Megan Marinos

A pleasant place

GW alumnus Jeremy Pollok still comes back to campus to watch his favorite Colonials on the basketball court, but to him there’s one big post-game problem. “There is no place (on campus) to go before or after the game to hangout,” he said. So Pollok decided to bring a new branch of his Mount Pleasant […]

WEB EXTRA: Students work with charity to help more people enjoy the holidays

With increasing hunger in the D.C. area, students are reaching out to help more people enjoy the holidays this season. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s annual report on food insecurity, more District residents are struggling to find enough food for their households than in previous years. From 2003 to 2005, about 11 percent […]

A funny past-time

Not only does GW alumnus Mike Rhode read comics, he studies them, researches them, even blogs about them. And he does it all for free. Rhode is a co-author of the Comics Research Bibliography, editor of exhibition and media reviews for the International Journal of Comic Art, a contributing writer for Hogan’s Alley, a magazine […]

Weekly check up: Dangers of piercings and tattoos

Piercings and tattoos are popular tools for self-expression among college students, but if you’re not careful, these body decorations could become ugly scars or painful mistakes. According to a study published in September in the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, 24 percent of surveyed participants between the ages of 18 and 50 had tattoos, […]

Playing it safe off campus

It’s 2 a.m. and you just left an off-campus nightclub – any number of nightmare-like situations could ensue. How do you get home? Has your friend had dangerously too much to drink? Where do you go from here? The solution to your problem could be on one convenient card, small enough to fit into your […]

Rwandan genocide survivor illustrates tragedy

When Rupert Bazambanza woke up in Rwanda the morning he said genocide started in 1994, people were already dead. No one knew what was going on, and most people did not even know what genocide was. “Overnight, our friends and neighbors became our enemy and wanted to kill us,” he said. After it was all […]

What’s the deal with… Ivory’s tight security

Ivory Tower is the premier upperclassman dorm, but some residents walk into their building and have flashbacks of freshman year – yells by a University Police Department officer to swipe your GWorld and groups of people forming a line to sign in their guests. Why is Ivory – usually full of only juniors and seniors […]