and West End communities. […]

Madeline Twomey: Cleaning my digital footprint

Someone once made the joke to me that no one our age can ever be president, because we all have some mistake documented on Facebook. A recent New York Times article reported that 30 percent of all employers check Facebook as a screening mechanism. But it’s not just future employers you should be concerned about […]

Madeline Twomey: Banning laptops hurts the environment

As a self-proclaimed hippie – my first concert was Woodstock ’99 – my daily routine includes squeezing my toothpaste with a clothespin to make sure I get the last toothbrush’s worth, and perpetually refusing bags at CVS, even before the fee. In short: I try to live a green life. So when I walked into […]