Nicole Wetherell

A journey’s end

Just days after graduating last spring, Matt D’Alessio boarded his father’s 1970 Motobecane Super Mirage bike in Yorktown, Va., and-along with his friend and fellow graduate Dave Adams- started peddling. Nineteen and a half flat tires (15.5 of them belonged to Adams), 17 broken spokes (all 17 belonged to D’Alessio), 66 days and about 4,300 […]

It ain’t Long Island: Meet Jake Stoehr

Forget the first 10 people you met at GW – not everyone is from Long Island. Or New Jersey, for that matter. Or even Pennsylvania. Though many times you may hear students asking one another “Nassau or Suffolk County?” GW really does attract students from interesting locales all over the country and the globe. Meet […]

A leap of faith

Behind a desk littered with papers in English and Arabic, Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr leans back in his chair and touches the tips of his fingers together. He is pondering a question often asked to men of his prominence: What is your greatest accomplishment? Professor Nasr’s mind may be flickering through some of his life’s […]

Protesting for peace

In the early-morning light flooding the sidewalks of Lafayette Park, Concepcion Picciotto rises stiffly from her rustic encampment of protest. Peering intensely back at tourists who gawk at her from all angles of Pennsylvania Avenue, Picciotto, flyers in hand, braces for another day of heated controversy. For nearly 25 years, Picciotto has enacted the same […]

thefacebook stalkers

Two hundred and one GW students have formed a group to “save” Whitney Thomas, who is thinking about transferring to the University of Washington. At least 32 students think that Donkey Lips (think old-school Nickelodeon) is hot. Over 360 have publicly declared their virginity. And, if they want to, anybody at GW can find the […]

Java-holic Jitters

Rebecca Lubart has been hooked on coffee since she was 15 years old. Now a junior at GW, she drinks three to four cups a day to feed her addiction. And that’s just because she’s trying to cut back. “I need it to function,” Lubart said. “Otherwise, I feel like I’m in a daze the […]

Exploring interracial dating at GW

Dating between people of different racial groups has always been a topic of controversy. Students at GW tend to be open to interracial dating, often because the campus’s diversity leads to a lot of interaction among people of different backgrounds. Some of the interracial dating, however, may be due to inconsistencies between the numbers of […]

Running for a cause

“When you lose your best friend, you don’t know what to do,” said senior Sherri Weinstein, recalling her feelings in October 2001, when her best friend Adrienne died from primary liver cancer. But after discovering that primary liver cancer, also known as Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC), is one of the most overlooked and under-researched forms of […]

DC Dance Fest kicks off Friday

Hip-hop is Zachary Lattimore’s passion. He loves how dancing allows him to forget about whatever is going on in his life and let his emotions take over. “When you dance you can express your feelings,” he said. His love for dance has led him to perform around the world – from San Diego to Switzerland […]