Max McGowen

Secrets of the Virginia campus: Driving simulator lab

Tucked off of Leesburg Pike in Ashburn, Va. amid fields and corporate offices are a teal Buick Regal and an old red truck cabin. But they are anything but the average sedan and pickup found in parking lots – instead, they form the backbone of GW’s Driving Simulator Lab. The lab, located at the University’s […]

Secrets of the Virginia campus: A graveyard for crashed planes

The thought of a university campus conjures up images of academic buildings and students intently studying for exams. But GW’s Virginia campus contains one very different image: the 9,000 individual pieces recovered from the 1996 crash of Trans World Airlines Flight 800. The remains from the passenger flight, which crashed in the Atlantic Ocean killing […]

Using Twitter for customer service

When graduate student Chris Brooks noticed that none of the classrooms in Monroe Hall contained trash cans and that each hallway only had one, he decided to complain not to his friends, but to the World Wide Web. Brooks, a Presidential Administrative Fellow, posted his concern on Twitter, where he received a prompt reply from […]

Take your parents on a walk

View Walking Tours in DC in a larger map Washington D.C. is a smaller city than you would expect, so it’s easy to see the sights and have fun at the same time just by walking around. Trek to some of the most interesting – and little-known – spots the city has to offer with […]

Colonials invasion

Pom poms and cheerleaders supporting GW’s athletes will not be the only sights to behold at this year’s Colonials Invasion. The event, which will start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Charles E. Smith Center, will feature much more than it usually does, including a special musical appearance from President Knapp. The official kick […]

What’s the deal with… Lights burning all night?

In the past two years GW has amped up its sustainability campaign, trying to make GW a more eco-friendly campus. So then why do some GW buildings such as Lerner Health and Wellnes Center and Duqués Hall have their lights burning long after most of us have gone to bed? The answer to this question […]

Get Your Game On

Some of the best action in Washington, D.C. can be found far from the Senate or House floor and at the numerous sporting events that the District has to offer. D.C. has all you need when it comes to getting your game on. Washington Capitals A member of the National Hockey League’s Eastern Conference, the […]

See history happen at these D.C. landmarks

Going to school in the District is like being in a living museum. You do not have to go far to see plenty of history right before your eyes. Library of Congress The Jefferson, Madison and Adams buildings make up this institution, which is the world’s largest library when it comes to the amount of […]

Senior Stories: Laura Henry: Combining theater and academics

Many GW students would say that they are most comfortable walking the halls of Congress or taking time to intern on a political campaign. But for Laura Henry, the place where she excels the most is the theater. A senior graduating with a double major in dramatic literature and English, Henry differs from most of […]