Malak Hamwi

Wanted: The perfect egg donor

Alongside “for rent” and “help wanted,” college classifieds make room for a different kind of ad: “egg donors wanted.” In campus newspapers across the country, egg donor agencies and infertile people seek out the best and brightest females with announcements that resemble singles personal ads. Most specify physical characteristics such as height, build and eye […]

The transfer transition

At his very first GW party, junior Eric Shanks recalled a haze of pink polos and pleated skirts. Standing off to the side, wearing his heavy metal rock T-shirt, the California native knew he was not at Long Beach City College any longer. “I remember thinking: I’m a stranger in a strange land,” he said. […]

Winter Sweat

With Spring Break just around the bend, the GW student body is hard at work trying to tone up and lean down. While many students make daily or weekly visits to the Lerner Health and Wellness Center (“Hell Well”), for others, it is an annual event reserved almost exclusively for the winter weeks following an […]

Academically anxious students confront college stress

For many GW students returning for the spring semester, first-day jitters have taken on a whole new meaning. “Have you ever juggled?” inquired sophomore Mike Coffman when asked to describe the management of his busy life. Along with the usual stress of everyday life, college brings the added pressures of balancing work, extracurricular commitments and […]

Bracelet popularity raises cancer awareness

It’s a confirmed case of yellow fever. And everyone – including athletes, celebrities, politicians and students – has it. “It,” of course, being champion cyclist Lance Armstrong’s bold, bright yellow LiveStrong wristband, whose sudden popularity and ubiquity is undeniable. With the help of Nike and its high-profile spokesman, the Lance Armstrong Foundation has sold nearly […]

Rock. Paper. Scissors. Shoot.

As two serious-minded athletes step onto a dimly lit stage, the crowd erupts with cheers. The two men – one draped with an American flag, the other more conservatively clad – make their steady approach toward one another, as “Eye of the Tiger” permeates through the smoke-saturated room. The referee signals the start of their […]