Miranda Green

Medicine and the crown

When 24-year-old medical student Stephanie Williams competed in the Miss D.C. beauty pageant last June, she eagerly swapped scrubs for a ball gown. But now, to follow through with her platform, she is donning a medical uniform once again. Though her platform is officially called “A Dose of Prevention: Smart Medicine for What Ails America,” […]

Beyond the everyday degree

Landscape design, safety and security leadership, and health care corporate compliance are not typical college majors. But by enrolling in graduate certificate programs like these, students can become experts in each field. Requiring fewer credit hours than a master’s degree program would, the nearly 20 distinct certificate programs offered by the University are intended for […]

Ending the ills of modern-day slavery

Not many took a second glance at the two children selling videos outside the entrance to the Foggy Bottom Metro station. After all, the pair seemed to be raising money for a school fundraiser. But the reality was much more sinister. The young boys were collecting profits for a man who watched them from a […]

Five deals close to campus

GW’s on-campus housing options for upperclassmen cost about $10,500 on average each academic year, equating to about $1,200 per month. The Hatchet compared the prices of similar Foggy Bottom-area apartments to find the best deals for convenient off-campus living. The Savoy Located at the confluence of L and 22nd streets and New Hampshire Avenue, The […]

Out of GW and into the blogging world

Silky, decadent, old-school chocolate mousse, cauliflower with almonds, raisins and capers, and apple cider doughnuts are three dishes that Deb Perelman has made in the last week. This week she plans to make at least two more, as is her goal for next week, and the next. All that food could cause some weight gain. […]

Parents, fun and GW

With more than a month having passed since students moved in or back to campus, and with the freshman stress of adjusting to school subsiding, it’s time for the invasion of the parents – also known as Colonials Weekend 2009. Colonials Weekend often means something different for different students. Seniors, for example, might be more […]

A slice of Seoul

Soo Na Son makes the finishing touches to her outfit before going out on a weekend night. She meets up with her friends, hails a cab and tells the driver where to go for their nighttime destination. But Son, a junior, isn’t heading to one of the bars in Georgetown or the new go-to club […]

What to see…

If your only source of live music was watching Taylor Swift perform on last week’s MTV Video Music Awards, then take a night off for some real entertainment. These upcoming shows are a must-see for any cultural aficionado in the District. September 25: Snow Patrol is playing at DAR Constitution Hall, located only a couple […]

Cone E. Island’s 25 years

Some GW landmarks are such an integral part of student life that it can seem like they have been on campus forever. Cone E. Island, the go-to, “only at GW” ice cream parlor, celebrates 25 years on GW’s campus this November. While GW’s campus has seen a lot of additions over the years, Cone E. […]

Get out of town and explore

Having no car at GW doesn’t mean you are permanently stuck in the District. GW is at the perfect crossroads for any getaway in either Virginia or Maryland – whether it is for a whole weekend or just one day. Hop on the metro, take a boat or rent a Zipcar to reach these getaway […]