Reva Singh

Sergeant looks to finish GW degree after 13 years

Correction appended The average college student finishes an undergraduate education in four years. Charlie Porter will take 13 years. Porter, a prospective junior at GW, began his freshman year in 1999. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Porter completed his sophomore year, left school and joined the Army at age 22. “I’m glad I did it. […]

Developing brawn and brains

Correction appended</strong Tucked in a tiny building on 23rd Street behind Fulbright Hall, behind a door that looks more like an emergency exit than an entrance, lies a small but precious part of the University: the exercise science department. It is one of seven departments under the School of Public Health and Health Services, offering […]

Female condom is another option for the sexually active

When couples practice safe sex, it is usually the male partner who dons the condom. But what about the woman? Are her choices for contraception limited to hormonal options like the pill? Enter the female condom, an often-ignored form of contraception. The female condom is a strong, soft, transparent sheath. Each is about 6.5 inches […]

Blind Date: A wrong match

Name: William Ross Year: Senior Age: 22 Hometown: Katonah, N.Y. Major: Classical humanities Name: Michael Ross Year: Sophomore Age: 19 Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif. Major: Political science What is your ideal first date? WILLIAM: I don’t have a long, romantic idea of what a good first date would be. I think maybe dinner at a […]

Hatchet Checkup: Healthy Dieting

Web Extra With Spring Break around the corner, students are attempting serious dieting to whip their bodies back into shape. But beware, diets can only go so far before they become dangerous. Many try popular diets like WeightWatchers and The Zone to lose weight. Those diets count calories, limiting participants to 1000 to1400 calories a […]

What’s the deal with C-3?

Web Extra Sitting in a circle on the ground, a group of complete strangers from all over the world shared their thoughts and experiences on love and relationships in honor of Valentine’s Day. The group is called C-3 or Conversation, Communication and Culture and is sponsored by the International Services Office and Multicultural Student Services […]

Getting the security scoop

A director at the Department of State gave out top-secret information to GW students Wednesday night. But this was not a dark alleyway exchange. It was an event hosted by the Career Center. Jim Onusko, director of personnel security for the Department of State and a GW graduate, spoke to several dozen students in the […]

Students take cheesy chews for a good cause

Food vendors that come out late at night can only mean one thing for drunk, hungry partiers: trouble. But this month, students raising money to fund an international alternative spring break trip have found a way to take the guilt out of the grub. The 19 students looking to raise $35,000 to fund their community […]

Leaving the sun on the beach

One common souvenir from spring break trips is a nasty sunburn, but the proper precautions can save your skin from some serious sun damage. Dr. Edward De Fabo, a skincare professional, said that ultraviolet B rays are they sun’s rays which cause damage – specifically melanoma – the most serious type of skin cancer. UVB […]

Beauty in a leaf

More than 100 students and other members of the GW community did not just hug a tree Thursday – they helped to plant one. Campaign GW and Casey Trees, a local tree advocacy group, sponsored a tree planting at the Mount Vernon campus where a total of 28 trees were planted throughout the afternoon during […]