Sam Salkin

Sam Salkin: Stick with our Colonials

Last year’s amazing basketball season ended for me not in the Smith Center or on the couch in Guthridge Hall where I watched many a Colonials victory. Rather, three friends and I sat at the airport bar in San Jose, Costa Rica and saw the match-up we had always dreamed of – and feared. From […]

Basketball Preview: Colonials Hoops Cheat Sheet

After the best year in GW athletic history, students will flock to 22nd Street to watch the GW basketball squads in the Smith Center. Use this guide to understand the complexities of Colonial chaos. Basketball 101 To all of the freshmen and previously disinterested: welcome to the wonderful world of GW basketball. Chances are you’ve […]

Sam Salkin: Throw out freshman housekeeping

Unbeknownst to GW administrators, I have been working with a major television network to base a show here on campus – “Budget Survivor.” The premise of the show is simple. Every week, GW administrators vote to cut another program from the budget in an attempt to save the University from its own fiscal mismanagement. Well, […]

Sam Salkin: Spread the faith, testify for GW

Monday night, I threw on a pair of khakis, a blazer and a power tie for the chance to do something that many at GW salivate over – testify in front of a Washington, D.C. government panel. It wasn’t the Senate Judiciary Committee or the House Committee on International Relations. To be honest, it wasn’t […]

Sam Salkin: Where’s the love?

Everyone has terrible days – days during which you feel like you stink and have nothing going for you. When I’m having one of those days, I have a simple solution: I take a stroll over to 2025 F St., known to your average Colonial as Package Services. Package Services you ask? Wouldn’t the long […]

D.C.’s lost treasures: A look into police lost and founds

It can be a forgetful person’s most useful refuge. It is for the GWorld losers, textbook leavers and backpack forgetters that roam GW’s campus. When items are lost, the lost and found is there to help. University Police’s lost and found serves the students, staff and faculty of GW by handling between 1,200 and 1,500 […]

Phish bait: Umphrey’s McGee to play 9:30 Club

People often say that if King Crimson and Frank Zappa had a baby, it would be Umphrey’s McGee. Umphrey’s bass player, Ryan Stasik, disagrees. “If Patrick Swayze and David Hasselhoff had a baby, we might be their offspring,” Stasik said. It’s that sense of humor that has helped fuel Umphrey’s McGee’s ascent from being a […]

Students reflect on Trachtenberg’s legacy: the hippo

For some, University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s legacy will be the growth of GW or his testy relationship with Foggy Bottom residents. But many students said they will remember the president for bringing something else to GW: an unofficial mascot. Improving academic rigor and institutional prestige, construction of new buildings or even fostering a top-tier […]

Talib Kweli to play Spring Fling

Hip-hop artist Talib Kweli will be performing Saturday, April 8, as part of Program Board’s Spring Fling. The concert, which will take place on University Yard, is listed on Kweli’s profile. Program Board Chair Tyler Coffey said a contract is close to being signed. Kweli, a Brooklyn native, is best known for his collaborations […]

A-10 Preview: Whole campus enjoys success

The effects of GW’s nationally ranked basketball team, which has been in the top 10 for close to a month, could have lasting effects for the University – and not just in the Smith Center. Administrators said the greatest effect of a highly ranked basketball team is the sense of pride and unity it breeds […]