Shannon Derby

The artist under the stairs

No one ever expected to see a moustache on Diana Ross. “People always get upset at me because I put a moustache on her,” said Eric Marlow, 52, with a laugh. “I like to take people and push them to the limit.” Every day, GW students stream in and out of the Gelman library with […]

The artist under the stairs

No one ever expected to see a moustache on Diana Ross. “People always get upset at me because I put a moustache on her,” said Eric Marlow, 52, with a laugh. “I like to take people and push them to the limit.” Every day, GW students stream in and out of the Gelman library with […]

Hooters: A girls night out

Hooters 825 7th Street N.W., a block away from the Chinatown Metro station 962-0965 Hooters is not a restaurant that I would ever imagine myself spending a Thursday night at. In fact, I counted, and there were probably a dozen or fewer women dining in the restaurant, and this includes my friends and I. This […]

Smell my purple pepper!

Eastern Market 7th and Pennsylvania avenues Sat., Sept. 6 9 a.m. The air outside is brisk, and as I step out into the sunlight I can already tell that it will be a beautiful day. Perfect weather, in fact, for shopping at an open-air market. I make the short trek from JBKO to the Foggy […]

Advice to frosh

Well, here you are at Colonial Inauguration. You’re meeting and greeting fellow freshmen, registering for classes and getting a taste of what life will be like in a residence hall. By now you should have come to at least one important conclusion: residence halls are small. GW has packed all of you in so tightly […]

Surfs up, so pack it up and hit the road

It’s a Friday afternoon around 3:30 p.m. You are sitting in a tiny, overheated and drab cubicle at your unpaid internship, checking your e-mail for what seems like the hundredth time and counting down the minutes until 5 p.m. You will then walk to the nearest Metro stop in the blazing heat, or pouring rain, […]

Wish you were here… Washington, D.C.

The Tidal Basin, monuments and more Friday, April 25 Cold waves lap at all sides of the bright blue ship. The scent of salt air fills my nostrils as I clutch the sides of the boat, wondering if I will ever make it back to shore. Along with my trusty first mate, I have been […]

Furry and fuzzy make the best friends

With housing selection coming up finding the perfect roommate has become a priority for many students. Someone who doesn’t take up too much space would be nice. And if they didn’t talk back or start fights, it would be a perfect match. Suddenly the sounds of soft purring or a friendly bark here and there […]

Bachelorettes and beer

This past Saturday, throngs of women and a handful of hopeful men gathered at the Rock Bottom Brewery and Restaurant in Ballston, Va. The sounds of brightly painted acrylic nails tapping nervously on crowded tables and high pitched chatting mixed with the scent of perfume and cheap cosmetics created an atmosphere that exuded a sense […]

GW Idol

“You’re going to see my name in lights some day, I promise.” A teary eyed brunette looked into the camera and made this infamous declaration that would later bring her 15 seconds of fame across the country, let alone across the campus. Senior Jessica Harwood made it to the third round of auditions for “American […]